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Seeking Compensation in a Failure to Stop Accident

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Campbell County failure to stop car accident lawyerEvery year, approximately six million car accidents occur throughout the United States. According to statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a shocking 15,786 motor vehicle collisions occur every single day nationwide. Many of these accidents are caused by negligent and reckless driving. 

It should come as no surprise that a large percentage of motor vehicle collisions occur at intersections. If you or a loved one are injured in an automobile accident, and you believe the accident was caused by another driver’s failure to stop, a personal injury attorney can help you demonstrate fault for the accident and pursue compensation for your injuries. 

Stop Sign Intersection Accidents Nationwide

Stop signs are designed to protect drivers throughout the United States by ensuring that drivers navigate intersections safely. A driver’s failure to obey stop signs or comply with the traffic laws can result in serious injury and even death. Extensive research conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) concluded that approximately one third of all intersection collisions occur at stop sign intersections. In all, about 700,000 stop sign accidents occur each year in the United States. Unsurprisingly, failure to stop accidents account for 40% of all intersection fatalities. 

It is important to note that failure to stop does not always mean that a driver completely neglected to obey a stop sign. Approximately 65% of all stop sign intersection accidents were caused by drivers that did in fact initially stop. So what caused these accidents? Many of these collisions are due to a driver’s lack of focus, inability to see an oncoming vehicle, or lack of understanding of the traffic laws. Only 17% of all stop sign intersection accidents were caused by drivers that chose to run the stop sign. 

Meet With a Jacksboro Car Accident Lawyer

At The Law Office of William F. Evans, our job is to ensure that you and your loved ones receive the full compensation that you deserve in the event of a motor vehicle accident. If your car accident was caused by the negligent actions of another driver, you may be able to receive compensation for damages done to your vehicle and any injuries suffered in the collision. 

Failure to stop accidents are some of the most common collisions caused by driver negligence, and they can lead to serious injuries. From broken bones to severe head trauma, car crash injuries can require extensive physical therapy, loss of work hours, and costly hospital bills. To schedule a free consultation with a Campbell County personal injury attorney and learn about your options for receiving compensation for these damages, call us today at 423-449-7980. 

Sources

https://www.iihs.org/iihs/sr/statusreport/article/37/9/4

https://www.quora.com/How-many-car-accidents-are-there-in-the-USA-per-day

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