New Jersey Stop Sign Accidents
Coming to a full stop at a stop sign is the law, but sadly, many irresponsible drivers fail to remember this basic rule. Failing to stop at a red light or stop sign may not seem like a big deal, but each year, thousands of responsible motorists are injured because another driver did not stop. Some of these injuries are life-threatening, and it is unfair that anyone should have to go through such an ordeal. If you were injured in a stop sign accident, keep reading to learn more about your legal options.
Common Causes of Stop Signs Accidents
Most stop sign accidents occur at intersections, and most involve an impatient driver who simply refuses to come to a full stop. However, there are many other causes of stop sign crashes, including unpleasant weather and non-visible signs. Inattentive drivers who decide to text, make calls, eat, or play with the radio instead of paying attention to the road also cause a significant number of stop sign accidents. On the opposite end of the spectrum, other accidents occur because a city or county failed to place a stop sign in a visible place. Stop signs hidden behind bushes or placed in awkward locations are sometimes at fault instead of drivers.
Proving Your Case
In court, your legal team will be charged with the task of proving that the other party is responsible. More than likely, they will do this by taking the following evidence into consideration.
- Recordings and photographs at the scene of the accident
- Eyewitness testimony from bystanders
- Official police reports
- Pictures of both parties’ vehicles before and after the crash
- Personal testimony from you and the other party.
It is strongly recommended that you retain the services of an attorney with an established history of successfully trying accident cases involving stop signs. His or her legal knowledge will be immensely valuable throughout the entire case.
If you choose to seek compensation for your injuries in court, a trained lawyer may be able to get you monetary compensation for the following.
- Current and future medical bills
- Wage loss caused by time away from work
- Everyday living expenses
- Emotional pain and suffering
Contact Our Office
After you secure the legal services of Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., you will see why our team of New Jersey stop sign accident lawyers managed to become a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. We have also achieved a rating of “superb” with Avvo. If you were injured in a stop sign accident, please call us now at (609) 240-0040 to learn more.
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