Stop Sign Car Accident
Early in a child's education, a child is taught that "green" means go and "red" means stop. Despite this early education and clearly posted and defined traffic laws in the State of Florida, it is still amazing that we see and have stop sign car accidents on a daily basis. Section 316.123, Florida Statutes - Vehicle Entering Stop or Yield Intersection, a driver shall stop at the stop line and if there is no stop line then the driver shall stop before entering the crosswalk or the near side of the intersection. Once stopped, the driver should carefully and reasonably yield the right of way to any other vehicle that has entered the intersection or any other vehicle that is so closely on said highway to constitute an immediate hazard.
For many stop sign car accidents, there may be a dispute as to the cause and preventability of the crash. Did the driver stop at the stop sign? Did the driver going through the intersection do so at a safe speed? Were there any independent witnesses to the alleged stop sign car accident? Based in Jacksonville, Florida, David Wolf has seen his fair share of stop sign accidents. He is well versed in the Florida Statutes and the insurance rules and regulations. Insurance companies are represented by attorneys. The injury victim should also have legal representation in place.
If another driver violates Section 316.123, Florida Statutes by driving through a stop sign without stopping, one would think that it is an "open and shut" case. There is so much more to the story or the legal case or claim to pursue. If all of the facts of the case took place at the accident scene, the process of pursuing and handling a case or claim would be so much easier. However, there are almost always issues and facts that are disputed by the insurance companies, business entities, or government entities. If liability or fault is not disputed, the severity of the injuries will most certainly be disputed. Furthermore, the insurance company or defendant can still argue the issue of causation. In other words, the defendant may admit that he or she was at fault for the crash but then dispute the cause or origin of the personal injuries alleged by the victim. It is important for the injury victim to get reasonable and appropriate medical care from doctors in the community trained and experienced in treating accident victims.
If you want to learn more about the different aspects of a case or claim along with common questions and issues that arise, you can get a free copy of the book titled - Florida Automobile Accidents - Personal Injuries - Keys to Protecting and Enforcing Your Legal Rights. David Wolf has written 12 books that focus on personal injury issues and topics. You can get this free book by going to the Contact Us page on this website and filling out the form. Get D Wolf On Your Side At Your Side.