Although stop signs aim to control traffic and make our roadways safer for drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists, etc., not everyone abides by them. While some motorists are too impatient to stop and wait for the few seconds they are required to at a stop sign, others blatantly ignore them. Although stop signs can be frustrating to anyone who has somewhere to go, the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has pointed out that having too many stop signs can lead to the traffic signs becoming ineffective resulting in drivers ignoring them.
The FHWA highlighted in one of its Traffic and Safety Informational Series that “Studies have shown that when stop signs are placed at intersections where they are not really needed, some motorists become careless about stopping.” The source goes on to explain that when stop signs are overused at four-way-stops, it “can contribute to the number of frustrated and impatient drivers on the streets, and these drivers may start driving recklessly.”
If you were hit by a motorist who ignored a stop sign or failed to stop, you may be entitled to compensation for the damages you suffered.
Should I sue the driver who hit me after running a stop sign in Boca Raton?
It depends on the damages you suffered and what you are able to recover from the insurance carrier assigned to handle the claim. Did the incident result in you suffering severe injuries that required to receive immediate and ongoing medical treatment? Are you currently out of work? How has the incident impacted your life and livelihood? If you are currently struggling both physically and financially after the motorcycle accident you were involved in and feel the amount of compensation the insurance carrier has offered may not be enough, you may consider suing the driver for more, however, you should discuss this with a Boca Raton, FL motorcycle accident attorney first.
The fact is, there is a lot for you to consider when you choose to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover damages. Can you prove the driver who hit you did, in fact, run the stop sign? Were you abiding by all traffic laws at the time of the incident? Do you have sufficient evidence that supports why you should receive more than what the insurance company has offered you? These are all questions you will likely need to be able to address when you choose to file suit for damages, and it can definitely benefit to have a legal expert assisting you so that you increase your chances of obtaining a favorable outcome.
Who can I contact if I want to sue a driver who hit my motorcycle after running a stop sign in Boca Raton?
The Law Offices of Jeffrey A. Rosenberg, PLLC has been representing accident victims in Boca Raton, FL for years and can help you too. Rather than trying to handle this on your own, you are better off retaining a motorcycle accident lawyer who can handle your claim while you focus your attention on getting better and getting your life back on track. To schedule an initial consultation with attorney Jeffrey A. Rosenberg, contact his office at 561-508-8800.
The Law Offices of Jeffrey A. Rosenberg, PLLC can be reached at:
5255 N. Federal Hwy., 3rdFloor
Boca Raton, FL 33487