Stop signs and other traffic signals are in place to mandate that drivers stop and to discourage people from dangerous behavior that could claim the life of another. Unfortunately, despite the fact that even new drivers are familiar with the benefits and laws to stop at a stop sign, this does not always mean they engage in this legally required behavior.
You might be wondering who is at fault if another driver’s failure to yield. You might even be running over the circumstances of the accident in your head, trying to figure out what happened. Failure to yield at a stop sign might be because the person is in a hurry or just wasn’t paying attention, but it’s usually the victim who suffers critical injuries.
If you have been hurt because of another driver’s failure to yield at a stop sign in San Diego, they may have been going at an excessive speed and struck your car when you had the right of way. If this applies to your San Diego personal injury case, the medical conditions with which you have been diagnosed may be severe.
It may be difficult to figure out what you have to do to put your life back together after such a devastating wreck but knowing that you have a San Diego personal injury attorney in your corner who can help you navigate the complexities of filing a legal claim and who can give you further information about how to capture evidence that shows the other driver’s failure to yield can assist you with preparing a compelling claim. Evidence collected from the area such as eyewitness statements and videos from nearby security cameras can show that the other driver did not have the right of way and that his or her failure to yield was tied directly to the injuries you sustained in an accident.
SENIOR PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY & FIRM FOUNDER
Michael Pines is a former insurance company attorney who graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1987. While he was an insurance attorney, he learned from behind the scenes how insurance companies work and how they decide how much to pay injured people. Now that he works against insurance companies, Michael’s inside knowledge has resulted in significant benefits to his clients injured in car accidents. Learn more about Michael Pines