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Failure to Obey Traffic Signs

A failure to obey traffic signs on the behalf of a truck driver can seriously threaten the safety of other motorists near that truck driver. This kind of disregard for the basic rules of the road can all too easily cause a devastating collision between a truck and another vehicle, often resulting in considerably more severe injuries to those in the other vehicle involved in the accident. Those injured may require immediate medical attention, often due to potentially life-threatening, traumatic injuries.

How a Failure to Obey Traffic Signs Endangers Others

Truck drivers have a responsibility to protect both their safety and the safety of others by carefully noticing and following traffic signs. A failure to obey traffic signs may cause a truck driver to collide with another motorist or a pedestrian bystander, causing extremely serious injuries in the process. Some examples of serious violations of traffic signs include:

  • Running through red lights or stop signs
  • Failing to observe oncoming traffic at a yield sign
  • Ignoring speed limits or speed zones for school zones and construction areas
  • Ignoring signs indicating specific lanes truck drivers should use
  • Turning onto a one-way street or through a restricted turn

Those injured because of this kind of thoughtlessness may be entitled to file a personal injury claim against that truck driver. If successful, these claims may grant compensation for medical bills, out-of-pocket costs, and lost wages due to time spent away from work during recovery.

Learn More about Failure to Obey Traffic Signs Truck Accidents

If you or someone you love has sustained an injury because of a truck driver’s failure to obey traffic signs, there may be legal options available to take action and fight for compensation. For more information about how to prepare a truck accident claim and what to expect if you’re thinking about filing, feel free to fill out the contact form at the top of this page.