When a missing street sign causes a car accident, it becomes abundantly clear how important street signs and properly working traffic lights are in road safety. Road signs and traffic lights exist to keep drivers safe by regulating traffic, alerting drivers to changing road conditions, or providing warnings, such as suggested speed limits when driving on a ramp. Missing road signs can pose serious risks because if a stop sign is missing from an intersection, it can lead drivers to keep going through the intersection without stopping, which may lead to accidents. Other important road signs, such as construction zone road signs, can help alert drivers to the fact that they should slow down due to construction ahead, and when these signs are missing, drivers will not know to slow down, which can lead to injuries. In addition, signs that alert drivers that a road is one-way, or even of speed limits, play an important role in regulating traffic and ensuring that road users remain safe while traveling.
According to a recent news report, a Michigan army veteran was tragically killed in Punta Gorda, Florida, while delivering free bikes to children in Florida affected by Hurricane Ian. The veteran was known for his passion for fixing bikes, creating Build a Bicycle – Bicycle Therapy, a shop where he fixed bikes, sold new bicycles and gave many away for free. He was driving a pickup truck with a trailer of bikes when he drove through an intersection that was missing a stop sign due to Hurricane Ian.
If a car accident occurs as a result of a missing road sign, it can be important to connect with an experienced car accident lawyer to help you navigate your case. In some instances, you may be able to hold whoever is responsible for maintaining the sign responsible for the fact that the road sign is missing, and this may be the local government or a company. It can be helpful to gather evidence to build your case, which can include having a lawyer who can help you investigate the accident, including what caused the accident, and taking photos of where the signage was missing. Because various circumstances could lead to a missing road sign, including natural disasters, it can be useful to talk through your possible claims with a lawyer who is an expert in car accident cases.
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