Some of the most common accidents occur as the result of traffic entering or exiting a traffic circle or roundabout. Many times, drives do not remember or do not know the appropriate way to travel through a traffic circle. This results in cars proceeding when they must yield and cars stopping when they have the right-of-way. When a driver fails to act in accordance with the rules and regulations governing travel within a traffic circle or roundabout and causes injury to another person, they are considered to be negligent and can be held liable for the pain and suffering that they have caused. This includes, but is not limited to, injuries caused to other drivers, pedestrians, motorcyclists, and bikers. If you have been inured as the result of the negligence of another driver, then you should contact the Law Offices of Samuel Fishman immediately.
Why do Traffic Circles and Roundabouts Exist?
Traffic circles and roundabouts exist to help facilitate better traffic flow. The point is to allow traffic to flow safely around the circle or roundabout until the driver reaches his or her desired exit, at which time the driver can safely exit the circle and be on their way. This is especially helpful in areas where there are numerous exits needed within a confined area. In these spaces, traffic lights would cause excessive traffic delays and possibly even more confusion.
Why do most people in the United States say “circle” while other countries say “roundabout”?
The answer may be easier than you think. Quite simply, the modern roundabout is actually a safer alternative to a circle that was developed and implemented by the United Kingdom Transportation Research. the research and development determined that the best way to create a safer traffic pattern was to assist drivers in focusing only on the traffic coming towards them in the path of the circle. Also, other rules were implemented including, but not limited to, lower speeds and yielding upon entry. While these implementations have been thought to revolutionize the circle/roundabout in terms of safety, the United States has been slow to implement the changes. This is believed to be because the history of the circle has made the American public resistant to circles in general. This has led to the removal of many circles throughout the United States.
Why are accidents in a circle/roundabout so dangerous
Accidents in a circle/roundabout are so dangerous because many times the accidents occur when drivers disregard a clearly marked yield sign and enter traffic at full speed and without clearance. This result in significant property damage and significant injuries to all parties involved.
What types of injuries occur as the result of automobile accidents
The types of injuries that occur as the result of motor vehicle accidents run the spectrum from loss of life to the loss of body parts to neck and back sprains. No matter what the injury and no matter what the severity, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Samuel Fishman are here to help.
Recently, the Law Offices of Samuel Fishman represented a client who suffered the loss of a leg as the result of a negligent driver. As can be expected, this injury irreparable altered the life of the injured person. The Law Offices of Samuel Fishman was able to quickly effectuate a settlement on his behalf in excess of $1.5 million dollars.
This is just one story of many in which the Law Offices of Samuel Fishman was able to obtain a full and fair settlement on behalf of its clients. We would love to have the opportunity to speak with you about your case. We will show you how our experience can work for you! And we will do so with our No Fee Guarantee. This means that you will never pay a single fee until we win money for you! The consultation is free. Why wait? The insurance companies have attorneys on staff working for them. Shouldn’t you have someone working for you? Call us today!