In Tennessee, being caught disobeying a traffic signal can possibly result in a ticket. Beyond ticketing, failure to follow traffic signals can put both the driver and other motorists sharing the road at an unnecessary risk of an accident.
Upon obtaining a Tennessee drivers license, motorists are expected to follow all the rules of the road. These rules were put in place to ensure the safety of everyone on the road. All traffic signs and signals are important as they help to keep the flow of traffic both safe and secure.
Unfortunately, however, failure to follow traffic signals has become one of the leading causes of auto accidents in Tennessee and across the country. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by another's failure to obey Tennessee's rules of the road, you may be entitled to pursue compensation for any damages from the crash.
Common Acts of Disobedience that Result in Auto Accidents
Some of the most common traffic signal infractions are 100 percent preventable, according to the National Automobile Dealer Association. Most accidents caused by failure to follow traffic signals are a result of driver negligence, distraction, or a reckless driver who knowingly disregards these signs.
Regardless of the cause of the crash, it is important that Tennessee drivers understand the risks and danger associated with disobeying traffic signals. Some of the most common traffic infractions committed in Knoxville include the following:
- Performing a rolling stop or not coming to a complete stop at a stop sign.
- Driving through red lights.
- Unsafe passing
- Failure to indicate lane changes or turning
- Blocking a merging vehicle
- Failure to stay in a lane
- Blocking an intersection
- Failure to yield
- Driving too slowly
Contact an Experienced Knoxville Lawyer
After being involved in an auto accident, it is crucial that you speak with an attorney who is well-versed in Tennessee auto accident liability guidelines. At Greg Coleman Law, our Knoxville injury lawyers understand the intricacies involved in auto accident injury claims. We have the skills and resources necessary to fully investigate and successfully litigate your claim by holding the liable parties responsible for any damages.
We are committed to fighting for the rights of any Tennessee auto accident injury victim. To make sure that all our clients are able to afford proper representation in their pursuit for justice, our firm operates on a contingency fee basis. This means that if you choose to hire our attorneys, there is never any cost to you until we are able to obtain a jury verdict or settlement in your favor. If we fail to do so, you do not owe us any fees.
Tennessee has a strict statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim, however, so we encourage you to seek legal counsel right away if you've been injured. Failing to file a claim within a reasonable amount of time could significantly affect your ability to recover fair compensation for your condition.
For more information on the legal rights which may be available to Knoxville auto accident victims and their families or to schedule a confidential, no-obligation case evaluation with a member of our legal team, please complete the Free Case Review form on this page.