As a person in Wisconsin drives, he or she likely encounters multiple traffic signs. While these signs may carry important information, it may be easy to become desensitized to them unless conscious effort is put into paying attention to them. Unfortunately, such desensitization comes with serious consequences. In fact, a man was recently killed in a car accident when police say a driver failed to obey a traffic sign.

The accident happened one afternoon on a day in July. According to reports, a 49-year-old male was headed northbound on a Wisconsin road. Unfortunately, a 17-year-old female driver allegedly failed to stop at a stop sign.

The two vehicles reportedly collided as a result. The male driver died at the scene. The younger driver and her 16-year-old passenger were transported to the hospital. Though they are expected to recover, the exact nature of their injuries are unclear. It is also unclear if criminal charges are expected to be filed as a result.

There is few things more devastating than the news that a loved one has lost his or her life in a car accident that was likely preventable. Such an event often creates both emotional and financial turmoil. By taking legal action, including filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the parties determined to be responsible, surviving family can help ensure that their financial needs are met if their case is successfully presented, allowing them to focus on their emotional recovery. An attorney with experience with such cases can help victims fully understand their options and take the path that is most appropriate for their individual circumstances.