What Does the Law Say About Red Lights?
Traffic lights are designed to regulate traffic and keep order on America's busy roads. When a person approaches an intersection and the light is red, cars are supposed to stop. Unfortunately, not all of them do. Whether a person runs a red light on accident or on purpose, they are ignoring the established road laws. If their actions cause an accident, injuries, and property damage, they should be held responsible.
The Coye Law Firm's experienced auto accident attorneys can help you recover money that was lost due to property damage or injuries caused by a negligent driver. Our offices are prepared to handle a case involving multiple sources of liability and benefits.
How Do Red Light Accidents Happen?
Car accidents happen because driving is simply unpredictable. Stop lights are at intersections in order to regulate traffic and keep cars and drivers safe. When drivers don't stop at red lights, they can cause serious problems. Red light accidents can be caused for a few different reasons:
- Because drivers are distracted and don't notice a light change.
- Because drivers want to avoid stopping and extending their drive time.
Whether the at-fault driver intentionally or accidentally ran a red light, they did not take due care when driving. This is negligence, and you have the right to pursue damages if you have been injured or your car has been damaged in a car accident.
Recovering From a Car Accident
If you're injured at all in a car accident, seek medical attention. Small injuries can signal or create larger medical issues and you need a qualified doctor to help you heal. Before you worry about medical bills or property damage, get a doctor's help.
Car accidents caused by red light runners don't need to happen. If you were an innocent driver and injured by a driver who ran a red light, you need an attorney. The car accident attorneys at the Coye Law Firm can help you recover physically and financially from a negligent driver's actions.