If you or your loved one has been injured in a car accident because another driver chose to run a red light, contact Apicella & Schlesinger Attorneys at Law.
Thousands of Americans are injured or killed each year because someone ran a red light. The statistics surrounding red-light traffic violations are staggering. You may think it’s clear that the other driver is at fault. However, many times both drivers claim their light was green. So how can you prove the other driver ran the red light, is at fault, and is responsible for your damages and injuries?
If you or your loved one has been injured in a car accident because another driver chose to run a red light, contact Apicella & Schlesinger Attorneys at Law. You need to do everything you can to protect your rights and receive the compensation you need.
Why People Run Red Lights
People are often just in a hurry to get to their destination. Others run a red light that has “just barely” turned red. Some try to beat the yellow light and misjudge the timing.
When a driver is speeding, they may not be able to stop in time, and this involves a separate violation. Speeding decreases stopping time, resulting in a higher risk of running a red light. They either slam on their brakes and get hit from behind or fly through the intersection, hoping no one is in it. There is a risk of getting it wrong in both scenarios and causing a disastrous auto accident.
Other reasons a person might run a red light include:
- Distracted driving
- Not paying attention
- Reckless driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Proving The Other Driver Ran the Red Light
It can be challenging to prove that the other driver was at fault for the accident. However, there are several ways to gather evidence to establish the other driver ran a red light. First, having an experienced car accident attorney on your side is one of the best ways. Getting the relevant materials and information organized is time-consuming and intimidating for most people. A lawyer will also help negotiate with the other parties, such as the insurance company.
The necessary information includes:
- Your testimony
- Witness testimony
- Surveillance videos
- Police testimony
- Accident reconstruction
Your lawyer can gather these materials. They will develop a strategy for your case based on all available information. Finally, your lawyer will be there to guide you through the entire process and ensure that your best interests are protected.
Contact Apicella & Schlesinger Attorneys at Law
For more than 45 years, New York car accident attorneys at our law firm have helped hundreds of injury victims and their families obtain millions of dollars in compensation. We will promptly investigate, using experts in accident reconstruction if needed. We build powerful cases showing the extreme hardship our clients face in terms that a judge understands.