Red Light Collisions
Statistically, intersections are some of the most dangerous spots on our roadways, and motorists who fail to obey the traffic lights in these intersections often cause dangerous car accidents. If a motorist’s failure to stop at a red light leaves you or someone you love injured, consulting with an experienced Beverly Hills car accident attorney is well-advised.
When Motorists Run Red Lights
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) reports on exactly how dangerous it is when motorists run red lights. Consider the following:
- Every year, tens of thousands of people are injured by motorists who run red lights.
- In 2020 alone, 928 people were killed in accidents caused by motorists who failed to stop for red lights.
- In 2020 alone, almost 116,000 people were injured by motorists who failed to stop for red lights.
When motorists move their vehicles into intersections at any point after the light signaling them has turned red, they cross the line from legal to illegal, and the same is true of those drivers who fail to come to full stops before they take a right on red.
IIHS shares that – while the majority of drivers recognize how dangerous it is to run red lights (according to a comprehensive telephone survey by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety) – this doesn’t necessarily stop them from doing so. In that same survey, 31 percent of the participants reported running a red light in the month prior.
Discuss Your Claim with an Experienced Beverly Hills Car Accident Attorney Today
The practiced Beverly Hills car accident lawyers at Jalilvand Law have the experience, drive, and legal skill to help you. To learn more about what we can do for you and your claim, please don’t delay contacting or calling us at 310.478.5800 today.