What Happens When a Driver Runs a Red Light?
Many reckless drivers run red lights, risking the lives and well-being of themselves and everyone else around them. In an effort to curb this issue, many municipalities have installed red-light cameras to catch defaulters. These cameras flash offenders several times when they run through intersections. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) says that cameras have significantly reduced fatal crashes by 21% percent in large cities.
Unfortunately, drivers continue to run red lights, often with disastrous consequences. If you have been injured by a driver that ran a red light, there is a good chance that you are entitled to compensation. To learn more, call us today to schedule a case evaluation with a lawyer.
Common Causes of Red Lights Accidents
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) report reveals drivers running red lights kills two innocent Americans daily. Some of the reasons that driver run red lights include:
- Driver distraction
- Drugged or drunk driving
- Running late
- Failure to adjust driving to poor weather conditions
- Trying to “beat” a changing stoplight
- Texting and driving
Thankfully for victims, when a driver runs a red light – either intentionally or on accident – anyone who is injured is likely entitled to compensation for their accident-related losses. These damages can include medical expenses, property damage, physical and emotional pain and suffering, and lost quality of life. To learn whether you are entitled to compensation, call our office today.
Contact a Beverly Hills Car Accident Attorney Now
If you have suffered injuries in an accident caused by a driver who ran a red light, you should contact a car accident lawyer in Beverly Hills as soon as you can. To schedule a free case evaluation with an attorney, call our office today or contact us online.