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Red-Light Car Accidents

Sacramento Auto Accident Attorney Helping With Red-Light Car Accident Claims

Red lights were created to prevent accidents, but we often read devastating headlines in the news regarding fatalities due to reckless speeding through red-light intersections. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 700 deaths and over 165,000 injuries occurred in 2008 because of red-light accident collisions. If you or a loved one was involved in a motor vehicle accident at a red light intersection, contact an experienced Sacramento auto accident attorney immediately.

Common Causes Of Red-Light Accident Injuries

If you’ve suffered an injury as a result to one of the following reasons, contact an attorney immediately to get the compensation you deserve:

  • Negligent driving
  • Speeding through a stop sign, red light or intersection to make the light
  • Distracted driving
  • Running a red light or stop sign
  • Failure to yield or properly stop at a stop sign
  • Right-hand turn without stopping
  • Drunk driving

Common Injuries Suffered

Typically, in a red light intersection car accident, the first car or vehicle that lawfully entered the intersection is slammed into by the second car or vehicle which entered against a red traffic signal. These can result in violent collisions and severe injuries affecting the neck, back, shoulder, arm, hip and leg. In severe cases, the spinal cord could be damaged which could lead to permanent injuries beyond repair. Injuries like this require the right legal representation, in order to get full compensation.

Reduce Your Chances Of Auto Accidents

Everyone on the road has a “duty of care” for all other motorists. Unfortunately, car accidents still occur but should take every precaution possible to reduce your chances of collisions:

  • Be aware, even if you have the right-of-way
  • Watch for pedestrians and cyclists
  • Make left turns with care
  • Slow down when approaching intersections

Everyone should take these recommendations, but especially should motorcyclists who have a much higher chance of collision in a red-light intersection.

Determining Liability

Most of the time, the fault for a red-light car accident falls on the driver who entered or crossed into the intersection on the red light. Additionally, there are times when a driver enters the intersection on a green light but is still at fault. Every case is different, and it requires a vehicle accident attorney who can help with your case specifically. The best thing you can do to help your attorney and prove your case is gather as much evidence as possible such as witness testimonials, pictures of scene and damages and police reports. If you’ve suffered serious injuries, contact a Sacramento car accident attorney immediately for help.

Speak With One Of Our Attorneys About Your Auto Accident Injuries

Contact our Sacramento auto accident attorney to discuss your injuries. We offer a free initial consultation to all new clients. You can reach us by phone at 916-583-7709 or send us an email to schedule an appointment.

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