Sadly, many drivers in Los Angeles (and all of California) ignore traffic lights and run red lights all too often. We have all seen the reckless driver who attempts to make a yellow light, but in turn runs a red light. The reality is that drivers in California are injured every day by other careless drivers who run red lights. Personal injuries and property damage from car accidents are typical consequences from people running red lights.
Sometimes both the vehicles are traveling at high speed, or one driver might just have started accelerating from a red light while the other driver runs a red light at high speed. Regardless of the exact situation, a red light car accident can even result in death. Overall numbers are on the rise over the last decade for many reasons, but one factor is that more and more people are driving on American roads. If you or a loved one has been injured in a red light car accident then please contact Scott Corwin today and get a FREE consultation. Never postpone getting legal advice if you’ve suffered an injury due to no fault of your own.
FHA Facts On Red Light Car Accidents
The Federal Highway Administration is well trusted and offers some startling facts about red light car accidents. Speeding, texting, DUI, and talking on the phone are just some of the reasons why people run red lights continuously. Some of the statistics were shocking and worth sharing with our readers.
According to a recent report we found the following –
- 939 people died in America in 2017 from red light accidents
- Over 50% of those killed were passengers or people riding in the other cars
- Roughly 50 of the 939 people involved pedestrians and cyclists
Why Contact Law Office of Scott Corwin
Scott Corwin is an experienced car accident injury lawyer here in Southern California. Over his career, Scott has built an outstanding reputation and has 100’s of positive reviews on Google, Yelp, and Facebook. Scott always puts his clients first, and that is proven by his long track record of success. Mr. Corwin isn’t afraid to fight for you, and he’s certainly not intimidated by the insurance companies and the tactics they are known to use. If you were injured by a Lyft driver here in LA, or if you were hit by a semi-truck near your house, Scott Corwin is here to help. The insurance companies don’t just offer up a fair settlement, that’s why you need an experienced personal injury lawyer like Scott Corwin on your side. Our law firm can help red light car accident victims anywhere in California, including LA, Newport Beach, Santa Monica, Hollywood, San Diego, etc.
The Law Office of Scott Corwin –
- Is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Offers a Free consultation
- Has recovered over $125 Million for our clients
- Is a respected voice in the local communities
- Free 2nd opinions
Legal Liability For Red Light Car Accidents
Don’t guess who was at fault, or assume you have no options, if you were injured in a red light car accident then call Scott Corwin today for a Free consultation. Motor Vehicle laws and rules can be very complicated when it comes down to it. Typically, the motorist who enters (or crossed) into an intersection on the red light is the driver who would be placed at fault, but that’s not always the case. California drivers are notorious for running red lights, and ignoring stop signs, both are very dangerous and a sad fact in California. If you want to learn more about the legal definition then check out this website for more details about red lights.
California Statue of Limitations on Personal Injury Lawsuits
If you are the victim in a red light car accident and you suffered injuries due to the negligence of another party, then you need to understand what options you have. It is crucial to seek legal help immediately after a red light car accident if you’ve been injured. This is because in California you only have 2 years to act from the date of the accident. Believe it or not two years can fly by, and we’ve spoken to 100’s of accident victims over the years that waited too long to take any legal action. There are so many factors that get more complicated if you wait to get help. Witnesses disappear or can’t remember the accident. Keeping records of your injuries and medical bills becomes more difficult as time goes by, etc. etc. Don’t delay in getting legal help after a car accident, call us today.
Common Injuries From a Red Light Car Accident
Of course every automobile accident is different, but certain injuries are very common in red light car accidents. Unfortunately many injury accident victims don’t seek medical treatment and convince themselves that they are just fine. This is a terrible mistake as many times you won’t see or feel an injury immediately after a crash. It is always better to be safe and see a doctor to make sure you are Actually OK. Waiting a month or even just a week to seek medical care can turn a minor injury into something much more serious. Believe it or not, a little pain in your lower back could turn into a lifelong injury without proper medical care. Even a red light car accident with only minor property damage can cause serious injuries to the victim.
Some of the injuries we see often in red light car accidents –
- Neck injuries
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
Common Cause For Red Light Car Accidents
Scott Corwin and his legal team have over 30 years experience in dealing with red light car crashes. With all that experience on our side, we can help any red light car accident victim and we’re here to help you with the frustrating and confusing legal process. As we mentioned earlier, no two car accidents are the same and you need to hire a professional car accident attorney in Los Angeles that knows the laws inside and out. Don’t fight the insurance companies alone, let Mr. Corwin fight for you.
Below is a list of some common causes for red light car crashes –
- Bad weather like snow, rain, or ice.
- Driver attempts to beat the yellow light, but when they realize they won’t make the light they slam on the brakes and end up going through a red light and colliding with another vehicle.
- A motorist is just reckless or not paying attention and drives right past the red light.
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Getting Compensation for Your Injuries
This is one of the most sensitive subjects in the aftermath of a red light car crash. For most accident victims they have to worry about their health, missing work, and other day to day responsibilities, but working with a lawyer is key to getting compensated fairly. An injury victim shouldn’t have to worry about all their current medical bills (and future medical costs) if you weren’t at fault. You always need to protect yourself and your family after an automobile accident here in California. There are laws in place to protect the injured victims, but you need to hire a top rated law firm to ensure you get justice. Scott Corwin and his legal team will fight all the way to make sure you get compensated fairly. We have helped over 3000 clients get justice, and we are here to help. An experienced car accident lawyer will help you navigate the entire legal process and get you the settlement you deserve.
Below are some factors in determining a fair settlement –
- Medical bills and future bills
- Lost wages
- Medical equipment costs (wheelchairs, etc.)
- Home assistance costs
- Pain and suffering
Consequences For Red Light Running
By law, running a red light is generally considered aggressive driving and not acceptable here in California or any state for that matter. Driving in California is dangerous enough, when you add in drivers ignoring laws and driving recklessly, the odds of getting into a car accident just get better and better. The reality is that drivers who ignore and run red lights are showing blatant disregard for themselves and the safety of other motorists on the roads. In California, when a driver is ticketed for running a red light, they will incur one point on their drivers license. Accumulating points on your driving record is not a good idea, as 4 points on your record in a 12 month period can lead to heavy fines and their license being suspended. Of course another problem for the driver is their insurance rates will go up (nobody wants to pay more money for their monthly insurance), so the best advice is to follow the rules of the road. If you or a family member was recently injured in a red light car accident then please contact The Law Office of Scott Corwin today.