Running Red Lights Can Lead to Serious Auto Accidents By Steve Charpentier on May 02, 2017

A red stop lightStop lights are setup at intersections in an effort to manage traffic and keep drivers and pedestrians safe, but when a driver runs a red light, it can result in a serious accident. Distracted drivers who run stop lights and cause auto accidents may be held liable for damages and injuries. Victims of auto accidents caused by running red lights are encouraged to contact the Melbourne, FL car accident attorneys of Charpentier Law Firm for help filing a personal injury lawsuit or insurance claim.

The Dangers of Running Red Lights

Accidents caused by running red lights can result in serious injuries and fatalities. Many red light related accidents involve high speeds, making them particularly dangerous. High speeds are common when running red lights as people try to beat a yellow light before it turns red.

High speeds and running a red light may also occur as a result of reckless driving. For instance, someone may be driving too fast to notice a red light or may be driving too fast to stop in time. Drivers may also run a red light due to being intoxicated; being distracted by their radio, cell phone, or other passengers; or simply not focusing while driving.

Whatever the reason for running a red light, disobeying this simple traffic law can be dangerous and cause injuries to all involved. Injuries may include:

  • Broken bones
  • Cuts and bruises
  • Head injuries
  • Brain trauma
  • Neck and spinal cord injuries
  • Amputation
  • Paralysis
  • Burns
  • Damage to the internal organs
  • Death

Seek Damages for Injuries Caused by Running a Red Light

Car accidents caused by someone running a red light can have a disastrous impact on all involved. Because running a red light is often done at high speeds, damage to vehicles can be severe and injuries to both drivers and passengers can be extensive, or even fatal.

Those injured in auto accidents caused by running a red light should not suffer due to someone else's poor decision. Although financial compensation cannot heal injuries or reverse a permanent disability, it can help ease the burden left by high medical expenses and lost wages, as well as hold the responsible party liable for their actions. Contacting a car accident attorney can help injured parties recover damages. A car accident attorney can help victims of car accidents through an injury lawsuit or insurance claim to ensure victims are compensated to the fullest extent of the law.

Contact the Car Accident Attorneys of Charpentier Law Firm

If you have been injured in a car accident and are not at fault, you may have a claim to recoup damages, such as lost wages, loss of future wages, medical expenses, and property damage. The car accident attorneys of Charpentier Law Firm will look into the details of your case to ensure your rights are protected. Contact our attorneys today to schedule a consultation.

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