The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reported that crashes caused by drivers running red lights are far more likely to cause injury or fatalities than other intersection crashes. For example, in 2002, injuries occurred in 45 percent of red light crashes; other intersection crashes caused injuries 30 percent of the time.
Experienced attorneys with resources and knowledge
If you were injured in a red light crash, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the other driver. Talk to an accident attorney about your options and rights.
At the law firm of Elk & Elk our lawyers have more than 50 years of experience with all types of motor vehicle crashes, including those caused by red light running.
In addition to their experience, our attorneys draw upon extensive resources that allow them to develop cases quickly. If it is a finger-pointing case where each driver claims the other was at fault, we know what evidence to look for to show who was really at fault. We have on-staff nurses and access to experts and specialists of all kinds, including accident reconstructionists, life-care planners, highway safety engineers and employment specialists.
If you were injured in a car crash caused by someone who ran a red light, contact us today. We will advise you about your rights, evaluate your case and discuss your options. Call us at 1-800-ELK-OHIO (1-800-355-6446). We are available 365/24/7.
Bike riders and pedestrians are also victims
Crashes caused by red light running do not affect just drivers and passengers in cars or other motor vehicles. Pedestrians and bicyclists are also highly vulnerable to red light crashes. Many incidents of red light running are deliberate, with drivers speeding up to try to get across an intersection quickly. In these circumstances, drivers focus on the light rather than on the road and fail to see pedestrians crossing the street or bicyclists turning into the roadway.
Call for a free consultation
If you were injured in an accident caused by someone running a red light, you need an attorney who can build a strong case. Contact us online or call us at 1-800-ELK-OHIO (1-800-355-6446) to schedule your free consultation to determine whether you are eligible for compensation. At Elk & Elk, we have our no fee promise.