Whether it is done deliberately or out of a lapse in awareness, running a red light is one of the most statistically dangerous maneuvers a motorist can make. While the potential threat to a driver when running a stop light is not to be discounted, the more serious transgression is the potential hazard they create for pedestrians, cyclists, and other drivers with whom they share the road.
Running a red light can result in accidents with vehicles turning in front of the negligent driver, crossing perpendicularly, and pedestrians or cyclists crossing the street. Any one of these types of accidents is likely to result in serious injuries for the victims and may warrant a personal injury lawsuit.
Repercussions of Accidents
Car accidents can result in serious injuries, but damages are frequently not limited to medical expenses. Over 100,000 people were injured in accidents where a negligent driver ran a red light in 2009, resulting in the awarding of damages for:
- Medical and rehabilitation expenses
- Lost wages during recovery
- Undue pain and suffering
- In some cases, wrongful death.
The victims of negligence should never be left footing the bill for their injuries, especially in cases where a driver displays such complete disregard for public safety by running a red light.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in an accident caused by a negligent driver running a red light, the experienced and tenacious Racine car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. will work tirelessly to help you recover full compensation for your losses. Contact us at 800-242-2874 to schedule a free consultation and discuss the details of your case with a committed and compassionate legal representative.