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Drivers Who Run Red Lights

Posted by Trent Kelly on April 26, 2021
Drivers Who Run Red Lights

Traffic signals exist to prevent accidents at intersections, and when drivers ignore red lights or other signals, they often cause serious accidents and injuries. Discuss your red light accident with an Austin car accident lawyer today. 

When motor vehicle drivers run red lights at traffic intersections, they can cause serious accidents and injuries. Common red light intersection actions include rear-enders, T-bone accidents, and even head-on collisions. Injuries sustained in a red light accident often depend on the force of the collision and can include broken bones, traumatic head injuries, soft tissue contusions, and internal injuries. 

If you have been injured in a car accident that occurred when a negligent driver ran a red light, you should be eligible to pursue compensation for all of your injuries and losses. The Austin car accident lawyers at TK Injury Lawyers, will work hard to pursue a favorable personal injury settlement on your behalf, and if necessary, litigate your case in the court system. Please give us a call today to learn more about how we could help you handle your car accident claim from beginning to end. 

Common Accidents at Traffic Intersections

Many intersections are equipped with either stop signs or stoplights, and the law has strict requirements for drivers to obey these. When a driver disregards a red light – or tries to make it through a yellow light too quickly – then he or she could cause a bad accident. Common red-light accidents that occur at traffic intersections include the following:

  • Rear-end accidents – Where the front of one vehicle collides with the rear of another vehicle while the driver illegally proceeds through the intersection on a red light.
  • T-bone accidents – Usually where a driver runs a red light and proceeds through the intersection, causing his or her vehicle to collide with the side of the motor vehicle that has the right-of-way.
  • Head-on collisions – Where the front of one vehicle collides with the front of another vehicle – sometimes in the middle of a traffic intersection.

Duty of Care Owed by Other Motor Vehicle Drivers

Motor vehicle operators owe other drivers and their passengers a high duty of care. Specifically, car operators have a duty to drive their vehicles in a safe, careful, and prudent manner at all times – and to follow all applicable traffic laws and regulations. One of those regulations is to stop at a red light and yield the right-of-way to other vehicles. When one motor vehicle driver violates this duty of care and brings about a collision with another vehicle, the accident victim could pursue a claim against the at-fault driver’s motor vehicle insurance company. 

Talk with an Experienced Austin Car Accident Lawyer Today

If you have suffered a serious injury in a red-light intersection accident, the knowledgeable legal team at TK Injury Lawyers, is ready to help. We can investigate the circumstances of your accident and determine if you are eligible to file a claim. If you are, we can file the claim on your behalf and pursue the compensation that you need and deserve for the injuries you suffered. Our legal team will do everything possible to maximize the monetary recovery you receive in your personal injury case. 

For a free legal consultation and case evaluation with an Austin car accident attorney, please call today at (512) 910-2000 or contact us online for more information.

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