Red Light Violations
The system of red, yellow, and green lights that is used to automatically direct the flow of traffic is not very complex, but when all motorists observe the signals it can be very effective. Conversely, when a driver chooses to ignore a traffic light, it can have disastrous consequences. Unfortunately, it is a frequent occurrence for motorists to press their luck by driving through an intersection when there is a red light. Vehicles that are rightfully passing through the intersection or turning may be struck by the recklessly driven car or truck.
If you have been hurt in a crash caused by a driver who ran a red light then it may be possible to pursue a civil lawsuit seeking financial compensation for your injuries and other damages. Presenting a compelling case can be challenging, especially if there were no witnesses present. Contact the Waukesha car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 to speak with a skilled and experienced attorney about your situation.
Recoverable Damages in Red Light Collisions
One of the greatest threats posed by red light accidents is the fact that the driver who is struck is likely to be caught unaware of the other vehicle’s presence. As a consequence, he or she will be unprepared to take measures to avoid the crash, making a more severe collision imminent. The resulting harm done is therefore expected to be greater. Recoverable damages in a legal action may include:
- Medical bills
- Automobile repairs
- Lost wages
- Mental anguish
An insurance claim may not supply you with the resources necessary to address the costs incurred by your car crash. A legal action, by contrast, can help to resolve both present and future expenses and hold the negligent driver accountable for his or her actions. Contact the Waukesha car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 for more information.