red light running fatalities

Red Light Running Motor Vehicle Accidents

Red Light Running

Many drivers can relate to squeezing through a yellow light. However, there is a thin line between pushing a yellow and running a red, and red light running causes many accidents: between multiple motor vehicles, with pedestrians and with cyclists.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there were an estimated 133,000 injuries from motor vehicle accidents caused by red light running. Red light running also resulted in 683 documented fatalities in 2012. The drivers involved in fatal red light running accidents were more likely to be male, younger, and have prior crashes or alcohol-impaired driving records. Red light runners were more likely to be speeding or alcohol-impaired at the time of the crash.

If you or a loved one were injured or killed in a red light running motor vehicle accident, you need to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Seek medical care, but do not contact the insurance companies. Speaking to the insurance company or signing their paperwork could make your injuries unrecoverable. A personal injury attorney will be able to guide you through the entire personal injury recovery process.

At The Law Office of Eugene Glouzgal, we offer free consultations to all our prospective clients. Not sure if you have a claim? Contact us today so that we may review your case.