Red Light Runners
Traffic lights are placed at intersections and are meant to control the flow of traffic in order to prevent confusion about who has the right of way. When drivers obey traffic lights, these devices prove to be one of the most reliable methods of ensuring that drivers pass through intersections unharmed. However, many people disregard the importance of observing traffic lights, and routinely “run,” or drive through red lights. This dangerous behavior could easily cause a car accident, leaving many people seriously injured.
Red light runners are very dangerous and can cause financial as well as physical injury. If you or someone you know has been involved in a collision caused by another motorist’s failure to stop at a red light, you may be entitled to financial compensation to help pay for related damages. Contact the experienced Lake Geneva car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 to discuss your claim.
Dangers of Running a Light
People who run lights often argue that they were in a big hurry to get somewhere and “didn’t have time” to stop for the light. But there are obvious dangers if a person runs a red light, to themselves and to other road users, including:
- Being struck by a car following its green light
- Hitting another car following its green light
- Colliding with a pedestrian/bicyclist
- Swerving to avoid a car and causing property damage
All of these dangers have the potential to cause serious injury, not only to the red light runner, but to others as well, making concerns over timeliness pale in comparison to the scope of the harm done.
Medical bills add up quickly, but if you or someone you know was struck by a red light runner, they may be able to obtain financial compensation for those and other expenses. Contact the Lake Geneva car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 today.