Driving in Edmonton can be frustrating, particularly in congested areas. But when motorists fail to obey important traffic signals like red lights then driving can also become dangerous. Collisions with careless or reckless drivers who run through red lights can result in serious injury and fatalities.
Although the circumstances of each accident are different, the process of reaching a settlement is the same. Our personal injury lawyers and support staff are here to guide you through that process and help ensure you receive a settlement that fairly compensates you for your losses.
Who Is At Fault For A Red Light Auto Accident?
If a driver’s failure to obey traffic signals caused a collision in which you sustained serious injuries, an Edmonton car accident lawyer may be able to help you navigate the process of seeking accident benefits, or recovering damages through legal action. Often it can be difficult to prove a red light runner case due to the speed at which lights change, whether or not there was witnesses, and availability of traffic signal reports or light cameras. Red light runners rarely admit that the light had changed and an experienced attorney can help you gather the evidence required to make a case.
Common Causes Of Red Light Runner Accidents
- Drivers being distracted by their phone or by passengers
- Excessive speeds and erratic driving
- Drivers who are intoxicated or under the influence
Do I Need A Red Light Accident Injury Lawyer?
Timing is critical if you’ve been injured in a car accident. Our experts recommend reaching out for representation as soon as possible. Insurance companies may often make efforts to settle a claim quickly or compensate with a settlement that’s less than what you deserve.
“We sometimes see insurance companies that will strongarm clients into a settlement that does not match the value of the vehicle. It’s important to us that our clients know you do not always have to accept that first offer,” says Tarrabain.