Red Light Car Accident Lawyer
Everyone is in a hurry again riding around trying to get to wherever as quickly as possible.
In Nevada this means many people just ignore the traffic signs including red lights.
We all have done it. The traffic light turns yellow and instead of yielding and starting to stop like we are supposed to, we accelerate and go through the light as it turns red all because we are in a hurry.
Drivers are injured everyday in Nevada due to this basic traffic violation. The population rises in Nevada as it has done in great numbers over the last decade.
More and more people are out driving on our roads this leads to more accidents, injuries and property damage from red light car accidents.
Most of the time it is just one vehicle that blows through a red light at a high rate of speed. Sometimes both cars are trying to run the light they are at and hit each other.
These accidents can cause anything from minor injuries and damage to even, unfortunately death.
Even though most of these accidents can be avoided if people just followed the rules of the road and red light laws in Nevada, that is not always the case.
If you or a family member has been injured in a Red Light traffic accident in Nevada call Richard Harris Law Firm today, we offer free consultations and are available 24 hour a day.
Don’t delay getting legal representation.
FHA Facts on Red Light Car Accidents
The Federal Highway Administration offers statistics about all types of accidents from DUI, Cell phone, Speeding and red light Accidents.
Some statistics to consider are in 2019 (pre pandemic) 846 people died in the US at redlight traffic accidents.
An estimated 143,000 people were injured in the US in 2019 in red light car accidents.
Legal Liability for Red Light Car Accidents
Typically motor vehicle laws can be very complicated and you should never have to guess who is at fault in a red light car accident.
Usually the person who enters into the intersection on the red light is at fault but that isn’t always the case.
As Nevada gets bigger and bigger and more people move here, the more red light accidents occur.
Running red lights or stop signs is very dangerous and causes great harm to the unsuspecting victims.
If you think that you are the victim of a red light traffic accident call Richard Harris today and we can sort out who is at fault.
Nevada Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury Lawsuits
No one ever really thinks about a lawsuit until they need to.
But knowing your rights is the main reason to hire a local personal injury lawyer who specializes in red light car accidents.
In Nevada you only have two years to file a personal injury claim after a car accident.
Many people don’t realize they only have a limited time to do this.
As we know time seems to fly by without any notice.
In the court system once 2 years have passed you can no longer make any claim against the person who hit you at the red light they ran.
That means you are responsible for your own medical bills and you will not receive any reimbursement for lost wages or pain and suffering.
That’s why calling Richard Harris immediately after your accident can help get the process of recovery started as soon a possible.
Common Injuries from a red light car accident
First, always seek medical attention after a car accident.
A lot of the time you might not even realize you are hurt until much later.
But not seeking medical attention can be the worst thing you can do.
Maybe you have a minor pain in your back and you don’t seek medical attention.
That same back pain can turn into a lifelong back issue if not addressed immediately.
So the moral of the story is always seek medical attention immediately following an accident whether you think you are hurt or not.
All accidents are different but there are some common injuries associated with red light accidents.
- Neck Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Head Injuries
Common Causes for Red Light Car Accidents
Bad weather – rain and flash flooding are common weather problems in Nevada
DUI – drivers in Nevada are more likely to get DUI’s between 9am and 12 noon
Reckless driving – high speed driving or trying to run the yellow
Not paying attention – distracted on the phone
All of the above are causes for red light car crashes in Nevada.
The accidents are either head on collisions or T-bone bone accidents depending on how the vehicle enters the traffic intersection area.
Making heads or tails of a car accident including a red light car crash can be daunting.
Insurance companies will do everything not to pay claims for red light car accident injuries.
That’s why hiring an experienced attorney like Richard Harris is important.
We can deal with the insurance companies for you.
We will negotiate the best settlement for you so the only thing you worry about is healing from your injuries from the red light traffic accident.
Getting Compensation for your injuries
Not sure what to do after a red light traffic accident?
Call Richard Harris today.
Getting help from your insurance is almost impossible, insurance companies are notorious for trying not to pay out claims and that’s where we come in.
All you should have to worry about is recovering from your injuries, not medical bills or lost wages.
If you were the victim of a red light car accident you should contact a lawyer in Nevada immediately.
Navigating the legal system to recover compensation for your injuries can be a scary process so don’t do it alone.
As we have discussed, in Nevada you only have two years to file a personal injury claim.
Below is a list of compensation that Richard Harris can negotiate for you in Nevada.
Factors that determine your settlement
Medical Bills- current and any future
Pain and Suffering
Consequences for red light running
In Nevada the consequences of running a red light are a $305 fine and up to 4 points on your driver’s license depending on the severity of the violation.
But causing an accident while running a red light can result in reckless driving and can lead to heftier fines and a suspended license.
Having points on your license adds to your insurance liability and can increase your insurance significantly.
But these fines and points don’t help the victim who has been injured in the accident.
If you have been the victim of a red light traffic accident in Las Vegas call Richard Harris today.
We are here to help you navigate the legal system and personal injury claims and get you the settlement you deserve.
Why Contact Richard Harris Law Firm in Nevada
Richard Harris law firm is the premier personal injury lawyer in Las Vegas and all of Nevada.
From day one we will fight for you and get you the settlement you deserve.
We offer free consultations and 24 hour service.
We at Richard Harris law know how to negotiate with the insurance companies to get you the best settlement available.
We offer bi-lingual services.
We are experts in motor vehicle accidents including red light traffic accidents.