Red lights and stop lights are designed to manage traffic and keep drivers safe. Most drivers adhere to the rules of red lights and stop signs, but those who don’t can end up causing serious injuries and sometimes even fatalities. Unfortunately, many drivers disregard their own safety and the safety of others simply because they are in a hurry to get somewhere or they are distracted while driving and don’t even realize they failed to stop at an intersection. Just about everyone has run a red light or a stop sign on accident before, but some drivers that are speeding excessively or driving recklessly speed up during a yellow light and end up causing a major accident. Most accidents where a driver speeds up to avoid stopping at a red light are severe and cause serious injuries to both parties.
The Federal Highway Administrations claims that roughly 45% of car collisions take place at a road intersection and the cause is usually related to running a stop sign or running a stop light. This means tens of thousands of car accidents occur because a driver fails to stop at a red light or stop light and collides with another motor vehicle in the United States every year. With more and more people driving, we are dependent on red lights to keep us safe, and it only takes one mistake to cause a serious injury or fatality. Regardless of the reason for running a light, if you have been injured in a car accident due to another person’s negligence, you should talk with a Michigan auto accident attorney to make sure that justice is served and you receive the compensation that you rightfully deserve.
The insurance company for the negligent driver often denies any fault whatsoever, so it’s important that you contact a Michigan personal injury lawyer who routinely deals with insurance companies and will work hard to help you receive payment for your mounting bills related to the injuries you have sustained. These insurance companies have not become rich by happily writing you a check for your injuries; they fight tooth and nail to keep the money they have made, and you need an experienced attorney who knows their tricks and strategies well. The faster you retain a lawyer, the better chance we have at preserving evidence and strengthening your claim. We can hire reconstruction experts and investigators to make sure the truth is found and use this to your advantage during trial. Questioning witnesses, reconstructing the accident, and analyzing all the documents corresponding to the accident can help you get a favorable result for your case.
We understand that medical expenses, wage loss, and other costs related to the car accident can put you in a tough financial position and sometimes can even lead to bankruptcy if the accident was serious. You can trust us to make sure the driver does not go unpunished and that you get the compensation that you need and deserve.