Did you get hit and injured by a driver who ran a red light?
Let a Bronx car accident lawyer help you prove they’re at fault
If you were injured in a crash caused by someone who ran a red light in the Bronx or another borough in New York City, stop letting the insurance company play games with you. Take control of your claim. For more than 30 years, Giampa Law has been winning cases for victims in the Bronx and throughout New York City involving a car running red light accident. See how an experienced attorney can help with your red light car accident claim. Contact us today for a free consultation.
It’s no secret that New York City has a lot of traffic and aggressive drivers. Most people are in a rush to get to where they’re going – and with that comes risk of getting into a car accident. In NYC, drivers running red lights are about as common as taxis and trucks blocking intersections or cars double parking. In fact, failure to obey a traffic control device – AKA running a red light – consistently ranks at the top of the most-ticketed traffic offenses in the state of New York. And accidents caused by running red lights can change lives forever.
Why do red light car accidents happen?
Red-light accidents typically happen when a traffic light is yellow and the at fault driver increases their speed so that they don’t have to come to a stop. All drivers have a duty to obey the rules of the road, which includes stopping at red lights, but all it takes is one negligent driver to blow through a red light to cause a serious car accident.
Speeding is the most common cause of red-light accidents as drivers who are in a hurry to get to their destination may accelerate when they see a yellow light or fail to brake in time. Drivers also run red lights when they’re texting or otherwise distracted, driving drunk or under the influence of drugs, or fall asleep at the wheel and don’t see the light turn red.
It’s also common to be rear-ended at a red light by someone who is driving aggressively or isn’t paying attention and doesn’t see a car coming to a stop in front of them. And drivers turning right at a red light might not see a pedestrian, cyclist, or car proceeding through the intersection.
Whether the at-fault driver was on their cellphone, driving drunk, or just too impatient to stop, a red-light accident can cause severe injuries and cost you a lot of money. That’s why you need our lawyers on your side to protect your rights and demand full compensation for your damages.
How much is my red-light accident claim worth?
Every case has different circumstances, but in general, you may be entitled to a significant cash payout. Under New York law you must demonstrate that you’ve sustained a “serious injury” in your car accident to file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver. The law can be tough to understand and might seem unclear, which is why you should consider consulting with an experienced attorney to review your case.
Depending on the severity of your injuries and the specific details of your case, you might be eligible to receive compensation for:
- Your medical expenses
- Lost revenue from missed work
- Loss of earning capacity
- Replacement services (e.g., housekeeping, childcare)
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death (for immediate family members of fatal car accident victims)
If you want to uncover how much your red light car accident settlement or claim might be worth, contact our law firm as soon as possible for a free consultation. The longer you wait to act, the more you run the risk of losing out on the compensation you deserve.
Get a Bronx red light accident lawyer to tackle your claim
When you’re injured in a car accident and you had a green light, it’s almost always the other driver’s fault – but that might not stop the insurance company from making you a lowball settlement offer. The insurance company could say that you’re partially to blame for the crash because you should have seen the other driver coming. Or they may argue that the at-fault driver’s light wasn’t red at the time of the crash.
Don’t let them get reckless with the facts. We know what evidence to look for to prove the other driver caused your red-light crash. We’ll track down witnesses and search for footage of your accident through surveillance video and traffic cameras. We’ll consult with accident reconstruction experts and analyze police accident reports. Whether it’s through a negotiated settlement or a jury verdict, we will leave no stone unturned to prove negligence and get you the compensation you’re entitled to.
Best of all, we’ll work for you on a contingency fee basis. Simply put, there are no upfront costs and you only have to pay us if we win. Find out what an experienced Bronx car accident attorney can do for your red-light accident claim. Contact us today for a free consultation.