If you were involved in a crash at a red light that another motorist caused, you might be able to hold them liable for your injuries. A Cranberry Township red light accident lawyer can build a solid case on your behalf while you recover. You should not be financially responsible for your injuries and property damage when another driver’s actions or inaction caused the collision.
Call (412) 661-1400 today for your free consultation with a member of the team. We may be able to help you get compensated for your damages.
Red Light Accidents
No matter how your red light accident occurred, we want to hear from you. A lot can go wrong at a red light, and a driver’s misconduct can lead to a wreck. Some red light-related accidents are:
- Running a red light
- Turning right without stopping
- Drunk driving
- Failing to yield
Common injuries include neck injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, and traumatic brain injury (TBI).
In any auto accident, it is crucial to have evidence that supports your claim. If you have any pictures of the scene of the accident, the vehicles involved, and your injuries, this is helpful. If there were any witnesses to the crash and you were able to acquire their contact information, a lawyer can interview them to record any relevant information that benefits your claim.
A Lawyer Can Help in Many Ways
To get into an accident that wasn’t your fault is a stressful and painful experience. You have dealt with enough by being involved in this accident, and a lawyer wants to take the legal work off your shoulders so you can rest and recuperate.
Speaking with witnesses is one of several actions a lawyer will perform on your behalf. A Cranberry Township red light accident lawyer will speak to your doctor and collect your official medical records and medical bills, which can help prove the link between your injuries and the accident.
They will also gather evidence from you and get additional evidence themselves if necessary, such as traffic camera footage that caught the accident. There is no need for you to deal with an insurance company, either. We will communicate with them as insurance companies might devalue your claim and downplay your injuries in an attempt to pay you less compensation. Insurance companies are profit-driven, and legal professionals are familiar with their tactics. An insurance adjuster may refuse to settle fairly, and in this case, we can go to trial because we will not stop fighting for adequate compensation for you.
We can also handle communication with the at-fault party’s lawyer and attend all in-court appearances on your behalf too. If we feel it is necessary, we can hire an accident reconstruction specialist and/or medical expert to strengthen your case. We will also calculate your losses and find out what you are owed in damages. All in all, we will be defending your rights because we want to bring you justice and financial recovery.
Proving the Other Driver’s Negligence
In order to establish that the other driver is at fault for the red light accident, the four elements of negligence must be proven in your claim. These four elements are:
- Duty of Care: The other driver owed you a duty of care. Their duty was to drive safely.
- Breach of Duty of Care: The driver breached their duty of care as they failed to drive safely.
- Causation: The driver’s breach caused an accident that resulted in your injuries.
- Damages: You have damages due to the accident, like medical bills, and these can be remedied by receiving a monetary award.
If we can prove the four tenets of negligence, you have a valid case against the other driver. Call (412) 661-1400 today to speak with us about your red light accident and learn about your rights and options.
You May Be Entitled To Various Damages
The economic and non-economic damages that are common in auto accident cases are:
- Hospital bills
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Lost income
- Diminished earning capacity
- Temporary or permanent disability
- Mental anguish
- Household services
- Ongoing care costs
- Prescription medication
- Follow-up doctor visits
- Physical and/or emotional therapy
If you lost a loved one to a red light accident, you might be able to obtain compensation for funeral and burial costs, loss of companionship, loss of guidance, and more.
Pennsylvania’s Statutes of Limitations
According to 42 Pa. C.S.A. § 5524, someone looking to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit generally has two years to do so. You are advised to take legal action as soon as possible after the crash. Two years can seem like a while, but it takes plenty of time to create a solid case. In two years, not only can evidence disappear, but you may lose contact with witnesses whose testimony is critical to your case.
Reach out for legal help as soon as you can. The sooner a lawyer gets to work on your case, the sooner you may be able to recover the financial award you deserve. If a loved one lost their life in a red light car accident, we are deeply sorry for your loss. We understand that no amount of money can bring them back. We want to help ease the financial burden you are facing in light of this harrowing event.
A Cranberry Township Red Light Accident Lawyer Is Eager to Support You
Berger and Green wants to represent you. Call (412) 661-1400 today for a free, no-risk, no-obligation case review with a member of our compassionate team. We will handle your case from start to finish while you heal from your injuries. Time is of the essence in personal injury claims—let’s get started today.