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The Dangers of Drivers Who Run Red LightsBy Pyle Law, May 25 2020 6:22 pm
Many people who get behind the wheel of their cars practice safe and defensive driving with the goal of avoiding an accident and the injuries that often result. Unfortunately, even the safest of drivers are not necessarily protected from those who do not share the same sense of precaution. Every year, drivers who run red lights cause serious accidents in the state of Kansas. If you are hurt by a driver who has run a red light, it is advisable to speak with an experienced Kansas car accident attorney as soon as possible to learn more about your legal rights.
One of the greatest dangers of a driver who runs a red light is the potential for an accident that results in a serious injury. Most people expect that other drivers will obey the traffic rules that have been established, but there are times when these rules are broken. A driver might be distracted and fail to notice that the light turned red. Other times, the driver will be unable to stop fast enough to react to the light turning red because they were driving over the speed limit. In other situations, a driver might be dealing with adverse weather conditions like snow and ice that make stopping quickly for a red light especially difficult.
Regardless of the reason, some of the common injuries suffered by people who are the victim of a driver who runs a red light include:
If you have been injured in an accident and believe that the driver who ran a red light is liable for your injuries, it is a good idea to speak with a car accident lawyer to learn more about your options. Before calling an attorney, first call the police to report the accident and then seek medical attention. Even if you are not showing any immediate symptoms of injury, your doctor will be able to administer a thorough exam, suggest a treatment plan, or advise you of how to monitor for symptoms that might arise.
Those who have been involved in a car accident are often burdened with both a physical injury and financial stress when attempting to pay for expensive medical treatments as a result of the crash. If you have been hurt by a driver who ran a red light and believe that they are at-fault for your injuries, it is advisable to contact a skilled Kansas attorney who has experience working with car accident victims. The team at Pyle Law is committed to fighting for our clients’ rights to just compensation in the event of an accident, and we are ready to listen to the details of your specific situation. We offer a free initial consultation for all new clients, so call us today at (888) 381-1155 or go to our website to schedule an appointment online.