An East Point red light accident lawyer may represent you in an insurance claim or civil suit following a Fulton County accident with a driver who ran a red light. Georgia law allows you to pursue compensation for the expenses and losses you incurred in a traffic accident with another motorist if you can prove they were negligent.
A team member from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can explain this process further and evaluate the details of your accident case for you for free. Call (404) 888-8888 today to get started.
Red Light Accidents Can Lead to Side-Impact Collisions and Serious Injuries
Traffic lights are an integral part of traffic control, and having drivers obey them helps to prevent accidents at intersections. When a driver runs a red light, the risk of an accident is high.
Under Georgia’s traffic law, the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) §40-6-20, drivers have a responsibility to obey all traffic signals, with few exceptions. These exceptions are limited to when a police officer is directing traffic in an intersection and when the driver is operating an authorized emergency vehicle.
Using this statute, we can build a case to prove that a driver who ran a red light is liable for the resulting accident. Disobeying a traffic law constitutes an act of negligence, so we will look for evidence to prove that the driver:
- Had a red light and was obligated to stop under OCGA §40-6-20
- Did not stop at the red light as required.
- Caused an intersection collision by running the light.
We will also need to prove that you are facing damages, including injuries and financial expenses, as a result of the collision. At Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, our team knows how to build a case based on negligence following a red light collision. If we believe we can secure a financial recovery for you based on your case, we will offer our services to you at no out-of-pocket cost.
A Bader Scott Injury Lawyers Attorney Can Help Pursue Damages
If we represent you in your insurance claim or other action, an East Point red light accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers will take the necessary steps to prepare your claim and seek compensation for your damages. This includes:
- Protecting your rights.
- Investigating the accident and gathering evidence.
- Filing the claim.
- Negotiating with the insurance company.
- Taking other steps to seek compensation if a settlement is not possible,
In some cases, the at-fault motorist or their insurer may try to blame the accident on you, saying your actions contributed to the accident. Even if they have evidence of this, it will not prevent you from holding the other driver responsible as long as you were less than 50 percent at fault, per OCGA §51-11-7. However, this will reduce the value of your settlement, so we work to counter these allegations when possible.
To learn more about how an attorney from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to secure compensation for you after a Fulton County accident, call (404) 888-8888 now.
Recoverable Losses Following an East Point Red Light Accident
There are two ways Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can recover compensation for our clients after an East Point red light accident. Most commonly, we negotiate an out-of-court settlement with the insurance carrier that represents the at-fault driver. This allows us to recover a fair payout based on our client’s losses.
In addition, we reserve the option of taking the case to trial in a Fulton County civil court if an agreement is not possible. In doing so, we will ask the judge or jury to determine how much compensation our client deserves. The recoverable damages in a red light accident often include:
- Current and future medical treatment and related expenses.
- Care and support costs.
- Lost wages, lost benefits, and reduced earning capacity.
- Property damages.
- Loss of services.
- Out-of-pocket expenses related to the accident.
- Pain and suffering damages.
Certain family members may also be eligible to pursue wrongful death damages if they lost a loved one in a tragic accident in East Point, per OCGA §51-4-2. We can help with this type of case, as well.
Statute of Limitations on Civil Lawsuits in Fulton County Courts
Georgia only gives accident victims two years from the date of their injuries to file a personal injury lawsuit in a Fulton County civil court, under OCGA §9-3-33. This is a relatively short time, considering the many steps we need to take before filing paperwork to begin a civil suit.
If we miss this deadline, you will likely lose the right to take your case before a judge or jury. As such, we must be ready to file a red light accident lawsuit, if necessary, before time runs out.
Speak with an East Point Team Member About Your Case
An East Point red light accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may represent you to the at-fault driver, their insurer, the judge and jury, and other relevant parties. If we accept your case, we will do so on a contingency basis, so you will not pay us anything directly. We only request payment out of the insurance claim or court award we recover for you.
You can get started today by discussing your case with a team member from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers. We represent Fulton County accident victims, including those injured when a careless driver runs a red light. To learn if we can help you seek compensation and hold the negligent driver accountable, call (404) 888-8888 now.