If a driver who ran a red light caused your accident and injuries in Georgia, you can likely pursue a case against them and may recover compensation for your injuries. A Warner Robins red light accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to help you navigate this process while you focus on healing from your injuries.
You can speak with a team member from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers to learn more about your case today. Call us at (404) 888-8888 for your complimentary case assessment.
Running a Red Light Significantly Increases the Risk of a Collision
Traffic signals, including lights and signage, are in every Warner Robins intersection that sees enough traffic to make them necessary. Traffic lights are especially effective in managing traffic flow in both basic and complex intersections. When a driver fails to obey a traffic light by running through the red signal, they pass directly in the path of the traffic that has the right of way through the intersection. As such, collisions are likely.
Drivers should understand that obeying traffic lights is important. Georgia’s traffic laws related to these signals, outlined in O.C.G.A. § 40-6-20, offer few exceptions. Still, motorists run red lights every day. This may occur because of distractions, being in a hurry, drunk or drugged driving, fatigued driving, or careless mistakes. Still, the risk of an accident is high. When they collide with another vehicle, the driver who ran the red light is accountable.
At Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, we do not believe you should be responsible for the expenses and losses related to your accident if the other driver ran a red light. Let us review your case and determine if we can help you pursue a payout based on your accident-related injuries and other damages.
For a free legal consultation with a red light accidents lawyer serving Warner Robins, call (404) 888-8888
Proving Your Warner Robins Red Light Accident Claim
If we work together on your collision case, a Warner Robins red light accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers will dedicate the time and resources necessary to develop a case and seek justice for you. The steps required may differ somewhat based on the specific details of your accident, but could include:
- Gathering any physical evidence related to your case
- Obtaining key documents, including the accident report filed by the responding officers and your relevant medical records
- Seeking video of the accident, if available
- Interviewing eyewitnesses who were at the accident scene
- Working with experts to complete an accident reconstruction and analyze related data
- Document your accident-related damages
- Put a fair settlement value on your case
We will handle these tasks based on contingency. We will also file your claim and negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf or represent you at trial if needed. You will not pay us anything out of your pocket for our services.
Comparative Negligence in Georgia Traffic Accident Cases
In some cases, the at-fault driver or their insurer may allege that you contributed to the accident and your own injuries. For example, they may say you were speeding, and this made the impact worse. If this occurs when we file your claim, we might need to file a civil suit naming the red light runner as the defendant and take the case to trial.
Per O.C.G.A. § 51-11-7, you can still recover a reduced amount of compensation as long as you were less responsible for the accident than the other party. However, our team will fight to mitigate any accusations that you shared responsibility.
Suppose we do need to take your case to trial because of allegations of comparative negligence or other issues with negotiating a fair settlement. In that case, we only have two years from the date of the collision to do so under O.C.G.A § 9-3-33. If we miss this two-year time limit, the court will most likely prevent us from taking your case in front of a judge or jury.
Due to the short timeline for taking these cases to court, we like to get started as soon as possible. We encourage you to reach out to us as soon as your injuries are stable enough to do so. We may not be able to file your claim until we have a better idea about your prognosis, but we can begin to build a case and work with experts to determine your future needs.
You can talk to a team member from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers about your case now. Call (404) 888-8888.
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Recoverable Damages in a Red Light Accident Insurance Claim
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can outline and document the damages you suffered as a result of your accident. We will then use this evidence to show the insurance company the losses you sustained—and will likely sustain in the future—as a result of their policyholder’s actions. This is often what it takes to secure a fair settlement in these cases.
Recoverable damages in a red light accident case could include:
- Past, current, and future treatment and medical care costs
- Ongoing care and support
- Lost income and benefits
- Reduced ability to work and earn
- Car repairs and other property replacement
- Additional documented expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Additional intangible losses
Speak with Our Team About Your Warner Robins Injury Accident
A Warner Robins red light accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can help you build a case to hold the at-fault driver responsible. You can speak to a member of our team today for free. We will assess your options based on the details of your accident case and explain your rights and options.
Discuss your case with the Bader Scott Injury Lawyers team today to learn more. Call (404) 888-8888 to get started.