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The Repercussions of Running a Red Light

Running red lights is illegal for a reason; this behavior is very unsafe and can result in traumatic car accidents. In just 2008, nearly 800 fatalities were caused by people running red lights, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in addition to over 160,000 people being injured. These accidents could easily be prevented if drivers refused to run red lights or engage in other unsafe behaviors. Unfortunately, sometimes they simply disregard their responsibilities to other drivers, resulting in terrible car accidents.

Common Results of Red Light Running

Running a red light is known to be extremely dangerous. Not only are other drivers often not expecting such an action, but pedestrians might also be caught off guard, dramatically increasing the potential for an accident. Some of the most common results of an incident of a driver running a red light include:

  • T-bone accidents
  • Pedestrian injuries
  • Side-swipe collisions
  • Head-on collisions
  • Rollover accidents
  • Rear-ending accidents

While these accidents are not the only repercussions that can occur when a person decides to run a red light, they often injure multiple people, causing physical, emotional, and financial damage to victims.

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When another driver decides to disregard his or her own safety and the safety of others by running a red light, that driver should be held responsible for any consequences that occur as a result of such behavior. This includes taking responsibility for the injuries and costs of any person that he or she injures in a car accident. If you or someone you love has suffered from the actions of a person running a red light, a skilled car accident lawyer at the Chris Mayo Law Firm may be able to help you pursue legal action. Learn more about your legal options by calling (210) 999-9999 today.

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