Stop on Red Week 2022August 2, 2022 | Category: Automobile Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Truck Accidents | Share
"The week of August 7–13, 2022 is ‘Stop on Red Week’. This is such an important safety issue that we at Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. are writing this blog about red-light running even though we did so in May 2022. To review some of the areas we covered in the May blog please go to Red Traffic Lights Mean Stop,” said Fort Myers Car Accident Lawyer Randall Spivey.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that red-light running was responsible for about 12,000 tragic deaths and 130,000 injuries between 2004 and 2018.
‘Stop on Red Week’ is promoted by the National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR) to protect U.S. communities. In 2020, NCSR provided a ‘Red-Light Running Fatality Map’ showing the top ten states for red-light running in 2019. Florida ranked number 3 behind California and Texas.
More than 55 percent of drivers admitted to running red lights “sometimes” in a Texas survey. Many feel that running red lights becomes a habit for drivers. They don’t believe running a red light just one time can have disastrous consequences. However, running red lights can significantly raise the risk of an accident.
Yellow lights are designed to warn drivers that the light will soon change to red and signify drivers should prepare to stop. Misjudging the timing of yellow lights and going through an intersection can have deadly consequences.
Speeding and aggressive driving also contribute to red-light running. When drivers are speeding and need to gauge whether to slam on their brakes or go through a light, the decision can be devastating.
In addition to speeding and aggressive driving, experts say drivers often “zone out” on long trips and lose awareness of what is happening around them. They may also be distracted by devices in their vehicles. Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs also leads to red-light running.
Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. assists those who have been injured or tragically die because of the negligence of another driver running red lights. After seeking medical attention, we urge accident victims to contact our firm before evidence is lost and memories fade.
How does Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. assist clients?
Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. evaluates each potential case without charging any costs or attorney fees until a monetary recovery is received. Once a decision is made to take a case, we gather evidence to support the case and determine liability. Then a demand letter is sent to the insurance company. Often the demand letter is enough to lead to a favorable settlement. If not, and the settlement discussions end, we’ll initiate a lawsuit on our client’s behalf. The lawsuit is initiated with a legal pleading called a Complaint that outlines our client’s arguments and why the client is entitled to compensation. To resolve procedures, pre-trial litigation occurs. Having experienced lawyers from Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. is important for this sometimes-complex situation.
Attorney Randall Spivey is with clients from beginning to end, representing them at trial should there need to be one. Often cases are settled before that time.
Should you or a loved one be injured by a red-light runner contact the firm at 239.337.7483, toll-free at 1.888.477.4839, or online at SpiveyLaw.com. We are available 24/7 to assist the injured.