Traffic lights are often placed at intersections to regulate the flow of traffic and keep drivers safe. Unfortunately, red and yellow traffic lights are often a factor in many Orange County car accidents. Instead of slowing down and stopping, drivers tend to hit the gas and attempt to “beat” the red light. The result: thousands of tragic car accidents every year.
Accidents at intersections are incredibly common. The Federal Highway Administration (FHA) estimates that there are more than 2.5 million intersection-related car accidents every year. In fact, 40% of all car accidents happen at or near an intersection.
Intersection accidents aren’t just common, but also dangerous. Statistics show that half of all serious accidents — those involving catastrophic injury and extensive property damage — involve an intersection of at least two roads. Across the country, 21.5% of fatal car accidents happen at an intersection.
Have you or someone you love been involved in an intersection car accident? Contact the Law Offices of John Rapillo to learn about your legal rights and options. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Our car accident injury lawyers can help you maximize the financial award you receive. Call our office today at 949-675-5060 to schedule your free consultation.
Intersection-related car accidents happen every day. Many of these crashes involve red and yellow traffic signals. You can suffer serious and life-threatening injuries, even if you’re being extremely cautious. When someone else is to blame for your injuries, you have the right to demand compensation.
While you can pursue compensation on your own, you’re much more likely to get the money you need if you hire an experienced personal injury lawyer.
Intersection accidents tend to be particularly violent and destructive. It’s common to sustain injuries that keep you off of your feet and disrupt your life for a long time. You may require extensive medical care and be forced to miss time at work.
It will be incredibly important for you to focus all of your time and energy on getting better. You can’t do this if you’re also trying to navigate a complex legal claim. Hiring an attorney will give you the time you need to focus on your physical and emotional recoveries after your accident.
Who is responsible for your car accident and injuries? This may seem like a simple question. However, it can be difficult to gather the evidence you need to win your case. At the Law Offices of John Rapillo, our attorneys will carefully investigate your accident. Our goal will be to determine the precise cause(s) of the crash. Once we understand why the accident happened, we can identify who is to blame. With this information, we can then gather the evidence that will be necessary for you to get the money you deserve.
Do you share some of the fault for your own accident and injuries? Others involved in the crash will try to shift as much of the blame to you as possible. In California, comparative negligence doesn’t necessarily prevent you from filing a lawsuit for damages. You can recover compensation as long as someone else is also to blame.
However, fault will limit the amount of money you can get. The more fault you share, the less money you’ll be able to recover. Your award will be reduced by your specific contributions to the accident. For example, if you’re 60 percent at fault for the crash, you’ll only be able to recover a maximum of 40% of your damages.
At the Law Offices of John Rapillo, our legal team will aggressively pursue compensation on your behalf. We’ll thoroughly review the details of the crash and find evidence that shifts blame away from you. This will help you maximize the money you get for your injuries.
You never hit the road expecting to be in an accident. Unfortunately, you can sustain serious injuries in an accident, even if you are incredibly careful. When someone else causes you harm, you have the right to hold them financially responsible for your injuries. Hiring an attorney to handle your case will put you in the very best position to get the money you deserve.
Call us at 949-675-5060 to schedule your free consultation. We will review your case and help you understand your legal rights and options. It’s important to remember that you only have a limited amount of time to file a claim. You could miss out on the opportunity to get the money you need if you wait too long. Please see our FAQs page to learn more about red and yellow light car accidents. You can also reach out to us online.
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