Ohio Car Accident Lawyer Representing Clients in Red Light Accidents
None of us should have to experience the shock and pain of being struck by a driver who just ran a red light. Red light running is a serious problem, and devastating accidents and injuries can happen when a driver does not stop appropriately at an intersection. If you or someone you love recently sustained injuries in a red light accident, I want to help you seek the financial compensation you deserve.
What is a Red Light Accident in Ohio?
A red light accident is any collision that results from a motorist failing to stop appropriately at a red light. In most red light collisions, the driver’s error results in an intersection crash, but running a red light can also lead to other types of accidents and injuries, as well.
What do you need to know about red light accidents? Some of the following facts and figures come from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety:
- In 2017, a total of 939 people were killed in red light running collisions;
- Rates of red light running accident injuries and deaths have risen in recent years, with the figures in 2017 representing a 10-year high in fatalities and an increase in deaths by 28% from just five years prior;
- Nearly 30% of intersection accidents result from a driver running a red light;
- Almost half of all people who are killed in red light accidents are passengers in vehicles or pedestrians or cyclists; and
- Although 85% of adult drivers say they recognize red light running to be extremely dangerous, about 1 out of every 3 of those adult drivers surveyed admit that they ran a red light at least once in the last month when they could have come to a safe stop.
Statute of Limitations for Red Light Accident Lawsuits in Ohio
Red light accident lawsuits will, in most cases, have the same statute of limitations as any other car accident lawsuit. In some cases, certain exceptions may apply, but most injury victims in red light running cases will have two years from the date of the crash to file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver.
Under Ohio law, the clock on the statute of limitations will begin to tick on the date of the collision. From that date, you will have two years to file your lawsuit. Once that two-year time window closes, you will be ineligible to receive compensation through a civil lawsuit because your claim will become time-barred under Ohio law. Even if you think it is safe to wait, you should keep in mind that valuable evidence can be lost if you let too much time pass before you file your claim. I can assess your case today to help you begin the process of seeking the financial compensation you deserve.
Contact Me for Help with Your Red Light Car Accident Claim
When another driver runs a red light, other motorists and vehicle occupants can sustain serious and life-threatening injuries. These types of accidents often result in T-bone and side-swipe crashes that can be devastating, especially for motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians attempting to cross the street in a crosswalk. It is critical to work with an experienced Ohio red light accident attorney who can help you to hold the responsible driver accountable. As a dedicated accident lawyer who has been serving injury victims in Ohio for years, I promise you: I’ll Make Them Pay!® Give me a call today at 877.944.4373 to learn more about getting started on your claim.