HOLDING DRIVERS ACCOUNTABLE FOR INTERSECTION COLLISIONS
Why Retain A Car Accident Attorney?
If you have been involved in a red light accident, you may be wondering why you should talk to a car accident attorney at our Hartford-based firm. We believe that accident victims should not be left to pay for medical expenses, car repairs and other costs relating to an accident that was not their fault. And, neither will the court if negligence was the cause of your accident and injuries.
Negligent drivers need to be held responsible for their actions and the injuries they cause. If you or a loved one has become the victim of car accident, you can significantly improve your chances of obtaining a positive outcome for your case and recovering the compensation you need if you have a skilled personal injury attorney fighting on your behalf.
McCoy & McCoy Has The Skills And Resources To Maximize Your Deserved Compensation
Over the last 50 years, our firm has successfully represented countless individuals in car accident and injury claims throughout Connecticut. We resolve more than 90 percent of our cases through negotiation; however, we are always ready to represent our clients during litigation if doing so is in their best interests.
Our principal attorney, Frank McCoy Jr., is certified in civil trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy — a distinction that fewer than 0.5 percent of all Connecticut lawyers have earned.
Causes Of Red Light Accidents
Drivers who attempt to run red lights are putting themselves and others at risk. Even trying to rush through a yellow light before it has turned red can put many innocent people in harm’s way.
Drivers have an obligation to follow the rules of the road and drive in such a way that they will prevent harm to others. Traffic lights are there to help control the flow of traffic. Provided that drivers adhere to the traffic signals and are patient, these types of accidents should be a rare occurrence.
Reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicate that more than 2 million red light accidents, resulting in more than 150,000 fatalities, happen every single year.
Some of the common causes of red light accidents include:
- Aggressive drivers
- Drunk drivers
- Drivers who are distracted or careless
- Following too closely behind the car in front of you
- Inexperienced or uneducated drivers
- Reckless drivers
- Road rage
Drivers who cause red light accidents are often quick to try and lay blame on the other driver.
To help see that your interests are well-represented, we strongly advise you retain counsel immediately following a red light accident. Our lawyers are able to advise you of your rights and help you gather the evidence necessary to determine which party is liable for the accident.
We will subpoena traffic camera footage, locate potential eyewitnesses, have experts review the accident scene, obtain medical reports and other records, all so that we can build your case and help you maximize your claim.
You will not have to worry about working with insurance companies — we will do that for you. We are here to provide you with the all-encompassing representation you need to get the most optimal results. To find out if you may have a valid injury claim, please call McCoy & McCoy today at 860-856-9283.