The main reason people ignore stop signs and red lights is because of impatience. Drivers that fail to stop at a stop sign are usually in a hurry to get somewhere else or simply plow through an intersection because they assume no one is coming. Most drivers that violate stop signs don’t realize their mistake until it is too late. It is these distracted or reckless drivers that also make unsafe lane changes, run red lights and cause numerous other car accidents that take place on Miami’s streets and highways.
If you have suffered injuries in a traffic collision, contact the Flaxman Law Group for a free case evaluation. The attorneys at the law firm have already recovered more than $100 million on behalf of plaintiffs in traffic crashes and personal injury claims in Miami and South Florida. With more than 60 years of combined legal experience, our attorneys are dedicated to justice.What Leads to T-Bone Collisions?
An intersection is usually where a side-impact accident happens. Coincidently, intersections are also one of the most dangerous areas for pedestrian accidents and car accidents. According to the Federal Highway Administration, more than 20% of fatal car accidents in 2009 that occurred on roadways in the US occurred as a result of a crash at an intersection. In many cases, disobeying traffic signals and speeding contributed to the accident.
There are many reasons why motorists drive through a stop sign or red light and cause a T-bone accident:
- Driver distraction
- Road rage
- Speeding and being in a hurry
There is no excuse for ignoring traffic signs and lights. If you have been in a T-bone or side impact accident and have been severely injured, you should consult with a personal injury attorney in Miami or your community because the at-fault driver is likely negligent. After all, all drivers know what stop signs and red lights mean and are expected to obey these signals. When they do not and you are severely injured, you do have the right under Florida law to seek compensation for your injuries. In these cases, Florida law allows you to seek compensation for lost income, medical bills, and other costs related to your injury.Working with a Personal Injury Attorney
A personal injury attorney can work with accident reconstruction experts and with private investigators to get you the answers you need for closure. They can also file a claim on your behalf and ensure that you understand your options and the likely costs of your injuries.
The attorneys at the Flaxman Law Group have experience in securing compensation on behalf of injured victims who have been hurt through car accidents. If you've been severely injured in a car accident or have lost a loved one in a car crash, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim or personal injury claim. Contact the Flaxman Law Group today to arrange for a free consultation to discuss your options. You may have more options than you realize.