Red Light Running (RLR) Auto Accidents

May 29, 2017 @ 10:00 AM — by Rocky Walton

A red traffic light next to a green left-turn signalIf you or a member of your family has been seriously injured in an auto accident caused by someone else’s negligence, or if you have tragically lost a family member in such an accident, then you need legal representation from an experienced attorney, a board certified specialist in personal injury trial law. As a personal injury lawyer who is certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Roger “Rocky” Walton has the experience, knowledge, resources, and skills to handle even the most complex auto accident cases successfully. He is unafraid to stand up to the nation’s most powerful auto insurance companies in asserting the rights of his injured clients and their families.

Among the most devastating types of auto accidents are those involving the running of red lights. Mr. Walton has extensive experience and an impressive history of success in handling cases arising from auto accidents involving red lights in and around Arlington, TX. Red light running, or RLR, accidents can result in catastrophic injuries at speeds as low as 30 miles per hour, including spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, bone fractures, and even wrongful death. Mr. Walton can put “The Rocky Advantage” to work for you to help ensure that you receive the full measure of damages to which you are entitled if you have been harmed in a red light running accident.

Don’t hesitate to contact the Law Firm of Roger “Rocky” Walton, P.C., today for an evaluation of your auto accident case.

The Dangers of Red Light Running Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Fatality Analysis and Reporting System, 3,529 people were killed in red light running auto accidents between 2010 and 2014 in the United States. Another 184 pedestrians and bicyclists were killed in such accidents during this same span. This doesn’t account for the hundreds of thousands who were injured in red light running auto accidents during that time. In 2014 alone, approximately 126,000 people were injured in red light running auto accidents. More than half of the people injured and killed in these accidents were victims of the drivers who ran the red lights.

Unfortunately, running red lights is something of an epidemic in this country. In a 2015 AAA telephone survey, 94 percent of drivers agreed that it was unacceptable to run red lights, but 39 percent of those polled admitted that they had done so within the previous seven days.

Ultimately, there is no excuse for running a red light and jeopardizing the safety of other drivers. Common reasons that people run red lights include:

  • Impatience
  • Speeding
  • Driver distractions (e.g., cell phone use)
  • Failure to notice the light had changed

Whatever the reason behind your accident, you can rest assured that Roger “Rocky” Walton will use all of the resources at his disposal to present the strongest case possible on your behalf.

Arrange for an Evaluation of Your Auto Accident Case Today

To arrange for an evaluation of your auto accident case, please contact the Law Firm of Roger “Rocky” Walton, P.C. today.

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