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Deaths from Running Red Lights at 10-Year High

Cherry Hill Car Accident Lawyers discuss deaths from running red lights at 10-year high.Running a red light while traveling through an intersection remains one of the most dangerous driving behaviors. According to a recent study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, the number of deaths resulting from vehicles running red lights is now at a 10-year high.

Research showed that over the course of a decade, the number of deaths resulting from drivers running through red lights increased over 30 percent. Close to one thousand individuals die each year from injuries sustained in car collisions caused by the failure of a driver to stop at a red light.

Link to Distracted Driving

While red light running is not a new phenomenon, safety experts believe the increase in the number of drivers engaged in this risky behavior may be linked to a rise in distracted driving. It is more likely for a driver to fail to notice a red traffic signal when he or she is driving in a distracted state caused by texting or talking on a cell phone. Pedestrians using cell phones also may be distracted while walking across intersections.

Other Risky Behaviors

Long driving trips also contribute to drivers running red lights. Studies report individuals are driving longer distances than ever before. With an increase in driving comes an increase in all types of car accidents. The overall rise in the number of drivers speeding may also contribute to a higher number of red-light running fatalities. Drivers sometimes speed to beat a red light, regardless of the safety risks.

Preventing More Deaths

Safety advocates continue to lobby for the use of red-light cameras to deter drivers from running through traffic signals. The use of traffic cameras by law enforcement in areas of high crash frequency has been shown to reduce the number of fatal accidents.

Compensation for Car Accident Victims

Individuals injured in car accidents resulting from drivers running red lights can face years of medical treatment and rehabilitation. Often, injured car accident victims are unable to work, which leads to financial instability and debt. To help cover the costs of medical expenses and lost wages and to obtain compensation for their pain and suffering, individuals can seek monetary damages by filing a civil lawsuit against those responsible for causing their injuries.

Cherry Hill Car Accident Lawyers at Williams Cedar Fight on Behalf of Individuals Injured in Car Accidents

If you were injured in a car accident caused by another driver running a red light, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. At Williams Cedar, our experienced Cherry Hill car accident lawyers will obtain the maximum amount of compensation you deserve for your injuries. Our offices are conveniently located in Philadelphia and Haddonfield, New Jersey to serve injured individuals and their families throughout Pennsylvania and South Jersey, including Cherry Hill and nationwide. To schedule a free consultation today, call us at 856-470-9777 or submit an online inquiry form.

WILLIAMS CEDAR PHYSICAL LOCATIONS: NOTICE TO OUR CLIENTS, COLLEAGUES AND VENDORS: CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

WILLIAMS CEDAR PHYSICAL LOCATIONS: NOTICE TO OUR CLIENTS, COLLEAGUES AND VENDORS: CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

In order to protect the health and safety of our staff and clients, and in compliance with directives from the governors of New Jersey and Pennsylvania and the City of Philadelphia, our physical offices in Philadelphia and Haddonfield will be closed for an indeterminate time, in an effort to help halt the spread of the corona virus.

Please be assured that, during our physical absence, our team will remain working remotely (at home) and “virtually” on behalf of our clients, and will keep them informed of any developments in their cases. We will return phone calls as quickly as possible. Clients, co-counsel, referral counsel and opposing counsel can also communicate with our attorneys through email:

Samuel Abloeser : sabloeser@williamscedar.com | David Cedar : dcedar@williamscedar.com
Beth Cole : bcole@williamscedar.com | Diane Fenner : dfenner@williamscedar.com
Shauna Friedman : sfriedman@williamscedar.com | Kevin Haverty : khaverty@williamscedar.com
Chris Markos : cmarkos@williamscedar.com | Alan Sklarsky : asklarsky@williamscedar.com
Jerry Williams : gwilliams@williamscedar.com

We will notify you when we are able to return to our physical offices. In the meantime, feel free to contact us. We remain on the job! We wish you the best of Health as we weather this crisis together.

THE LAWYERS AND STAFF OF WILLIAMS CEDAR