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Michael Redenburg

Red and Yellow Light Accidents in Manhattan

Traffic control devices are designed to regulate the flow of traffic through intersections. They also reduce the risk of traffic accidents by slowing traffic and signaling which drivers have the right of way.

The New York City Department of Transportation takes several steps to promote intersection safety, including the New York City Red Light Camera Program. Even though the camera program has discouraged drivers from running red lights, red and yellow light accidents in New York City, NY, still occur.

The New York car accident lawyers at Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC have extensive experience handling personal injury cases. We work with clients to get them the money they deserve after a traffic-light accident.

Contact us at 212-240-9465 to schedule a free, in-office consultation to discuss your case. Your initial consultation with an experienced car accident attorney in New York is free of charge.

How Our Manhattan Car Accident Lawyers Can Help You with an Accident Claim

It may seem clear that another driver ran a red light and caused your accident in New York City, New York. However, you will have to prove it to recover compensation. Our New York car accident attorneys understand what it takes to prove fault in a car accident case.

Our law firm has the resources to conduct extensive investigations and gather the evidence we need to win your case. When you hire Michael J. Redenburg, Esq, PC Personal Injury Lawyers to handle your injury case, we will:

  • Gather evidence proving fault by conducting a thorough accident investigation
  • File claims with the insurance carrier and monitor the progress of the claim
  • Document your damages to prove the extent of your injuries and the value of your case
  • Monitor the deadlines to file lawsuits under New York’s statute of limitations

If a reckless driver injured you or a family member, call our law office to speak with a member of our legal team. After a Manhattan car crash, your initial consultation is free of charge.

Causes of Red and Yellow Light Accidents

All motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists in New York City have a duty to obey traffic laws. That duty includes obeying the laws regarding traffic signals. Furthermore, drivers have a duty to operate their vehicles safely by following the speed limit, slowing down at yellow lights, and stopping when a traffic light turns red.

Reasons for red and yellow light accidents include:

  • Speeding-up when a light turns yellow instead of coming to a stop
  • Running red lights
  • Turning right on red without checking oncoming traffic
  • Failing to yield the right of way when making a left turn

Other dangerous driving behaviors may also contribute to the cause of an intersection crash. Drowsy driving, reckless driving, drugged driving, drunk driving, and distracted driving can increase the risk of a red and yellow light accident.

What Damages Can I Recover for My Injury Claim in Manhattan?

If you prove that the other driver caused the car crash, you should be compensated for your damages. The types of damages in an accident claim include:

  • Mental anguish and emotional suffering
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Loss of income and benefits
  • Medical expenses and bills
  • Impairments and disabilities
  • Reductions in future earning potential and future lost wages
  • Costs of long-term care

The value of your damages depends on numerous factors. Generally, the more severe your injuries, the higher the value of your damages. Accidents at intersections often result in severe injuries, including:

  • Brain damage
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Amputations
  • Fractures
  • Paralysis
  • Injuries caused from airbags

However, if you contributed to the cause of the car crash, you may not receive full compensation for your injury claim. Instead, your compensation may be reduced by your percentage of fault for the crash.

Other drivers and insurance companies often dispute liability for a red and yellow light accident. Therefore, it is important that you seek sound legal advice as soon as possible to avoid losing a substantial portion of your compensation.

Schedule a Free, In-Office Consultation with Our Manhattan Car Accident Lawyers

Do not go it alone after a red and yellow light accident in New York City. Reach out to us today by telephone or online to schedule a free consultation with one of our car accident lawyers in New York City. We want to help you get the money you need and deserve so that you can continue to recover after a car accident.

Other Common Car Accident Claims

  • Head-on collisions
  • Hit-and-Run Accidents
  • Lane-changing accidents
  • Rollover crashes

Contact us now at 212-240-9465 to schedule a free, no obligation, in-office consultation and learn how to get the Wheels of Justice Spinning for You today!

Client Reviews

I had a very positive experience working with Mr. Redenburg. He handled my personal injury case which was successfully settled over the course of two years. He was extremely diligent, knowledgeable and...

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