In a time where distractions are everywhere, red light running is becoming more prevalent and a bigger concern. This is especially true in Arizona as the state’s population continues to grow at one of the fastest rates in the nation. While the most recent data available is from 2019, AAA found that Arizona had the highest rate of red light running fatalities. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic leaving many drivers working remotely thus reducing the number of vehicles on the road, the Arizona Department of Transportation found that the number of traffic deaths rose to their highest levels.
Running a red light can happen for various reasons such as speeding, impairment, mobile device distraction, trying to beat the light, and more. Whether you are turning left, right, or simply crossing the intersection can also play a major role in how an accident occurs or even how it is handled. A quick Google search of January 2022 and red light runners produces at least 4 different articles involving roughly more than 10 vehicles combined with multiple deaths.
So what happens if you happen to get hit by someone who ran a red light? As with any accident, you’ll want to make sure the police are notified as well as your insurance company. Finding a reputable attorney can also assist in making sure a proper investigation is done since there so many factors that can be involved. This can include obtaining copies of any videos or pictures, obtaining and organizing medical records, defining specifics pertaining to what actually happened, and more.
Being in a car accident and dealing with the aftermath can feel like an overwhelming experience. You don’t have to handle it alone. A Scottsdale personal injury attorney from the Rudolph & Hammond Law Firm will help you with every step and make sure you are adequately taken care of. Call us today at 480-951-9700 for a free consultation.