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How To Prove The Other Driver Ran A Red Light In Your Sarasota Accident


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The Federal Highway Administration reports that 40% of all car accidents happen in intersections. This makes crossing intersections extremely dangerous, so all drivers must exercise extra caution when driving through them. However, crossing an intersection is even more dangerous when another driver does not follow traffic signals like running a red light. Running a red light is illegal in the state of Florida. So if a driver runs a red light and causes an accident, they are at fault for the accident and must pay compensation. However, in order to receive the compensation, you must first prove that the other driver ran a red light.

Collecting Evidence

In order to prove fault to the courts, you will need to collect evidence the other driver ran the red light. Here are some examples that are commonly used:

● Red Light Cameras: Red light cameras take pictures and videos of the intersection. They use sensors to determine when someone is driving through the intersection to record. In Sarasota, the cameras are only activated when a driver runs a red light. You can obtain this footage with the help of an attorney. They will issue a subpoena to obtain the footage for your case.

● Security Camera Footage: Another option for footage is to see if there were any security cameras that captured the accident. If the intersection was by businesses that have security cameras, your attorney may request this footage. Video footage is an excellent form of evidence because it is unbiased and shows the true course of events.

● Police Report: A police report is filed by the responding officer. The report has the details of the accident. If the police officer believed the driver ran a red light, they will note it in their report. They will often also issue a citation. However, even if the officer does not explicitly say the other driver ran a red light, the police report can still be useful. It can help flesh out the details of what happened in order for the insurance companies and courts to know the other driver ran a red light.

● Eyewitness Testimony: Eyewitnesses like pedestrians, bystanders, and other drivers and passengers can be used as evidence. If they say the other driver ran the red light, the insurance companies and court will consider these statements. That is why it is always important that you try to collect the contact information of any witnesses at the scene of the accident if you are able.

● Vehicle Damage: A lot can be deduced by the damage to a vehicle. In the cases of a driver running a red light, the other vehicle has usually been broad-sided. Their care will have damage on the front end. An accident reconstruction expert can assess the vehicle damage and help prove the other driver ran a red light.

All of this evidence can help you prove that the other driver ran a red light.

Collecting The Evidence For Your Case

Collecting evidence for your claim can be a challenge, especially if you are recovering from your injuries. Fortunately, a skilled auto accident attorney can help. They will use their legal knowledge and network to help collect all the evidence you need. Then they will present this evidence on your behalf and fight for a fair settlement to pay for your injuries.

If you need to prove the other driver ran a red light, we can help. Our team at Justice Pays knows how to collect the evidence you need to prove the other driver was at fault for the accident. When you hire us to represent you, we will take care of everything so you can focus on recovering from your injuries. Call us today at 1-833-954-1234 to learn more.

Stephen M. Fernandez developed a strong belief in justice and fairness in public policy while earning his Political Science degree prior to attending law school. Since joining the Florida Bar Association in 2004, Stephen Fernandez has combined his background in public policy, business administration and civil law to serve as a highly effective trial lawyer fighting for Florida's injured, working hard every day to make sure his clients get what they are owed.

How To Prove The Other Driver Ran A Red Light In Your Sarasota Accident

Goldman Babboni Fernandez
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