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Red Light Cameras And Sarasota Car Accident Injury Claims


Car accidents at traffic signals, particularly those involving red-light running, can lead to devastating injuries and substantial financial burden. As an experienced Sarasota Accident Lawyer, I’ve seen firsthand how the introduction of red-light cameras across our city has impacted these cases, particularly when it comes to obtaining injury settlements.

I’m David Goldman, a partner at the Sarasota law firm Goldman Babboni Fernandez Murphy & Walsh. We have won over $500 million for our injured clients in Sarasota and Southwest Florida over the past decade. Today, I’d like to discuss the role of red-light cameras in injury settlement cases and how they could affect your potential financial compensation.

The Red-Light Camera System in Sarasota:

In an attempt to increase road safety and deter drivers from running red lights, the City of Sarasota has implemented an Intersection Safety Program. This program utilizes advanced digital cameras and violation detection systems to capture instances of traffic control regulation violations, aiming to reduce collisions and injuries. As stated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, red-light runners cause hundreds of deaths and tens of thousands of injuries each year. In 2009, for example, 676 people were killed and approximately 130,000 were injured in crashes involving red light running.

What is a Red Light Violation?

A red-light violation occurs when a vehicle crosses the white stop line after the traffic signal has turned red. This includes both running straight through a red light and failing to turn safely and prudently on a red light. Despite the severity of this traffic violation, a red light camera notice of violation does not appear on your driving record.

Where are the Red Light Cameras Located?

The Intersection Safety Program has led to the placement of red-light cameras at various intersections throughout Sarasota. Some of the active locations include intersections along Fruitville Road, Bahia Vista Street, North Washington Boulevard, North Tamiami Trail, and more. (complete list of cameras)

How Do Red Light Cameras Work?

Each intersection with a red-light camera is equipped with a high-definition video camera activated by sensors located at the intersection. These sensors trigger the camera to capture video footage and still shots when they detect a vehicle running a red light. The City of Sarasota Police Department reviews every violation before the Notice Of Violation is issued, ensuring accuracy and fairness.

How Does a Red Light Camera Violation Impact Your Injury Settlement Case?

When a driver is caught running a red light by one of these cameras, it can significantly impact a subsequent personal injury claim or lawsuit. The video and photo evidence provided by the red-light camera can serve as strong proof of liability in a car accident case, potentially making it easier for injured victims to obtain the financial compensation they deserve.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident involving a red light violation, it’s crucial to have an experienced Sarasota accident lawyer by your side. The team at Goldman Babboni Fernandez Murphy & Walsh is ready to help. We believe that everyone should be treated fairly and that those with the means should work to bring justice to all areas of society. Since 1989, I’ve been fighting for the rights of Floridians, both as an attorney and through personal community support.

Are Red Light Cameras A Good Thing For Florida?

In Sarasota just as in everywhere else that allows the devices, when people become aware of red light cameras, they can play a vital role in maintaining road safety by altering driving behavior, further, red light cameras can greatly influence the outcome of personal injury cases related to red-light running accidents. As Sarasota continues to implement these cameras across the city, it’s more important than ever to understand their implications. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a red light runner in Sarasota, don’t hesitate to reach out for help. Together, we can work towards the compensation you deserve.

Contact the Sarasota lawyers of Goldman Babboni Fernandez Murphy & Walsh today at (941) 954-1234, for your absolutely free attorney case review.

If you have had a car accident at any of the following intersections, your crash may have been recorded by a red-light camera.

Location of Red Light Cameras In The City Of Sarasota:

  • WB Fruitville Rd @ N. Lockwood Ridge Rd.
  • NB S Tuttle Ave. @ Bahia Vista St.
  • NB S. Tamiami Tr. / US 41 @ Siesta Dr.
  • SB N. Lockwood Ridge Rd. @ Fruitville Blvd.
  • SB N. Tuttle Ave. @ Fruitville Rd.
  • NB S Tamiami Trail / US 41 @ Bee Ridge Rd.
  • SB N Tamiami Trail / US 41 @ University Pkwy.
  • NB N Tamiami Trail / US 41 @ University Pkwy.
  • NB N Washington Blvd @ Fruitville Rd.
  • SB S Tamiami Trail / US 41 @ Bee Ridge Rd.
  • SB N. Beneva Rd. @ Fruitville Rd.
  • WB Bee Ridge Rd @ S Tamiami Trail / US 41.
  • SB S. Tamiami Tr. / US 41 @ Bahia Vista St.
  • EB Bahia Vista St @ S Tuttle Ave.
  • NB S. Tamiami Tr. / US 41 @ Bahia Vista St.
  • WB Fruitville Rd @ N Tuttle Ave.
  • SB S Tuttle Ave @ Bahia Vista St.
  • SB N. Washington Blvd @ 17th St.
  • EB Fruitville Rd @ N. Lockwood Ridge Rd.
  • EB Fruitville Rd @ N Washington Blvd.

References: Sarasota Police Department

Attorney David Goldman has a strong belief that everyone should be treated fairly and those with the means should do what they can to bring justice in all areas of our society. That belief has led him to help Florida's injured from being taken advantage of by corporations and insurance companies. Since 1989 David Goldman has been fighting for the rights of Floridians both as an attorney and by personally supporting our community.

Red Light Cameras And Sarasota Car Accident Injury Claims

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