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Posted on November 7, 2019 by

What To Know If You’ve Been In A Car Accident After Someone Ran a Red Light

Running a red light is one of the most dangerous things drivers can do in St. Louis. With so much traffic, speeding through a red light is very likely to result in a serious accident, and it often does. If you are the victim of a crash, and you know the other driver ran a red light to cause it, you need to know how to proceed. 

Running a Red Light and Proving Negligence

When a person runs a red light, they have committed a crime. But the situation also has civil merit if an accident results from it. This means that as the victim, you can pursue a lawsuit that is separate from any criminal charges that are handed down. 

But, in order to win, you have to prove that the other driver was negligent. Doing that means producing evidence that clearly indicates it. This might include presenting footage from a traffic camera or having witness testimonies.

Get Help From Your St. Louis Car Accident Attorney

There is no excuse for running a red light. So many people are injured or killed every year because drivers acted negligently because of this and other infractions. But your St. Louis car accident attorney is here to help you through the aftermath. 

If you've been injured because another driver ran a red light, you deserve justice. Contact us and let's talk about how we can help.