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Stop Light Intersection Accident

Top Rated Buffalo, New York Stop Light Intersection Accident Attorneys

Buffalo, New York Car Accident Injury Lawyers Maximizing Compensation for People Injured by Drivers Who Go Through Red Lights at Traffic Signals in Buffalo, New York; Niagara Falls, New York and Rochester, New York.

Traffic Lights

Negligent drivers who fail to obey traffic lights at intersections cause thousands of injuries and deaths every year. According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) of the United States Department of Transportation, running a red light or violating other traffic control devices is the most common cause of all urban accidents, annually injuring over 165,000 motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.

Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of highly experienced, elite and top rated personal injury attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. have collected in excess of $150 million for personal injury cases in Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Rochester and throughout New York State. Many of those injuries were the result of careless or reckless drivers who did not properly stop for red lights at traffic-signaled intersections.

Jed Dietrich, Esq. and the team at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. litigate serious personal injury claims every day. If you, or a loved one, suffered a serious personal injury as a result of any car accident, including accidents at traffic signal stop light intersections, contact us at 716-839-3939. Our top rated, seasoned and very experienced, aggressive, tenacious and hardworking car accident injury attorneys are here to help.

You Want A Highly Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer For Your Car Accident Injury

Legal expertise and experience matter tremendously when you, or a loved one, is injured by a driver who did not obey a traffic signal at an intersection. It is imperative to contact an experienced and top rated law firm to fight for the best result for you. Jed Dietrich, Esq., of the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., has over 20 years of experience obtaining $1 million, or more, in verdicts and settlements for personal injury victims in Buffalo, Rochester, Niagara Falls and throughout New York State.

As soon as possible you should contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. at 716-839-3939. We have exclusively handled personal injury cases since our establishment in 2005 and we will aggressively apply our experience and top level legal expertise to attempt to provide you with the highest level of personal injury service. With aggressiveness, tenacity and very determined hard work, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. team will fight to obtain the very best result for your personal injury in Buffalo, Rochester, Niagara Falls, throughout New York State and beyond.

HAVE YOU BEEN SERIOUSLY INJURED BY A DRIVER WHO RAN A RED LIGHT IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?

CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS TOP RATED AND HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TEAM AT 716-839-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!

New York State Traffic Signal Law

New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law, Section 1110(a), requires that:

“Every person shall obey the instructions of any official traffic-control device.”

New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law, Section 1111, specifically describes what drivers must do when reaching a red-light traffic signal, both when intending to turn right and when not.

Section 1111(d)(1) includes a very clear requirement that whenever a traffic signal is red, drivers must fully stop their vehicle before reaching a crosswalk, regardless of whether or not the street has a painted stop line. It states:

“Traffic, except pedestrians, facing a steady circular red signal . . . shall stop at a clearly marked stop line, but if none, then shall stop before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection.”

When attempting a right-turn-on-red, Section 1111(d)(2) clearly requires that drivers must yield to pedestrians and to other traffic that is lawfully using the intersection. It provides:

“Traffic facing a steady circular red signal may cautiously enter the intersection to make a right turn after stopping . . . [s]uch traffic shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians within a marked or unmarked crosswalk at the intersection and to other traffic lawfully using the intersection."

In addition to Vehicle and Traffic Law compliance issues, reckless drivers who injure other people when going through a red traffic stop signal should be held fully accountable to financially compensate victims who are injured by negligent driving.

If you, or a loved one, was injured by a driver who did not obey a stop light, call 716-839-3939 now. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and the aggressive, tenacious and hardworking Buffalo, New York auto accident injury lawyers of the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. will fight to obtain the best result for personally injury cases in Buffalo, Rochester, Niagara Falls, throughout New York State and beyond. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. team has obtained in excess of $150 million for personal injury clients.

Who Gets Injured By Drivers Who Ignore Stop Lights?

When a driver has a green light, that is an indication that cross-traffic has a red light and it is safe to proceed through an intersection. However, when drivers fail to stop at a red light or fail to yield the right-of-way when making a right-on-red, accidents can result and people can be seriously injured.

The following individuals are typically injured:

  1. Pedestrians who are lawfully walking across a street, in a crosswalk;
  2. Drivers and passengers in cars, trucks, SUVs or motorcycles with a green light that are lawfully driving through the intersection;
  3. Drivers and passengers in other vehicles with a green arrow that are lawfully making a left turn;
  4. Drivers and passengers in a vehicle that is properly stopped at the red light, who are rear-ended by a negligent driver who does not stop;
  5. Passengers in the vehicle of the negligent driver who, as a result of not stopping for a red light, collides with a crossing vehicle; and
  6. Physically vulnerable bicycle riders who are properly riding in the opposite direction through an intersection.

Victims of any of the above types of accidents want the most experienced personal injury lawyer in Buffalo, New York. Jed Dietrich, Esq., a Best Lawyer of America, provides top rated personal injury representation and he has extensive experience with similar cases involving negligent drivers who violate a red light at an intersection. The aggressive, tenacious and hardworking Buffalo, New York car accident lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. will battle for the best result for a personal injury in Buffalo, Rochester, Niagara Falls, throughout New York State and beyond.

If you were seriously injured by a driver who ran a red light call a Best Law Firm of America, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., at 716-839-3939. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of superb, highly experienced and top rated car accident injury attorneys in Buffalo, New York will aggressively fight for the best results for you or your loved one. Jed Dietrich, Esq. knows that a car accident can leave you with serious, sometimes debilitating, physical injuries that can require expensive medical care, missed time from work and other life changing consequences. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. team will be with you every step of the way!

HAVE YOU BEEN SERIOUSLY INJURED BY A DRIVER WHO RAN A RED LIGHT IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?

CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS TOP RATED AND HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TEAM AT 716-839-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!

What Happens After A Negligent Driver Ignores A Traffic Signal?

Every year, thousands of people are severely harmed physically, psychologically and financially by car, SUV and truck accidents caused by drivers who do not stop for a red light at a traffic signal.

According to the United States Department of Transportation, there are an average of 7 fatal crashes and over 1,000 injury crashes EVERY DAY at signalized intersections across the United States. The same source reports the cost to society of these preventable accidents exceeds $230 billion.

Much of this cost is for medical expenses to treat personal injuries. This may include emergency room visits, prescription medications, surgeries, x-ray diagnosis, follow up doctor visits, rehabilitation, physical therapy and more. There are also additional costs after a car, truck or SUV accident including an injured person’s lost time from work.

It is critically important for you to take fast action if you, or a loved one, have been victimized by a driver who went through a red light. Call 716-839-3939 as soon as possible, to reach Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of highly experienced, seasoned and top rated Buffalo, New York personal injury attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. The Dietrich Team has obtained in excess of $150 million and excellent results for personal injury clients in Buffalo, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; Rochester, New York; throughout New York State and beyond.

What Should You Do After A Personal Injury By A Vehicle That Violates A Red Light?

Immediately after the accident you should:

  1. Move your vehicle to a safe place;
  2. Determine if you or anyone else are injured, and seek emergency medical assistance if needed;
  3. Call the police at 911;
  4. Write down the license plate of the vehicle that hit you, or take a photo of it with your cell phone (as quickly as possible, in case the other driver might leave);
  5. Gather information from the scene including the names, phone numbers, and insurance company of the other driver;
  6. Also gather information from witnesses who saw what happened (these can include other drivers and/or pedestrians or other bystanders);
  7. Take multiple pictures and videos of the vehicle(s), the scene, and your injuries;
  8. Notify your car insurance company; and
  9. Call Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his experienced team of attorneys and paralegals at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., at 716-839-3939, so that the Dietrich Team can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury in Buffalo, Rochester, Niagara Falls, throughout New York State and beyond.

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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I am a medical doctor and have worked with many of the best lawyers in Buffalo and I can say without question that Jed Dietrich is the only lawyer I would trust with my injury case in Buffalo New York. B.O.
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