Dallas Red Light Accident Lawyer

Attorney Doug Goyen People rush to reach where they’re going, therefore running a red light is somewhat common. The majority of the time, though, it occurs by accident. Red light running is typically caused by not paying attention, speeding, or mistiming a light. Running a red light can result in a serious accident. A Dallas red light accident lawyer can assist you or a loved one if you or a loved one is hit by a motorist that runs a red light.

You may be able to sue the other driver for compensation, which can help you pay for your accident-related expenses. To discover more about your legal options, contact the Dallas auto accident attorneys at the Law Office of Doug Goyen now at (972) 599-4100.

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HOW A LAWYER CAN ASSIST YOU WITH TAKING ACTION

Car upside down According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), over 20,000 auto accidents were caused by motorists running red lights in 2019, with over 10,000 persons injured. You may have questions about how the Law Office of Doug Goyen can assist you after being injured in an automobile accident caused by another party’s negligence. Call our personal injury attorney to discuss your case. Some of the services we provide include: 

We collect evidence to back up your claim.

As the injured party, you will be required to submit evidence that demonstrates how the accident was caused by another person.

The following are some examples of evidence that we have gathered that may be useful in your case:

  • Photographs showing your injuries, the damage to your property, and the scene of the accident
  • Your accident report in writing
  • Your doctor’s statements
  • Your medical examinations’ reports
  • Your medical records
  • Footage from traffic cameras
  • Your lawyer can take care of the evidence gathering for you.
  • Coordinate the Deadlines Involved in Your Case

Many deadlines apply to your personal injury lawsuit, some of which you may not be aware of. The state’s statute of limitations is one of such deadlines. A lawsuit must be filed within two years of the date of the accident. If you need to file a lawsuit, your lawyer can assist you in meeting the state’s statutory deadline.

This isn’t an all-inclusive list of what your lawyer might be able to do for you. To learn more, contact the Law Office of Doug Goyen.

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TYPES OF ACCIDENTS AT A RED LIGHT

There are various types of accidents that can occur when cars run red lights. These are some of them:

Rear-end crashes occur when one car collides with the back of another, often from tailgating and not giving themselves room to stop when a light changes. Sometimes it is when a driver speeds to beat a red light, but the automobiles in front of it are not speeding, this type of accident is prevalent.

T-bone collisions occur when a car collides with another car on its side, forming a T shape. When a driver tries to beat a red light after the lights have already switched for traffic in multiple directions, this is a typical occurrence. Because it gives the least protection from safety measures, this type of crash is extremely deadly.

Turn collisions occur when a motorist is making a turn and a motorist traveling in the other direction fails to yield the right of way or runs a red light.

There are a variety of different forms of collisions that aren’t addressed in this list. While some types of accidents are more serious than others, all auto accidents can result in significant injuries. If you haven’t already, seek medical help as soon as possible following the accident. Then you can speak with a Dallas red light accident attorney to learn more about your legal alternatives. To learn more, contact the Law Office of Doug Goyen immediately.

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WHAT CAUSES ACCIDENTS AT RED LIGHTS?

Accidents at red lights occur for a variety of causes. These can include the following:

Distracted driving: This is one of the most common causes of red light and other sorts of accidents. If a driver’s attention is diverted from the road for even a fraction of a second, the motorist may mistime a signal and cause an accident.

Speeding: Traffic lights are programmed to change as the posted speed limit is exceeded. Excessive speeding toward a traffic signal makes timing a stop or pass-through difficult. Drivers frequently speed through red lights, causing an accident on the other side by colliding with a car that has entered the lane or has driven through ahead of them.

Drunk driving: Intoxication makes it extremely difficult to drive a car, let alone properly schedule red light stops. There have been numerous instances of drunk drivers running red lights at the incorrect moment and causing accidents.

If you come to a complete stop at a red light and it turns green, look around to check if any automobiles are still moving through the intersection before advancing. While you may not be able to prevent other vehicles from running red lights, you can try to avoid them as much as possible.

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VICTIMS OF RED LIGHT AUTO ACCIDENTS

A red light crossing collision can result in injuries to a variety of road users. Victims may include the following individuals:

If another party’s negligence caused your red light collision and injured you, they may be liable for your damages, regardless of how you were utilizing the road.

Call the Law Office of Doug Goyen now at (972) 599 4100 and speak to an injury attorney in Dallas to learn more about your legal options in a free case review with a member of our staff.

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DAMAGES IN A RED LIGHT AUTO ACCIDENT

You may be able to receive compensation for your accident-related damages if you can prove the negligent party’s liability. The following are examples of recoverable damages in your case, depending on the severity of your injuries and the circumstances of your accident:

If your loved one was killed in a red light accident and you are pursuing a wrongful death claim, you may be eligible for a different set of damages. Damages for wrongful death may include:

  • Funeral costs
  • Pre-death costs of medical care
  • Loss of companionship
  • And other damages related to a wrongful death case.

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CALL THE LAW OFFICE OF DOUG GOYEN TODAY

When our Dallas red light accident lawyer handles your case, you can concentrate on your family and recuperation.

For a free case evaluation from a member of our staff, call (972) 599-4100 today. We handle vehicle accident injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you won’t have to pay us attorney costs unless and until you receive compensation through a court judgment or a settlement offer.

FREE CASE REVIEWS

If you are looking for an auto accident lawyer in Dallas, call (972) 599 4100. We offer free phone consultations. We also provide a free strategy session. The strategy session includes a summary of your case, legal issues involved, and legal issues we identify as being critical to maximizing the compensation owed.

THERE IS NO FEE IF WE DO NOT WIN

You owe us nothing if we are unable to recover. We charge a contingency fee structured to take a percentage of what we recover. As a performance-based contract, the better we do for you, the better we do for ourselves. This aligns our interests in the case with our client’s interests.

DIRECTIONS TO OUR OFFICE

Law Office of Doug Goyen
15851 Dallas Pkwy #605
Addison, Texas 75001
(972) 599 4100 phone
(972) 398 2629 fax

Directions to our office: We are on the southbound side of the service road to the Tollway. Stay on the Dallas North Tollway until you come to the Keller Springs exit. Take the Keller Spring exit. Stay on the service road on the southbound side and go just past Keller Springs. Our office is the 2nd building south of Keller Springs, located on the service road to the North Dallas Tollway in the Madison Business Center on the 6th floor.

By Doug Goyen, douggoyen@goyenlaw.com

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You want a great lawyer who keeps you informed on whats going on speaks with you personally and gets the job done call Doug Goyen. He is excellent & very professional you wont go wrong choosing him!! Thanks again for all your help Mr. Goyen! Socorro V.
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Very professional job handling my accident claim. I had some ER bills, and some visits to my ortho after (and various other bills that kept coming in). I was afraid I was going to get stuck owing money, but Doug Goyen took care of the case and had everything paid, including compensating me for the injury. Great lawyer IMO. I felt like my case was taken care of very well. Thx!! Bernard M.
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Doug is a great attorney. He took care of my auto accident claim promptly, and answered any questions I had. I also had one of my hospital bills go into collections for non-payment. I was able to contact Doug a year after the accident, and received a copy of the check the hospital claimed they didn’t receive. I highly recommend this guy. David J.
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The Law Office of Doug Goyen helped me recovery every bit I was owed on my claim. Very happy I used them. They knew what they were doing, and kept me informed. I felt taken care of the whole way. You wont go wrong using them. Arthur H.
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Mr. Goyen helped me take on my own insurance company, the great and mighty Allstate. My prior firm basically dumped me, with a permanent injury because the case didn’t meet their financial guidelines for a settlement. I was a bicycle rider hit by a car driver at an intersection, and Allstate was the company on BOTH SIDES OF THE CLAIM. My own insurance company tried to throw me under the bus to limit their payout! Without Mr. Goyen’s help, I would have been left with NOTHING! I had thousands of dollars in unpaid medical bills, unable to receive treatment to correct the issue. He was unafraid and helped me get the best settlement I could … I am tremendously thankful! Pamala M.