Tupelo Accidents Caused by Traffic Signal Violations
All drivers are expected to obey traffic signals while on the road. These include stop signs, yield signs, and stop signs. Drivers who commit traffic signal violations place themselves and others at great risk of injury or death. For those who are injured in an accident by a driver who failed to obey a traffic signal, dealing with the resulting injuries, medical bills, time off work, and other consequences can be overwhelming. Fortunately, Mississippi law does provide a way for innocent victims to obtain compensation and reimbursement for their injuries and other losses. If you have been injured in an auto accident caused by a traffic signal violation, the Tupelo car accident lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz are ready to evaluate your case and discuss your options for recovery. As a large regional personal injury law firm with over 30 attorneys and more than 120 support staff members, we have the resources to help you pursue the compensation you deserve to get your life back on track.Pursuing Your Claims Against a Driver Who Violated a Traffic Signal
Automobile accidents are often caused by the failure of one or more persons involved to act in a manner that is reasonable under the circumstances. In legal terms, this is referred to as negligence. Thus, to obtain recovery for injuries sustained in a car accident, victims generally must present proof sufficient to establish the following legal elements of negligence: duty, breach, causation (direct and proximate), and damages.
In car accidents caused by traffic signal violations, victims will likely be able to use the legal doctrine of negligence per se to support their case against the at-fault party. Negligence per se can be utilized where a safety law is violated, the violation results in injury, the injury is of the type that the law was designed to prevent, and the person injured is within the class of persons that the law is designed to protect. A common example would be speeding through an intersection and running a red light. If successfully established, negligence per se can create a presumption that the defendant was negligent, which can shift the focus of the case to damages. Such a presumption can greatly increase a victim’s chances of obtaining recovery for his or injuries, especially if circumstantial evidence of the defendant’s negligence is scarce.
Once the at-fault party’s negligence has been established, victims will likely be able to recover damages against the at-fault party through their automobile insurance carrier. The damages available depend on the facts of the case, but common forms include medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. By consulting with a Tupelo attorney experienced in car accident cases, victims can ensure that they all pursuing all elements of damages relevant to their particular case. In addition, the victim’s attorney will be there to fight against any attempts by the defendant to reduce the victim’s recovery by arguing that the victim shares fault for the accident.Consult With Our Local Tupelo Lawyers Today
If you have been injured by in an accident caused by a traffic signal violation, contact the car wreck attorneys of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz today. Our firm has dedicated over 30 years of practice to assisting injured victims, and our attorneys have recovered over $1 billion in compensation for our injured clients during that time. We provide assistance to accident victims across Mississippi, Tennessee, Missouri, Arkansas, and Kentucky, including in Tupelo, Jackson, Oxford, Meridian, Columbus, Starkville, Grenada, Hayti, Caruthersville, Memphis, Knoxville, Nashville, Chattanooga, Little Rock, and Jonesboro. For a free consultation, call us today at 800-529-4004 or fill out our online form. Let us show you why NST is the way to go if you need a car accident attorney based in Tupelo, MS.