Red light violations are serious traffic violations that can increase the risk of side-impact accidents. When a person runs a red light, he’s at risk of hitting another car from the side. Such side-impact accidents pose a serious risk of injury to occupants because there is a minimal barrier between occupants, and the other car. Side airbags can help prevent injuries to a certain extent.

How can a car accident lawyer prove that the motorist involved in your accident ran a red light just before your accident?

An accident investigation will analyze the angle and the point of impact to find clues about the cause of the accident. Indiana does not allow the use of red light cameras which can be helpful in identifying when motorists run red lights. The damage that has been caused to your car in the accident can also provide investigators vital clues about the cause of the accident.

If you believe that your accident was caused by a motorist running red light, speak to a Merrillville car accident lawyer immediately about filing a claim. Your lawyer should be able to begin an investigation into the cause of the accident, and identify liability. Liability refers to negligence. For you to prove that the other motorist was liable in your accident, you must prove that he was negligent in violating the traffic rules, or in your case, running a red light.

It’s not easy to accomplish all of this on your own. Speak to a Merrillville car accident lawyer about filing a claim for compensation that includes medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.