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New York Red Light Accident Lawyer

When drivers are in a rush to reach their destinations, they may speed through red lights or engage in other aggressive driving behaviors that can increase the risk of serious accidents. In fact, countless motor vehicle crashes occur as a result of running red lights. Tragically, many of these traffic-related injuries and fatalities could have been prevented by exercising due care while driving and obeying traffic control signals.

If you were hurt in a red light accident due to another driver’s negligence, you might be entitled to compensation for your damages. The personal injury lawyers at The Dearie Law Firm, P.C., recognize the substantial impact a red light accident can have on you, your family, and your ability to earn a living. We are committed to providing tenacious representation to our clients every step of the way — and obtaining the monetary recovery that is rightfully theirs.

Causes of Red Light Accidents

Red lights are meant to control traffic flow, indicate who has the right of way, and help ensure that motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists are safe. Unfortunately, some drivers might carelessly or recklessly disregard traffic control devices, putting others on the road at serious risk of harm. Although crashes frequently happen when a driver accelerates to get through an intersection before a yellow light changes to red, there can also be many other contributing factors that may cause red light accidents. 

Red light accidents can also occur as a result of:

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Inattention
  • Recklessness
  • Texting or cell phone use
  • Defective brakes
  • Driving under the influence


Every driver on the road has a duty to operate their vehicles safely and avoid accidents. If another motorist’s actions caused you to suffer injuries, they may be held liable for negligence. Importantly, even if you were partly to blame for the accident, you may still be entitled to receive monetary recovery for your damages under New York’s comparative negligence rule. However, any compensation you are eligible to receive would be reduced by your proportion of fault. 

At The Dearie Law Firm, P.C., we offer reliable representation to those who have been injured in red light accidents. By providing knowledgeable counsel and skilled advocacy, we help ensure that our clients secure the maximum compensation available in their cases. 

Common Red Light Accident Injuries

Red light accident victims can suffer severe physical injuries. Injuries commonly sustained in a red light accident can include sprains, strains, torn ligaments, neck injuries, fractures, broken bones, nerve damage, traumatic brain injury, paralysis, disfigurement, and permanent disability. In severe cases, a red light accident can also result in fatality.

After a red light accident, it’s important to get the medical assistance you need right away. Sometimes, car crashes can cause internal bleeding and other injuries that may not be apparent until days or weeks later. Your doctor might recommend various diagnostic tests to determine your injuries, including X-rays, MRIs, a CAT scan, and EMG-NCVs. Depending on the injuries sustained, a victim of a red light accident may require extensive medical treatment or even surgery.

The personal injury lawyers at The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. know how red light accident injuries can affect every aspect of your life. With a focus on obtaining fair and just compensation, we work tirelessly to hold the negligent party accountable for the harm they have caused you to suffer. 

Experienced Counsel Working to Secure the Highest Compensation Possible

If you’ve sustained a serious injury in a red light accident, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your economic and non-economic losses. While no-fault insurance may cover a certain amount of your medical expenses, lost wages, and out-of-pocket costs — these benefits are often not sufficient to cover the full extent of your damages. No-fault insurance also doesn’t allow recovery for the mental anguish, physical pain, and emotional suffering you may have endured due to your injuries.

By commencing a personal injury lawsuit, you may be able to recover your economic damages, including unreimbursed medical expenses, lost earnings, and out-of-pocket expenses. You may also be awarded monetary compensation for the pain and suffering you may have endured due to your accident-related injuries.   

The personal injury attorneys at The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. are skilled negotiators and proficient litigators. Whether your case can be successfully settled or your compensation would be maximized by taking your case to trial, we aim to obtain the highest possible verdict or settlement available for your claim.

Contact a Trusted New York Red Light Accident Lawyer

Red light accidents can be complex — and it’s vital to have the representation of an experienced personal injury lawyer who can help ensure you receive the monetary recovery you deserve for your injuries. For more than 30 years, The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. has been advocating for the rights of red light accident victims and achieving favorable results in their cases.

The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. has convenient office locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, as well as mobile locations serving Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx, Staten Island, Westchester, Rockland, and Long Island in Nassau County and Suffolk County. Contact us at 1-800-2-DEARIE for a consultation.