A father and son duo from Alton, Illinois injured in a car collision by a driver who ran a red light have filed an auto accident lawsuit.
The incident occurred on Route 140 at the intersection of St. James Road in Madison County, according to an article posted on the Madison County Record website. While the man and his son were headed west on 140, the defendant was driving north, and he allegedly failed to stop at a traffic light.
The collision has resulted in expensive medical bills for the father and son, as well as lost wages for the father. Their attorney seeks more than $100,000 in damages, which would also include court costs.
The Federal Highway Administration has identified red-light running as a serious safety issue in the U.S. In 2008, there were 2.3 million crashes and 7,770 fatalities at road intersections.
If you find yourself in a situation where a car accident has you missing time from work while shelling out thousands of dollars for medical bills or vehicle damage and your insurance or the other driver’s is not pitching in, you should seek legal representation immediately. Remember, you should not give statements to adjusters for insurance companies without having your attorney present. It is the adjuster’s job to attempt to settle the case for the least amount of money possible. Many injured people are not knowledgeable concerning the process and sometimes are intimidated by adjusters when it comes to resolving claims. An experienced attorney can help you through this.
Contact the attorneys of Williamson, Webster, Falb & Glisson at 1-877-WWFG-LAW. Our legal experts offer free consultations and have a long history of getting results for clients.