August 1st – 6th marks National Stop on Red Week, a week dedicated to bringing greater awareness to the dangers posed by not stopping at red lights. According to the National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR), the origination behind National Stop on Red Week, hundreds of people are killed and hundreds of thousands injured at stop lights every year. If you are among them and your accident occurred in or around Bakersfield, California, personal injury attorney Mickey Fine can help. Call (661) 333-3333 to schedule a free consultation and learn more.
You Control Your Driving Behavior
Stopping on red is not just the law, it’s common sense. Vehicles traveling in the opposite direction that are not required to stop at the same time will be driven by people not anticipating someone pulling in front of them. This almost inevitably leads to car accidents, many of which are serious or fatal. And according to the NCSR, Los Angeles ranks third out of all U.S. cities for these accidents. You can prevent causing one by always, without exception, stopping on red.
You only control your driving behavior. When someone else declines to control theirs and you are injured as a result, you have every right to hold them accountable and seek compensation for your damages. Mickey Fine has over 20 years of experience helping victims of serious injury get justice. Please contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn more. We serve victims of injury in all areas of California from our offices in Bakersfield and Manhattan Beach.