Thursday, August 6, 2015

Stop on Red Week—4 Maryland Jurisdictions Lead the State with the Most Red-Light Running Fatalities

            While the recently compiled list of Top-10 Most Dangerous Cities for Red-Light Running does not include a Maryland city, fatal accidents attributed to running a red light are still quite high.  Baltimore City ranked highest for deaths caused by running a red light with 26 during the period of 2004-2013.  Montgomery, Prince George’s, and Harford Counties also had numerous fatalities, with 11, 22, and 11, respectively. Accidents caused by someone running a red light can easily be prevented by simply stopping at a red light.  Several intersections have red light cameras installed to deter drivers from running through stop lights, but there are still drivers that drive right through a red light.  The National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR) has compiled a list of the Top 10 Reasons to Stop on Red.
           The attorneys at Portner & Shure receive countless calls every day from people injured in accidents. However, our attorneys must screen out most cases, in part because there is no attorneys fee unless we get a recovery. 

Our screening procedure includes the following.  First, we have to gather as many facts as possible about the accident. Facts we need to know include: (1) who’s fault was the accident, (2) if it was another driver’s fault, were they cited by police, (3) were you injured in the accident, (4) have you sought medical treatment from a doctor or in a hospital.  In an accident case where the driver running a red light is the cause, it is easy for our attorneys to prove that the red-light-running driver was negligent and liable for all damages and injuries in the resulting accident.

If you or a family member has been injured or killed in an accident that is caused by the fault or negligence of another person running a red light and would like to consult an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney for free, contact us at (301) 854-9000 to schedule an appointment at one of our office locations in Columbia or throughout Maryland or visit us online at

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