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New York Car Accidents- Red Lights And The Rules Of The Road

May 22, 2010

New York car accident lawyers who represent clients who sustain personal injury in auto accidents or truck accidents must be familiar with the rules of the road in the New York vehicle and traffic law.

Michael Joseph, an experienced car accident lawyer and Westchester truck accident attorney has won numerous cases by proving the other driver violated New York’s vehicle and traffic law. New York V.T.L. § 1111, requires motorists facing a steady circular red signal to stop at a clearly marked stop line or before entering the crosswalk (if there is no stop line) and remain standing until an indication to proceed (green light).l
We have used these rules to prove the other driver was 100% at fault. Often insurance company lawyers will try to argue that the injured party was partially at fault becuase they were not careful enough when the defendant blew a red light or stop sign. The law in New York is while a driver entering an intersection with a green light must exercise caution, summary judgment should be granted where the defendant’s action of running a red light was the sole cause of the accident. The New York courts have recognized that operators of cars which havethe right-of-way, are entitled to expect that other vehicles will obey the traffic laws requiring them to yield.

New York car accident lawyers must remember to adequately research the vehicle and traffic laws to adequately represent victims of personal injuries from car accidents in New York.

If you were injured in a car accident in New York City (Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx), Westchester (including White Plains, Yonkers, Greenburgh, Elmsford, Port Chester, New Rochelle, Scarsdale, Mamaroneck and Rye) or Rockland County, call the New York car accident lawyers today for a free consultation.

The Law Offices of Michael H. Joseph