Columbia Running Stop Signs/Stop Light Accident Attorneys

Were you hurt in an accident caused by a driver who ran a stop sign or stop light? In many cases, these reckless or careless actions cause serious injuries and extensive property damage. If this happened to you, it is crucial to know that legal help is available to you. An experienced Columbia ran stop sign/light accident lawyer from Goings Law Firm, LLC could help you get the compensation and justice that you are owed.

The irony of these types of car accidents is every driver knows that they are required to stop at a stop sign and at the sight of red on a traffic light. In fact, long before getting a driver’s license, we all learn this traffic law. Still, thousands of drivers across the country are injured every year due to a disregard for other’s safety and well-being. Because they are high-impact, side collisions and often occur at high speeds, accidents caused by running stop signs or red lights can result in severe damage to drivers and passengers,  as well as an increased risk of a rollover accident. The Federal Highway Administration suggests that almost half of all accidents occur at intersections, typically because a negligent driver chooses to run a stop sign or ignore a red light. These traffic signals are intended to protect all of us, but they only work when every driver obeys them. You shouldn’t have to suffer financially due to someone else’s reckless actions.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident because someone ran a stop sign or red light, you may be eligible for financial compensation to pay for a number of expenses related to your injury and recovery. At Goings Law Firm, LLC, our skilled team of Columbia car accident attorneys knows how to successfully handle these cases, and we will do everything possible to ensure you get every dollar you need so you can avoid financial ruin. To learn more about your legal options moving forward, contact the Columbia car accident attorneys today by calling (803) 350-9230 and scheduling a free, confidential consultation. We can also be reached online.

Why Do I Need an Attorney?

If you’re involved in an accident caused by someone who disobeyed a traffic law and ran a red light or disregarded a stop sign, you may believe it’s not necessary to hire a lawyer. After all, the other driver was undeniably at fault, and recovering compensation from their insurance provider should be simple. Unfortunately, even in cases when the other individually clearly caused the accident, getting an insurance company to pay can be a tricky and involved ordeal. But an attorney can recreate the accident and determine fault through witness statements, analysis of the damage to the vehicles, and, in some cases, video surveillance from the intersection. None of these efforts are easy or cheap, and they require experience and an aggressive demeanor to ensure the truth comes out. Insurance companies will do anything they can to avoid paying, even if it means you suffer. By hiring an attorney, you can be sure your case is handled and that no stone will go unturned and no resource will go underutilized.

Why Choose Us?

When tragedy strikes you or someone you love, it’s essential that you put your future and your well-being in the hands an attorney who will treat your case with the care and attention to detail it deserves. At Goings Law Firm, LLC, we know there are a number of choices when it comes to hiring a personal injury lawyer to handle your case. That’s why we go to work every day with the desire and drive to do everything in our power to hold negligent individuals responsible so you can recover from your injuries and get back to living your life. Just like you, our attorneys are all South Carolinians and will utilize every resource at our disposal representing you. Call today and see why thousands of people have trusted us.

Causes of Red Light and Stop Sign Accidents

When vehicles speed through intersections ignoring stop signs and red lights, the consequences can be dire. Along with serious damage to your vehicle, the speeds of these accidents can result in fractures, neck and shoulder injuries, whiplash, traumatic brain injuries, and even death. Some of the most common causes of drivers running stop signs or red lights include:

  • A driver recklessly speeding up and trying to make it through the yellow light (and failing)
  • A distracted driver who does not see the light turn red or the stop sign, which is often due to texting or talking on a cell phone
  • Bad weather conditions that make it harder to see the traffic signal (rain, snow, bright sun) or for the vehicles to slow down or stop
  • Trees or other shrubbery blocking stop signs
  • A vehicle following behind a tall truck or 18-wheeler and not realizing the light has turned red

Whatever the cause, these types of accidents can upend your life. Take action today and hold these drivers responsible by filing a personal injury lawsuit.

Contact Us Today

This can be an incredibly trying time in your life. Fortunately, you don’t have to face it alone. At Goings Law Firm, LLC, we will do everything in our power to hold reckless drivers responsible and recover the financial compensation you need to pay for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages if you were unable to return to work. Take the first step and contact our office by calling (803) 350-9230 and put your trust in our experienced and compassionate Columbia car accident attorneys.

What Clients are saying

100 stars! Mr. Goings and his staff did an amazing job in handling my case! They were with me every step of the way and made sure my case was handled with my best interest at heart! The process could not have been any easier. I am forever grateful to Mr. Goings and his team. South Carolina’s best attorney!

- Tiffany AL

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- Anonymous

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- Anonymous

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- Anonymous

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- Car Accident Client

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- Workers’ Comp Client

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- Personal Injury Client

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- Personal Injury Client

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- Car Accident Client

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- Workers’ Comp Client

Mr. Goings was caring and professional during a very difficult time in my life. I was faced with the sudden loss of my mother in a car accident, and Robert took the time to talk to me and check up on me throughout the duration of the case. I applaud his sensitivity and willingness to go the extra mile. I would recommend his firm to anyone that wants the best legal representation in South Carolina!

- Personal Injury Client

Robert and his staff have gone above and beyond, they are absolutely amazing at what they do. I would definitely call his office again if the need should arise.

- Workers’ Comp Client

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- Dog Bite Client

He was very kind and knowledgeable. He gave me status updates in a timely matter. I was VERY pleased.

- Personal Injury Client