Red and Yellow Light Accidents in Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas, Nevada, residents have a well-earned reputation for running red lights. Over one-third of all traffic fatalities in Clark County happen in intersection crashes. A significant number of those collisions resulted from drivers disobeying red and yellow lights.

You may have an injury claim under Nevada law when you get hit in a red and yellow light accident in Las Vegas, NV. The red and yellow light accident lawyers at Battle Born Injury Lawyers gather the evidence and present the arguments needed to seek a fair outcome in your accident claim. 

Contact our legal team at (702) 570-9000 to schedule a free consultation with our car accident attorneys in Las Vegas, NV today. 

How Battle Born Injury Lawyers Can Help After an Accident in Las Vegas, NV

How Battle Born Injury Lawyers Can Help After an Accident in Las Vegas, NV

Battle Born Injury Lawyers was founded over 14 years ago to assist injured people in Las Vegas, Nevada, in their accident claims. Our Las Vegas car accident lawyers have successfully recovered over $100 million in injury compensation from at-fault parties and their insurers.

After you suffer an injury in an incident caused by someone else’s negligent or intentional behavior, our Las Vegas personal injury attorneys will provide the following:

  • A free consultation to learn about your injuries and explain your legal rights
  • Preparation of your insurance claim and negotiation with the insurer to settle it
  • Aggressive litigation of your case against insurance companies that refuse to settle

An intersection accident can cause severe and even fatal injuries, particularly when someone runs a red or yellow light at full speed. Contact Battle Born Injury Lawyers to discuss your injuries with our red and yellow light accident lawyers. 

Causes and Effects of Red and Yellow Light Crashes

You must analyze red and yellow light crashes differently. Under Nevada law, drivers have different legal duties when facing lights of these different colors.

Red Light Accidents

When approaching a red light, drivers must stop at the stop line or before entering the crosswalk. If the road lacks both a stop line and a crosswalk, drivers must stop before entering the intersection.

Once stopped, the driver must remain stopped until the light turns green. One exception does apply; drivers can turn right at a red light after stopping and yielding to cross-traffic. A similar exception applies to drivers turning left onto a one-way street.

A driver disobeys a red light when they go through it without stopping or when they stop and then proceed without waiting for it to turn green. Drivers who disobey red lights are liable for any injuries they cause.

When they disobey red lights, drivers will appear in an intersection unexpectedly. Since they do not have the right of way, the vehicles in cross traffic will be traveling, often at full speed, through the intersection at the same time.

When these vehicles collide in the intersection, they often impact at right angles. This side-impact collision can cause severe injuries, particularly if one vehicle hits the door of the other. The door can collapse, and the vehicle’s occupants could get crushed.

Yellow Light Accidents

Yellow light accidents happen differently than red light accidents. Nevada law does not require drivers to slow down or stop at yellow lights. A yellow light only warns the driver that the signal will change imminently. Vehicles cannot enter the intersection after it turns red. They can, though, continue through the intersection if it changes to red after they have already entered it.

Running a yellow light might not be enough to show that the driver was negligent. But yellow lights can lead to crashes and establish negligence. For example, a driver might respond to a yellow light by engaging in the following dangerous behaviors to try to make it through the light before it changes:

If the driver ends up hitting you, they may be liable for your injuries. For example, suppose that you have already gone through the intersection. If a driver speeds through the yellow light and rear-ends your vehicle, they would bear the liability for your injuries.

What Damages Are Available for Red and Yellow Light Accidents in Nevada? 

In Nevada, accident victims may be entitled to compensation for the financial and emotional harm endured. 

Both economic and non-economic damages may be pursued after an intersection crash, including the following: 

An experienced Las Vegas car accident attorney can help you evaluate your damages and pursue all available compensation.  

Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Car Accident Lawyers In Las Vegas, NV

A car accident in Las Vegas, NV, can put you in both physical and financial peril. Our car accident lawyers in Las Vegas are here for you during this challenging period. Contact Battle Born Injury Lawyers at (702) 570-9000 for a free consultation and discuss your car accident injuries and the financial compensation you can pursue for them.