This week, the Florida Highway Patrol announced the results of the law enforcement initiative that focused on drivers who run red lights. FHP participated in the National Stop On Red Week, and troopers issued 1,190 red light citations along with other citations for poor driving behavior–such as speeding and failure to wear a safety belt.
Last year, red light running in Florida led to 76 fatalities and 7,100 car accidents where property or people were injured. According to the FHP, the leading excuse offered by drivers for running a red light is “being in a hurry.”
If you have been injured in a Hernando County car accident, you need an experienced attorney to fight for your rights. The attorneys at Whittel & Melton, LLC seek a fair settlement in every case we handle, and build every case with an eye toward trial so that when drivers–and the insurance companies that represent drivers–do not make a fair settlement offer, we can fight for you in court. If you were hurt in a motor vehicle accident, contact us online or call 1-866-608-5529.