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Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP Celebrating 150 years

Kingston Red Light Accident Lawyer

A city crossing with a semaphore. Red light in semaphore - imageRed light accidents are among the most common and potentially severe types of road collisions, often resulting in significant injuries and damages. At Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP, Ulster County’s longest-serving personal injury law firm, we are dedicated to supporting victims of these accidents in Kingston, Marlboro, and throughout the Hudson Valley. Our team combines decades of experience, extensive legal knowledge, and a compassionate approach to ensure that victims receive the justice and compensation they deserve.

The Impact of Red Light Accidents

Running a red light is not only a violation of traffic laws but also a significant hazard that can lead to serious accidents. These collisions often occur at high speeds and can result in severe injuries such as whiplash, fractures, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), and even fatalities. Beyond the physical impact, victims may face substantial financial burdens from medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses related to the accident. Equally damaging are the emotional and psychological consequences of being involved in such a traumatic incident, with physical pain and mental effects that can last a lifetime and prove serious or debilitating.

At Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP, we understand the challenges that victims of red light accidents face. Our attorneys are committed to providing high-quality legal representation to ensure that your rights are protected. We meticulously investigate each case, gathering evidence, and working closely with accident reconstruction experts and others as needed to build a strong foundation for your claim.

Victims of red light accidents may be eligible for compensation covering the many different ways the accident has impacted them, including but not limited to:

  • Medical expenses, both current and future, related to the injuries sustained in the accident.
  • Lost wages and loss of earning capacity if the injuries prevent you from returning to work.
  • Pain and suffering, which encompasses the physical and emotional distress caused by the accident.
  • Property damage, including the repair or replacement of your vehicle and property inside the vehicle that was damaged or destroyed.

Why Choose Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP?

Choosing the right legal representation can significantly impact the outcome of your case. In Ulster County and the Hudson Valley, Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP stands out as an excellent choice for victims of red light accidents. Our attorneys have decades of combined experience handling personal injury cases, including complex red light accident claims. We believe in a client-centered approach, ensuring that you receive personalized attention and that your case is handled with the utmost care. Our firm has a proven record of securing favorable verdicts and settlements for our clients, reflecting our commitment to achieving the best possible outcomes. As a personal injury law firm, we operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don’t pay any attorney fees unless we win your case.

Steps to Take After a Red Light Accident

If you’ve been hurt in a red light accident, taking the following steps can be crucial for your health and any future legal claim:

  1. Seek Medical Attention: Your health is the top priority. Even if you don’t feel seriously injured, some conditions may not be immediately apparent. A prompt and thorough examination is important to identify any hidden conditions and secure appropriate treatment to prevent minor issues from becoming worse. Taking this step will also help link your health issues to the accident and further secure your ability to receive full compensation for the damage done by the negligent driver.

  2. Report the Accident: Contact the police to file a report. This document can be vital evidence for your claim. In many cases, calling the police to the scene is required by law. In others, following up and filing a report of the accident (MV-104) is required by law and may also be important for your civil claim.

  3. Document Everything: Take photos of the scene if you are able, along with pictures of your injuries and any property damage. Collect contact information from witnesses and the other driver. Exchanging information with the other driver is required by law and will make it easier to contact their insurance company should you need to file a claim.

  4. Consult an Attorney: Contact Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP as soon as possible to discuss your case and explore your legal options. Contacting an attorney early in the process will help ensure you take the right steps and don’t make any mistakes that could jeopardize your ability to recover full compensation for the harm done.

Contact Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP for Help After a Red Light Traffic Accident in the Hudson Valley

If you or a loved one has been injured in a red light accident, don’t navigate this challenging time alone. The dedicated attorneys at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP are here to guide you through every step of the legal process, fighting for the compensation and justice you deserve. Call 845-331-4100 in Kingston, 845-236-4411 in Marlboro, or toll-free throughout the Hudson Valley at 800-566-4101 for a free consultation to learn how we can help you on your road to recovery.

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