My teen son was injured by a driver who ran a red light, but he was texting right before the crash at a stop light. Do we still have a case?
Yes, you should be able to bring a claim against the other driver for running a red light. The other driver acted reckless and running a red light is against the law. For this reason, your teenage son was the victim, and victims have legal rights to seek financial compensation for their medical bills, other losses, and pain and suffering.
More than likely there will be witnesses who will be willing to testify in your son’s case that the other driver was reckless, which was the cause of the car crash. Even if no witness came forward to testify, there could be video surveillance or the other driver might admit fault. The only time your son’s texting might be brought up is if the other driver denies running a red light, and the insurance company for the other side requests your son’s cell phone logs.
This is why it is important to have an experienced personal injury attorney on your case from the very beginning so the other side knows you mean business and you mean to hold the reckless driver accountable. For help with your case, please contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld at 866-9 HELP NOW or 866-943-5766 for a complimentary consultation today.