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Someone Ran a Red Light and Hit My Son’s Car. What Can He Do?

The Law & You
December 6, 2017

The Law and You

Someone Ran a Red Light and Hit My Son’s Car. What Can He Do?

While driving home from Christmas shopping, a viewer’s son got into an accident after someone ran a red light. The other driver swears he had the green though witnesses report otherwise. What can the viewer’s son do?

Dave Kuharchik: It’s an incident while Christmas shopping. We’ll get to it tonight on “The Law & You.” Attorneys Greg Fellerman and Harry McGrath are back, Harry here for Ed once again. Good to see you guys.

Harry McGrath: Good to see you.

Greg Fellerman: Dave, did you get all of your Christmas shopping done?

Dave: I have it done in my head. I just have to get out there and buy or buy online. You guys?

Harry: I’ve got it mapped out in my head as well. I haven’t executed yet.

Greg: I’m executing. Right now in the middle of executing.

Dave: We’ll get to that, but what happens if something happens while you’re in the store. That’s our question today. Mark in Scranton says, “My son was driving home from Christmas shopping and was going through a green light and was hit by a plumbing truck. My son was hurt and had been seeing the doctor. The driver got out and blamed my son. We have a witness who says my son had the green. What can I do?” What can Mark do for his son?

Harry: Well Mark, it’s important that you make sure that you get out in front of this thing and gather the facts. It sounds like you have some conflicting stories here, but at the end of the day, you may have an ability to pursue a claim based on the fact that you have a witness who’s going to support what you said. It’s not a guarantee but it’s a good start. That’s why it’s important for you to get on the phone, get a lawyer out there and make sure that all the information that can help you is obtained in a timely fashion so they can begin to build a case.

Greg: The sooner we get involved in these cases, we can start looking for other evidence. That’s great that there’s a witness, it’s great that the police report references that, I believe, but there could be surveillance that could be out there. The other thing is that you’re treating. That’s good; stay with your family physician, see if he needs- see what your condition is. It seems like you’re doing all the right steps. Usually, in these cases it’s much better to get an attorney involved so they can make sure everything is being done correctly. If you do decide you want to go forward, that it- everything is protected

Dave: If you choose to reach these guys, it’s so easy to do by phone or online. Results matter attorneys Greg Fellerman and Harry McGrath. Guys we’ll see you next time.

Harry: See you next time, Dave

Dave: and “The Law & You” hotline are there for you.

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