Wolf's Signals, LLC
Stephen W. WolfCell: (440) 823-4781 Pager: (440) 276-0586
Traffic Signals and Accidents
... Know your exposure ... Understand your liability ...
The common thread ... the traffic signal is never examined ...
Over my thirty-one years in law enforcement, a common thread with intersection-related accidents is that the traffic control signal is never examined. So many times an attorney would call to ask if a particular light was operating properly. The police answer, of course, was "yes". The beat cop has no clue as to the status of the signal. However, based on the evidence of his own experience, the signal was functioning fine when he or she was at the intersection. Same will go for the municipal engineer. "Yep, working fine."
The problem ... for both plaintiff and defendant ...
Both the plaintiff and defendant must examine the light.
Someone has to compare actual operation of the signal to what the
municipality thinks the signal operation should be. Someone needs to
get the signal timings through discovery or open records. Someone has
to assess the operation. Further, if there's something amiss, that has
to be examined to determine what is wrong and why.
The solution ...
I am a thirty-one year veteran of a suburban Cleveland, Ohio
police department. Educated in electrical engineering, I possess
degrees in public safety management, a masters in public administration and
a juris doctor. I am admitted to the practice of law in Ohio. I have training in traffic signal design,
construction, implementation and maintenance. I was in charge of a
traffic signal complex for twelve years.
As your investigator, and if necessary your expert, I can
Then you will know if that signal played a part in your accident.
Law offices and reconstruction experts:
27132 Butternut Ridge Road, North Olmsted, Ohio 44070 Cell: (440) 823-4781 Click here to return
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