One of the most common and dangerous car accidents is an intersection collision. Even with traffic signals, intersections can be hazardous places. If one driver misjudges or ignores the rules of the road, they can cause a T-bone accident.
The result of that accident can be serious injury. Every year, thousands of people are injured in intersection accidents. Between 2012 and 2014, car accidents were the second leading cause of emergency department visits for injured individuals between 25 and 64 years of age in NYC.
If you’re one of the many victims of this type of accident, you should contact an attorney. Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff can handle your case.
There are many causes of intersection accidents in NYC. However, one detail remains the same in most intersection collisions. Driver error is probably the cause. The following are the most frequent causes of intersection accidents in New York:
Many of these accidents are caused by aggressive driving. This includes going through a red light, following another vehicle too closely and speeding.
By failing to obey the rules of the road, an aggressive driver could be liable for the accident. Other drivers can’t prepare for the reckless actions of an aggressive driver. As a result, they could easily become a victim.
Aggressive driving can include a failure to yield. However, not all drivers who fail to yield are aggressive. Some simply misjudge or aren’t aware of the rules. Unfortunately, this doesn’t change the outcome.
If a turning driver fails to yield, they could turn in front of an oncoming vehicle. Unaware of the turning vehicle, the victim has little chance of avoiding a collision.
Every year, there are many victims of car accidents in NYC. Many of those victims struggle to recover. This isn’t only because they suffer from physical injuries. On top of dealing with their injuries, the victims also need to deal with the emotional and financial impact of their accident.
There is a way to avoid some of the struggles victims incur after accidents. By working with an attorney, you can take the steps to seek compensation for your collision. There are two ways in which this can happen.
First, there’s the insurance claim. In New York, drivers need to have insurance. You can either file a claim with your own insurance company or the other driver’s insurance company.
To go through the other driver’s insurance, they must be liable for the accident. If they were negligent and responsible for your injuries, then they are also financially responsible. Their insurance company could give you money for your medical expenses, missed wages, and pain and suffering. However, they won’t just hand you a check. It’s likely that you will need to fight for your money. A lawyer can negotiate on your behalf.
Your other option is to file a personal injury claim against a negligent driver. Because negligence is the cause of most intersection accidents, it’s likely that this is an option. Your attorney can file the claim and work on getting you a settlement. If a settlement is out of the question, they can go to court.
You don’t need to struggle during the days, weeks, and months following your intersection accident. Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff can take on your case and fight for your rights. Contact us today to get started.