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Head-on Crashes in New York City

Head-on Crashes in New York CityHead-on crashes account for a small percentage of traffic accidents each year (2.7% in 2019). However, they account for a much larger percentage of the annual fatal crashes — 11% in 2019.

Our New York City head-on accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers understand the devastation caused by these crashes. With over 25 years of experience, our personal injury lawyers in New York City are prepared to handle even the most complicated car accident claims. 

Call (212) 564-2800 or contact us now for a free consultation to discuss how we can help you after a head-on crash in New York City, NY.

How Can Our New York City Car Accident Lawyers Help You After a Head-On Crash?

How Can Our New York City Car Accident Lawyers Help You After a Head-On Crash?You may not know whether you need to hire a lawyer to handle your car accident claim. In addition, you may be uncertain whether you have a claim. If you were in a head-on crash, the odds are good that you have a personal injury claim. 

You may be entitled to recover money for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. Indeed, you may need this money to get treatment and put food on the table.

Our New York City car accident lawyers can help you recover every cent you deserve after your collision. 

If you decide to hire the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers to handle your case, you can expect us to:

  • Investigate the cause of your head-on crash to gather evidence proving another driver caused the accident
  • Work with expert witnesses to gather additional evidence to prove your case when necessary 
  • File insurance claims and handle all communications and settlement negotiations with the insurance company
  • Document your damages and work with your physicians to document the severity of your injuries
  • Aggressively negotiate a fair settlement 
  • Advocate for you in court when the other party refuses to settle the case for a fair amount 

Our legal team is ready to help you with your car accident case. Call our law office today to schedule a free case evaluation with an experienced car accident attorney in New York City.

Common Causes of Head-On Accidents in NYC

Driver error is the leading cause of head-on accidents. Motorists may fail to use good judgment when operating a motor vehicle, or they may engage in careless behavior. 

Common factors that contribute to the cause of a front-impact accident include:

Many head-on accidents occur at high rates of speed. Incidentally, as a vehicle’s speed increases, the risk of severe injury and death increases. 

Head-On Crashes Can Cause Debilitating Injuries and Conditions

When vehicles collide head-on, the passengers in the front seat have a risk of being ejected from the vehicle. This risk increases considerably if they are not wearing seatbelts or the seatbelt malfunctions when the cars collide. 

As the front end of each car crumples inward, the engine can be pushed into the passenger compartment. The occupants may be crushed and sustain severe lower body and chest injuries. 

Common injuries in a head-on collision include:

Many injuries sustained in a head-on accident can result in life-threatening injuries. A person may initially survive the crash only to notice severe injuries within a few days or weeks. In addition, some individuals sustain permanent disabilities that severely reduce their quality of life and future earning capacity.

You Deserve Compensation for All Damages Caused by a Head-On Crash

The person who caused your head-on accident may be liable for your damages. Accident victims may receive compensation for their monetary losses and expenses (economic damages) and pain and suffering (non-economic damages).

The types of damages you may receive for a personal injury claim include:

  • The cost of medical care and treatment after the crash
  • Future medical expenses, including long-term care
  • Past and future loss of income, benefits, and earning potential
  • Pain and suffering 
  • Disabilities and permanent impairments 
  • Loss of quality of life and enjoyment of life

Families who lose loved ones because of a head-on accident may receive compensation for their losses by filing a wrongful death claim. You can talk to one of our experienced New York City head-on car accident lawyers about the damages you are entitled to receive during a free consultation.

How Long Do I Have to File a Car Accident Lawsuit in New York?

The New York statute of limitations for most claims involving a car crash is three years from the accident date. However, you should never assume you know the deadline in your case. There are many exceptions to the rule.

Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Car Crash Lawyers in New York City

Head-on car crashes in New York City can result in catastrophic injuries and damages. You deserve to be compensated by the driver who caused the crash. 

Please reach out to our office to schedule a time to speak with an attorney about your case. Your initial consultation with our New York City personal injury lawyers is free of charge.

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New York, NY 10123
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