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Have you or a family member been injured in an intersection accident in New York City, New York? If so, you could be entitled to compensation for your damages.
Our New York City intersection crashes lawyer helps accident victims recover the money they deserve after a negligent driver causes them pain and suffering. We have over 25 years of experience as personal injury lawyers.
Contact the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers to schedule your free consultation with a New York City personal injury attorney.
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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), about 40 percent of traffic accidents occur at intersections. That was over 2.18 million intersection accidents.
In 2019, 339 people died in accidents involving an intersection throughout New York. Intersection accident fatalities accounted for roughly 37 percent of all traffic fatalities in New York between 2015 and 2019.
Intersection accidents may occur at intersections controlled by traffic signals or stop signs. Because most intersection crashes result in side-impact accidents, the injuries caused by these types of car accidents can be catastrophic and life-threatening. Many victims sustain substantial damages because of an intersection wreck.
One of the most common causes of intersection crashes is the failure to yield the right of way.
Drivers run red lights and crash into other drivers who had the right of way.
A motorist might turn left in front of another driver who had the green light. The causes of driver error vary.
Reasons that a driver might fail to yield the right of way at an intersection include:
Speed is often a factor in intersection accidents. A driver tries to “beat a red light” or is not paying attention to how fast he is traveling and cannot stop in time to avoid a crash. Unfortunately, excessive speed increases the risk of traumatic injuries in a collision.
Intersection crashes can cause traumatic injuries.
Some of the common injuries sustained by victims of intersection accidents include:
The risk of head-on and side-impact crashes is high at intersections. These types of crashes tend to be deadly and result in severe injuries.
There is very little protection for passengers from a side-impact crash. The door does not shield the person from the impact of the collision.
In most cases, the person who fails to yield the right of way is liable for damages caused by intersection crashes.
Drivers have a duty of care to obey traffic laws.
When they fail to obey those laws, they can be held financially liable if their actions result in a crash.
Examples of damages included in an intersection accident claim include:
Our legal team works with you to document your damages to maximize the value of your injury claim.
Let us fight for the compensation you deserve for an intersection crash. Contact us now to schedule your free consultation with our experienced car accident lawyer in New York City.
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