New York City Intersection Crashes

Click For Your Free Consulation

New York City Intersection Crashes

New York City Intersection CrashesHave 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, LLC to schedule your free consultation with a New York City personal injury attorney.

We are here to help you after a traffic accident in New York City, NY.

How Our New York City Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help if You’ve Been Injured in an Intersection Crash

How Our New York City Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help if You’ve Been Injured in an Intersection CrashAt the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, our New York City personal injury lawyer is a member of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers and The National Trial Lawyers. With over 25 years of experience, our lawyer is also a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

When you need an NYC car accident attorney, you want someone willing to fight to ensure you receive fair compensation for an injury claim.

Our legal team is passionate and committed to standing up for accident victims.

When you hire our legal team, you can expect us to:

  • Provide a detailed analysis of your personal injury claim
  • Engage in a productive attorney-client relationship
  • Investigate your accident case to identify who is liable for your damages
  • File all insurance claims and negotiate aggressively for maximum compensation
  • File a personal injury lawsuit if the other party refuses to negotiate in good faith
  • Keep you updated on the status of your case and answer questions and concerns as they arise

Call our law firm now to schedule your free consultation with a NYC car accident attorney near you.

How Common Are Intersection Crashes?

How Common Are Intersection Crashes?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. 

Overview of Intersection Crashes

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. 

What Are Common Causes of Intersection Crashes?

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:

  • Failing to pay attention (distracted driving)
  • Fatigued or drowsy driving
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Being unfamiliar with the area
  • Aggressive driving or road rage

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. 

Common Types of Injuries Caused by Intersection Crashes

Intersection crashes can cause traumatic injuries. 

Some of the common injuries sustained by victims of intersection accidents include:

  • Fractures and broken bones
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Damage to internal organs
  • Seatbelt and airbag injuries

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. 

Who is Liable for Intersection Crashes?

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:

  • Financial losses, including lost wages, medical bills, and property damage
  • Pain and suffering damages, such as physical pain, emotional distress, and mental anguish
  • Permanent impairments, disabilities, scarring, and disfigurement

Our legal team works with you to document your damages to maximize the value of your injury claim. 

Schedule a Free Consultation With Our New York City Intersection Crash Lawyers

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.