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Left-Turn Accidents in New York City

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Left-Turn Accidents in New York City

Left-Turn Accidents Lawyer in New York CityA car turning left must yield to oncoming traffic. Left-turn accidents in New York City frequently occur at major intersections, but they can also occur when someone is trying to turn off a road onto a driveway or into a parking lot. Left-turn accidents could result in a rear-end collision or even a head-on crash.

Whether you are the turning vehicle, in the lane of oncoming traffic, or a pedestrian or cyclist caught in the middle, left-turn accidents in NYC can cause serious injuries.

How Can the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers Help After a Left-Turn Accident in NYC?

How Can the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC Help After a Left-Turn Accident in NYC?If someone was responsible for you getting hurt in a left-turn accident in NYC, you shouldn’t have to foot the bill. You could be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and emotional trauma caused by the crash. And you’re much more likely to get that money with the help of an aggressive and attentive New York City car accident lawyer. That’s why you need the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers on your team after your accident.

When you hire our NYC car accident attorneys, we’ll:

  • Fully investigate your accident
  • Obtain footage from traffic or dashboard cameras
  • Interview witnesses
  • Handle all communications with insurance companies
  • Negotiate for a settlement that covers all of your damages
  • Fight for you in court if the at-fault party refuses to offer you a fair settlement

We’ve developed a reputation for getting substantial results for our clients – even winning some of the top verdicts in the Empire State. We’ve recovered tens of millions of dollars in life-changing awards for clients whose lives have been turned upside down. We don’t charge you anything unless we’re able to recover compensation for you. There’s no risk to you, so call today to schedule your 100% free case evaluation.

What Is a Left-Turn Accident?

A left-turn accident is a crash caused when a vehicle turning left across traffic does not complete the turn before being struck by oncoming traffic. While this is the most common type of left-turn accident, other types of accidents (such as rear-end collisions) can occur when a car is making a left-hand turn.

For example, a distracted driver may slam into the back of you while you are waiting for an opening to make your left turn. 

The car turning left is often at a complete stop waiting for a break in traffic. Then, they have to accelerate from a standstill to a speed fast enough to make it across moving traffic that is often traveling at high speed.

Why Are Left Turns So Dangerous?

Making a left turn across a busy highway can be extremely nerve-wracking. Even when you do everything right, sometimes you end up in a crash. It’s not just motorists that are injured in left-turn accidents.

A comprehensive study by the New York City Department of Transportation found that cyclists and pedestrians were three times more likely to be seriously injured or killed in a left-turn accident than in a right-turn accident.

The study noted that left turns are more dangerous than right turns because:

  • Left turns can involve a wider radius, which means higher speeds and greater risk to pedestrians and bicyclists
  • Left turns create more obstacles to the driver’s field of vision (such as the vehicle’s A-pillar)
  • Left turns require more concentration and physical effort than right turns

You are not always safe just because you have a crossing signal. A startling 80% of left-turn accidents that injured cyclists and pedestrians occurred when the pedestrian or cyclist had a signaled approach.

What Injuries Are Caused by Left-Turn Accidents?

Many left-turn accidents involve one car (or person) getting hit at high speed by another car.

This can cause severe injuries, such as:

Our trusted legal team will carefully calculate your damages to include compensation for all of your past and future medical needs. We routinely work with experts to help the insurance company or jury understand the extent of your injuries.

What Causes Left-Turn Accidents?

Most accidents are caused by someone being careless. Sometimes, equipment fails and leaves you in a dangerous situation.

Crashes caused during left turns can happen due to:

Many accidents have more than one cause. We work hard to identify all contributing causes to make sure anyone responsible for your injuries is held accountable.

Get Help After a Left-Turn Accident and Call Our Car Accident Law Firm in New York

Were you injured in a left-turn accident in NYC? Don’t wait – contact the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers or call us at (212) 564-2800 for immediate assistance. We’re here 24/7 and are ready to help. We have more than 25 years of experience handling the complexities of vehicle accidents of all kinds.

Your initial consultation is completely free, so you have nothing to lose. Let us show you how we can help you get the compensation you need to help you get back on your feet.

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