NYC Intersection Accident Attorneys
In New York City, a large majority of car accidents occurs at the bustling intersections. With pedestrians, bicyclists, taxis, and other vehicles, it’s essential to be prepared and alert while driving throughout the city streets. In fact, statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show that 35-40% of all motor vehicle accidents occur at intersections. At the same time, however, many intersection accidents are due to driver negligent.
If you’ve been injured in an accident due to a negligent driver, you need to contact the NYC intersection accident attorneys as soon as possible. With decades of experience in NY personal injury law, we can provide industry-leading legal counsel and aggressive representation. To speak with our personal injury lawyers about your case, call us today at (212) 777-9400.
Overview of Intersection Accidents in NYC
In New York City, one of the most common causes of intersection accidents in NYC involves “inadequate surveillance.” According to the law, NYC drivers are obligated to “see what has to be seen.” This means that, in many cases, claims of “I didn’t see the other driver” are not valid excuses in personal injury lawsuits.
Some of the most common causes of intersection accidents in NYC include:
- Unsafe red light turns
- Unsafe turns
- Distracted drivers
- Speeding drivers
Due to the force of the vehicles involved, intersection accidents can sometimes result in very serious accidents. Injuries in these situations often include traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury including paraplegia or quadriplegia, or serious fractures often to the legs and lower body.
NY No-Fault Laws and Your Claim
New York is one of a dozen states with no-fault car insurance laws. This means that, in the event of a car accident, drivers must turn to their own insurance for damage coverage. However, because of the destructive nature of intersection accidents, it can be difficult for insurance to cover the wide range of expenses involved, such as medical expenses, rehabilitation, loss of time at work, loss of future earning capacity, pain and suffering, and so forth.
For this reason, it is truly important to contact the leading NYC intersection accident attorneys. If the accident occurred due to the negligence of another, your case may be worth investigating. At Hoffmaier & Hoffmaier, we’ll diligent investigate the circumstances of the accident, and we’ll use our findings to fight for full and fair compensation for the financial damages you incurred.
Contact Hoffmaier & Hoffmaier Today
Every car accident is a terrifying experience, especially when it comes suddenly and without any kind of warning. With intersection accidents, the crash can sometimes come so quickly that the victim never even saw the other car coming. Due to the violent nature of these crashes, you need to have the top-rated NYC personal injury lawyers on your side.
For a free consultation regarding your case, call our Manhattan law office today at (212) 777-9400.