Bronx lawyers fighting for intersection crash victims
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If you’ve been injured in a crash at one of New York City’s busy intersections, let our lawyers fight to get the most out of your claim. For more than 30 years, Giampa Law has been winning cases for personal injury victims in the Bronx and throughout New York City. Discover what an experienced Bronx car accident attorney can do for your intersection accident claim. Contact us today for a free consultation.
The Bronx and New York City have a lot of streets and boulevards that cross each other’s paths, making intersections a common location for serious car accidents. Whether it’s a T-bone crash (also known as a broadside accident or side-impact crash) or a head-on collision, an intersection accident can result in serious and potentially life-threatening injuries.
How common are intersection accidents?
Intersection accidents happen at an alarming rate. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an estimated 40 percent of all car accidents happen at intersections.
What are common causes of intersection accidents?
Intersection accidents are often caused by a driver not stopping and crashing into another driver that has the green light or right of way, also referred to as failure to yield. Drivers cause accidents at intersections when they run red lights and stop signs or improperly change lanes. Often, distracted driving is a factor and one of the leading causes of intersection accidents.
Maybe you got rear-ended at an intersection by a driver who was talking on their phone and didn’t see you stop for a stop sign or traffic light. It could be that you got hit head-on by someone who was texting while driving through the intersection and crossed over into your lane. Other times, a U turn car accident might occur at an intersection due to a driver making an illegal U turn. Or you might have been involved in a serious broadside car accident at an intersection because a drunk driver ran a red light and T-boned you. Whatever the circumstances are surrounding your crash, an intersection accident can have a huge impact on your health and finances. That’s why you need our Bronx lawyers in your corner to protect your rights and help you get the compensation you deserve.
Who is at fault in an intersection accident?
Usually, the driver who performs an illegal maneuver at an intersection and causes a car accident is the at-fault party. However, determining fault for an intersection accident often turns out to be much more complicated than many people suspect. For instance, in an intersection T-bone car accident, witnesses may dispute which car had the right of way. The at-fault driver could have been taking a left, taking a right, or proceeding straight through, depending on the circumstances.
And even when another driver is clearly at fault, the at-fault driver’s insurance company often does everything they can to deny responsibility. That way, they don’t have to pay an injury victim for their intersection accident-related expenses, which can often add up to thousands of dollars or significantly more depending on many different factors explained below.
How much is my intersection accident claim worth?
If you sustained a severe or debilitating injury in an intersection car accident, you may be entitled to a significant cash payout. In New York, if your car accident was due to the negligence of someone else and it caused you to suffer a “serious injury,” you may pursue a lawsuit against the at-fault driver. Sometimes understanding what qualifies as a “serious injury” can be tough to determine, which is why you should consider speaking to a personal injury attorney about your case.
While every case has different circumstances, you might be able to recover compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Replacement income while recovering from intersection accident injury
- Replacement services (e.g., household chores, care for children)
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death (for immediate family members of fatal car accident victims)
A good way to see if you have a case and learn how much it might be worth is to contact our law firm right away for a free consultation. Move fast to keep your legal options open – the sooner we can talk with you, the sooner we can get started on your case.
Get results with a Bronx intersection accident lawyer
Cases involving intersection accidents are often complex. That’s because the at-fault driver might deny any wrongdoing or argue that you failed to yield to them – and if the insurance company thinks you’re even partially at fault for your crash, they may challenge or deny your claim.
Don’t allow them to play fast and loose with the facts. Our Bronx car accident lawyers know what evidence to look for to build a strong case on your behalf that gets real results. We’ll see if any traffic cameras recorded footage of your crash and seek out eyewitnesses who may have seen how your accident happened.
We’ll preserve critical pieces of evidence and analyze police reports – and whether it’s at the negotiating table or in the courtroom, we will fight to prove negligence and get you the highest amount of compensation possible.
Best of all, there are no upfront costs and you pay nothing unless we win. That’s because we represent our clients on a contingency fee basis. Learn how an experienced Bronx car accident attorney can help with your intersection accident claim. Contact us today for a free consultation.