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Intersection Collisions

New York Intersection Collision Lawyer

There are thousands of intersections throughout New York City, and many of them are extremely dangerous. Unfortunately, intersections are one of the most common places that car accidents can arise — and when they do, the results can be catastrophic. Tragically, many crashes that occur at intersections may have been prevented by exercising reasonable care and taking safety precautions.     

If you were injured in an intersection collision caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover your economic and non-economic losses. At The Dearie Law Firm, P.C., we know how a car accident can significantly affect you and your family, as well as your ability to earn a living. While you concentrate on healing your injuries, we work tenaciously to help ensure you receive the maximum amount of compensation you’re entitled to receive for your damages. 

Causes of Intersection Collisions

Many types of car accidents can occur at intersections, including T-bone accidents, head-on collisions, rear-end crashes, sideswipes, and multiple vehicle pile-ups. Although most intersection collision accidents are caused by a driver’s carelessness or recklessness, they can also be caused by defective traffic lights, hazardous road conditions, and various other factors.  

Causes of intersection accidents can also include:

  • Failure to obey traffic signals
  • Obstructed view
  • Inattention or distraction
  • Driving under the influence
  • Texting or cell phone use
  • Unsafe turns
  • Trying to beat a red light

The driver who failed to yield to the right of way will generally be the party at fault in an intersection collision. But liability is not always straightforward, and there can be one or more parties who share responsibility for the accident. Importantly, New York follows the rule of comparative negligence — this means that you can still recover monetary compensation for your injuries even if you were partly responsible for the accident. However, any financial recovery would be reduced by your percentage of fault. 

Providing unwavering counsel and skillful representation, the personal injury lawyers at The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. develop a solid strategy for each case to hold the negligent party accountable for your injuries — and obtain the compensation you deserve.

Common Intersection Collision Injuries

Injuries arising from an intersection collision can be life-changing and result in permanent disability. Depending on the force of the impact, you may suffer from a wide array of injuries due to an intersection accident, including torn ligaments, lacerations, neck injuries, concussion, spinal cord injuries, nerve damage, fractures, paralysis, and disfigurement. In severe cases, intersection collisions may be fatal.

It’s not uncommon for certain types of injuries to show up days or weeks after a car accident. Regardless of whether you think you’ve been hurt, it’s critical to seek medical attention as soon as possible. By getting prompt medical assistance after the accident, your doctor can rule out internal bleeding and other serious injuries that may not be immediately apparent. Your doctor might refer you for X-rays, MRIs, EMG-NCVs, and CAT scans to determine the extent of your injuries.      
Often, victims of intersection collisions require physical therapy or chiropractic care to recover from their injuries. Sometimes, surgery may also be necessary. It’s essential to follow your doctor’s treatment plan not only to get better, but also to properly document your injuries and build a strong case.

At The Dearie Law Firm, P.C., we know that intersection collisions can be physically and emotionally devastating. We offer precise, thorough, and diligent advocacy in every case with a focus on obtaining the highest amount of compensation possible in your case. 

Aggressive Representation Working to Secure the Best Possible Results

Victims of intersection collisions may incur substantial economic and non-economic losses due to their accident-related injuries. Although no-fault insurance will cover a certain amount of lost wages and medical costs, it is rarely enough to cover the full extent of your damages. It also doesn’t compensate you for your pain and suffering. 

Importantly, if you have sustained what New York law defines as a “serious injury” in an intersection collision accident, you may be entitled to recover your damages in a personal injury action. By filing a personal injury lawsuit, you may be able to recover your unreimbursed medical expenses, lost earnings, and out-of-pocket costs that you incurred in connection with the accident. In addition, you might also be eligible to receive compensation for your physical pain, mental anguish and loss of enjoyment of life you endured as a result of your injuries.

Families who lost loved ones due to an intersection accident may also be eligible to receive compensation for their economic losses in a wrongful death action.

At The Dearie Law Firm, P.C., we handle every intersection accident case with the utmost skill and attention to detail. When you work with us, you can be confident in knowing you have an attorney on your side who will strive to maximize your recovery — whether we resolve your claim through settlement negotiations or bring your case to trial.

Contact a Qualified Intersection Collision Lawyer

Intersection collision injuries can take a significant toll on your life and livelihood. If you were hurt due to another driver’s negligence, an experienced personal injury lawyer can help ensure you secure the compensation that is rightfully yours. For more than 30 years, The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. has been representing victims of intersection accidents and achieving positive results in their cases.

The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. has convenient office locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, as well as mobile locations serving Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx, Staten Island, Westchester, Rockland, and Long Island in Nassau County and Suffolk County. Contact us for a consultation.