New York City Lane Change Crashes Lawyer
Unsafe lane changes are the cause of thousands of car accidents in New York City, New York, each year. If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident in New York City, the car accident lawyers of Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. can help you with a personal injury claim for your injuries and damages.
Our New York City lane change crashes attorneys have over 40 years of combined legal experience. We fight to get you the money you deserve after a negligent driver causes your accident.
Contact our law firm for a free consultation with an experienced New York City personal injury attorney. You don’t deserve to be left with the financial losses caused by a traffic accident that was not your fault. We can help.
How Our New York City Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help After a Car Accident
Being injured in a traffic accident can prevent you from working or caring for your family. You need to rest and recover from your injuries. The last thing you need is to deal with an aggressive adjuster for the insurance company.
Our legal team at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. has over four decades of experience handling insurance claims and car accident cases. We protect you from aggressive insurance adjusters who pressure you to accept settlement agreements that are not in your best interest. Instead, we demand that the insurance company treat you fairly and with respect.
When you hire our legal team to handle your car accident case, you can expect us to:
- Foster an efficient and productive attorney-client relationship
- Handle all aspects of your car accident case, including communicating with the insurance company and all other parties
- Thoroughly investigate the causes of the automobile accident using all available resources
- Determine the extent of your injuries by working with your physicians and medical experts
- Document your damages to maximize the value of your personal injury claim
- Calculate the value of your claim and fight for maximum compensation
- Aggressively pursue your claim until all legal avenues of compensation are exhausted
You do not have to handle a car accident claim alone. Contact our New York City personal injury lawyer for a free case review. We represent clients throughout all of the surrounding boroughs and districts of New York City.
How Common Are Lane Change Crashes in New York?
Lane change crashes are very common in New York City. Traffic law prohibits unsafe lane changes.
According to New York State VTL Section 1128, it is a traffic violation to change lanes unless the driver can do so safely. A driver may receive a traffic ticket for unsafe lane changes. The penalty is a fine and points against your driver’s license.
However, New York vehicle operators who cause lane change accidents can also face civil penalties. Drivers may be responsible for injuries and damages caused by a lane change accident.
What Are Common Causes of Lane Change Crashes?
A common cause of a lane change crash is the failure to check blind spots.
Large trucks have enormous blind spots. Truck drivers who fail to check blind spots before changing lanes can cause catastrophic truck accidents. However, other motorists need to also be aware that they must check blind spots before changing lanes.
Inattentive driving or distracted driving is another common cause of lane-change crashes. Driver assistance technologies that warn of lane changes can help avoid a crash, but it is up to the driver to pay attention to the road to avoid drifting into another lane.
Other causes of lane change accidents include impaired driving, drowsy driving, and aggressive driving. Most accidents caused by unsafe lane changes are caused by driver error and could have been avoided.
Common Types of Injuries Caused by Lane Change Crashes
Sideswipe accidents are common types of crashes caused by unsafe lane changes. These crashes may be minor but can also lead to serious accidents when the cars are traveling at high speeds. Also, unsafe lane changes can cause head-on collisions, which can be deadly.
Injuries that are common in lane-change crashes include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Airbag injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Whiplash injuries
- Broken bones and fractures
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck, shoulder, and back injuries
- Chest injuries
- Seatbelt syndrome
If you are injured in an accident caused by an unsafe lane change, seek immediate medical attention for your injuries. Do not assume that your injuries are too minor to seek medical care. Having medical records documenting your injuries is crucial for holding the at-fault driver liable for your damages.
Who is Liable for a Lane Change Crash?
The driver who caused the lane change crash is liable for damages resulting from the accident. However, you must prove that the other driver caused the accident. If you could be partially at fault for the crash, your compensation could be reduced according to New York’s contributory negligence laws.
Therefore, you need to take steps to protect your rights, including:
- Stop your vehicle and call 911 to report the accident
- If it is safe to do so, take photographs of the accident scene and make a video of the scene
- Ask witnesses for their names and contact information
- Seek prompt medical attention for your injuries and follow your doctor’s treatment plan
- Do not discuss the accident with anyone other than your personal injury lawyer
- Do not talk with an insurance adjuster or sign any documents without seeking legal advice
You deserve to be compensated for your damages, including medical bills, physical injuries, and lost wages. We want to help you recover the money you deserve for your automobile accident.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Car Crash Lawyers in NYC
Call our law office now to request your free consultation with one of our New York City personal injury attorneys. Our legal team is ready to help you as you seek fair and just compensation for accident injuries and damages.