NYC T-Bone Accident Lawyers

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T-Bone accidents (sometimes referred to as side-impact, sideswipe, or broadside collisions) involve the front end of one vehicle impacting another in its side. These collisions happen at an angle, usually 90 degrees, resulting in the namesake “T” shape. Side-impact collisions are among the most dangerous auto accidents in New York. Unfortunately, they’re also quite common.

Insult to Injury: T-Bone Crashes Are Usually Preventable

The majority of these crashes happen because of preventable driver negligence. Drivers who speed or run red lights are more likely to enter oncoming traffic and cause T-Bone accidents. Tragically, the resulting injuries are frequently catastrophic, if not fatal. At Kaplan Lawyers PC, we understand how utterly disastrous T-Bone accidents can be. Your whole life changes in a mere moment. Even a more moderate injury can involve a lengthy hospital stay, time away from work, pain, distress, and substantial medical expense. You don’t deserve to bear those burdens alone. New York personal injury law requires negligent drivers to compensate their victims, not only for the accident itself but also for all the suffering and expense incurred as a result. Often, that means pursuing a claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance provider. If you or a loved one has been injured in a sideswipe collision, a New York auto accident attorney at Kaplan Lawyers PC can help.

Common T-Bone Accident Injuries

T-Bone accidents tend to cause more serious injury than rear-end collisions, sometimes proving deadlier even than head-on collisions. That’s due in part to the vulnerable nature of a vehicle’s side, which puts less of a physical barrier between passengers and the impacting vehicle. Unfortunately, many vehicles still do not offer side-impact airbags. Making matters worse, T-Bone accidents are more common on highways and in intersections, where speeds are faster and there is already an increased risk of harm. Common T-Bone accident injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Head trauma
  • Internal bleeding
  • Internal organ damage
  • Broken bones
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Neck injuries (including whiplash)
  • Vehicle property damage
  • Wrongful death.

How a New York Auto Accident Attorney Can Help

New York AttorneysWhen another driver causes you injury, you are entitled to financial compensation. Unfortunately, insurance companies make their money by paying out as little as possible, even on perfectly legitimate claims. That isn’t fair. After all the distress of an auto accident, the last thing you should have to deal with is a battle against an insurer who has a clear responsibility to pay for your injuries. That’s why we offer our services on a contingency basis. If our firm accepts your case, you won’t have to pay one penny for our services unless and until we achieve a monetary recovery for you. We’ll take on the insurance company so that you can focus on what matters: healing and moving on with your life. Our skilled attorneys have years of experience in dealing with insurance companies. We understand how to litigate these matters and ensure that the other side treats you fairly. Utilizing our extensive resources in the industry, we mount effective investigations in order to establish liability and maximize your recovery.

Free Consultation with a New York Auto Accident Attorney

To schedule a completely free consultation with a New York auto accident attorney, please contact our office today. Our services are available to injured victims throughout New York City and the entire state of New York. Time limits may apply to your claim, so please get in touch with us right away.

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