New York T-Bone Crash Lawyer
T-bone crashes involve one driver not yielding the right of way to another, and the end-result is a devastating side impact or T-bone crash, usually resulting in the most grave injuries for the occupant of the vehicle that is hit from the side. While some T-bone crashes are very easy to determine fault due to one driver running a red light (with witnesses cooperating in the investigation), others can be more complicated. All T-bone crashes should be handled by an experienced lawyer, not just to help determine fault, but also to negotiate with the other party’s insurance company for maximum compensation. The New York T-bone crash lawyers at Cohan Law Firm have the experience, resources, and know-how to get the job done whether you were hit from the side, or the other driver pulled out in front of you.
Distracted Driving and T-Bone Collisions
All it takes to cause a T-bone crash is to look away from the road for a handful of seconds and the light changes from green to red without the driver noticing. Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of T-bon crashes. Examples include the following:
- Texting and driving
- Talking on a phone and driving
- Reaching for items in the back seat or in the center console
- Looking up directions on a GPS
- Eating and drinking while driving
- Adjusting the radio or music on a smartphone
Other Causes of T-Bone Crashes
Any number of negligent driving behaviors can lead to a T-bone crash. Examples other than distracted driving include:
- Intoxicated driving
- Aggressive driving
- Negligent driving in bad weather conditions
- Road rage
- Fatigued driving
- Driving with defective brakes or worn out tires
Speeding and Aggressive Driving
Another common cause of T-bone crashes is speeding and making aggressive maneuvers. Excessive speed can confuse other road users who may misjudge the speeder’s velocity and drive out in front of them. Those speeding and trying to “make” yellow lights are also likely initiators of T-bone crashes. Speeding drivers may lose control of their vehicles and cause themselves to be T-boned from an oncoming vehicle. Finally, rapid lane changing, combined with speeding, is also more likely to end in disaster due to other road users not being able to react in time, or see the approaching vehicle if they suddenly pop out from behind a truck that was blocking the view a moment before.
Call a New York T-Bone Crash Attorney Today
As the victim of a New York T-bone crash, you are entitled to compensation for property damage caused to your vehicle, medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and much more. Only by working with a competent attorney who will patiently but firmly negotiate with the other party can fair and full financial compensation be achieved. We suggest that you take action sooner rather than later. Even if you are still in the recovery process, it is not too soon to begin working on your personal injury claim, which an attorney will handle fully. Call Cohan Law Firm today at 855-855-0321 for a complimentary consultation.