Making a left turn is one of the most complicated driving maneuvers. The New York City Department of Transportation conducted the “Left Turn Pedestrian and Bicycle Crash Study,” in which researchers painstakingly reviewed thousands of accident reports over a recent five-year period and analyzed 478 intersections where accidents occurred. It found that bicyclists and pedestrians were three times more likely to be seriously injured or killed in left-turn accidents compared to right-turn accidents.
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Left-turn accidents often occur at intersections, whether regulated by a traffic light or not. However, they can also occur in other situations, such as when someone is trying to turn left into a destination, driveway, or parking space.
The driver who is turning left must yield the right-of-way to oncoming traffic unless they have a green arrow. Many left-turn crashes occur because the driver who is turning forgets or disregards this rule. They turn into the path of oncoming traffic, often with too little space or time or the driver to stop to avoid a collision. An experienced Bronx car accident lawyer can investigate and determine your best legal course of action after a crash.
Left-turn crashes can cause serious injuries, whether you’re in the turning vehicle or in the lane of oncoming traffic. Often, these accidents involve a vehicle that has no or little momentum being hit by a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. The physics involved in these types of crashes can result in serious injuries, including:
Our team can fight for the compensation you need to pay for your past and future medical expenses.
If you are injured in a Bronx left-turn accident, you may be able to recover compensation for the following losses you incur:
Under New York’s no-fault insurance law, you can receive certain benefits regardless of who caused the accident. The amounts you recover are based on established fee schedules. However, if you suffer a serious injury as defined by state law, you are not limited to such fee schedules and can pursue a claim against the at-fault driver.
In addition to your immediate accident-related expenses for emergency room treatment, ambulance charges, and hospitalization costs, you can also recover compensation for your future medical expenses that are related to the accident.
The no-fault insurance rules allow for you to recover 80% of lost earnings from work, up to a maximum of $2,000 per month for up to three years following the date of the accident. If you are filing a claim against the at-fault driver because you suffered a serious injury, you can seek compensation for the full amount of your lost earnings, as well as the loss or reduction of your long-term earning capacity.
No-fault insurance also provides reimbursement of up to $25 a day for reasonable and necessary expenses caused by the accident for up to one year following the accident date. Such expenses may include costs incurred for:
Other expenses may fall under this category as applicable to the case.
If you file a claim against the at-fault party’s insurance, you can seek compensation for the costs to repair or replace your vehicle. Property damage claims are not subject to New York’s “no-fault” rules and so you can pursue this type of claim after any accident without respect to severity.
In addition to those losses that can be quantified, the law recognizes that you may be affected in less tangible ways and allows you to seek compensation for these losses, such as:
These damages are only available when you file a claim against the at-fault party.
If you were injured in a car accident, don’t wait to call the Bronx left-turn accident lawyers at Oresky & Associates, PLLC. You have a limited time to file your claim and do not want to miss your opportunity to seek accountability and compensation. Call us today to set up a free case review.
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