Every year, there are approximately 2.3 million traffic accidents that occur at intersections, representing about 40% of the total number of motor vehicle accidents, according to a study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). These accidents occur for any number of reasons, including speeding and failing to obey traffic signals. Despite most intersections having clear traffic signals to direct traffic, millions of motorists choose to disregard the rules of the road and place other motorists in danger.
If you or a loved one was injured in a motor vehicle accident of this nature, a Queens failure to obey traffic signals accident lawyer from Dansker & Aspromonte Associates can help. We proudly serve injured clients throughout Queens, the Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Nassau and Suffolk Counties. We are committed to helping you secure the maximum compensation available for your claim.
Contact us today at (212) 732-2929 to discuss your case and get started pursuing your claim.
Failure to Obey Traffic Signal Violations
The New York Driver’s Manual, mentions some of the rules that drivers must follow.
Motorists’ violating traffic signals and signs often result in serious accidents and injuries.
Running a Red Light
When drivers run a red light, they place other motorists at risk and may cause serious injuries—because there is often a higher rate of speed involved in these types of crashes. Our firm handled a case involving a 36-year-old passenger in a vehicle driven by a man who ran a red light and was hit by a speeding taxi. We took the case to trial and secured $2.2 million for our client.
Making a left turn at a controlled or uncontrolled intersection is one of the most dangerous driving maneuvers. NHTSA’s study found that misjudging another driver’s speed or the gap between their vehicle and other vehicles is a common reason for intersection accidents.
Not Giving Emergency Vehicles the Right-of-Way
The New York’s Vehicle and Traffic Law states that you must yield the right-of-way to emergency vehicles when they are responding to emergencies, which is indicated by the emergency vehicle flashing lights or sounding a siren or airhorn. In another case handled by our firm, a young female New York City police officer in a police car was awarded $31 Million after being struck by a vehicle owned by the NYC Transit Authority.
Call Dansker & Aspromonte Associates at (212) 732-2929 to learn more about how we can help you.
We Will Work to Prove that Your Injuries Were Caused by Your Motor Vehicle Accident
The victim of a motor vehicle accident may suffer a multitude of different injuries. The severity of the apparent damage to the vehicles involved is not always indicative of the injuries that victims have suffered. At-fault parties often attempt to claim that motor vehicle accident victims have not suffered serious injuries or that the injuries claimed were not caused by the accident. Our experienced legal team will fight to prove that your injuries are serious and were caused by the accident. In order to do so, we will review your medical records, consult with your physicians, and consult with medical experts to build the strongest case possible.
If another driver speeds through a red light or otherwise fails to obey a traffic signal, a collision is likely to occur. Injuries associated with these accidents include:
Traumatic Brain Injuries
When significant force in an accident is involved, a traumatic brain injury is more likely to occur. Brain bleeding, swelling, or bruising can result in loss of brain function, prolonged unconsciousness, or a loss of cognitive or motor function.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Because of a collision between two vehicles, the body may suffer serious injuries, including spinal cord injuries. Victims may suffer from partial or total paralysis that has a significant impact on their futures. Victims may also suffer herniated discs and may require surgical repair including spinal fusions and laminectomies.
Fractures of Bones and Tears of Ligaments, Tendons, and Cartilage
As a result of an impact or impacts between motor vehicles, an accident victim may suffer fractures of bones. Additionally, although it might not be immediately apparent, accident victims may suffer tears of ligaments, tendons, and cartilage of their joints including shoulders and knees due to the impact involved. These injuries may require surgical repair to allow fractures to heal properly and repair the tears of ligaments, tendons, or cartilage.
Some motor vehicle accident victims may also be trapped in their vehicles and suffer excruciating crushing injuries. Contact our team to learn about how we can help you fight for fair compensation.
Call Us Today to Learn More
If you or your loved one was injured in an accident caused by another driver not following the rules of the road, Dansker & Aspromonte Associates can help. Our Queens failure to obey traffic signals accident lawyers will be with you every step of the way. Our goal is to protect your rights and secure the best possible outcome for your case.
We proudly represent clients throughout the New York City metropolitan area, including Queens, the Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Suffolk and Nassau Counties. Call our team today at (212) 732-2929 to learn more about how we can help.