If you or a loved one suffered injuries in an accident caused by a driver who made an unsafe lane change, you may be able to pursue compensation.
A Queens improper lane change accident lawyer can:
- Determine if you have the basis for a personal injury case
- Review the relevant insurance policies
- Help you file an insurance claim and lawsuit
- Establish the value of your accident-related damages and expenses
- Handle all communications and correspondence with the involved parties
- Defend your legal rights throughout your case’s development
To begin exploring your options, call Dansker & Aspromonte Associates at (212) 732-2929. Our goal is to secure the best possible outcome for your personal injury case.
Causes of Improper Lane Change Accidents
To establish fault and liability, your lawyer will conduct an investigation to determine why your accident happened.
Improper lane change accidents can happen when:
- A driver becomes distracted by their cell phone, the radio, or other passengers traveling with them.
- A driver disregards the safety of other motorists by operating their vehicle in a reckless manner.
- A driver fails to use their signals before changing lanes. The New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) requires all motorists to use proper signaling when changing lanes.
- A driver attempts to go around a vehicle that has stopped for a pedestrian or vehicular traffic.
Your lawyer can use the police report, witness testimony, and findings from an accident reconstruction expert to determine the cause of your collision. Your accident may have been caused by other factors that can be determined by a thorough investigation conducted by experienced lawyers.
Injuries Suffered in an Improper Lane Change Accident
Lane change accidents can involve multiple vehicles, pedestrians, and motorcyclists.
Those who are involved in these types of accidents might suffer one or more of the following injuries:
Bone Breaks or Fractures
A bone can fracture in a number of different ways. Depending on the type of fracture a person suffers, the limb may not heal properly, causing it to look deformed, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). Bone fractures are not only painful, but they can impede a patient’s ability to work and perform day-to-day tasks.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
MedlinePlus defines a TBI as a “sudden injury that causes damage to the brain.” A TBI can be mild, moderate, or severe, and can affect a person in multiple ways. The more serious a TBI is, the more severe one’s symptoms typically are. For example, someone who suffers a serious TBI might experience confusion, loss of coordination, weakness or numbness in certain areas of the body, and slurred speech.
Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
A Spinal Cord Injury could result in a person losing “all motor and sensory function below the level of the injury,” according to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS).
Tears of Tendons, Ligaments or Cartilage
Injuries involving tears of tendons, ligaments, or cartilage in your joints such as the knees or shoulders are often caused by motor vehicle accidents. These injuries can require surgery to repair the damage sustained and extensive physical therapy.
These types of injuries, along with any others a victim might suffer in an improper lane change accident, can potentially change a person’s life forever. If you or a relative suffered a TBI, spinal cord injury, fracture, or another type of injury, contact Dansker & Aspromonte Associates at (212) 732-2929. When you connect with a member of our team, you will learn how a Queens improper lane change accident lawyer can help you exercise your legal rights.
Possible Types of Compensation Awarded in Improper Lane Change Cases
After suffering injuries and financial losses due to another party’s negligence, you may be eligible to recover a multitude of different damages. The types of damages you can recover and their associated value will rest on the details of your situation. Your lawyer will try to settle your case with the responsible insurance companies. However, if they refuse to make a fair settlement offer, your lawyer can proceed to trial on your case to seek a jury verdict in your favor.
In the State of New York, you have a limited time within which to file a lawsuit. . Should you fail to take action within this limited time frame, you risk jeopardizing your right to compensation. Contact Dansker & Aspromonte Associates at (212) 732-2929 in order to determine how much time you have to file a lawsuit under the circumstances of your case.
You may be able to recover compensation for the following economic and non-economic damages:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Lost wages including future losses
- Past, current, and future medical expenses
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
The lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates have secured favorable outcomes for clients in the past and may be able to do the same for you. In fact, our firm was able to recover $6.6 million for the family of a six-year-old who suffered injuries as a passenger in a motor vehicle accident. We will fight to obtain the best possible resolution of your personal injury case. You can consult with our legal team when you call us today.
Learn About Working with a Queens Improper Lane Change Accident Lawyer
Life after an improper lane change accident can be difficult and frustrating, especially if you suffered injuries that are impacting your personal and professional life. The legal team at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates understands this. If you or a loved one was injured in a collision caused by an improper lane change, call us today at (212) 732-2929.
Our firm is dedicated to helping those whose lives have been impacted by another driver’s negligence. When a car accident claimant chooses to retain a Queens improper lane change accident attorney, they can rest easy knowing that someone is working on their behalf and handling their legal matters. Dansker & Aspromonte will handle all aspects of your case, negotiate with the liable party or parties, and diligently prepare your case for trial, so you can focus on getting better.
Dansker & Aspromonte Associates has represented clients throughout the New York City metropolitan area, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk Counties since 1988. If you were involved in an accident contact our team today.