Bronx Lane Departure Crashes Accident Lawyer
Each year in New York State there are over 200,000 car crashes. These car accidents involve a variety of different scenarios including lane or roadway departure crashes. A lane departure crash is a collision that occurs when one vehicle crosses the median or center line and strikes an oncoming vehicle. A lane departure crash also occurs when a vehicle crosses an edge line and drives off the road. Lane departure crashes are among the most dangerous types of crashes because they often involve head-on collisions. When a head-on collision takes place the impact of two moving vehicles colliding into each other has the potential to cause severe injuries or death. While some lane departure collisions may be caused in part due to poor weather conditions or vehicle malfunction, many such accidents are caused by driver negligence. Victims of negligence deserve to be compensated. If you or someone you love was seriously injured in a lane departure crash accident caused by someone else, contact an experienced Bronx car accident lawyer at Stephen Bilkis & Associates. We are here to help.Causes of Lane Departure Collisions
As with other types of car accidents there are a number of causes for lane departure collisions. Some of the most common causes include:
- Distracted driving
- Texting and driving
- Driving while intoxicated
- Falling asleep at the wheel
- Tire blow out
- Hitting a pothole or other road hazard
- Swerving to avoid a road hazard
All of these causes come down to one thing: failure to follow traffic laws. That is negligence. The vast majority car accidents are caused because of driver negligence. When someone’s negligence causes an accident and serious injuries, that person is responsible.Consequences of Head-On Collisions
Lane departure crashes often leave victims with traumatic brain injuries, spinal injuries, and broken bones. Such serious injuries require extensive costly treatment. Through a personal injury claim filed with the help of an experienced car accident attorney in the Bronx, there are several types of damages that you may be able to recover from the person responsible for the accident.
Medical bills. You may be entitled to receive compensation to cover your medical bills- past and future. Serious injuries mean bills from the emergency room, hospital, surgeons, medication, and rehabilitation. The negligent party should pay these bills, not you.
Lost wages. If you missed worked while recovering from your injuries, you may be entitled to receive compensation for the wages you lost as well as loss of future earning capacity. Compensation also includes lost benefits such as sicks days and vacation days that you had to use while recovering.
Pain and suffering. With serious injuries there may be permanent scarring or a permanent disability. There may also be depression, anxiety, and other emotional issues. Compensation for these losses is called pain and suffering damages. With serious injuries, pain and suffering compensation can be a significant part of the damages award.
Wrongful death. Sadly, in some cases as a result of a lane departure crash, an innocent victim dies leaving family emotionally and sometimes financially devastated. Under New York law the decedent’s personal representative and heirs have the right to file a claim to recover damages.Contact Stephen Bilkis & Associates
Lane departure crashes can have serious consequences, particularly when the vehicles involved are travelling at high speeds. Under New York law victims can pursue compensation from the party responsible for the injuries you sustained in a lane departure crash. If you or a loved one was injured in a lane departure crash, contact an experienced car accident attorney serving the Bronx who understands both the legal issues associated with personal injury cases as well as the medical issues associated with vehicle accidents. Contact us at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW (1-800-696-9529) to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your car accident. We represent clients in the following locations: Bronx, Westchester County, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Nassau County, Queens, Staten Island, and Suffolk County.