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Nassau County Lane Departure Crash Injury

Hundreds of thousands of car accidents happen each year, resulting in millions of dollars in property loss, medical expenses, and lost wages. There are a variety of reasons that vehicles in up colliding, and there are a variety of types of crashes including lane or roadway departure crashes. A lane departure crash happens when one vehicle crosses the median or center line and strikes an oncoming vehicle. A lane departure crash can also occur when a vehicle crosses an edge line and drives off the road or into the path of oncoming traffic. Lane departure crashes are among the most dangerous types of accidents because they often involve head-on collisions. When a head-on car accident takes place the impact can lead to devastating injuries such as a traumatic brain injury such as a severe concussion, or a spinal cord injury. While some lane departure collisions may be caused in part to poor weather conditions or vehicle malfunction, many such accidents are caused by driver negligence. If you are in need of a New York Injury Lawyer because you or a loved one was injured in a lane departure crash, it is important that you immediately contact an experienced Nassau County Lane Departure Crash Injury Lawyer who will review your case and explain to you your options for filing a personal injury or wrongful death claim in order to seek damages the losses you suffered as a result of the accident.

Causes of lane departure crashes

As with failure to yield accidents, parking lot accidents, sideswipe accidents and rollover 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

Under New York Vehicle and Traffic Law section 1128 when a road has been divided into multiple lanes that are clearly marked, drivers are required to drive within a single lane and are not permitted to move out of that lane until the drivers has checked to confirm that the lane change can be safely made. If a driver negligently changes lanes and as a result a lane departure crash occurs, the negligent driver would be legally liable.

Consequences of lane departure accidents

Because of the violent impact of two cars colliding, lane departure accidents often leave victims with traumatic brain injuries, spinal injuries, and broken bones. Such serious injuries require extensive costly treatment. Through a personal injury claim there are several types of damages that you may be able to recover from the person responsible for the accident. You may be entitled to receive compensation to cover your medical bills- past and future. If you missed worked while recovering from your injuries, you may be entitled to receive compensation for the wages your lost as well as loss of future earning capacity. Furthermore, you may be entitled to compensation for personal property that may have been destroyed or damaged in the accident such as your car or valuable items that were in your car. You may also be entitled to non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, and loss of consortium. In special cases punitive damages may be available as well.

Nassau County Lane Departure Crash Injury Lawyer

Lane departure accidents can have serious consequences, particularly when the vehicles involved are travelling at high speeds. Under New York law you 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 attorney who understands both the legal issues associated with personal injury cases as well as the medical issues associated with vehicle accidents. The staff at Stephen Bilkis and Associates has extensive experience representing clients injured in hit and run accidents, rollover accidents, head-on collisions, rear-end collisions, sideswipe accidents well as other types of vehicle accidents. Contact us at 800.696.9529 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your car accident.

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