New York City Head-On Accident Attorney
Do You Need a New York City Head-On Collision Lawyer?
When two vehicles collide head on, it should be no surprise that passengers and drivers can suffer serious injuries. Even low-speed head-on collisions can leave a person laid up in bed for months.
At our firm, we believe that all injured motorists deserve the best legal representation possible. If you have been injured in a crash, please contact a New York City head-on collision attorney.
These types of accidents are relatively rare because most times a motorist can easily swerve to avoid a collision. Nevertheless, many head-on collisions are caused by:
Drunk or high drivers, who either take risks or lack the coordination to control their vehicles.
Fatigued drivers who fall asleep and veer into oncoming traffic.
Confused drivers who accidentally go down one-way streets or enter one-way highways.
Distracted drivers who might be reading a text message or sending an email when they should be looking at the road.
Whatever the reason for the accident, victims can suffer terrible injuries, including whiplash, broken bones, concussions, and back injuries.
New York motorists all must carry at least $50,000 in no-fault personal injury protection benefits, which can cover medical expenses and lost wages. Because these benefits are no fault, it doesn’t matter how the accident happened or who is responsible.
Unfortunately, with the cost of medical care skyrocketing, $50,000 does not cover as much as it used to. Someone who needs surgery and spends a few nights in the hospital can easily hit their policy limit, leaving them without sufficient coverage for other expenses. For example, some people with devastating injuries need an at-home attendant to take care of them, who can cost a thousand dollars a week. Before you know it, you will have used up all of your PIP benefits.
Helpfully, New York law allows you to step outside the no-fault system if you have significant expenses or a severe injury, so bringing a lawsuit against the at-fault driver is a possibility.
Because head-on collisions are so deadly, the person who struck you might have died in the crash. Under New York law, you can sustain a lawsuit against the driver’s estate. As experienced auto accident lawyers in New York City, we have brought many wrongful death lawsuits, so we understand the process intimately. If you tried to handle the case on your own, you could make critical errors that cost you time and possibly money.
If you have survived a head-on collision, you must act quickly to preserve your right to compensation. At Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman, our team of attorneys has fought for compensation in some of the most horrific accidents imaginable.
You are not alone. To retain an attorney who will fight for you, please contact us today. To schedule a free consultation with one of our New York City head-on collision lawyers, all you need to do is call 212-285-3300 or fill out our online contact form.