Side-Impact Crashes in NY

Side-Impact, broadside, or T-bone collisions (used interchangeably with the term “side collision”) are frequently occurring car accidents at intersections and parking lots, or anywhere where two cars pass in a multi-lane area. These accidents can result in severe damages to the driver or passenger whose side of the vehicle was hit, but the severity of the injuries will vary depending on the speed the car was traveling, the area that was struck, and the safety features that are present in the car.

The “crumple zones” of a car are designed to take a majority of the impact and keep the passengers safe. There is a high potential that after a collision, two vehicles may be stuck together because their crumple zones have folded around each other. This can sometimes cause the driver or passenger to become stuck inside the car until medical assistance can arrive. Most modern vehicles are equipped with safety features such as side airbags that can help prevent someone’s head from colliding with the side of the window, however, these airbags are only useful for the first impact and most t-bone accidents can involve multiple impacts with various cars or surfaces.

Be it ignorance of a stop sign or running a red light, if you have been struck in a side-impact collision an experienced injury lawyer from our firm can provide you with the personal attention you need to ensure that you receive the best possible award. Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C. will make every effort to get involved in your case as quickly as possible. Insurance companies will move quickly to settle your case for the least possible amount, so let us put our skills and experience to work for your interests.

Common Causes of Crashes

Personal injury compensation provides financial benefits to individuals that have been injured in an accident. Listed below are some of the most common causes of side-impact car crashes:

  • Failing to stop at a red light;
  • Failing to stop at a stop sign;
  • Failing to stop at an intersection; and
  • Inattentive driving

Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., is a dedicated personal injury firm that can help you file a claim for compensation if you have been injured in a car accident. Attorneys at our firm are seasoned professionals that are highly experienced in personal injury claim procedures. We will prepare and file your claim, and be tough advocates when pursuing compensation for your injuries. Skilled legal representation can help prevent claim delays and denials, and ensure the best possible results when seeking personal injury benefits.



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We Will Fight for Your Compensation

If you have been injured in a T-bone accident, it is important that you receive compensation. These frequently occurring accidents can result in extreme damages to your vehicle and cause serious injuries to you and your passengers. It is important that after an accident, you contact Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C. Our professional and experienced legal team will fight hard to help you receive the compensation that you deserve. Insurance companies will often low-ball victims of accidents and you deserve the highest amount of compensation available.

Our personal attention can help you through the trauma you and your family may endure. Our firm has the experience necessary to investigate the circumstances of the accident and stand up for you. The impact of the collision can cause serious injuries such a broken bones, whiplash, head trauma, neck injuries, spinal cord damage, and back injuries. Other injuries can also occur, although many times they do not become noticeable until hours or days after the accident.

Call Our Car Accident Lawyers in New York City

If you or a loved one has been hurt in a T-bone accident, immediately contact us for legal advice. An experienced New York City personal injury lawyer can review your case and discuss how best to proceed with a claim. Under the state’s no-fault laws, you will likely be eligible for compensation to cover lost income, medical costs, home care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, rehabilitation, pain, suffering, and emotional trauma.


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