According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there have been over six million car accidents in the United States every year since 2014. The losses from these accidents are in the hundreds of billions of dollars, and the long-term implications of a serious car accident can be devastating to a family.
If you were involved in a collision, a car accident lawyer in Islip may be able to help. Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. handles crashes involving other cars, trucks, motorcycles, and pedestrians. We also handle hit-and-run cases and other common causes of accidents such as reckless driving, speeding, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
In any of these cases, you should not have to suffer because of someone else’s negligent actions. Contact us at (631) 451-7900 to learn more.
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Types of Collisions
Collisions are a leading cause of accidental death in the United States. The NHTSA’s report also indicated that 36,000 people were killed in car crashes in 2018 alone, and millions more suffered non-fatal injuries. Some of the more common types of collisions are as follows.
Front-End, Rear-End, and Sideswipe Collisions
These are basic accidents in which a car gets struck from the front, the rear, or the side. Front-end collisions often occur on rural or single-lane roads. Rear-end collisions are common in urban areas and often involve driver distractions such as texting while driving. Sideswipes often occur at intersections and may involve a vehicle running a red light or a stop sign.
Due to their size, trucks can cause devastating damage which is one reason trucks are heavily regulated and insured. Undercarriage accidents involving trucks can be deadly, as can accidents involving faulty brakes, dangerous lane changes, drowsy driving, and multiple vehicle pile-ups.
Truck drivers are less likely than passenger vehicle drivers to be in a collision, but the vast majority of road accident fatalities involving trucks are passenger car occupants.
Motorcycle and Pedestrian Accidents
Due to the size of motorcycles and pedestrians relative to cars, they can be difficult to see and thus easily struck by an inattentive driver. Motorcycle collisions are often caused by blind spots, as well as unsafe lane changes made by cars and trucks. Pedestrian accidents are common in commercial zones and in densely populated areas where people tend to get around on foot.
Driving Under the Influence
Driving under the influence of either drugs or alcohol is a type of negligence, and it can have serious consequences. Intoxication can lead to speeding or aggressive and reckless driving, and it also delays reaction time. At high speeds, even a split second delay can cause a vehicle to travel much further than it would have if the driver had time to apply the brakes or make other maneuvers in response to a road hazard.
Potholes, cracks, uneven roads, unmarked roadside fixtures, and missing signage can lead to a collision. These types of crashes may involve the negligence of a local town or municipality or a service, maintenance, or construction team.
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Injuries and Damages from Collisions
According to the Mayo Clinic, vehicle crashes are the leading cause of new spinal cord injuries every year. They are also the second-leading cause of accidental death in the country. Some of the injuries and damages that victims suffer from collisions include:
- Broken bones and bone fractures.
- Nerve, muscle, and tissue damage.
- Internal organ damage.
- Head trauma and brain injuries.
- Spinal cord and neck injuries such as whiplash.
- Lacerations and amputations.
- Bruising and disfigurement.
- Mental and emotional trauma.
- Vehicle and property damage.
- Lost income or an inability to work.
- Incidental expenses such as vehicle rentals or home care services.
- Death of a loved one.
- Burial and funeral expenses.
These injuries and damages are serious forms of loss, and you may be able to recover compensation based on how your accident occurred. We can establish proof of liability and proof of damages sustained in a collision by:
- Gathering evidence from the scene of an accident.
- Obtaining surveillance or dashcam footage.
- Interviewing eyewitnesses.
- Obtaining the police report of an accident.
- Collecting medical care and treatment records.
- Calculating future income losses directly associated with the accident.
In some cases—such as collisions involving medical injury claims—you may need to provide the testimony of a medical professional to substantiate your claims that this incident was the cause of your injuries and specific losses.
How We Help
After suffering injuries in a collision, it may be difficult for you to gather the necessary evidence and file a claim with the insurer of the at-fault party, especially if you were injured and are trying to recover.
A lawyer can handle negotiations and gather evidence on your behalf. An attorney can also help guide you through the complicated personal injury claim process.
If you were involved in a collision and suffered personal injuries of any kind, consider speaking with an attorney. A car accident lawyer serving Islip, Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P., can discuss your case with you so you know where you stand and what your legal options are.
Please contact our offices at (631) 451-7900 to learn more and receive a free, no-obligation case evaluation. Statutes of limitations—usually starting from when an accident occurred—apply to collision cases, so call now.