Changing lanes while traffic is in motion can require complex maneuvering by a vehicle driver. Signaling your intention to change lanes, remaining in your own lane, and yielding the right of way to other drivers are all important safety measures that make streets and highways safe for shared travel.
When a driver fails to signal their intent to change lanes or otherwise improperly changes lanes, they can put themselves and everyone they share the road with into a dangerous situation and place their lives in jeopardy.
Were you or a member of your family involved in a collision when another driver was changing lanes? If you or your loved one suffered injuries, or a member of your family died in a collision caused by another driver, you can hold the at-fault driver responsible for the financial aftermath of the collision. Additionally, you can recover for pain and suffering damages.
Every driver has a responsibility to share the road safely with other drivers. If another driver struck you while improperly changing lanes, a lawyer on Long Island can help you hold that driver financially responsible for their actions. Call Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. at (631) 451-7900 to speak to one of our team members today.
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An Improper Lane Changes Lawyer Will Advocate for You
Every time you are driving on Long Island’s roads and highway, you are entitled to the full and exclusive use of your lane of traffic. When other drivers encroach on your lane or improperly change lanes, their actions can put you and any passengers in your vehicle at risk of injuries and death.
Improper lane changes can include failing to stay in your own lane and failing to yield the right of way to other drivers. According to the Insurance Information Institute, in 2017, these two driver behaviors are frequent contributors to two-vehicle collisions. In fact, drivers who failed to remain in their own lane of traffic were the cause of 7.3% (3,826) of all vehicle collisions and a driver’s failure to appropriately yield the right of way to other drivers was the cause of 7.1% (3,711) of all vehicle collisions.
Were you injured in a collision caused by another driver’s inability to properly change lanes? If so, you may have the basis of a claim for financial compensation from the at-fault driver. Was a member of your family seriously injured or killed in the same collision or the same type of collision? They, too, could have a personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit for financial compensation.
A lawyer on Long Island can help you receive financial compensation for the expenses and losses of the collision you were involved in. Speak to a member of our team to explore your available avenues for seeking the compensation you deserve. Contact one of our team members by calling Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. at (631) 451-7900 today.
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Get Your Compensation Claim Started Right Away
In the days and weeks after a vehicle collision caused by an improper lane change, your first priority should be restoring your physical health as much as possible. While you concentrate on your physical and emotional well-being in the aftermath of a collision, valuable time is ticking away. A lawyer skilled in handling cases involving an improper lane change can concentrate on preparing your lawsuit and on filing it on time.
On Long Island, the time you have to file a lawsuit for financial compensation is generally limited to three years from the date of the collision under New York Civil Practice Law & Rules §214. There may also be extenuating circumstances that could shorten that time, such as suing a municipality. This time will pass more quickly than you think—especially if your injuries are catastrophic or permanent and require significantly more recovery time.
As soon as you are able after a car crash, contact Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. to start the claims filing process and to ensure you do not run out of time to file your financial recovery lawsuit. You deserve full financial compensation for an accident someone else’s negligence caused. Let us help you pursue it in time.
Do Not Rely on No-Fault Insurance Coverage Alone
From the New York Department of Financial Services, no-fault insurance coverage is mandatory but is also basic protection only and is very limited. No-fault policies only recover basic collision-related expenses and losses, including medical bills, lost wages to a certain extent, and vehicle mileage for necessary doctor’s office or hospital visits.
The basic coverage of no-fault policies will not allow you to recover compensation for pain and suffering in any amount. If your collision-related expenses and losses exceed the $50,000 maximum coverage per person of no-fault insurance, you might be forced to cover your remaining expenses and losses out of your own pocket.
A Long Island lawyer who knows how to handle an improper lane change case can help you file for no-fault coverage if needed. Your lawyer can further assist you in filing an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit against a liable third party to ensure a vehicle collision you did not cause does not create financial hardship for you and your family.
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A Lawyer in Your Area Can Help You Build a Solid Case for Compensation
If you or a member of your family suffered injuries or if a family member died in a collision when another driver was changing lanes, you might have the basis of an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. A lawyer on Long Island can help you identify the cause of the collision and hold the at-fault driver or his insurance company financially responsible for your injury-related expenses and losses.
Contact Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. by calling (631) 451-7900 to speak to one of our team members about the collision you were involved in. Our law firm can also assist clients in Spanish and Russian.