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Every motorist – in the Bronx and everywhere else – assumes a reasonable duty of care before getting behind the wheel of a vehicle. Despite engaging in safe driving habits, you may find yourself the victim of a T-bone accident due to someone else’s negligence. Injuries, such as broken bones, brain injuries, and spinal cord damage may affect your day-to-day life, and medical expenses can pile up as you may not have the means to return to work. Fortunately, Bronx T-bone accident lawyers can pursue legal recourse against the driver responsible for your injuries and economic losses. 

At Lever & Ecker, PLLC, we are here to represent you in taking legal action if you have been injured in a T-bone accident due to someone else’s negligence. Our highly experienced car accident lawyers will conduct an extensive investigation into the accident, obtain the necessary evidence to determine liability, pursue your claim in court and aggressively advocate on your behalf against the negligent driver and their insurance company for the complete compensation you deserve for your losses. 

Why Work With a Bronx T-Bone Accident Lawyer at Lever & Ecker, PLLC? 

The Bronx lawyers at Lever & Ecker, PLLC, understand the lasting impact of a T-bone accident on your physical, emotional, and financial well-being. We have 65+ years of combined experience representing countless victims in recovering the damages lost due to driver negligence. T-bone accident cases may be quite challenging to pursue without the representation of a highly qualified lawyer. 

We can increase the likelihood of success of your case in the following ways:

  • Handling all aspects of your case from initial consultation to resolution, including by commencing litigation, filing necessary documents, taking depositions, and more 
  • Obtaining vital evidence through an investigation to prove the liability of the other driver, including analyzing video surveillance footage, accident reports, statements from eyewitnesses, and more 
  • Negotiating aggressively on your behalf with insurance adjusters to protect your best interests and secure the complete compensation you deserve 
  • Proceeding to trial if the insurance company fails to negotiate in good faith 

During your free consultation, we may assess the validity of your case and provide you with your best legal options. Because T-bone accidents commonly occur on congested roadways and intersections and may involve multiple parties, cases may be challenging to navigate without the representation of an experienced Bronx lawyer.

Bronx No-Fault Car Accident Laws 

A T-bone accident is an intersection collision where a driver collides with the side of another vehicle. These accidents are especially dangerous to nearby vehicles or pedestrians, depending on the severity of the impact. The lack of structural support on the vehicle’s side means that victims are vulnerable to serious injuries.

New York has a no-fault system in place for car accident injury compensation. Under this system, individuals injured in a car accident first seek compensation for their medical expenses by filing a no-fault claim with their own insurance provider, regardless of who was at fault for the accident. The minimum no-fault coverage required in New York State is $50,000 per person, but it may be greater if additional coverage was purchased.

However, the no-fault system does not allow accident victims to recover compensation for the full value of their lost wages or non-economic losses such as pain and suffering, unless their injuries meet a serious injury threshold as set forth by state law. Victims in New York can pursue legal action against the other driver if they suffered any of the following “serious injuries,” as defined under Section 5102 of the Insurance Law of the State of New York: 

  • Death
  • Bone fractures
  • Dismemberment
  • Loss of a fetus
  • Permanent loss or limitation of a body organ, member, function, or system
  • Temporary disabilities that last at least 90 days in the 180 days immediately following the accident

Even the simplest car accident case can quickly become complicated. Having a dedicated lawyer by your side gives you a powerful advantage when you are seeking fair compensation for your injuries.  At Lever & Ecker, PLLC, we fight for the complete compensation you deserve so you may obtain a full recovery. 

Recoverable Compensation in a Bronx T-Bone Accident Lawsuit 

If you have suffered injuries due to another driver’s negligence in a T-bone accident, you may recover the following compensation in a successful accident lawsuit:

  • Pain and Suffering: One of the more complex types of damages to quantify, compensation for pain and suffering is intended to award the claimant for the injuries the victim suffered as a result of the accident.
  • Medical Treatments: The damages included in a personal injury case award almost always cover the cost of the victim’s medical care associated with injuries caused by the accident. These damages serve as both a reimbursement for the treatment a victim has already received due to the accident and the cost of future medical care that will be needed.
  • Lost Income: Part of the compensation an injured victim may receive is intended to offset the impact the accident had on their income. These potential damages could cover not only income lost because of the accident, but also loss of future income. In other words, if a victim is no longer able to perform their job duties because of their injuries, they can be awarded for their reduced earning capacity.
  • Property Loss: If the accident involved property damage, such as damage  to a vehicle or other personal items, then a victim would likely be entitled to reimbursement for the required repairs. In cases where the vehicle or item is damaged beyond repair, the plaintiff will likely be entitled to compensation to replace the item. Should a replacement be needed, compensation will be determined by the value of the property lost.
  • Emotional Distress: Damages listed for emotional distress are intended to compensate victims for any psychological distress caused by the accident. This can include post-traumatic stress disorder, fear, anxiety, loss of sleep, and depression..
  • Loss of Enjoyment: In cases where the injuries sustained from the accident prevent a victim from participating in recreational activities, exercise, or hobbies they enjoyed prior to the accident, such victims may receive compensation for their loss of personal enjoyment.
  • Loss of Consortium: These damages are intended to compensate for the impact of the accident and injuries on the victim’s relationship with his or her spouse or significant other, including a loss of companionship, loss of a sexual relationship, or a combination . Damages for loss of consortium may also be awarded for the impact the accident had on the relationship between a parent and their child.

Consulting a Bronx T-bone accident attorney about your case may be the best way to improve your likelihood of success in recovering the full extent of your losses. At Lever & Ecker, PLLC, we will handle filing the lawsuit against the negligent driver and represent your interests in the litigation so you can focus on healing following your accident. 

Call the Highly Qualified Bronx T-Bone Accident Lawyers at Lever & Ecker, PLLC 

If you have suffered injuries due to a driver’s negligence in a T-bone accident, the experienced car accident lawyers at Lever & Ecker, PLLC, are here to fight for the justice you deserve. We have an extensive track record of success, representing countless victims in recovering the maximum compensation they deserve, and we are prepared to fight for you. 

As award-winning trial lawyers, we have 65+ years of combined legal experience advocating for New Yorkers’ rights. Schedule a no-cost consultation with a Bronx T-bone accident attorney today by calling (718) 933-3632 or filling out our contact form

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