NYC T-Bone Accident Lawyers with Top Results

If you've been injured in a T-bone crash, it's important to speak with an auto accident attorney skilled at litigating side impact collision cases to help you understand your rights. If the broadside crash is caused by another party's negligence (whether it's another driver or entity such as a car part manufacturer), you may be able to recover financial compensation for your injuries, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

T-bone collision cases can be complex. The attorney needs to understand current city and state traffic laws, potentially work with experts to recreate the accident scene, work with financial and medical experts to better understand the impact of your injuries, and complete other procedures to give you the best chance at a fair and full financial compensation for your injuries. The lawyers at the Law Firm of Block O'Toole & Murphy understand the pain and distress that can result from a devastating side impact crash and have recovered top verdicts and settlements for clients in motor vehicle accidents. Notable T-bone accident results include:

  • $3,000,000 settlement for a woman who suffered injuries to her ankle, shoulder and neck as the result of a T-bone accident caused by a police vehicle
  • $2,925,000 settlement for man who suffered serious back injuries after he was broadsided by a school bus which had ran a stop side
  • $2,500,000 verdict for woman who was involved in a T-bone collision with a cement mixing truck leaving a Brooklyn construction site
  • $1,200,000 settlement in Queens case for a client who sustained neck and back injuries after a T-bone accident

    In 2016, the Law Firm of Block O'Toole & Murphy attained 6 of the Top 10 Settlements in New York Motor Vehicle Cases, as published by the New York Law Journal.

    To find out if you are eligible to collect compensation from the liable party in your side-impact crash, schedule a FREE, no-obligation consultation with a qualified lawyer at Block O'Toole & Murphy today. Simply call 212-736-5300 or fill out our Contact Form.

    T-Bone Accidents Are the Second Deadliest Type of Car Accident

    Also known as T-bone accidents, side-impact collisions occur when a vehicle is hit on its side by the front of another car. The second deadliest type of car accident, side-impact car accidents claim approximately 9,000 lives each year. Unfortunately, installing safety precautions to minimize the damage from side-impact collisions is not always required. It is uncommon for vehicles to contain side airbags, and until recently, most vehicles performed poorly in side-impact safety tests.

    As a result, side impact car accidents can lead to serious injuries, including but not limited to the following:

    • Death
    • Head trauma (including Traumatic Brain Injury)
    • Spinal cord damage
    • Crush injuries
    • Amputation
    • Broken bones
    • Burns

    Where New York City Side-Impact Crashes Occur

    Side-impact collisions commonly occur at New York City intersections when vehicles make unsafe lane changes or run red lights and stop signs. Because the side of a motor vehicle offers little protection to those inside, side-impact car crashes are inherently dangerous. The front of the oncoming vehicle is generally more powerful than the side of the car into which it crashes. Additionally, with the large number of trucks and SUVs on New York roadways, the odds of being hit by a significantly larger vehicle are increased, presenting a greater danger to motorists of smaller cars.

    Protection Against Broadside Car Collisions Could Be Better

    Safety experts agree that, with regard to side-impact crashes, safety precautions are outdated. Installing side-impact airbags and strengthening vehicles' side structures can help prevent brain injuries, head trauma and other serious injuries common in car accidents. Although the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued new safety guidelines regarding side-impact collisions, side airbags are still not required.

    If you or a loved one has been injured in a side-impact car crash, our auto accident lawyers can help you obtain the compensation needed to recover from your crash. Depending on the specifics of your auto accident case, you may be entitled to damages for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. To find out if you have a case, contact our attorneys for a FREE case review today. The lawyers at Block O'Toole & Murphy serve Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx and all of New York City and New York State.

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