Get Legal Help After a Car Accident at an Intersection

Recovering damages after an intersection accident in New York can be a struggle. The insurance company may deny your claim or offer an inadequate settlement award. Get what's rightfully yours with legal assistance from the NY injury attorneys at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP. Our high client satisfaction rate reflects the quality of the work we put into each and every case.

If you want a legal team that can get you the compensation you need to make a full recovery, please call (212) 986-7353. We will inform you of your rights and legal options in a free case evaluation.

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The Most Dangerous Intersections in New York City

While all drivers are advised to exercise caution when traversing any intersection, they should pay special attention to the following intersections, or even avoid them altogether, if possible:

  • E 33rd St & Park Ave in Manhattan
  • 7th Ave & W 34 St in Manhattan
  • Essex St & Delancey St in Manhattan
  • W 14 St & 6th Ave in Manhattan
  • Utica Ave & Eastern Pkwy in Brooklyn
  • Atlantic Ave & Nostrand Ave in Brooklyn
  • W 170th St & Grand Concourse in The Bronx
  • E 183 St & Grand Concourse in The Bronx
  • Webster Ave & E. Fordham Rd in The Bronx
  • E 167 St & Grand Concourse in The Bronx

If you have been involved in an accident in one of these intersections, you may have a viable personal injury lawsuit based on driver error or dangerous road conditions. Consult with a New York car crash attorney to learn more.

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A Crowded City

According to the New York City Department of City Planning, the Big Apple is home to more than eight million people. If that weren't enough, tens of millions more people visit the city each year. That means there are a lot of feet beating the pavement and wheels burning the road - it's basically chaos out there! It's no surprise the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles reports tens of thousands of motor vehicle accidents in New York City alone.

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intersection with cars and pedestrians

Improved road designs, warning systems, and driver training programs may all contribute to safer intersections and consequently fewer accidents.

Crash Factors in New York Intersection Accidents

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released a report that extensively details patterns of age, sex and behavior in intersection-related crashes. Below are some of the more notable findings of the report:

  • Crash occurrences at intersections with traffic signals or stop signs may be attributed to driver inattention or illegal maneuvers.
  • Left-turn intersection collisions may be attributed to obstructed view or misjudgment of the other driver's speed and distance.
  • Right-turn intersection accidents at stop signs may be attributed to false assumption of the other driver's actions.
  • Male drivers are more likely to cause an intersection crash due to illegal maneuvers, false assumption of the other driver's action, or speeding, whereas for female drivers, the common causes are false assumption of the other driver's action, inattention, and internal distraction.
  • For older drivers, the common causes of intersection accidents are misjudgment of the other driver's speed and distance along with inadequate surveillance.

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Contact Our NY Intersection Accident Attorneys

Contact a NY car accident lawyer at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP at (212) 986-7353 today to get started on your claim case. Do not wait too long or you may lose your right to pursue compensation when the statute of limitations for your case expires.

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Our Car Accident Case Results

$8.3 Million - New York State Record-Setting Verdict for Single Level Cervical Discectomy

Pursuant to the New York Jury Verdict Reporter, WRSH partner Frank J. Lombardo obtained the highest recorded verdict in the State of New York for a single level cervical discectomy.

Frank Lombardo

$6.2 Million - Intersection Accident

Andrea V. Borden was able to obtain a jury verdict in the amount of $6.2 million on behalf of our client, a 60-year-old Brooklyn woman involved in a motor vehicle accident.

Andrea Borden

$5.5 Million - New York Motor Vehicle Accident

WRSH partner Bryce Moses obtained a verdict in the amount of $5,500,000 for our client who was exiting the Staten Island Expressway when her motor vehicle was struck by a Con Edison van.

Bryce Moses

$4.9 Million - NY Car Accident Injury

Our client, a man in his 30s, was standing next to the rear of a truck while working as an assistant mover, when the defendant driver struck a middle car in the rear and propelled it into our client.

Philip Russotti

$3.5 Million - Young Woman Run Over By Garbage Truck

Bryce Moses represented a young woman who was run over by a garbage truck in Brooklyn that shattered her ankle in three places.

Bryce Moses

$3.3 Million - Client Struck By Van While On a Scooter

Partner Jason Rubin obtained a large settlement for a man who was injured after being struck by a van while on a scooter.

Jason Rubin

$3 Million - NY Motor Vehicle Accident

Joseph Stoduto and Cliff Shapiro were able to obtain a settlement in the amount of $3,000,000 on behalf of a forty-five year old man from Queens who suffered injuries to his neck and lower back in a crash.

Joseph Stoduto, Clifford Shapiro

$2.9 Million - NY Access-A-Ride Van Accident

WRSH attorney settled the case of our client who was hit by an Access-A-Ride van after mediation and before trial for $2.9 million dollars.

Joseph Stoduto

$2.8 Million - Three Car Auto Accident in NY

WRSH Partner obtained a $2.8 million settlement during trial for our client who was involved in a 3 car accident. The plaintiff was struck twice from behind in a rear-end collision involving two vehicles.

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$2.75 Million - NY Intersection Car Accident

Phil Russotti and Kenneth Halperin obtained a settlement for our client in the amount of $2,750,000, in this case in which the plaintiff's motor vehicle was struck in the rear.

Philip Russotti, Kenneth Halperin

$2.75 Million - Rear-end Van Accident in Queens

Douglas Milch obtained a large settlement for a group of individuals injured in a van accident in Queens on the Grand Central Parkway.

Douglas Milch

$2.5 Million - Auto vs. Pedestrian Accident in New York

Phil Russotti obtained a 2.5 million dollar settlement for a 57 year old man who was struck by a car while walking his dog on the side of a roadway that did not have sidewalks.

Philip Russotti

$2.5 Million - New York Motor Vehicle Accident

Kenneth Halperin obtained a combined settlement in the amount of $2,500,000 for a 66 year old woman and her 32 year old daughter who were injured in a motor vehicle accident.

Kenneth Halperin

$2.5 Million - Man Struck By Car Walking Dog

Phil Russotti obtained a 2.5 million dollar settlement for a 57 year old man who was struck by a car while walking his dog on the side of a roadway that did not have sidewalks.

Philip Russotti

$2.281 Million - Van Rear-Ended by Tractor-Trailer

William Hepner obtained a substantial settlement at mediation for a girl who was 8 years old when the van she was in was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer carrying a load of fuel.

William Hepner

$2.25 Million - Permanent Injuries from Rear-end Accident In The Bronx

Paul Cordella recently settled a case for a client who sustained permanent neck and back injuries after being rear-ended in the Bronx.

Paul Cordella

$2 Million - Intersection Accident in Brooklyn

WRSH attorneys Joseph Stoduto and Andrea Borden were able to obtain a recovery after trial in the amount of $2,000,000 on behalf of our client, a 60-year-old housekeeper from Kings County.

Joseph Stoduto

$2 Million - NY Rear-End Accident

WRSH attorneys Joseph Stoduto and Kenneth Halperin were able to obtain a settlement in the amount of $2,000,000 on behalf of our client, a 40-year-old woman from Kings County.

Joseph Stoduto, Kenneth Halperin

$2 Million - New York Rear-End Collision

WRSH attorneys Joseph Stoduto and Kenneth Halperin were able to obtain a settlement in the amount of $2,000,000 on behalf of our client, a 45-year-old man from Queens County.

Joseph Stoduto, Kenneth Halperin

$2 Million - Rear-Ended by a School Bus

WRSH attorneys Joseph Stoduto, Bryce Moses, and Nicole Gill were able to obtain a settlement in the amount of $2,000,000 on behalf of our client, a 50-year-old woman from Kings County.

Joseph Stoduto, Bryce Moses, Nicole Gill

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