U-turns and Their Dangers in Causing Long Island Car Accidents

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In a horrific accident that recently occurred in Valley Stream, a young girl was killed and her sister critically injured after crashing into a car that made a U-turn in front of them.

U-turns are among the most dangerous maneuvers a car can make. A driver making a U-turn must make sure it can be done safely and that their vehicle in in a position where it is legally allowed—such as an intersection with a light and no sign indicating “No U-turns.” Much more dangerous are U-turns in the middle of the road, on narrow streets and at intersections without lights. Most dangerous are U-turns on curved and steep roads—in fact U-turns are prohibited by New York law at a curve or on an incline where the vehicle can’t be seen by other drivers approaching from either direction within five hundred feet.

The dangers of U-turns are even greater when a large vehicle, such as tractor trailers make U-turns. In fact, the dangers are so well documented that most truck companies prohibit their drivers from making U-turns on public roadways.

Accidents involving cars making U-turns are often serious and may result in severe injuries, including:

  • Spinal Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Broken Bones
  • Internal Injuries
  • Loss of a limb
  • Serious Disfigurement
  • Death

Were you or a family member seriously injured in an accident because someone made an unsafe U-turn? Our Long Island car accident lawyers can help you understand your legal rights and options. We have helped numerous clients throughout Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan get the compensation they deserve for their injuries, including

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Cost of care
  • Other damages

Contact us for a free consultation. There is no obligation and never a fee—you only pay when we get you a settlement or verdict.

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Our lawyers work with a team of top-notch investigators and doctors to recreate how the accident happened, prove liability and help ensure your injuries and costs are properly documented so you can collect the maximum compensation for your injuries. Want more information? Contact us today to learn more about your legal options.

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