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Discover what your head-on collision
accident injury is worth.

New York Head-On Collision Lawyers

Head-on collisions are relatively uncommon, only making up about 2% of all reported crashes each year in the U.S.  However, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports a 58% fatality rate for drivers and passengers involved in head-on collisions, making them one of the most dangerous types of accidents, and results in thousands of emergency room visits each year.

If you or someone you know has been in a head-on collision that was caused by another driver, the car accident lawyers at Sobo & Sobo can help you receive compensation for your damages. Filing an injury claim can help you pay for damages including medical costs and lost wages directly caused by your accident.

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What Our Clients Say About Us

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“After the accident, my family—and even my doctor—didn’t believe I was badly hurt. Sobo & Sobo believed me.”

Nicole S.

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“The team at Sobo & Sobo was there to help me 100% of the time. They never left me in doubt. I knew they had my back.”

Sid V.

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“When I met my lawyer at Sobo & Sobo, I finally felt I had someone to protect me.”

Samantha R.

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“From the start, I had a number in my head. They tripled it. Triple is a lot.”

Paul T.

Our Promise

Personal injury litigation requires skill, knowledge and patience. To bring you the very best representation we promise to:

  • Provide free initial consultation for injury cases
  • Get the maximum money compensation we can for your medical costs, lost wages and damages
  • Guide you through the legal maze, always at your side, 24/7

Been injured?
Contact us today.

Sobo & Sobo
1 Dolson Avenue
Middletown, NY 10940
Phone: 646-736-4203
Email: gregsobo@sobolaw.com

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Six Steps to Receive Compensation with Sobo & Sobo

Step 1

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Call or Visit Our Office
We have trained legal professionals available 24/7. In your first call we’ll get your contact information and hear your story. Plus, we’ll make an appointment that works for you so you can speak, in person, to a lawyer.

Step 2

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Free Initial Consultation
Discuss your case face to face with an accident lawyer. There’s no charge or obligation. Your Sobo & Sobo attorney will explain the next best steps to build a successful case for you.

Step 3

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Healthcare
You and your lawyer will organize your ongoing healthcare so you can continue to heal. Along the way, you’ll get updated medical records documenting your condition, care and treatment.

Step 4

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Prepare Paperwork
Your lawyer will help you collect all the paperwork you need for a successful case — one that maximizes your settlement in the least amount of time.

Step 5

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Litigation & Negotiation
Your lawyer will handle everything else. We prepare your case for trial and negotiate to achieve the best possible settlement without going to court. But even if there is a trial, you relax and we do the work.

Step 6

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Receive Compensation
You collect your settlement for medical care, damages, lost wages and pain & suffering. All your medical bills are paid off. Only then does Sobo & Sobo get paid.

 

Tell Us Your Story

Accidents can be complicated and loaded with pitfalls because both healthcare and the law are tricky. Your initial, person-to-person consultation with a Sobo lawyer will clear some things up, right away. It’s free and you have no obligation after sitting down with us. We’ll help.

In this first chat and soon thereafter, we’ll:

  • Explain your rights
  • Find follow-up medical care and testing
  • Arrange emergency financing if available
  • Discuss your special circumstances
  • Walk you through the legal process, step by step
  • Plan and prepare to pursue your case

Money Damages

The victims of accidents are entitled to compensation for their losses. The amount of money paid to victims varies based on the severity of damages, injury and other losses suffered. Your Sobo & Sobo lawyer will explain:

  • Medical Expenses: Getting them Paid
  • Lost Wages: What You are Owed
  • Property Damage: Fixing or Replacing Your Vehicle
  • Pain & Suffering: Discomfort, Anxiety and More

Legal Fees

We represent clients on a contingent basis. That means we do not collect any money until your case is won and money damages are paid. We receive a portion of those damage payments only after they are finalized. So, you are never “out of pocket” any money to us.

 Why Choose Sobo & Sobo?

The Sobo & Sobo law firm specializes in injury litigation. We’ve represented many, many victims of rear-end accidents just like yours.

 

  • We’ve been serving clients for over 50 years.
  • We have offices throughout the Hudson Valley, plus in the Bronx and Manhattan.
  • Our staff includes hundreds of legal professionals ready to help.

 

Choose the law firm that focuses on helping the injured get justice.
We will use our skill, knowledge and genuine concern to win for you.

Who is at Fault in a Head-On Collision?

Head-on collisions are most commonly caused by one vehicle driving on the wrong side of a road or highway, causing them to collide head-on with another vehicle traveling the opposite way.

Most of the time, it is the driver that swerved, drifted or turned into the wrong lane that will be found at fault for a head-on collision. The most common reasons for drivers turning into the wrong lane include:

  • Distracted driving from cell-phone use
  • Driving while drowsy or tired
  • Driving while intoxicated

However, there are scenarios in which the driver turning into the wrong lane did so unintentionally, for reasons outside his or her control. For example, a driver’s steering mechanism or brake system may have failed them. Or, they may have swerved into oncoming traffic to avoid a bicyclist or pedestrian, an animal in the road, or an icy patch, or some other kind of debris.

In any case, hiring a car accident lawyer with experience representing victims in head-on collisions can help you get the evidence necessary to prove your innocence in a head-on collision, and maximize your settlement to help pay for all damages resulting from the accident.

Types of Injuries Covered by Head-On Collision Lawsuits

Any serious injury from a head-on collision that causes you pain and suffering may be covered by compensation from a personal injury lawsuit. Common examples of these injuries caused by head-on accidents include:

  • Neck injuries (most notably, whiplash)
  • Spinal injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
  • Internal & external bruising and lacerations
  • Death (wrongful death lawsuits can also be filed for head-on injury accidents)

Head-On Collisions in New York

New York has taken measures to reduce the chances of drivers experiencing head-on collisions by installing highway medians—some made of concrete, others made of steel fencing or wire—that create physical boundaries between the sides of a highway where drivers travel in opposite directions.

In urban areas, where traffic speeds are generally slower, these medians seem to work more effectively compared to those installed on rural New York highways, such as those seen upstate. Here, traffic is allowed to move at higher speeds, and vehicles are required to take more long winding turns than their urban counterparts.

This accounts for the fact that head-on collisions make up close to 13% of all rural car accidents in New York, whereas they make up less than 7% in urban areas, according to the NHTSA.

Filing a T-Bone Accident Lawsuit

If you or someone you know has been in a head-on collision and are seeking compensation for any injury or wrongful death, call 855-468-7626 for a free consultation with an expert car accident attorney today.

The accident attorneys at Sobo & Sobo have over 50 years of experience helping clients across New York’s Hudson Valley and the Bronx win the compensation they deserve for their losses and improving their quality of life.

When you file a claim with Sobo & Sobo, you don’t pay unless we win the case. When we do win, our attorneys are paid through a percentage of your settlement, meaning you never have to pay out of pocket.

The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters and electronic mail. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established.
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