New York City Personal Injury Law Blog
New York Car Crash Accidents – A Statistical Review
The ever-growing Big Apple
The largest city in the United States – New York also known as the Big Apple – is also the world’s arts and finance capital (because of NYC’s recent poor management though – London is a close second in being a financial haven for many conglomerates and trading activities). The city includes the five boroughs that are major area of the city: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island.
The city’s population has exceeded little over 8.5 million already and is just about to touch the 2020 population projection.
Many pedestrians and bicyclists have suffered injuries or lost their lives to reckless car drivers who refuse to yield the right of way at crossroads. Such car accidents can paralyze a victim for life. Most road accident victims lose their ability and capacity to earn. The earning member may lose his life and the family is left to struggle for that lost income.
Alarming Crash Statistics
More New Yorkers die in road accidents involving high speeds. One New Yorker dies every 33 hours in a crash. 18,862 motor vehicles were involved in collision citywide in August 2015. Chances of an accident in NYC are 37% more than the country average.
New York City drivers are known to push their automobiles to extreme limits to reach destinations quickly. Cab drivers try to stick to unreasonable time schedules to reach destinations or to drop off passengers. NYC’s road safety measures are well known and stringent, yet road accidents happen due to reckless driving and speeding.
New York City Car Accidents – Contributing Factors
Major contributory factors include:
- Speeding, reckless driving
- Not yielding right of way to cyclists, pedestrians
- Not obeying traffic rules
- Poor vehicle maintenance
- Cellular phone distraction, music, and radio
- Wearing head phones
- Unrealistic time schedules
- Driver fatigue
- Alcohol and drugs
- Fitness and health issues
No-fault Insurance or Personal Injury Protection Insurance is an extension of the automobile insurance coverage in New York. The coverage pays a maximum of $50,000 for medical care and loss of income to the insured, passengers, and pedestrians involved in an accident. Even when the claimant/insured is at fault, the individual is entitled to receive the benefits. The plaintiff can also seek legal remedy for expenses over and above the no-fault insurance limits toward pain & sufferings due to grievous injuries.
What Attorneys do to Help You
NYC car accident attorneys are skillful and experienced. They know the ways to tackle insurance companies that refuse to compensate or admit their client’s negligence fearing settlement burden. Your attorneys will carry out the following activities:
- Collect police documents, photos of accident scene
- Talk to witnesses
- Work with investigators, accident scene reconstruction specialists to establish negligence
- Check driver’s insurance records, driver’s personal background, vehicle maintenance data
- Find if reckless driving, speeding, drugs, & alcohol have played a role in the accident
Call Us Now for the best Legal Help in the City
If you have suffered injuries or your loved one has died in a car accident due to negligence in New York City, call the experienced New York City car accident attorneys at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff, & Wolff (RMFW) who have won millions in car accident settlements. You can seek compensation for injuries, loss of income, medical expenses, pain & trauma, from the negligent car driver.
Call us now at 212 697 9280 for a free & confidential discussion. We will determine the veracity and value of your case. RMFW has won millions of dollar for past clients. Do you want to be on this fantastic list? Then call that number.