Anyone who lives or works in New York City is well aware of how much traffic is on Manhattan streets and freeways. There are an incredible number of cars, motorcycles, buses, cabs, and an increasing number of bicycles in New York City. With so many vehicles, there are a staggering number of car accidents in New York City each year.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a New York City car accident, you are well aware of the struggle faced by injury victims. Many New York City car accidents result in victims suffering from broken bones, head injuries, spinal cord injuries, and other major medical problems.
Top 3 New York Car Accident Causes
Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP has helped many people seek a financial settlement after a car accident. Below are some of the most common causes of car accidents our clients have reported:
• Distracted Driving – Over the last couple decades, the rise of cell phone use has increased accident occurrences across the country. Making phone calls, texting, or checking messages are among the most common causes of New York City car accidents. Other distractions like eating, grooming in the rear view mirror, or not paying complete attention to traffic conditions also cause accidents.
• Speeding – Before everyone behind the wheel had a cell phone, speeding was the top cause of car accidents. But, speeding is still an incredibly common cause of New York car accidents. Drivers traveling over the speed limit can have trouble stopping to avoid accidents.
• Drunk Driving – The National Safety Council (NSC) estimates that an average of 300,000 drunk drivers are on American roads at any given time. This is a scary thought. Car accidents are the leading cause of death for New Yorkers under the age of 25, and drunk driving is a major factor in these deaths.
Contact a Dedicated New York City Car Accident Attorney
Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP has helped many people injured in New York City car accidents throughout our decades of practice. We can help you pursue a financial settlement that holds the at-fault driver responsible for your injuries. Contact us today at (212) 986-7353.