What Causes New York Automobile Accidents?
New York auto accident attorneys like the ones at Leeds Brown have the experience needed to handle the diverse nature of car crashes. Auto accidents in New York may involve one car or many cars. They may have a multitude of causes ranging from driver fatigue to defective car parts. Car accidents can cause property damage and devastating injuries to drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. Our automobile accident attorneys protect the rights of those injured.
Having attorneys on your side who can help navigate a claim with a large insurance company or, if you wish, file a lawsuit, can be extremely valuable. Our New York personal injury lawyers take a hands-on approach to all of our cases, including your automobile accident. We have the right mix of compassion and dedication to get you the results you want.
While you recover from your injuries, let the New York accident lawyers at Leeds Brown aggressively advocate on your behalf and help you recover the monetary damages you deserve.
Automobile Accidents Injure Thousands of New Yorkers
In 2014, there were nearly 300,000 motor vehicle accidents in New York State. Over 500,000 vehicles were involved in these accidents. These crashes produced well over 150,000 injuries and more than 1,000 fatalities.
In New York City alone, there were over 65,000 car accidents in 2014. Nearly 62,000 people suffered injuries, and 261 died. Human error causes the vast majority of accidents state and citywide. Environmental factors or vehicle problems cause additional accidents. Whatever the causes, it is safe to say that there are far too many motor vehicle accidents on our roadways. It is the automobile accident attorney who assesses the case and tries to help identify the cause. The insurance company may not share the information our automobile accident attorneys will share with you.
If you suffer an injury in a car accident in New York, you may be entitled to recover monetary damages for things such as lost wages, medical bills, pain, and suffering. Speaking to an experienced personal injury attorney like the ones at Leeds Brown can help you obtain the monetary settlement or award you deserve.
Distracted Driving Accidents
Distracted drivers in New York cause thousands of accidents. Playing with the radio, reading the navigation system, texting, or talking can all result in a driver failing to pay attention to the road and other vehicles. A distracted driver may veer into oncoming traffic, follow a car too closely, or fail to stop at a stoplight causing a deadly crash. It only takes a few seconds of inattention to cause a lifetime of pain and suffering for an innocent person.
Drunk Driving Accidents
Drugs and alcohol are to blame for many car crashes in New York. New York has a “zero tolerance law” for drivers under the legal drinking age of 21. This law means that any driver under 21 with a blood alcohol concentration of more than 0.02% can face serious penalties if he or she apprehended while behind the wheel of a vehicle. For drivers 21 and over, there are different levels of blood alcohol concentration that result in different offenses.
Being impaired by drugs other than or in addition to alcohol can also affect penalties and charges imposed on a driver. These penalties are justified, to help prevent injuries our automobile accident lawyers see every day.
Clearly, New York has taken an interest in preventing drunk or impaired drivers from getting behind the wheel. Why? Because alcohol and drugs affect one’s ability to drive. How so? Alcohol and drugs have been shown to slow reaction time and impair judgment. When driving, you must be alert and cautious. Impaired drivers tend to drive at excessive speeds, swerve into other lanes of traffic, fail to stop at stop signs, and otherwise drive recklessly. Any one of these things can cause an accident with another vehicle or even an innocent pedestrian.
Pedestrian Accidents in New York
Auto accidents in New York City cause injuries to a larger percentage of pedestrians than crashes in New York State. Over 10,000 pedestrians in New York City suffered injuries in 2014 due to motor vehicle accidents. Thousands of bicyclists were injured as well.
Anyone who has ever been to New York knows how difficult it can be to drive here. Just think about the number of people trying to cross the street, drivers double parking their cars, and the sheer volume of traffic. How many times have you been in a crosswalk when a taxi or car has nearly hit you? It is amazing that the number of injuries is not higher.
If you have been the victim of a motor vehicle in New York City, contact the personal injury lawyers at Leeds Brown. We can file a claim with the driver’s insurance company or file a lawsuit if you wish. Our attorneys will fight hard to help you recover money to compensate you for your injuries.
Defective Car Parts Cause Accidents in New York
There are times that it may seem like an accident is caused by something beyond the driver’s control. What if someone’s brakes fail? What if a tire has a defect that causes it to pop? Occasionally, a defective car part can cause a driver to lose control of the vehicle and have an accident, injuring someone.
If this happens, you have recourse. You may be able to file a claim against the manufacturer of the vehicle or its parts. Having an attorney to help you determine the proper parties at fault is crucial in this situation. Leeds Brown knows exactly how defective car part cases work, and will navigate your claim with skill and expertise.
New York Personal Injury Attorneys Help Victims Recover Compensation
If you have been in a motor vehicle accident, the chances are that you have suffered injuries. They may be fairly minor or severe. More serious injuries may require surgery, physical therapy or a lifetime of palliative care. Perhaps you are unable to return to work. Your medical expenses and household bills may begin to pile up causing stress and anxiety as you try to recover.
The New York automobile accident attorneys at Leeds Brown can help you obtain monetary compensation for your injuries. Our lawyers have the resources you need to achieve success in a car accident case. We know how to negotiate with large insurance companies and have the experts required to prove the severity of your injuries. A fair financial settlement or award can cover your medical costs, pain, suffering and more.
Put your mind at ease and let us help you obtain just compensation after suffering an injury in a car accident. Call Leeds Brown today for a consultation. Our New York personal injury lawyers are available to speak with you at all times. Call us at 1-800-585-4658.