A large number of fatalities every year occur as a result of car accidents. Many factors, including weather, alcohol, and distracted driving, can cause a life-changing event, and drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol are liabilities in New York. Texting and driving (and distracted driving in general) are almost just as lethal. Commonly, motor vehicle accidents happen in NY during the weekdays at lunch hour.
We are looking at approximately 35,092 fatalities happening in New York alone per year. The police have reported around 6.2 million crashes, yes, you read right, “6.2 million crashes” in 1 year with approximately 2.4 million injured and an average of 90 fatal deaths per day.
- Drinking and driving: Driving while under the influence of alcohol plays a significant role in motor vehicle accident occurrences in NY, bringing approximately 30 fatalities in the state per year.
- Speeding: Speeding brings about 27% of fatalities in New York, causing around 300 + fatalities yearly in the state.
- Driving while distracted: Distractions usually cause approximately 48,000 + crashes in New York. That means that 1 out of 5 impacts in New York state are due to distraction or inattention; this does not include cell phones, which bring about 600 crashes more yearly.
- Truck accidents: 4,067 large semi-truck accident-related fatalities occurred and 116,000 injuries, according to the NHTSA. Most of the deaths reported in truck accidents – 74 percent – were deaths of other vehicles’ occupants.
- Bicycle accidents: Approximately 3700 visits to the ER are due to bicycle accidents in New York, with over 600 hospitalizations per year bringing over 30 deaths in New York alone due to bicycle accidents.
- Car accidents can be devastating, leaving you with sometimes life-long injuries and loss of income. Until your case settles for what you want, it can be a long and exhausting wait that can lead you to accept a much lower settlement award.
The most dangerous roads in the Empire State are:
- Neptune Avenue in Brooklyn.
- Taconic State Parkway
- Queens Boulevard in Queens
- Sunrise Highway in Suffolk County, Long Island
- Hempstead Turnpike in Nassau County
- Upper Broadway in Manhattan
- Nassau Jericho Turnpike in Nassau County, Long Island
- Niagara Falls Boulevard
If you have suffered an accident and have an active legal case, you can apply for a personal injury lawsuit loan (or any other type of case you may have), and obtain the financial help you need as soon as possible.