Auto Accidents Causes

Why Auto Accidents Occur

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that more than two million people were injured or killed in traffic accidents in 2009 in the United States. The NHTSA reported that in 2009 there were 1,156 auto accidents that resulted in fatalities in New York alone, 321 of which were alcohol-related. Due to its large, dense population and highly congested streets, many of these accidents occurred in New York City.

Causes of car accidents

Causes of New York car accidents range from driver negligence to road construction to products liability. Negligent driving includes running red lights and stop signs, speeding, reckless lane changes, tailgating, driver fatigue, drunk driving, and failing to exercise caution in adverse weather conditions.

Driver distraction is another cause of traffic crashes. Distraction for drivers can include:

  • rubbernecking
  • changing the radio
  • cell phone use
  • text messaging while driving

Road construction sites can also create peril for a driver as well as uneven slope and slant resulting from poor street maintenance.

Product liability may often be the actual cause of a car crash. Defective seat belts and seat backs, air bag failures, electronic malfunctions, sudden acceleration, and defective tires can cause accidents.

At Rich & Rich, P.C., a skilled New York automobile accident lawyer will determine whether someone elses negligence caused your car crash and will hold the responsible parties accountable for your damages.

Our New York automobile accident lawyers advocate with passion

If you have been injured in a automobile accident, speak to an experienced NY auto accident attorney as soon as possible. The New York automobile accident lawyers at Rich & Rich, P.C. have a proven track record.  Personal service is a hallmark of our firm's commitment to our clients.  We will acquire medical records and police accident reports, obtain and preserve evidence such as photographs and witness statements, and secure expert witness opinions to win your case. Rich & Rich, P.C. automobile accident attorneys in New York will explore all available options for recovery, and if settlement is not in your best interests, our seasoned New York automobile accident lawyers have the required skills and knowledge to aggressively represent you in court. We are compensated only if we win or settle your case.

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