New York Auto Accident Lawyers
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:
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.