December 5, 2022

Most Common Car Accident Types in NYC

Regrettably, a car accident might be caused by anything completely beyond your control, such as another motorist speeding or failing to concentrate on the road, a vehicle ahead unexpectedly losing traction, or unanticipated debris on the road.

When accidents happen, someone is typically at fault. When you get injured, that party should have to compensate you for not only your injuries, but also your property damages, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Let’s explore what causes these accidents, and how to best seek compensation in those instances.

Types of Car Accidents

Passenger vehicle collisions seem to be the most prevalent form of accident in New York City. Pedestrian incidents are also frequent in New York City, which is understandable considering the city’s high level of foot traffic.

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, accidents involving pedestrians and motor vehicles happened at a monthly rate ranging from 600 to 1,500, varying with the time of year.

Some of the other types of car accidents are rear-end collisions, where one car collides with the vehicle in front of it. It often happens when the driver in front comes to a quick halt; whether it’s an obstacle on the road, a mechanical malfunction with the automobile, severe weather, or something going on inside the vehicle. Most rear-end incidents are considered the fault of the driver driving the car behind.

There are also side-impact crashes and side-swipe accidents. These collisions may cause damage to automobiles, but no physical injuries to either drivers or passengers except when the drivers are going at high speeds or fail to react quickly.

Common Causes of Car Accidents in New York City

1. Distractions while driving: Fiddling with your car’s console to change settings or radio stations can cause you to lose focus on the road. Distractions can have devastating consequences. Keep your eyes on the road and minimize distractions when driving.

2. Driving too fast: Many fatal car accidents or crashes could have been avoided if drivers drove slower. Speeding impairs a driver’s ability to control their vehicle. Always keep an eye on the speed limit.

3. Driving under the influence: Alcohol is a leading cause of car accidents every day. A person’s capacity to safely drive an automobile declines rapidly after consuming alcohol. Drunk driving is never worth it, legally or otherwise.

4. Weather: Bad weather increases the likelihood of an automobile collision. Rain, snow, and ice make the roadways treacherous, increasing the risk of losing control. In terrible weather, stay off the roadways.

Contact Your Car Accident Lawyer Now!

You owe yourself a proper consultation with a professional car accident attorney to win the compensation you deserve, regardless of the type of automobile accident you have been involved in.

Let Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP help you with the efficient assessment of your case, collection of police and medical records, and interviewing of witnesses. We will work tirelessly to obtain compensation for your medical expenditures, lost income (both now and in the future), damage to property, and suffering and pain.

Call us at 1-800-842-8462 or 1-800-VICTIM2 and benefit from the service of our well-honed legal talents.

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