Weitz and Luxenberg Can Help Car Accident Victims
Personal Injury from Car Accidents
In New York State alone, 1,456 people lost their lives driving in 2006; A full 10.5 percent of those come from Suffolk County, Long Island. In fact, Long Island has the highest car accident fatality rate in the state, and NHTSA’s list of the Top 10 New York counties for fatal car crash accidents showed that Suffolk County on Long Island ranked No. 1 (152 deaths) in 2006. Suffolk County also ranked No. 1 for alcohol-related fatalities (64) and motorcyclist fatalities (24).
Main causes of car/automobile accidents:
There are several different factors that lead to a car accident. Some of these include:
- Distracted Drivers-cell phone use, texting, “rubbernecking”…
- Driver Fatigue
- Drunk Driving
- Aggressive Driving
- Inclement Weather
Nearly anything can distract a driver from the road, and as our culture becomes increasingly comfortable with multi-tasking and portable entertainment, it's only going to get worse. The fact that most family vehicles now come with DVD drives and mp3 player docks is indicative of just how much modern society sees the car as an extension of its living room. With video chat on smart-phones, GPS systems, and other technology joining the console, this problem is only going to get worse.
And these are just the new distractions within the car. The old problem of simply paying attention to every element on the road remains.
Car accident attorney
Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C. is New York’s largest personal injury law firm. We represent numerous individuals who have suffered serious injuries in car and automobile accidentsand other significant harm due to the negligence of others. If you’ve been injured in a traffic accident, or suffered any kind of personal injury through no fault of your own, please fill out the form on this page for a complimentary review of your case. Weitz & Luxenberg works on a contingency basis, so there are no legal fees until a lawyer secures a financial settlement or verdict for you.
It’s important to retain a personal injury lawyer to gather the facts after an accident, to help build a stronger case for fair compensation. Get the advice of an expert so you can receive the best settlement possible. Please take a moment to give us the facts, and let our attorneys will do the rest.
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