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Across the U.S., more than 33,500 people lost their lives driving in 2012. New York State alone accounts for 1,168 of them, almost double the nearly 600 fatalities in New Jersey.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2011 almost 10 percent of the car accidents that caused fatalities or personal injuries happened in Suffolk County, Long Island. The only counties that had more were Queens and Kings (Brooklyn).
Main Causes of Car 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 accidents and 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 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.
How Weitz & Luxenberg Can Help
As a nationally recognized personal injury law firm, Weitz & Luxenberg is committed to helping clients win cases.For more than 25 years, we have dedicated ourselves to holding irresponsible practitioners accountable, and we have won $17 billion for our clients.
We would feel privileged to assist you. For a free consultation and more information about your legal options, please call us at 800-476-6070. If you prefer, you can complete our form, and our client relations representative will contact you shortly.