How Common Are Car Accidents in New York?

Gene Kirzhner Personal Injury & Workers Compensation

The city of New York is a global center of culture and commerce and has the highest population of any city in the United States. With its five boroughs, its citizens are always rushing to get from one place to another. As a result, car accidents are unfortunately quite common in New York, along with a variety of accident-related injuries. Many of these injuries cause people to miss time at work, to lose wages, and to require extensive medical treatment or rehabilitation. If you’ve been injured in a car accident in New York City, it is wise to consult with an experienced New York car accident lawyer as soon as possible.

Car Accident Statistics

According to the New York Police Department, a car accident occurs every two minutes in the city of New York. That amounts to over 200,000 accidents per year and over 600 accidents per day. Fatalities from car accidents amount to about sixteen deaths each month. Generally, these accidents occur most frequently on weekdays during heavy commutes like lunch hour or evening rush hour. However, many car accidents also occur on weekends between the hours of 9 PM and 3 AM. Many of these car accidents are preventable.

Common Causes of Car Accidents in New York

There are many causes of car accidents that occur in New York, but some of the most common are related to various forms of negligence like driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Distracted driving is also a common cause of accidents because people are occupied with their smart phones, iPads and other technological devices. Speeding and careless driving, such as U-turns on the freeway or running red lights, also lead to accidents in which there are often injuries. The condition of the roads themselves may also contribute to a car accident if there are potholes or if weather conditions cause the road to be slippery, icy or wet.

Call to Schedule a Free Consultation With a New York Car Accident Lawyer Today

Personal injury and workers’ compensation attorneys at Littman & Babiarz Law Office have been helping those injured in car accidents in central New York for over 30 years. We have Law offices in Auburn and Ithaca NY, and look forward to supporting clients throughout Lansing, Watkins Glen, Owego, Elmira and surrounding Tomkins County, Seneca County, Cayuga County, Cortland County, Schuyler County, Chemung County, Tioga County, Yates County, Onondaga County and Broome County communities. If you are facing a situation that requires legal action, we are here to help. Get in touch with us online or call us at 607-277-7527 regarding your free initial consultation today.