Texting has been a major cause of accidents in New York over the past decade. Some studies have shown that texting and driving is just as bad as, if not worse than, driving under the influence of alcohol. Tragically, thousands of people have been killed or injured in car accidents caused by distracted drivers.
By now, most of us know that driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is dangerous and puts many lives at risk. Unfortunately, many Staten Island drivers continue to put themselves and others at risk, causing countless injuries and deaths. According to the New York Safety Statistical Repository, drug-related car accidents in Staten Island nearly doubled in 2015.
Construction work can be a very dangerous profession. If you or a loved one works in this industry, you may be concerned about what would happen to your family after a serious or fatal accident.
Distracted driving is a leading cause of fatal car accidents all across the country. Because of this, there is zero tolerance for distracted driving in New York, according to officials. Despite the risk of being involved in a car accident, many people continue to drive while distracted.
Now that spring is here, more people are going to be riding bicycles for fun and transportation.
If a New Yorker has been involved in a car accident and suffered injuries, they may be wondering whether to sue the other driver. Civil lawsuits that seek damages for car accident injuries are called personal injury lawsuits. Sometimes, accident victims will have to go to trial and plead their case in front of a jury. In many cases, however, a victim's best option may be to find an experienced attorney to help negotiate a car accident settlement. Regardless of whether they go to trial, car accident victims can still recover damages to help them bounce back from such a traumatic event.