Staten Islanders and people throughout New York should be concerned about auto accidents when they are on the road in any capacity -- as drivers, motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians. Road safety is an understandable worry since one of the main causes of injury and death in the U.S. is through motor vehicle collisions. While car companies are trying to devise ways to improve safety, driver behaviors are getting worse and, as a result, there has been a stagnation in auto fatality statistics. People who have been injured or had a loved one die in a crash should consider the statistics and the reasons why the accidents happened so they can think about a legal filing for compensation.
Experiencing a motor vehicle wreck can no doubt be unsettling. However, in addition to leaving you feeling emotionally and physically shaken, a car crash can leave you feeling frustrated if a fellow driver's carelessness caused it.
Pedestrians are in jeopardy of being injured and losing their lives in an auto accident at any time, but the most vulnerable people face the highest risk. Children are among them. While the law seeks to keep children safe in areas where they are known to congregate, drivers will still engage in a variety of risky acts that place children and others in danger. This is a concern not just in specific areas, but in other locations as well. Distracted drivers, drivers who go at excessive speeds, drivers under the influence, fatigued drivers and more can cause pedestrian accidents.
When Staten Islanders are out and about as pedestrians, there is an expectation that if they follow the rules of the road, drivers will do the same. However, it is unfortunate that some drivers do not adhere to the basic traffic laws by stopping at red lights, stop signs and fail to yield to pedestrians. To make matters worse, some drivers hit a pedestrian and then flee the scene without regard as to whether the person needs medical attention. For those who were injured or had a loved one killed in pedestrian accidents, having legal advice is vital.
New York is a busy city with vehicles and people needing to share the road. For the most part, this is achieved with everyone adhering to the law and the basic rules for safety. However, since there are so many motor vehicles on the road, it is inevitable that there will be auto accidents. In some of these crashes, innocent bystanders can be hit. With the injuries and potential fatalities that can come about after auto accidents, those who were hit must think about the future and consider a legal filing for compensation.