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Study shows August has high frequency of auto accidents

Drivers in Staten Island and throughout New York certainly understand the dangers of being on the road in a city that is so busy. However, the cause of the auto accidents can vary. When there are serious injuries and fatalities, those who have been injured will face many issues that might necessitate legal action if they want to be compensated.

Despite better safety, infotainment leads to distracted drivers

New Yorkers are keenly aware of the dangers distracted drivers represent. Often, these drivers are thought to be texting and driving or using their smartphones for other purposes behind the wheel. In an effort to make it safer to use modern technology while driving, car companies and outside manufacturers are trying to create new methods and simultaneously improve safety. Infotainment systems that are meant to make driving and using these innovations safer come in different forms. Some tested as safer than others, but they were also shown to require cognitive attention that still places people in danger.

Bicyclist suffers serious injuries in crash with car

With the warm weather summer brings, there will be more people in Staten Island who are using it to their advantage to walk, jog and ride bicycles rather than use a motor vehicle. While this saves money, helps people to stay fit and is environmentally friendly, bicyclists can still suffer catastrophic injuries when they are hit by a car. Since bicyclists are increasingly vulnerable due to the sheer size disparity between a person on a bike and an automobile and the lack of protection bicycles have, any injuries bicyclists suffer can negatively affected them for an extended period, if not the rest of their lives.

Alleged drunk driver kills pedestrian in Staten Island crash

Regardless of how cautious Staten Island residents are when they are driving or are pedestrians, accidents will still happen. There can be many reasons for this including recklessness on the part of other drivers, distracted driving behaviors, negligence and drunk drivers. When the crash involves a pedestrian, their vulnerability can lead to catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. People who have suffered injuries or lost a loved one in a auto-pedestrian accident should be aware of the importance of accident investigations and they should consider their options following the crash.

Weekends shown to have highest rate of fatal automobile accidents

For Staten Islanders who keep track of car accident statistics, it is the details that can be key. For example, calculating the number of collisions with injuries and fatalities over the course of a week does not give the entire story as certain days and times might be more dangerous. Examining accident statistics over the course of a year may provide more information.

Woman hospitalized after 3-vehicle crash in Staten Island

All car accidents in Staten Island are dangerous and have the potential to cause serious injuries and death. These crashes can happen for many reasons, and the accident investigations are vital to determine their cause and who was at fault. Some of the most dangerous types of crashes are when a vehicle overturns. This leaves the occupants vulnerable and susceptible to major injuries.

Six people suffer injuries after taxi crashes into New York deli

Because New York is so busy and there are a seemingly endless number of vehicles on the road, auto accidents will inevitably occur. Some of these accidents can go beyond happening in the street and send vehicles onto the sidewalk and even into establishments. This can be exceedingly dangerous as pedestrians who are walking and people who are inside a store or restaurant can be hit when they are least expecting it. After a crash of this kind, those who were injured must remember the importance of accident investigations from their perspective and consider seeking compensation in a legal filing.

Hit-and-run accidents increasing across the nation

In New York, when there is a car accident, the people who are involved are expected to stop. This is to call for assistance if it is necessary and to exchange insurance information with the others in the crash. It is against the law to flee the scene after a car crash. However, despite the legal ramifications, hit-and-run accidents still occur on a regular basis.

Study: despite crackdown, distracted drivers still prevalent

Most New York City drivers and drivers in general should know the dangers that distracted drivers create. Auto accidents are increasingly prevalent because of texting and driving and other distracting behaviors behind the wheel. Studies are frequently done to examine the scope of the problem. New research from Zendrive shows that drivers are still engaging in distractions behind the wheel despite a legislative crackdown. People who are in crashes should be even more cognizant that it is possible that the crash came about due to a distracted driver.

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