We all know about the amount of traffic on the roads throughout the entire state of New York. When you also factor in some of the inclement weather, there are a number of potential dangers that could cause serious car accidents.
For all drivers, understanding how serious this is can be important. Here is a breakdown of how often accidents occur over a number of years, giving a better idea of how impactful these have been and how much worse it has been over the years.
- 2014: In 2014, there were a total of 1,041 fatal accidents in New York. This put New York as one of the eight states in which there were over 1,000 total fatal accidents, behind Texas, California, Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Georgia.
- 2015: In 2015, there was a 7.7% increase in the total number of fatal car accidents, reaching 1,121. This was 80 more than the year before, and the national number increased 2,348.
- 2016: In 2016, the number of fatal car accidents dropped to 1,025 despite the national number increasing.
While there have been some measures in place to help keep some individuals safe, there are still plenty of acts of negligence when individuals drive in a reckless manner. When they do so, they can cause significant harm to others.
One of the most common acts of negligence, and a serious cause of fatal car accidents, is drunk driving. The drunk driver may be held fully accountable for the injuries he or she causes, including injury expenses, medical bills, lost income, or in some cases, the costs related to potential fatal injuries.
Injured individuals need legal help to gather the necessary documentation and resources to determine the liable party and the negligence that caused the accident. Our Long Island car accident attorneys can guide you every step of the way.
At O2 Law, you’ll find a team of committed legal professionals who work hard to help you seek the compensation and justice you deserve. Trust that with our team by your side, you can have peace of mind throughout the entire legal process.
Contact our firm at (631) 752-8580 today to discuss your potential case.
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