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Four things to avoid after a car accident

Let's face it, car accidents can be jarring experiences. No one really gets into a taxi or Uber and actually expects to be in an accident. However, there are countless crashes in the tri-state area every day. While a large number may not involve serious injuries, it is not uncommon for tempers to flare after a fender bender.

Woman leaving church hit by drunk driver

Most Garden City residents do not approve of those who drive after they have been drinking. Drunk driving accidents are completely preventable and only occur because someone makes the irresponsible decision to drive after they have been drinking. Another innocent person was injured recently when she was hit by a drunk driver.

Can a driver who helped cause a crash recover compensation?

New York law allows the injured to recover compensation for their damages when their injuries were caused by someone else's negligence. It's somewhat easy to see how this principle works in a relatively straightforward case. For instance, when a drunk driver carelessly smashes into a car that is stopped at a traffic light, it should not be hard for the driver who was stopped at the light to prove that the other driver's negligence caused her injuries.

Young teen drivers at higher risk of causing an accident

Warmer weather has hit New York, which means that many teens are out of school for the summer. These youngsters will likely be taking to the road more frequently, whether to get to and from work or to get to social gatherings. Unfortunately, despite public service initiatives, training, and parental supervision, these young motorist are at a significantly increased risk of being involved in a serious car accident.

Truck accidents and vicarious liability

Driving to work, school, or a social gathering may be inherently dangerous, but if everyone were to be attentive, rested, and sober behind the wheel, then driving would be much safer. Unfortunately, though, far too many motorists are distracted, careless, and intoxicated when they drive, putting themselves and others at risk. When an auto accident occurs, significant damages can be suffered by victims in the form of physical and emotional pain and suffering, medical expenses, and lost wages. This is particularly true for those who are hurt in a truck accident.

Common causes of truck accidents

New York roadways can be extremely crowded and dangerous, particularly considering the number of commercial vehicles on the road. While there are steps you can take to improve your overall level of safety, you never know when another driver will cause an accident. While any driver can make a mistake, drive distracted or fail to obey traffic laws, commercial vehicles require an extra level of care when driving. 

How effective are seatbelts?

Seatbelt use has steadily risen over the years. The good news is that currently 92 percent of daytime drivers in New York, and their passengers, wear seatbelts. The bad news is that this rate decreases at night, when accidents are more likely.

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