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.
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.
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.
A woman living on Long Island was killed following a hit-and-run at an intersection along a roadway that has proven fatal before.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The last several decades have seen an enormous push to curtail drunk driving. Public safety initiatives have sought to raise awareness of the dangers of driving while intoxicated, and local laws have promised to increase punishments for those caught driving under the influence of alcohol. Sadly, despite these efforts, drunk driving remains a very real problem for New Yorkers and others across the nation. Intoxicated drivers can put unsuspecting motorists at risk of serious harm and death, as they typically don't understand, or don't care about, how alcohol affects their driving abilities.