According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), every 10 seconds someone in the United States is involved in a car accident. In the state of New York in 2007 there were 323,106 motor vehicle accidents, including roughly 183,000 accidents resulting in property damage and 139,000 resulting in personal injury. There was approximately one injury caused by motor vehicles for every 100 residents of the state of New York.
A total of 1,220 fatal accidents resulted in 1,317 deaths. The accident total for 2007 includes 15,701 collisions with pedestrians, 5,535 collisions with bicycles, and 5,426 motorcycle accidents. Approximately 0.5 percent of vehicle accidents in 2007 were fatal. Another 4.3 percent resulted in serious injury. About 73 percent of traffic accidents in 2007 were reported to involve negligence. The most common factors contributing to a crash were distracted driving (17.4 percent of accidents), failure to yield right of way (14.7 percent), following too closely (14.4 percent), and unsafe speed (12 percent). Slippery pavement was a factor in 11.7 percent of accidents. These high and ever increasing numbers are evidence that traffic is only getting worse in New York and that it is getting increasingly dangerous to travel the roadways. If you have been a victim in a New York auto accident the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC can help you.
Auto accidents can by very traumatic and often difficult experiences. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in New York the attorneys at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC have over 20 years of experience representing New Yorkers and visitors who have been injured in a car crash. Don’t delay and contact us today at 212-564-2800. It is essential that measures be taken promptly to preserve evidence, investigate the accident in question and file a lawsuit before the deadline imposed by the statute of limitations.
Issues may arise when you have been injured in a car accident, including auto liability coverage, no fault and personal injury protection (PIP), hit and run accident protection, uninsured motorist coverage or underinsured bodily injury coverage (SUM coverage). If you have been injured in a car accident our New York auto accident attorneys can get you the compensation you deserve and assist you with getting the medical care you need. Call our office today to speak with an experienced New York auto accident attorney.
Insurance in New York is complicated. Contact an attorney at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC to represent you. Our attorneys will review both your insurance coverage as well as the other parties and make sure you are fairly compensated for your losses. The car accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC bring more than 20 years of experience with New York auto accident claims. It is important to act quickly after you’ve been injured in a car accident. Call 212-564-2800 today for a free legal consultation with an experienced auto accident lawyer. There is never a fee unless we win your case. We have successfully litigated cases on behalf of injured motorists throughout New York State and the New York City area, including the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk.