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New York Car Accident Attorney

Car accidents are a leading cause of injury and death across the nation. Sadly, no matter how diligently we drive, there is always the risk of being involved in a wreck caused by another driver. If you have been hurt in a car accident that was someone else’s fault, call Moore Kuehn today. Our New York personal injury lawyers are tough advocates for injured people.

Moore Kuehn handles personal injury litigation in all five boroughs and Long Island.  Seven of New York State’s ten most dangerous roads are on Long Island. Among the worst in Suffolk County are Middle Country Road, Sunrise Highway, Route 110 and Wicks Road.  In Nassau County, the worst are Jericho Turnpike, Hempstead Turnpike, Sunrise Highway and Merrick Road.  Suffolk County continues to lead New York State in traffic accidents, with an average of over 31,000 crashes per year, including an average of 150 fatalities each year.

In New York City, recent studies show car accidents are a major problem outside of schools.  Students should take extra precaution walking to and from school.  The New York Post reported, “[a] staggering 84 accidents involving cars striking pedestrians and cyclists occurred within 500 feet of one school, Harvest Collegiate HS in Greenwich Village, in the past five years, according to data crunched by Localize.city, a Web site that compiles public data to offer profiles of neighborhoods.”  This is likely because drivers are speeding in school zones and distracted by cell phones.

Moore Kuehn has handled car accident cases involving pedestrians with serious injuries resulting in surgery.  We understand how physically debilitating and financially draining it can be to be hit as a pedestrian.  If you need immediate representation involving a car accident or being hit as a pedestrian, please call or email today.

Why Choose Us?

  • We are a client-centered firm, always focused on your needs first.
  • When we represent you in a car accident case, you will always have direct access to your lawyer.
  • We will not charge you any fees until we win your case. Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis.

Car Accident Statistics

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that:

  • 37,461 people were killed in traffic crashes in the U.S. in 2016.
  • 2,443,000 people were injured in 2015, the most recent year for which injury data is available.
  • The traffic crash fatality rate in 2016 was 11.59 per 100,000 population.
  • The injury rate in 2015 was 761 per 100,000 population.
  • 102 people per day died in motor vehicle accidents in 2016.
  • 6,693 people per day were injured in traffic crashes in 2015.
  • 10,497 people died in alcohol-impaired driving wrecks in 2016.

Common Causes of Car Accidents

Car crashes have many causes and contributing factors, most of which involve driver error. Among the most common causes of car accidents are:

  • Distracted driving: Driver distraction is any activity that diverts the driver’s attention away from operating the motor vehicle. Texting is particularly hazardous, as it requires visual, manual, and cognitive attention.
  • Speeding: It stands to reason that speeding is a major contributing factor in car accidents. The faster a vehicle is traveling, the more distance is required to stop, and the greater the impact in a collision.
  • Drunk driving: NHTSA reports that there were 9,477 fatal crashes involving alcohol-impaired drivers in 2016. On average, there were 29 drunk driving fatalities per day.
  • Aggressive driving: This is a combination of dangerous driving behaviors that may include speeding, tailgating, weaving in and out of traffic, running red lights or stop signs, and failing to yield the right-of-way to other motorists.
  • Disregarding traffic signals and signs: Serious car accidents can occur when red lights are run and stop signs are ignored. Drivers who run red lights can cause high-speed side-impact collisions along with the risk of wrongful death.
  • Unsafe lane changes: Passenger vehicles and trucks have blind spots. Drivers who fail to signal and do a head check before changing lanes can cause serious accidents.
  • Teenage drivers: Teen drivers lack experience and tend to become distracted by texting or talking on the phone, or by other teens in the vehicle.
  • Tailgating: Following another vehicle too closely does not allow enough reaction time in case the driver in front of you is forced to brake suddenly. Tailgating at high speeds can cause fatal accidents.
  • Driving under the influence of drugs: Illegal, prescription, and over-the-counter drugs can seriously impair driving ability and cause wrecks.

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If you have been injured in a car accident caused by another driver, that driver should be held accountable and compensate you for the losses you have suffered. Contact Moore Kuehn as soon as possible to discuss your legal options.

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