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.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that:
Car crashes have many causes and contributing factors, most of which involve driver error. Among the most common causes of car accidents are:
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.