Negligent drivers who hit pedestrians while walking on a Bronx sidewalk or crash into another driver’s car cause thousands of serious injuries every year. Because the law limits how much time you have to file a claim, insurance companies often use stall tactics to avoid paying compensation to victims of reckless drivers. That’s why it’s important for anyone suffering car accident injuries seek the assistance of reputable accident attorney in NYC.
Did you know that the majority of car accidents causing injury are preventable? Common factors contributing to car accidents in the Bronx include:
Distraction–due to other passengers, adjusting CD players or radios or simply not paying attention to the road
Driver fatigue–according to the U.S.National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 100,000 accidents can be attributed to driver drowsiness and fatigue.
Drunk or impaired driving–the NHTSA also reports the death of 10,000 people in 2013 due to drunk drivers, with thousands more sustaining permanent or severe injuries.
Speeding–drivers who disregard speed limits, especially where high pedestrian traffic exists, are just as dangerous as drunk drivers. Speed limits are established for good reasons that pertain to their areas and should always be obeyed.
Aggressiveness–drivers prone to passing on double-yellow lines, weaving in and out of traffic and tailgating are often the kind of drivers who engage in “road rage” tactics that lead to serious accidents.
If you were injured by a distracted, drunk, aggressive or tired driver, Greenstein & Milbauer can assist you in seeking and receiving the punitive and medical damages you deserve for your pain and suffering.