The New York State Department of Health website states that Motor vehicles traffic injuries are “the leading cause of injury related death, second leading cause of injury related hospitalizations and third leading cause for injury related emergency department visits in New York State.” Studies available on the website and through links provided there indicate specific incidence, risk factors and societal costs for traffic crashes and injuries as well as safety tips to avoid such injuries.
Slick spots on the road caused by rain, snow, freezing temperatures can in many cases be the cause of accidents. Driver distraction, using handheld mobile devices while driving are another unfortunate cause of accidents today. Unfortunately reckless driving accidents occur every day. If you or someone you know has been injured in a motor vehicle accident and suffered personal or property injury, or wrongful death through the fault of someone else, contact us right away for a consultation. We will evaluate the circumstances, educate you on your legal rights and if necessary pursue prompt, fair and just compensation that may be due you as a result of the negligence or recklessness of others. Please call Okun, Oddo & Babat at 212-642-0950 or you may email us.