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Car Accidents

New York personal injury lawyers at The Sanders firm represent victims of car accidents in New York, Long Island and the surrounding areas. When you’ve been injured, our legal team can help you understand  your rights.

New York City is home to over eight million residents, spanning across five boroughs and just 322 square miles. Inevitably, car accidents are bound to occur – causing injuries ranging from minor to life-threatening. In fact, the DMV’s 2013 crash data reveals unexpected trends in the nature of car accidents in New York, including the alarming statistic that over 48,000 personal injuries occurred within the city limits alone.

According to 2013 crash data, which reviews auto accident information across the five boroughs, there were a total of 70,403 crashes, 52,250 of which were reported to police. Out of this number, 294 people were killed – of which 84 were  drivers, 18 were passengers, and a startling 192 were pedestrians or bicyclists.

The 2013 New York City crash data also reveals specific trends with regard to the time of day and type of accidents that tend to occur more frequently. More accidents occurred on a Friday than any other day – and those crashes were more frequently reported within the harried rush hours of 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Crashes were least likely to occur on a Sunday and – during any day of the week – least likely to occur between the hours of 3 a.m. and 6 a.m.

According to data, the following factors are the most common reasons for car accidents in New York:

  • Driver inattention or distraction
  • Following too closely
  • Failure to yield to those with the right-of-way
  • Reaction to another uninvolved vehicle
  • Disregard of traffic control signals
  • Improper turning
  • Excessive speed
  • Alcohol intoxication (which was a factor in just 2.4 percent of car accidents)

In 2013, the most common age group to be involved in a car accident in NY was drivers aged 25-29, followed closely by those aged 30-34. Sixty-three percent of accidents were attributed to male drivers, versus 25.5 percent by female drivers. And the most common age group to experience an auto accident fatality included those in the 25-29 age group.

The Sanders Law Firm is dedicated to helping reduce, deter and eliminate reckless and negligent driving within the greater New York City area. If you are one of the thousands of personal injury victims having experienced a recent auto accident, we encourage you to give us a call for a free case evaluation. You can reach our office by calling 1-800-FAIR-PLAY today

  1. New York Department of Motor Vehicles, 2013 Crash Data, https://dmv.ny.gov/statistic/2013nyc.pdf

  2. NYCGo.com, NYC Statistics, https://www.nycgo.com/articles/nyc-statistics-page

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