The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently reported that there were roughly 43,000 traffic accident fatalities here in the United States in the year 2021 alone. This is a jarring number, especially as it indicates a 10.5% increase in traffic fatalities in 2020. Not surprisingly, in step with the rest of the country, New York City has also seen a rise in auto accidents over the last year. If you are someone who has been hurt in an auto accident or your loved one has lost his or her life in an auto accident due to another driver’s negligence, you should read on and contact a Manhattan car accident attorney from the Law Office of Richard M. Kenny as soon as you can. Here are some of the questions you may have about car accidents and how we can help if you’ve been hurt in one:
What are the most common causes of car accidents in Manhattan?
Car accidents occur for a wide variety of reasons, though they are most commonly a result of driver negligence. In today’s day and age, distractions, such as cell phones, carplay, and more are readily available. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the most common cause of auto accidents is distracted driving. Additionally, over the last couple of years, we’ve seen a spike in incidents of road rage and aggressive driving, which also cause multiple accidents. Just some of the other common causes of car accidents in Manhattan are as follows:
- Drunk driving
- Driving while fatigued
- Ignoring traffic lights and signs
- Disobeying any other rule or regulation of the road.
Do I need a personal injury lawyer to file a claim?
Anyone harmed in an auto accident due to no fault of their own will be best served with a competent and aggressive personal injury lawyer in their corner. Our firm has fought on behalf of countless individuals who’ve been harmed in auto accidents over the years, and we’re prepared to fight for you as well. We can work to gather and present various forms of evidence, including surveillance footage of the accident, witness testimony, medical documentation, and more to prove that you were hurt as a direct result of someone else’s negligence. Give us a call today so we can begin working on your case and fighting for the justice you deserve.
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Our entire legal team is dedicated to providing the advice you need and the personalized attention you deserve. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, call 212-421-0300 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with a New York City personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to financial compensation, which can help you on your road to recovery.