What Are the Most Common Types of Car Accidents That Occur in NYC?

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What Are the Most Common Types of Car Accidents That Occur in NYC?

Most people drive on a daily basis. However, it is no secret that driving can be dangerous at times, especially in heavily-populated areas. This is why you must exercise precaution whenever you get behind the wheel. Unfortunately, just because you obey the rules of the road does not mean that everybody else will. There various types of car accidents that occur, but most of them are the result of driver negligence. If you were injured and believe another party is to blame, you may be entitled to compensation. If you were involved in a car accident, read on and reach out to a seasoned New York City personal injury lawyer from the Law Office of Richard M. Kenny. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most common types of car accidents?

  • T-bone collisions: These generally occur at intersections when a driver attempts to go through a yellow light and a driver going in the opposite direction is simultaneously making a left turn.
  • Low-speed collisions: These usually happen in parking lots or other areas where there is a high concentration of people. A motorist backing into another car is an example of a low-speed collision.
  • Rear-end collisions: These generally happen when a car strikes the car in front of it. These are the most common collisions, and they sometimes have a domino effect if you hit the car in front hard enough. These will usually happen during stop-and-go traffic.
  • Single-vehicle collisions: Single-vehicle collisions are when a motorist drifts off the road and strikes a telephone pole, tree, or another object. These may be caused by inclement weather conditions, fatigued driving, or driving under the influence.

How do I know if I am eligible for financial compensation?

If you wish to receive compensation, you must first satisfy the burden of proof. Proving the other party’s negligence in the event of an accident will satisfy the burden of proof.

How may I prove my claim?

Thankfully, the result of your claim is not entirely out of your hands. There are a couple of things you can do that may boost your chances of receiving compensation. First, you can take the simple preliminary step of having a legal, hands-free dashcam installed in your car. If there is an accident, the camera will catch it and you may use this footage to help boost your credibility. Additionally, you should seek medical attention immediately after your accident. A medical professional will treat you accordingly and will give you documentation depicting the extent of your injuries, which you may also use as support.

CONTACT OUR EXPERIENCED NEW YORK CITY FIRM

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 866-886-0892 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.

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