Car Accidents

As stated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motor vehicle accidents killed 35,485 people and injured 2,443,000 more in a recent year. Our experienced personal injury attorneys at Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. P.C. serve Manhattan and New York City, representing people injured in car accidents. Contact us if you have been hurt in a crash caused by someone else’s negligence.

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Car Accidents Statistics

According to NHSTA, every day in the U.S.:

What Are the Most Common Causes of Car Accidents?

Traffic crashes occur for a variety of reasons, including hazardous weather conditions, dangerous roadways, and driver error. The following are some of the most common causes of car accidents.

Distracted Driving

The NHTSA reports that distracted driving caused 3,450 fatal accidents in 2016 alone. Distracted driving is any activity that takes the driver’s attention away from driving. Texting is a common form of driver distraction, but this can also involve actions such as eating while driving, listening to music, or even talking with friends.

Speeding

Speeding is a form of aggressive driving and a leading cause of road accidents and fatal injuries in the U.S. The faster a vehicle is traveling, the longer it takes to slow down, the more distance is required to stop, and the greater the force of impact in a collision.

Drunk Driving

NHTSA reports that there were 10,497 alcohol-impaired road crash fatalities in 2016, representing a fatality rate of .33 per 100 million vehicle miles traveled. Of the drivers involved in fatal crashes in 2016, a BAC of .08% or higher was found in:

Aggressive Driving

Also known as “road rage,” aggressive driving behaviors put the driver, passengers, and other motorists on the road at risk. It may involve speeding, tailgating, weaving recklessly in and out of traffic, failure to yield the right-of-way, and disregarding traffic signs and signals.

Do You Need a Lawyer after a Car Accident?

If you have been injured in a traffic crash in Manhattan or New York City, our experienced car accident attorneys can help protect your rights and fight for the compensation you are entitled to receive. We have the knowledge, experience, and resources to thoroughly investigate your accident to determine cause and liability, assess the full extent of your injuries, negotiate skillfully on your behalf for a fair settlement, and take your case to trial if necessary.

Get in Touch with Our Firm Today

At Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. P.C., we maintain a low case volume, so we can provide personal service to every client we represent. Call us to schedule a consultation if you or your loved one has been hurt in a car accident.