When behind the wheel of a car, one would think that paying attention to the road and one's surroundings would be a top priority for all drivers. Unfortunately, it isn't. Distracted driving is a real issue in New York, particularly when it comes to people using their phones while operating their vehicles. However, phone use is not the only thing distracting drivers.
Even collisions that seem insignificant can cause injuries with long-term consequences. For that reason, it is always a good idea to have a medical examination after any car accident in New York or elsewhere. Injuries could remain hidden for days, and left untreated, some may be life-threatening.
Two people have suffered injuries in a collision in New York. The car accident took place on a recent Tuesday night. Sometimes, these types of motor vehicle collisions occur due to the carelessness of a driver, in which case, the driver may be held liable for any injuries resulting from the crash.
The streets of New York, particularly in the Manhattan area, are usually full of automobiles with drivers who are in too big a hurry to care about who they may hurt along the way. Now that these same streets are relatively empty, speeding has become an even bigger problem than usual. Several people have recently been killed in car accidents caused by individuals failing to obey the posted speed limits.
Law enforcement authorities in New York are currently in the process of investigating a multi-vehicle crash that left two people injured and the driver believed responsible dead. This event occurred on Thursday, April 2, in Queens. The surviving victims of this car accident may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses through legal means.
Drowsy driving can pose a problem on New York streets at any time of the year. However, it can especially be a problem following daylight saving time in the spring. In fact, research shows that the change leads to a greater car accident risk because drivers lose an hour of sleep as a result of this change.
Getting a driver's license is a right of passage for many teenagers in the state of New York. Depending on where one lives, it is something that one might use frequently, or it is something one might only use on occasion. No matter how much time teenagers spend behind the wheel, there is still a lack of experience due to their young age that often results in them being involved in auto collisions. When a teenager causes a car accident, who is responsible for any victims' losses?
Cruise control is a convenient feature to have on an automobile, particularly for people who have to drive long distances. Unfortunately, according to the AAA Foundation, utilizing this convenience may increase one's chances of being involved in a car accident. Why? It causes more drivers in New York and elsewhere to operate their vehicles while distracted.
When a person is convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol in the state of New York, he or she may be ordered to install an ignition interlock device on his or her vehicle. This device has to remain in his or her car until the courts say it can be removed. While the purpose of these machines is good -- they help keep drunk drivers off the road, according to a recently published article, they are not without their problems. It is believed that these devices are causing drivers who use them to be distracted, which causes them to collide with other vehicles, pedestrians or objects.
Every year, in New York and across the country, thousands of people are hurt or killed by hit-and-run drivers. According to state laws, when a negligent driver causes a crash, he or she may be held accountable for any victim's losses. In hit-and-run cases, who victims or their surviving family members may seek relief from all depends on if the driver responsible for the event is ever found.