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.
Police in New York are investigating a crash that left several people injured. This multi-vehicle car accident occurred the evening of Dec. 7 at a busy intersection in Flatiron District. The wounded included vehicle occupants as well as pedestrians.
A three-car collision in Malone on the afternoon of Nov. 8 has claimed two lives, according to local law enforcement. Police in the New York town say a 49-year-old man and his 42-year-old female passenger were both killed as a result of the car accident. As with most accidents of this severity, an investigation is still underway into its cause. No charges have yet been filed, but police say they could still be forthcoming.
When post-traumatic stress disorder is discussed, it is usually in reference to veterans. One does not have to have seen battle to suffer from PTSD, however. In fact, it is a common car accident injury. In New York and elsewhere, auto accidents are believed to be the leading cause of PTSD.
On Saturday, Sept. 7, police in New York were called to the scene of a car accident involving one of their own, a minivan and several pedestrians. The crash occurred after sundown at the 52nd St. and 13th Ave. intersection in Brooklyn. Those injured in this event may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses.
Most auto accidents that occur in New York and elsewhere are not what many people would consider serious events. Everyone involved walks away with what they think are a few aches and pains. The issue is, these minor injuries may not be so insignificant after all. Soft tissue injuries suffered in a car accident can cause quite a few long-term problems.