When you're involved in a car crash, one of the things you need to do is to seek medical care. Most people know that doing so is smart, but did you know that it can help you get more out of your personal injury claim?
Did you know that the summer months are some of the most dangerous for drivers? Summer is known as the official holder of the "100 deadliest days," in part because of the number of teen drivers on the roads.
You were traveling on a highway when you felt some unusual vibrations. Then, only a few moments later, you realized that you were struggling to control your vehicle. As you started losing control, you saw your tire flying away from your vehicle toward oncoming traffic.
One of the most common causes of crashes in New York is speeding. Speeding is pretty common, and it would be rare to meet anyone who could say that they've never done it. Whether you're late for a meeting or trying to rush to get to lunch with a friend, speeding is something that just happens.
In the latest study available, the New York State Department of Health reported that motor vehicle collisions are a leading cause of death and injuries in the state. Between 2012 and 2014, around 1,098 people died annually in these collisions. Another 12,093 ended up having to be hospitalized. Overall, 136,913 people visited emergency departments because of their injuries.
With so many ways to get into a car crash, you're bound to be in one at one time or another. There are very few people who go through life without being involved in even a minor fender-bender.
A new crash response program in New York went through a trial program in Staten Island in 2018. Interestingly, though the program changed police response methods to only going to vehicular accidents involving personal injuries, many people were not happy with the change.
One common kind of traffic accident is called a sideswipe accident. With a sideswipe accident, one vehicle hits the other with its side. For example, two vehicles may be traveling next to each other on the highway. As a driver attempts to move over a lane, they may not notice that a driver is already there. As a result, both vehicles hit their sides together, resulting in a sideswipe accident.
Crashes change everything that you planned to do the moment they happen. You are stopped right where you are: You can't go to work, and you can't continue on your way. You may have to go to the hospital and may need to alter the plans you had for the future.
As Thanksgiving approaches, it's important to note that there are a few dangerous days to be out on the roads. Blackout Wednesday, Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday all have the potential to lead to some serious crashes.