The Common Causes of Motor Vehicle Accidents in New York
Each car accident case that we take will involve different events and circumstances. However, we see many of the same driving behaviors leading to severe injuries.
Careless Driving: When someone is driving carelessly, it usually means that driver is not paying attention. The driver might change lanes without looking, enter an intersection too soon, or run off the roadway and cause a collision.
Distracted Driving: Distracted driving has become a significant contributor to accidents in Florida and the country. The term “distracted driving” includes cell phone use, reading, eating, and reaching for items in the car, among other activities.
Drugged Driving: Driving While Intoxicated by narcotics can easily lead to injury-causing accidents. People should never drive after taking illegal drugs or taking too much of a prescribed drug.
Drunk Driving: Drunk driving causes many accidents every year, and these accidents can be highly destructive. The legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) in New York is .08 and under. This means it is illegal for a driver to operate a motor vehicle with a BAC equal to or higher than .08.
Racing: Racing can result in real damage and harm to drivers, passengers, and bystanders. These accidents too often cause injury to innocent people who were not involved in the racing.
Red Light Violations – Red light violations occur for a number of reasons. Sometimes, drivers are trying to beat a light, and other times, they are simply not paying attention. Entering an intersection on a red light can easily result in serious T-bone collisions.
Reckless Driving: Reckless driving involves behavior that places drivers and other motorists at risk. This might include weaving through traffic, rapid lane changes, speeding or passing in no-passing zones.
Speeding: Speeding is a contributing factor in many injury accidents. When drivers exceed the speed limit, they take away valuable time to react to situations on the road and increase the odds of a severe wreck.
Drowsy Driving: Studies continue to prove that drowsy driving and fatigued driving are hazardous. If a driver loses enough sleep, he or she can pose just as much danger on the road as a drunk driver.
Unlicensed Drivers: Unlicensed drivers might have too little experience for safe driving or have a history of traffic-related incidents. These drivers can have a higher risk of accidents.
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