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Posted By Gruenberg Kelly Della || 8-Dec-2020

Gruenberg Kelly Della

Traffic accidents occur in our state and across the country every day. Unfortunately, they are the cause of enormous physical, emotional, and financial suffering for those unlucky enough to be involved. While you cannot go through life completely protected against the possibility of a motor vehicle accident, you can become a defensive driver. Part of that skill is remaining aware of the dangers that surround you while driving on New York roads and highways.

Injured in a Long Island car accident? Unsure of how to get the full compensation you need? Call Gruenberg Kelly Della at {F:P:Sub:Phone} for a free consultation.

Injuries & Deaths in New York Motor Vehicle Accidents
According to the New York State Department of Health, traffic accidents are the leading cause of fatality from injuries for people living in the state.

According to statistics from government agencies, in 2017, approximately 1,000 people died in New York car accidents. Over 11,000 were seriously injured. More than 18,000 were moderately injured while more than 133,000 sustained minor injuries. Unknown injuries numbered above 6,000. The total number of crashes that year, whether injuries or fatalities occurred, exceeded 300,000. The combined injury and death rate for accidents ranged around 40 percent.

While individuals with “minor” injuries comprised the biggest group in the statistics, it should be understood that even minor injuries can lead to substantial financial loss. Whiplash can be considered a minor injury yet can take months to heal, resulting in pain, discomfort, headaches, and fatigue. Whiplash can manifest as something mild (or even non-existent) right after an accident but the condition can deteriorate as the days or weeks pass. In the worst cases, whiplash can become serious enough to cause problems with one’s daily life for more than a year. Because of the possibility of whiplash worsening over the days following an accident, you should always get medical help after an accident. Getting legal assistance as well can help ensure that you get the compensation you will need in the days and weeks that follow in which injury symptoms may appear.

Another way to look at the statistics is that more than 20,175 New Yorkers out of 100,000 died in accidents in 2017. The death rate per driver was eight out of every 100,000 while the injury rate was 855 out every 100,000. Another statistic revealed from this is that close to two percent of New York licensed drivers will sustain an injury in a car accident every year.

Unfortunately, an auto accident can happen to anyone of any age at any time. Causes of accidents range from distracted driving and drunk driving to speeding, drowsy driving, failures to stop or yield, and other negligent driving behaviors. Learning to become a defensive driver should be high on everyone’s list when they get behind the wheel.

Have You Been Injured in a Traffic Accident in Long Island?
If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in a fatal Long Island auto accident, you should seek qualified legal representation. In these cases, you can turn to a law firm that has recovered more than $100 million for clients throughout its history. At Gruenberg Kelly Della, we are proud of our strong history of success and our more than 100 years of shared legal experience in fighting for maximum compensation for the injured. We strongly urge you to let us handle the challenges of your personal injury claim while you put your time and attention on the physical recovery side of the matter.

Ready to talk? Call us at (888) 305-6372 today.