The roads of New York are dangerous. They are congested, hazardous, and filled with aggressive drivers. The conditions of our roads can be perilous as well. Improper maintenance put drivers, cyclists, bikers, passengers, and pedestrians at risk of accidents. If you have been in an accident, you need to consider your future. Some motor vehicle accidents can cause serious injury. Especially those involving buses and trucks, accidents can lead to catastrophic results, including death. If you suffer from a serious injury because of the negligence of another driver or the operator of the bus or train, you should contact The Law Offices of Daniel A. Kalish.
The roads of New York can be treacherous. Some of the most congested in the country, the roads that crisscross Westchester and Bronx County are filled with numerous hazards and aggressive drivers rushing to get from one location to another. When accidents occur in the best situations, the car will take most of the damage, leaving passengers free of injuries. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Some accidents lead to serious injuries with devastating results. Serious injuries can burden a person with overwhelming medical bills, lost wages, and a shattered quality of life.
Pedestrians who navigate the streets of villages, towns and cities in New York State are always at risk of being struck by a vehicle. Even though the government takes all precaution to protect citizens, pedestrian accidents are still a major problem. When we walk the streets of our community, we have no protection if we were to be hit by a vehicle. Pedestrian accidents can cause victims a variety of horrific injuries and even death.
New York roadways are diverse and picturesque. Motorcyclists from all over come to enjoy what New York has to offer. People come to New York to enjoy the winding mountain roads, sprawling farmlands, and riverfront communities. The freedom of the road has not been lost on motorcycle enthusiasts. Though bikers enjoy the open air of the vehicle they ride, they are also at greater risk on the road than those who operate enclosed motor vehicles. Riders are vulnerable to severe injuries and even death. The number of motorcycle accidents is on the rise.
The roads of New York are some of the most traveled roads in America. Whether people are driving in and out of New York City or traveling from city to city on the eastern seaborne, they will most likely travel through the Bronx or Westchester County. Accordingly, these roads are some of the most dangerous in the country. Bursting with aggressive drivers and hazards, New York roads can be treacherous to navigate. Vehicles of all kinds, commercial and private, are trying to get from one place to another in as little time as possible. Accidents are frequent occurrences. When a motor vehicle collides with another, the result can be devastating. When a truck is involved, the chance of a serious accident with serious injuries increases dramatically.
Commuters from all over Westchester County, the Bronx, and White Plains depend on the mass transit options that allow them to get to work in a timely manner. Others use the system to enjoy what the city and other towns have to offer. Thousands of people depend on the trains and buses to get from one point to another every day. Though buses and trains are a great way to save money, time, and the environment, they do come with risks. Buses have accidents on the roads of New York regularly. Trains can injure passengers with sudden starts and stops. When these vehicles are operated recklessly, passengers can be put in grave danger.
Bicycle operators are at a disadvantage on the roads of New York. Cyclists share the streets with other vehicles as they travel from point to point. Cycling is a culture of its own. People use bicycles for a variety of reasons, including commuting, exercise and recreation, and the delivery of goods, just to name a few reasons. Bicycles are hard to see and move with more ease than a motor vehicle. If a bicycle gets into a collision with a truck, car, or bus, the results can be catastrophic to the rider. Fortunately, if a cyclist gets into an accident with a motor vehicle, his or her medical bills and lost wages should be covered under the vehicles no-fault insurance policy. If a bicycle operator injures him or herself because of the conditions on the road, they may need to sue the municipality responsible for the maintenance of the street surface.
When we are the passengers of a vehicle, we put our lives in the hands of the driver. Whether that be in a private or public vehicle, passengers are subject to the driver’s actions. If the driver of the vehicle drove negligently and you were hurt because of the accident, you have a lot to consider about your legal options. Motor vehicle accidents can leave passengers with serious injuries. Whether the accident involved one car or two, at least one driver will be liable.
More than 49,000 taxi drivers service New York City alone. Over 241 million passengers take taxis every year. With the rise of Uber, that number is always changing. Uber is a service that allows private motor vehicle owners to become pseudo taxi drivers and make money transporting people. When we get into a taxi or Uber car, we hope that the driver will take all precautions regarding our safety. Though this is usually the case, some accidents are bound to happen. The roads of New York are aggressive and congested. In 2014 alone, there were almost 300,000 total crashes in the state of New York. Anyone who drives a motor vehicle is at risk of an accident. Taxis and Uber vehicles are no different.