No one likes to drive in New York City. For the most part, the streets are filled with taffic, taxis, bikers and pedestrians. Because of the congestion of the city streets, car accidents are common. In many cases, you may be entitled to recover compensation if you are involved in an accident. Read on for more information regarding the most common causes of car accidents in New York City.
What Causes a NYC Car Accident?
A car accident can be caused by any number of factors. These factors may include faulty car parts, poor road conditions, or hazardous weather conditions. But, for the most part, accidents are caused by driver negligence. Some of the most common examples of driver negligence include:
- Drowsy driving: Driving while drowsy or fatigued slows reaction time and drastically increases the chances of an accident occurring.
- Driving while intoxicated
- Distracted driving: Distracted driving is the number one cause of car accidents here in the United States.
- Speeding excessively: Speeding is also among the most common causes of car accidents.
- Failure to yield
- Failure to abide by stop signs or traffic lights
How Long do I Have to File a Claim?
If you have been involved in a car accident, you will have to file your personal injury claim within a certain amount of time. Generally, in the state of New York, you will have three years from the date of the accident to file a claim. If you miss this deadline, you will likely lose your chance to recover compensation.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in New York City, you may be entitled to recover compensation. To discuss your case with a skilled car accident attorney, reach out to our firm today.
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If you have been injured in a New York City accident, Swerling Law is here to help. Our firm understands the challenges that many people face after being hurt in an accident and is prepared to help you receive an award of significant compensation to ease some of your burdens. To schedule a consultation with an experienced construction site accident attorney in New York City, contact Swerling Law today.