Skip to content

Car accidents can be caused by an array of negligent behaviors. If you were injured in a car accident as a result of another negligent driver, you may be entitled to compensation. Reach out to our experienced New York personal injury attorneys at Swerling Law today to learn more.

What are the 5 most common causes of car accidents in New York?

There are several different causes of a car accident in New York. Here are the 5 most common causes that you should be aware of:

  1. Texting while driving: In today’s day, people have become more reliant and addicted to their mobile devices and technology. If you use your phone while driving, serious life-threatening events can take place.
  2. Speeding while driving: Many deadly car accidents could have been less critical if drivers drove slower. In many cases, crashes could be avoided entirely. Speeding decreases a driver’s ability to maintain control of their vehicle. Make sure you are observing and abiding by the speed limit at all times.
  3. Drinking and driving: Alcohol is one of the leading causes of car accidents each day. A person’s ability to safely drive their car drops significantly after they’ve had alcohol. From a legal and safety standpoint, drinking and driving is never worth it.
  4. Distractions while driving: Messing around with the center console of your car to modify settings or to change the radio station can cause you to take your eyes off of the road. These distractions can result in serious consequences. Be sure to keep your eyes on the road and eliminate as many distractions as possible when driving.
  5. Weather conditions: The chances of getting into a car accident drastically increase when the weather is bad. Rain, snow, and ice cause the roads to be slick, resulting in the possibility of losing control of your vehicle. Be cautious when the weather is bad, and if possible, stay off the roads.

It is important to keep in mind these common causes of car accidents to ensure that you are keeping yourself and other drivers safe.

Can I sue if I was injured in a car accident?

If you were injured as a result of another’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our experienced New York personal injury attorneys to discuss your options.

Contact Our Experienced New York City Firm

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.


Settlement to a barista who slipped and fell on a defective stairwell while working for Starbucks who sustained back injuries requiring multiple surgeries in 2012.


Settlement to a woman who was assaulted and sustained back/hip injuries in 2015.


Verdict to a high school student who was assaulted by a school dean during her lunch period dislocating her hip in 2014.


Settlement to a man who was run over by a dump truck on a Brooklyn street causing him to sustain multiple injuries, including but not limited to a broken leg and detached urethra in 2019.


Settlement to a woman who slipped and fell down a wet stairwell in a New York City Housing Authority building requiring a back surgery in 2018.

View More Results

Read Our Latest Blog Posts

How can I prove a property owner was aware of a safety hazard?

In New York, property owners have a legal obligation that requires adherence to a standard of reasonable care to prevent accidents and injuries arising from negligence. Essentially, they must take appropriate measures to discover and fix unsafe property conditions to maintain a safe environment for everyone and anyone on their…

Read More
Who is responsible for injuries caused by dangerous road conditions in New York?

While negligent drivers cause most car accidents, they can also arise due to poor road conditions. In such cases, injuries individuals often wonder who is liable for their injuries. Government entities are responsible for maintaining roads, meaning they must fix hazardous situations to prevent accidents and injuries. Failure to do…

Read More