The ramifications of traffic deaths are massive. One would hope New York City would see as few of these tragic incidents as possible.
Many things can be a common sight during the winter here in New York. One is going out to your car and seeing it covered in ice and snow. When a driver encounters this situation, it is very important for them to properly clean off their car, including its windows and mirrors, prior to taking to the roads.
When it comes to purchasing a used car, the old saying, "Let the buyer beware," is very appropriate. We have all either heard of or lived through nightmare scenarios caused by a substandard used vehicle. Most of the time the problems relate to constant breakdowns and expensive repair bills. But the fact is, a lemon of a used car can be more than the source of frustration, it could also be extremely dangerous to drive.
Driving through New York City is a challenge on just about any day at any time. But there are some days that are particularly tricky. For example, if you motor through Manhattan when the United Nations is in session, you will face extra traffic congestion. But big events are not the only cause of slow moving traffic.
We all know how the stop and start traffic on New York streets can push one's patience to the brink. And while most of us are able to keep our emotions in check, there are motorists whose anger will get the better of them. A driver who has lost control of his or her temper can quickly become a threat to other road users.
Of course, the last thing New York City needs is more distractions causing drivers to avert their eyes from the busy streets. But it seems that there is an endless stream of amusements and communication tools that people cannot put down, even after they get behind the wheel of a car. And the latest such contrivance is in the form of a new phone app that is currently extremely popular.
By now, everyone should be aware that distracted driving is a dangerous practice. And just like most of the rest of the country, New York has laws that are intended to address the problem. Yet it seems that far too many citizens and visitors of our fair city have yet to receive that particular message. Or if they did get the message in the form of a text sent to their phones, they may have simply ignored it.
There are many people who spend a great deal of time behind the wheel of an automobile. In fact, it can become an ingrained part of their daily routine. Unfortunately, it is easy to forget how important it is to keep your focus on the road and avoid succumbing to distractions.
When it comes to personal injury claims in the aftermath of a car accident, people often get far too tangled up in the monetary values. True, it is encouraging to know that you could recover thousands or even millions of dollars with a successful claim, but the money is often only a part of what motivates a personal injury claim. This is especially true depending on the nature of your injuries, which may be well beyond the capacity of money to heal.
We often talk about the dangers of truck accidents and how serious the injuries they cause can be, as well as how complex the legal matters surrounding truck accidents can be. Talking about hypotheticals is one thing, but showing examples is quite another. One New York family has spent the past few years learning firsthand just how difficult these truck accident cases can be.