Nearly 8,000 motor vehicles were involved in collisions in Queens in October 2018, according to statistics compiled by the New York Police Department (NYPD). In just one month, 1,224 people were injured and 3 were killed in these accidents. In spite of Vision Zero, the program that was launched in 2014 to reduce traffic-related injuries and fatalities in New York, innocent people are still suffering the consequences of distracted driving, speeding, and drunk driving.
These may be “accidents,” but they are often linked to some type of negligence or wrongdoing. As Queens motor vehicle accident attorneys, we at Silbowitz, Garafola, Silbowitz, Schatz & Frederick, L.L.P. are committed to holding responsible parties accountable for what they have done. It is not easy to set right the wrongs caused by a serious car accident, but we are committed to our mission and will fight for the best result for every client we represent.
For more information, call (646) 681-7055 and arrange your free case evaluation.
Common Causes of Motor Vehicle Accidents in Queens
Taxi accidents, bus accidents, pedestrian accidents, truck accidents, bicycle accidents, and any type of traffic accident may have one or more contributing factors, circumstances that caused them to occur.
The following are examples of causes of Queens motor vehicle accidents:
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs
- Speeding, or driving too fast for weather/road conditions
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Unsafe lane change
- Texting while driving
- Heavy weather conditions
- Unsafe roads
- Defective or poorly maintained auto parts
When you work with a Queens car accident lawyer at our firm, we will investigate to determine what caused your accident and therefore who was responsible. This is necessary if we are to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation for medical treatment, property damage, emotional trauma, and more.
If you want to learn more about how you can rebuild after a traffic accident in Queens, give us a call at (646) 681-7055 or contact us online.