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Mother killed in car accident on St. Patrick's Day

Driving cars can make life convenient. However, those who don't follow the rules of the road and remain attentive behind the wheel can cause devastation. Unfortunately, many people have found this out after they themselves were involved in a car accident. People, oftentimes the drivers who did nothing wrong, end up with serious injuries and in some instances even die as a result of these wrecks.

Common causes of car accidents

Driving in New York is considered a privilege, not a right. In order to earn this privilege one must pass a driving test and keep their driver's license valid after they obtain it. It is also expected that once people do have a license that they will practice what they have learned, obey the traffic laws, and otherwise drive safely. However, some drivers abuse their privilege and do not drive safely. When they act negligently or recklessly, they risk causing car accidents and injuring other drivers.

Whiplash from a car accident can cause significant problems

New York roads can be very busy. This means that everyone needs to be very careful, pay attention to what they are doing, and obey the traffic laws. When motorists fail to do these things, car accidents can occur and people may be injured as a result. Sometimes these injuries are not very significant, but other times the harm can linger for a long time, causing significant pain and suffering.

77-year-old woman is killed in a hit-and-run crash

There are many vehicles travelling on the streets of New York. There are also many pedestrians walking to various locations throughout the city. There are sidewalks for these pedestrians and roads for the vehicles to keep pedestrians safe, but the vehicles and pedestrians do have to interact with each other at intersections. In many locations there are traffic control devices that signal when pedestrians can cross. It is important that both pedestrians and the vehicles obey the laws to avoid pedestrian accidents.

New York has strict laws on using phones while driving

Many people are attached to their phones and carry them at all times. People may need to stay connected to work, friends, or family. Many people also find that using their phones are a good way to pass the time when they are bored or have nothing else to do. Most of the time, using one's phone is a harmless thing to do. However, there are circumstances where using one's phone for any type of activity can be dangerous. One of the most dangerous situations to use one's phone is while a person is driving.

Car accidents can cause traumatic brain injuries

Any time that people in New York get into a car, they could potentially get into a car accident. While people may know they should pay attention to the road and obey all the traffic laws, there are many distractions for drivers. Also, sometimes people are in a hurry to get somewhere and may break a few traffic laws that may be slowing them up. While these types of things are within the drivers' control, there is one thing that is not in their control and that is the actions of the other drivers on the road.

Young man loses life in car crash in New York

There are many distractions that people in New York have to work through each day. These distractions may be at work, at home, while people are driving and in others parts of the day. These distractions can have a detrimental effect any aspect of one's life, but can be especially dangerous when people are driving. When people are not paying attention to the road, they may not see another car change lanes or break abruptly. They may also miss seeing stop signs and other traffic control devices and may cause a car accident.

Pursuing damages after a car accident with an uninsured motorist

No one in New York wants to get into a car crash. However, if they do get into one, they would at least want to ensure that they do not need to pay for the damages, especially if the accident was not their fault. To help ensure this happens, New York law requires that all drivers have car insurance with minimum limits to cover both damage to the vehicles and injuries to the occupants of those vehicles.

Drunk driving can cause motor vehicle accidents

There are many car crashes every day in New York. There are many things that can distract drivers such as phones, navigation, things occurring outside of the vehicle, other passengers in the vehicle and others. With all the vehicles on the roads, it does not take a huge mistake from a driver to cause a car accident, and that is why it is so important for drivers to pay attention to the road and obey the traffic laws.

Charter bus in New York strikes city bus after running red light

There are many traffic laws in New York. These laws are designed to help ensure the safety of all drivers on the road. However, they are only effective if everyone is following them. Most drivers follow these laws and make their decisions based on the assumption that the other drivers on the road are doing the same thing. So, if a driver violates a law, by turning when they are not supposed to or running a red light, car accidents can occur and people can be injured as a result.

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