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Spinal cord injuries suffered in accident can change one's life

Car accidents occur every day in New York, oftentimes leaving people's lives severely impacted in a negative fashion. Some individuals are fortunate enough to walk away from these car accidents with no injuries and only minor damage that is nothing more than an inconvenience to deal with. However, there are many other people who are seriously injured in these wrecks. Far too often their lives are changed forever by them. One type of injury that can completely reshape one's life is a spinal cord injury. Car accidents are the leading causes of this type of harm.

Statistics show seriousness of motorcycle accidents

When the weather begins to warm in spring and summer, New Yorkers tend to leave their homes more to enjoy outdoor activities. One of these activities is riding motorcycles. As a result, this time of year often sees a significant increase in the number of motorcyclists on the road.

Child crossing the street fatally struck in hit-and-run accident

Many times it is easier to walk to a place in New York than it is to drive. So, there are often a number of pedestrians on New York's streets at any given time. People stay on sidewalks as much as possible to help ensure their safety, but pedestrians usually have to cross streets to get to where they need to go. Pedestrians have the right-of-way when crossing in crosswalks and are obeying traffic signals, but not all motorists pay attention when they are driving, which places pedestrians at great risk of harm.

Distracted driving includes more than just cell phone use

At any given time, a New Yorker can be involved in an accident. Most of the time people arrive at their destination safely, but the risk is always there. This is true even for the safest of drivers. There are a number of factors that contribute to a car accident that are out of the control of drivers. Amongst these are the weather and the actions of other drivers on the road. Sometimes it is impossible to avoid other motorists when they make poor decisions or do not pay attention while they are driving.

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.

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