In Brooklyn, flat tires are an inconvenience that will negatively impact every driver at one point or another. Changing a tire can be time consuming and stressful. What people do not realize at the time is that it can also be dangerous. It is impossible to control where the flat tire happens and people must change it as soon as possible. That can leave them vulnerable to careless, negligent, reckless and distracted drivers. With motor vehicle accidents involving a person who was changing a tire, there can be injuries and fatalities. Those who have been hit or lost a loved one in such a crash should remember they have the right to consider a legal filing for compensation.
The roadways in New York City can be congested and treacherous. With the combination of vehicles trying to get from one place to another, the reality that the city is a popular place to live and visit, and the frequent inclement weather, motor vehicle accidents are all-too common. Some of these accidents happen when a vehicle is turning and is hit by another vehicle. Since people often make judgmental mistakes or overtly violate the law, it is important to be cautious. After there has been a crash, also important is considering a legal filing to be compensated.
The New York City roads can be a dangerous place. While law enforcement and legislators try to improve safety and take steps to ensure drivers are adhering to the rules of the road, the sheer nature of life in the city lends itself to risk. Drivers will operate their vehicles while distracted, behave negligently, speed and drive under the influence. That, combined with how many vehicles there are and the number of people who are going back and forth about the city will lead to motor vehicle accidents, injuries and death. To make matters worse, some drivers will flee the scene after an accident. Those who are in a crash must remember their rights to seek compensation in a legal filing.
With the rain pelting down and roads becoming slick, many New York residents may decide to stay in for the evening to stay safe. After all, one does expect to become involved in a motor vehicle accident in the safety of their homes, but a recent accident in the state demonstrates crashes can take place anywhere, even in one's house.
The limousine accident that killed 20 people in New York recently has not only shaken the state, but also the whole nation, being dubbed the deadliest transportation accident in almost 10 years. The National Transportation Safety Board is going to investigate every aspect of the crash and it could end up becoming a watershed moment for the limousine industry.
Though the trucking industry powers our nation's economy, trucks and big rigs are also common causes of serious, if not fatal, injuries on the road. Due to the nature of their jobs-the unrealistic schedules and trucking industry expectations-- truckers are often pushed to hurry on the road. As a result, truck accidents happen commonly on the road and result in devastation for both the accident victims and their families.
Drivers know about the typical distractions they can face while driving-drowsiness, texting, talking on the phone and daydreaming are all common diversions. However, New Yorkers may have recently come across a new phenomenon taking over social media-the 'InMyFeelings Challenge'. The song and subsequent challenge has taken the Internet by storm, with people jumping out of their vehicles to dance and post online. The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a warning about distracted driving and its hazards, hoping to reign in the situation before it becomes deadly.
Legal protections are available for victims of negligent drivers and their families. A fatal car accident in Brooklyn recently claimed the life of one man and injured two others. The accident occurred when a SUV travelling the wrong direction collided with another vehicle. A 27-year old passenger in the vehicle that was hit by the wrong-way driver was killed in the accident. Another passenger, a 29-year old woman, was injured, and the driver of the vehicle that was struck, a 20-year old man, was also injured in the car accident. Both were taken to local hospitals for medical treatment.
Walking is one of the most common modes of transportation for Brooklyn residents, whether they walk to work or just down the street to the subway. With so many pedestrians on the road, their safety should be a top priority. However, nearly 50 pedestrians are killed in accidents every year; many more are seriously injured.
Commercial parking lots are not generally considered to be the likely scene of a serious motor vehicle, but in the crowded commercial areas of Bushwick in Brooklyn, vehicles and pedestrians move in close proximity to one another. Occasionally, they come into contact with each other, and death or serious injuries are the result.