A personal injury suffered in a car accident can take a devastating toll on the quality of your life. While some car accidents are only minor collisions, others leave victims unable to work and in constant pain. In extreme cases, a person may even lose their ability to walk or take care of his or her basic needs. If you were injured in a car accident, you may have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit for money damages.
Pedestrian accidents are a continuous problem in New York City and Long Island. Though New York City pedestrian accidents have fallen in recent years due to new traffic laws and a lowered speed limit, people are still being struck by vehicles and sustaining major injuries. Pedestrian accidents are very dangerous, often deadly. When one walks on the streets of Long Island or New York, they have little to no protection if hit by a car.
Motorcycle riders are at a significant disadvantage when involved in an accident with a car, truck, or bus. The size of a motorcycle makes it more difficult to see in traffic and cars, trucks and buses may not be looking for you. Motorcycles are also less stable than cars since they have two wheels instead of four. When you have to make evasive maneuvers to avoid a careless car driver, you are at a greater risk for personal injuries than other motorists. The only protection you have is your helmet and the gear you are wearing.
There is nothing more frightening to a motorist than driving down the road with an 80,000 pound tractor trailer bearing down on you at a high rate of speed or cutting into your lane of travel as though you weren’t even there. At times, truckers act as if they own the road. In reality, truck drivers have a responsibility to drive safely at all times, ensure their cargo is loaded properly, and that the truck is in good working order.
Thousands of people throughout Long Island and New York City rely on mass transportation to commute to work and travel throughout the region. While buses and trains provide an economically and environmentally friendly way for people to get to their desired destinations, serious personal injuries may occur in the event of a bus or train accident. Buses may collide with other motor vehicles on the road. Unfortunately, buses and trains occasionally operate so recklessly that their passengers may be injured from severe and unexpected starts or stops.
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