A New York City Accident Attorney Examines 2 Common Myths About City Crashes

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As a New York City driver, or the parent of a New York City driver, it is important to understand the risks facing you and your child. On average there are more than 200 motor vehicle accidents every day in New York City. Thus, while it is important for all drivers to be alert to the danger at all times, it is also important to understand some of the myths and facts about New York City crashes.

Myth #1: It is More Dangerous to Drive at Night. New York City accident statistics for 2009* indicate that the majority of accidents happened between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Specifically, 48,997 crashes occurred between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. while 22,485 crashes occurred in the overnight and early morning hours from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. Authorities were not able to determine when an additional 4,057 accidents occurred.

Myth #2: Teenagers are in More Fatal Accidents Than Other Age Groups. Families often worry about new teenage drivers and with good reason. However, teenagers are not in the age group that had the most fatalities in New York City accidents during 2009. According to state statistics, 22.4% of fatalities were among people aged 25-34. The age groups with the lowest number of fatalities were people under age 9 and over age 70.

Fact: It is Important to Contact a New York Accident Attorney After a Crash. Your lawyer will review your case, protect your rights, and fight hard for potential damages. For more information about your potential case, please call an experienced New York personal injury lawyer at 1-800-PAGAN-911.

*Source: New York State Department of Motor Vehicles Summary of New York City Motor Vehicle Accidents 2009

Read More About New York City Accident Statistics in Our Library Article Have You Been in a New York City Accident? You Are Not Alone.

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