Causes of Car Accidents

Causes of Car Accidents in New York City

Car Accidents are one of our nation’s least-discussed epidemics. Every year, motor vehicle accidents kill nearly 43,000 people in the United States and injure tens of thousands more. Tragically, most car accidents are preventable. If not for the carelessness of one of the drivers involved, most accidents would never have happened.

Proner & Proner is experienced in representing victims of motor vehicle accidents. We have obtained millions of dollars in compensation for motor vehicle accident victims and their families. Contact us to see how we can help you.

Causes and Types of NYC Car Accidents

Car accidents usually involve human error. Drivers may be speeding, distracted, tired or just ignoring the rules of the road.

But there are also hidden causes of accidents—even when only one driver is involved. Defective car parts, faulty roadway design and poor road maintenance can all be very dangerous. Even if an accident seems like your fault, you may have a claim against someone because of these hidden dangers.

That is why consulting an experienced car accident attorney is so important. They may advise a careful investigation and reconstruction of a car accident.

The following is a list of some of the most common causes of accidents.

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We work hard for the victims of car accidents and their families. Contact us if you or a loved one has been involved in any kind of motor vehicle accident in New York. We will give you a free initial consultation and advise you on how to proceed.

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$1,100,000.00 - Female, 35: Motorcyclist hit by oncoming traffic


Our client was riding on the back of a motorcycle going south when the defendant heading north made a left hand turn in front of the client, causing the accident.
Injuries: Fractured left leg which required surgery

We understand motorcyclists because we ride

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$5,100,000.00 - Female, 43: Cyclist hit by truck


Our client was riding her bicycle when a truck was turning and came up onto the sidewalk. Our client went to back up and the truck struck her.
Injuries: Catastrophic injuries to entire right side of body below the waist resulting in amputation of the right leg and hind quarter; bladder rupture; multiple rib and spinal fractures.

$3,500,000.00 - Female, 33: Serious personal injury


Our client fell down the stairs and was knocked unconscious at a New York City
subway station.
Injuries: Fractured skull, subsequent seizure disorder.

$4,300,000.00 - Male, 63: Pedestrian hit by bus


Our client was crossing a street when a bus hit a car and the car spun and hit him.
Injuries: Traumatic brain injury; fractured shoulder.

$750,000.00 - Male, 35: Workers' compensation


Our client was changing a pump strainer on a hot air furnace when he stepped on a board and fell through the ceiling.
Injuries: Herniated disc which required surgery.

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