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Accidents are the 3rd leading cause of death in New York State. Every year there are over 1098 deaths due to motor vehicle accidents on our roadways. The statistics are sobering and each death represents the devastation of the lives of many people. Even when the result of an accident is not a fatality, lives can be forever changed.
When a driver gets behind the wheel they assume responsibility for their safety as well as the safety of their passengers and others they encounter on the road. Drivers are expected to follow all the rules of the road in order to keep people safe. In spite of this unspoken agreement, human error remains the #1 reason for vehicle related accidents.
Some of the common driver error related causes of traffic accidents in the Hudson Valley and other parts of New York State include:
- Driving while texting
- Driving while intoxicated
- Ignoring traffic signals and signs
- Disregarding weather conditions like snow and ice
- Failing to yield right-of-way for pedestrians or other vehicles
- Driving recklessly
- Turning without signaling
Roads in many areas of upstate New York, especially the Hudson Valley, were designed and built when the area was rural and less densely populated. Growth over the years brought an increase in commuters to and from the city straining many roads with the kind of traffic volume for which they were never intended. Additional drivers have resulted in additional accidents and the impact has been felt by local families and visitors alike.
No matter the cause, car accidents can result in severe injuries, such as:
- Bone fractures
- Burns and scars
- Brain trauma
- Neck and back injuries
- Internal bleeding
The True Cost of Traffic Accidents
Beside physical pain and suffering, a vehicle accident can be financially devastating. The cost of medical treatment is rising faster than the annual rate of inflation. Private insurers pay about half of all costs arising from traffic accidents, with other entities, such as charities, hospitals and federal or state government agencies, paying a portion, leaving individual victims paying about 26 percent out of their own pockets.
After an accident, there may be a loss of income and when you are faced with medical bills to pay, the stress can become overwhelming. Then there are the insurance companies which are notoriously difficult to work with.
So you’ve got injuries sustained in the accident, the insurance companies to contend with and the financial fallout due to medical bills, each having dramatic effects on your life. Recovery, both physical and financial, takes time. You need support to get you through. Contacting an experienced vehicle accident attorney can help to make the recovery process after an accident less difficult.
Attorneys, like the ones from Sobo & Sobo will not only pursue reimbursement for pain and suffering, loss of future wages and anything else lost in the aftermath, they will be there for you each step of the long journey through the litigation process.
Contact A Successful Car Accident Attorney
If you have been injured in an auto wreck, we recommend you contact the Law Offices of Sobo & Sobo. We understand that the physical and mental injuries caused by an accident can be exhausting, not to mention the financial toll it puts on you, and your family. Let us help.
Sobo & Sobo is here to listen to your story during a free consultation and help you determine whether you have a case. Contact us at 855-468-7626 any time to set up a first meeting. We have offices conveniently located in Middletown, Newburgh, Poughkeepsie, Spring Valley, Monticello, and New York City. There are no fees until your case is settled, guaranteed.
We look forward to getting to know you and taking the next step toward Winning Together.