Over seven million people lived on Long Island, New York in 2010 according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). With this many people there are bound to be roadway crashes, but if motorists choose to drive recklessly, they are needlessly endangering the lives of other drivers and pedestrians. These negligent parties should be held accountable for the pain and suffering they cause when their reckless driving results in a crash.
According to the Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research (ITSMR), speed-related incidents killed 225 people in New York State in 2018, accounting for over 25 percent of all fatal crashes. Thousands of others may be left permanently injured from negligence on the roadways every year. Research published in 2016 by the New York State Department of Health shows that the Nassau County region of Long Island had over 12,000 emergency department visits related to motor vehicle injuries from 2012 to 2014. Car accidents are the second-most leading cause of injury-related hospitalization in the county, which shows how widespread and costly these crashes can be on Long Island roadways.
Motor vehicle incidents cause more than just physical damages. The New York State Department of Health says Nassau County hospital visits resulted in $77.6 million in hospitalization charges during that two-year span, with $40 million of that resulting from emergency department charges. The team from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P., can help fight for victims of motor vehicle collisions so they can get justice. A reckless driver should not be able to ruin your physical, mental, and financial well-being without consequence, and that is why our team stands by victims during their legal battles and works to help them receive compensation following a crash.
A Long Island lawyer knowledgeable in reckless driving accidents can help. Call the team from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. at (631) 451-7900 for a free consultation.
For a free legal consultation with a reckless driving accidents lawyer serving Long Island, call 516-451-7900
Common Types of Reckless Driving That May Be Actionable
Some types of reckless driving that result in injury may involve factors such as:
- Drivers going too fast for roadway conditions
- Running the light at intersections
- Driving under the influence
- Following too closely, either intentionally or through negligence
- Not yielding for traffic
- Changing lanes without regard for other drivers, including not using turn signals
These acts of reckless driving can be particularly dangerous for motorcycle riders, who are inherently at a higher risk for injury. The New York City Motorcycle Safety Study by the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) shows that many New York State motorcycle crashes are caused by reckless driving practices involving drivers not paying attention to their surroundings. Traffic fatalities involving motorcyclists accounted for 14 percent of all cases between 2010 and 2014, even though only two percent of registered vehicles in the city were motorcycles.
Any negligent act on the roadway that results in injuries to an innocent party may be actionable. An injury victim’s overall pain and suffering will be examined to determine how much the defendant, or their employer, should be ordered to pay out.
As every case is unique, a lawyer knowledgeable in reckless driving accidents can better inform victims of their potential legal options after examining the case. A member of the team from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. can help. Call us at (631) 451-7900 for a free consultation.
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Potentially Recoverable Damages from Reckless Driving Collisions
Victims injured in reckless driving crashes may be entitled to recover damages related to their economic and non-economic suffering. This includes the physical pain and suffering they have had to endure, as well as any mental anguish or financial hardships they have faced. Time is of the essence in calling us. According to New York Civil Practice Law & Rules Article 2 § 214, there is generally a three-year statute of limitations on personal injury claims starting the day of the crash. There may be exceptions to this time period, and suing a municipality or bringing a wrongful death action can limit the time you have to bring a suit.
Examples of recoverable damages in these cases can include, but may not be limited to:
- Pain and suffering as a result of the injury itself
- Cost of medical care
- Damage to property
- Loss of consortium on behalf of a spouse
- Mental suffering, including the diagnosis of conditions like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This may also encompass a victim’s reduced quality of life
- The cost of rehabilitation and ongoing care
- Lost wages
Attorneys Fighting Against Reckless Driving on Long Island
The team from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P., knows the victim of a reckless driving collision may be in one of the most difficult periods of their life. A lawyer familiar with prosecuting reckless driving collision cases can help set your mind at ease. Our team of attorneys can investigate your case using our legal training, including interviewing eyewitnesses, reviewing medical documents, and can retain experts to assist in evaluating evidence, establishing liability on the at-fault party, and substantiating the damages you have suffered.
For your free case review and consultation, call the team from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. at (631) 451-7900. We are able to handle cases in Spanish.