Motor Vehicle Accident Types
Motor Vehicle Accidents are typically thought of as involving cars, but non-traditional accidents are still occurring and are just as serious. While accident rates dropped significantly last year because New York was shut down during the pandemic, now that many businesses are back open and people are commuting to work again, the numbers are on the rise.
Types of motor vehicle accidents to be aware of:
New York is the most populated city in the US, and as such, has a higher rate of everything, traffic accidents notwithstanding. The most common types of motor vehicle accidents can include:
- A rear-end, side-impact, or head-on collision involving two or more automobiles
- Motorcycle accidents
- Tractor Truck, and heavy equipment accidents
- Emergency Vehicle accidents
- Taxi-cab accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Traffic accidents involving pedestrians
This list is not all-inclusive but gives you an idea that there are many ways in which you or your loved one can be injured and knowing your rights can go a long way to getting you the compensation that you need after being involved in any type of motor vehicle accident.
Where should I be more cautious of getting into an accident?
Many statistics quote which of the 5 boroughs have the most accidents, but it’s relative to the population. While Brooklyn and Queens are the most populated, it makes sense that they have the most traffic accidents. Staten Island is the least populated, therefore they have the least amount of traffic accidents. These numbers may make for interesting reading, but doesn’t really matter when accidents happen frequently and regularly throughout all of New York City.
Tractor trucks and delivery box truck accidents
Tractor Truck and Box truck accidents are very common as businesses need deliveries regularly. Many times, smaller cars and small SUVs can sneak into their blind spot. When this happens, the truck driver cannot see the smaller vehicle and a crash is likely. We know driving distracted and various other reasons are how many accidents happen, but lack of attention is the most common.
Motorcycle, bicycle, and pedestrian accidents
This is the same for motorcycle and bicycle accidents that involve motor vehicles, it’s clear to see how a driver can miss seeing a motorcycle or bicycle as it is smaller, and misjudging speed and distance can allow for mistakes. Pedestrians are especially at risk of getting into an accident. While many pedestrians do watch for cars, drivers may not see them easily. Reduced activity last year throughout the city has seen a decrease in accidents overall, but as more and more of our citizens venture out, the accident statistics are quickly on the rise.
Emergency vehicles; Ambulances, Fire Trucks, and Police
Emergency vehicles are not exempt from accidents either. When rushing to the scene of an accident or transporting injured people to the hospital, emergency vehicles can also experience motor vehicle accidents because of lack of attention or other distractions.
Taxi cabs and other passenger vehicles
NYC is synonymous with taxi cabs, Uber, and Lyft drivers, there are over 100,000 TLC licensed vehicles driving around the city and they are not exempt from accidents either. Taxis drivers have a reputation for being aggressive drivers and we have seen many statistics to back that up. Whether you are a driver or a passenger involved in a motor vehicle accident, you should still speak with an experienced accident attorney to discuss your case.
You have legal rights if you have been in a motor vehicle accident
Regardless of the type of accident you have been involved in, we advise you to seek the counsel of an experienced auto accident attorney from Daniella Levi & Associates, P.C.. We can hear your case and let you know if you are entitled to compensation for any pain and suffering, medical bills, time off work, and all of the many other things that can affect you after being in an accident.