According to a news report from Eyewitness News WABC-TV, accidents on Long Island have been shown to be reduced as a result of red-light cameras. These cameras are able to capture the image of a vehicle that runs a red light. A study conducted by Nassau County revealed that after installing cameras at 40 intersections and collecting data over the course of 12 months, there have been decreases in the number of accidents. The study shows a 6% decrease in rear-end crashes, 11% decrease in head-on collisions and a 30% decrease in side-impact crashes. Despite these findings, there has actually been a significant increase (86%) in accidents at the entrance to the Roosevelt Field Mall, on Old Country Road and Ring Road. The report did not indicate whether or not there are red-light cameras at this intersection For the most part, red-light cameras do appear to help reduce the amount of crashes. If you were seriously hurt in a car accident, then you could be entitled to compensation. You should speak with a New York personal injury attorney as soon as possible so your legal rights are protected.
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When you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved because of a car accident you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with a New York personal injury attorney can help you better understand your rights, determine liability for your injuries, and decide if filing a personal injury claim is right for you. At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of personal injury attorneys that serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, defective drug, premises liability, and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help with your personal injury claim, contact us today– 1-800-246-4878.