Slight Increase in New York Traffic Fatalities in 2010

February 15, 2011 – New York, NY – According to a report from the New York Times, there was a slight increase in New York traffic fatalities for 2010.  While it may be a surprise to some in other parts of the country, the city’s Department of Transportation has released data that show New York City is one of the safest cities for traveling.  Although traffic fatalities rose slightly at 269 deaths, up just 5%, it continues to remain significantly below what it had been at one time. In 2001, there were nearly 400 New York traffic fatalities.

The past 2 years have seen the lowest number of traffic fatalities since these numbers were first recorded nearly a century ago. Motorcycle fatalities; however, were an anomaly and rose by 34%.  All in all, New York City is faring well, since it has one of the lowest rates for traffic fatalities in the United States.  If you have been the victim of a car accident in New York and suffered injuries, you should consult with a New York traffic accident lawyer.  A lawyer will investigate your car accident to determine if someone else’s negligence was the cause and if you have enough evidence to build a substantial case. Additionally, a New York traffic accident lawyer will gather all of the evidence needed for your claim, which may include police reports, photographs of the accident scene, eyewitness accounts and medical records.

Contacting a New York Traffic Accident Lawyer

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 traffic accident lawyer can help you better understand your rights, determine liability for your injuries and decide if filing a traffic accident claim is right for you.  At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of traffic accident lawyers 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 traffic accident claim, contact us today – 1-800-246-4878.

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