According to My Fox New York, a new report finds that women are more likely to sustain a severe injury when involved in a car accident. The American Journal of Public Health recently published that women had a 47 percent higher risk of being severely injured (even if they are wearing a seatbelt), compared to men. This risk is attributed to insufficient vehicle safety system designs, such as with airbags and seatbelts. They are found to not have the same amount of protection for women with smaller frames, whether they are driving or riding as a passenger, when compared to men. This has led former Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) to call upon the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration to make some changes. What this could potentially mean for car makers is unclear at this time. When you or a loved one has sustained severe injuries in a car accident, you could be facing significantly high medical bills. You may also be out of work for an extended period of time. Compensation may be available for these and other damages. You should speak to a New York personal injury attorney to learn what legal options are available and how you can protect your rights.
Contacting a New York Personal Injury Attorney
When you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved one because of a car crash 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.