The Brooklyn car accident attorneys at Block O’Toole & Murphy are following a study that shows that Brooklyn has the highest fatality rate for motor vehicle accidents in New York City. The study reveals that 79 Brooklyn residents were killed in crashes in 2011 and a staggering 23,000 people were injured in car accidents.
Queens had 67 fatalities, the Bronx had 65, Manhattan had 45 and Staten Island had 12.
The study argues that the biggest culprit for these revealing statistics is speed. The article below points out that speeding is the leading cause of deaths from car accidents, besting distracted driving and driving while intoxicated. It also suggests that Brooklyn drivers tend to speed more than other boroughs, pointing out that 88% of drivers in certain areas exceeded the speed limit.
Studies can be manipulated but facts can’t. A serious car accident can present a drastic change in a person’s life, potentially resulting in a devastating injury or even, as this study illustrates, death. When a person is involved in a serious car accident, everyone that is close to the victim is forever changed. Medical expenses, being out of work and constant pain make life very difficult for a victim and their loved ones. A car accident victim is entitled to be compensated for how their life has been impacted.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a serious car accident, you need an experienced car accident attorney. You need to find an attorney that has a track record of verdicts and settlements that will make you comfortable that they are the right lawyers for your case. The serious personal injury lawyers at Block O’Toole & Murphy have been fighting on behalf of victims for decades. Their fearless trial lawyers consistently record some of New York’s top verdicts and settlements. To learn more about the car accident lawyers at Block O’Toole & Murphy, please review the firm website at www.blockotoole.com. For a free and informative consultation, you may call us at 212-736-5300.
Source: Metro, “Study: Brooklyn has most traffic deaths in the city,” Jun. 18, 2013.