Major Car Accident Problems in New York State
There is a very eye-opening stat that New York State is not on the right-end of the list on. There are about 300 deaths per year in New York State.
In the entire United States, there is major problem with pedestrians getting hit and killed by cars. 2023 was the highest in 40 years according to federal data. If you do the math, that is about 20 people per day.
What about New York State? How many people get hit by a car and killed in New York State ever year?
- 300 pedestrians are killed
- 3,000 pedestrians are hit by cars that require hospital visits
- 15,000 total pedestrian-car accidents per year in New York State
New York City is the busiest city in America and there are tons of people without cars that only walk throughout the city. That could lead one to think that there is a direct correlation to the amount of New Yorkers that get hit by a car.
Injuries to pedestrians are among the top 10 leading causes of injury-related hospital admissions and death for almost all age groups In New York State. Approximately 300 pedestrians are killed and 15,000 are injured by motor vehicles each year on the state’s roadways, and more than 3,000 pedestrians are admitted to the hospital annually. It is important for both drivers and pedestrians to pay attention and follow the law to prevent injuries", according to the New York State website.
What if you get hit by a car?
If someone's been hit by a car, first of all, the car that hit them has to provide what's called First Party or No Fault benefits. That means that the insurance company of the car that hit them has to pay their medical bills and their lost wages. That's the law in the state of New York", according to NewYorkTrialLawyers.org.
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