Queens is one of the most dangerous places to drive in New York City. Every year, it leads the city in the number of reported car accidents. No other borough reports more collisions.
And while car accidents can happen anywhere in Queens, certain roads and intersections in the borough are more dangerous than others.
If you’ve been hurt in a car accident at one of the most dangerous roads or intersections in Queens, call Oresky & Associates, PLLC. Our Queens car accident lawyers can help you understand your rights and pursue compensation from those responsible.
What caused your accident? Who’s to blame? Do you have to seek compensation from your own insurance company? What happens when your costs exceed your policy limits? How do you get the money you need and deserve?
Our car accident lawyers in Queens, NY can help you get the answers you need and guide you through the process. In fact, while you focus on recovering from your catastrophic injuries, we’ll take care of the entirety of your legal claim for you.
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Like anywhere else, some parts of Queens see more motor vehicle accidents than others.
These are among the most dangerous intersections in New York City.
Knowing where most car accidents happen in Queens can help you avoid a crash. While you might not be able to avoid these roads and intersections entirely, you can use extra caution when traveling there.
Hesitate before moving through an intersection when the light turns green. Take an extra look for pedestrians or bicyclists in the walkway before moving through. Move slowly through the intersection and leave yourself plenty of space between your vehicle and others.
Taking these steps – particularly at the intersections mentioned above – can help decrease the risk of a collision.
Statistically speaking, three out of every four car accidents in Queens happen at an intersection.
In 2021, there were a total of 12,739 auto accidents in Queens. At least 9,773 were recorded at intersections in Queens. That’s a staggering 76.7 percent of total crashes.
That year, Queens accounted for 28 percent of all intersection accidents across New York City.
Most intersection accidents in Queens happen because someone is negligent.
When a person drives in Queens, they have a responsibility to follow state and local traffic laws and operate their vehicle in a way that doesn’t put others at an increased risk of harm. If they fail to do this and someone else gets hurt, they can be considered negligent.
Some of the leading examples – and common causes of traffic accidents at dangerous intersections in Queens – include:
There are other reasons that some intersections and roads in Queens are more dangerous than others. Some suffer from obstructed signage, damaged or uneven pavement, or other road defects. In some instances, a vehicle can stall, or its brakes can fail. Weather conditions – particularly snow, ice, and rain – can also create a hazardous situation that makes it difficult to see or brake properly.
Never assume that you’re at fault for a car accident at one of Queens’ most dangerous roads or intersections. Collisions are complicated, and there can be many different contributing factors. Until a thorough investigation is completed, the true cause(s) won’t be known. And if you apologize or admit fault, you could watch your right to compensation disappear.
You should expect this to happen if you’re in a crash. At-fault parties – and their insurance companies – will do anything to avoid liability. This includes taking advantage of any stress you may be experiencing, as well as the complexity of intersection accidents in general.
In New York, sharing fault won’t prevent you from filing a personal injury claim or recovering compensation. It will, however, limit how much money you can get if you win your claim.
New York has a pure comparative fault law, which means your damages will be reduced in direct proportion to your own negligence. If you’re assigned 15 percent of the blame, your financial settlement or jury award will be reduced by 15 percent.
You can protect yourself by hiring an experienced Queens car accident attorney to handle your case. At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, we’ll be prepared for these strategies and ready with arguments and evidence to defend you. The less fault you’re assigned, the more money you can potentially get when your car accident claim is resolved.
While it might not seem like it at the moment, the decisions you make immediately after a crash can have a huge impact on your personal injury case.
Here’s what you need to do (and avoid doing) to protect yourself and your rights to compensation.
Finally, don’t try to deal with an insurance company (yours or someone else’s) on your own. Insurance companies know that people who hire lawyers are more likely to win and walk away with higher financial awards.
Oresky & Associates, PLLC is standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Give our team a call whenever you need our help. We’ll be there to offer the guidance and support you deserve.
Oresky & Associates, PLLC has been advocating for crash victims and families in Queens, NY for more than 30 years. Through hard work and dedication, our nationally-acclaimed Queens car accident attorneys have won over $400 million in damages for clients like you.
Give our law office in Queens a call to arrange a time to discuss your car accident case. We offer a free consultation, so there’s no risk or obligation.
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