Beaches, picnics, barbecues - all things that make Labor Day special. Unfortunately, traffic accidents are also well-known to be associated with Labor Day weekend. In an article by the New York Post, experts are predicting that this Labor Day weekend could be the deadliest in years in terms of motor vehicle accidents. Traffic injuries and fatalities are up this year and more people are driving than in recent years past. That, coupled with the lower price of gasoline, leads to a prediction of increased drivers and increased accidents come Labor Day.
Car accidents can have long term negative effects on injured individuals and their families. Victims of car accidents may face debilitating injuries, such as brain damage, burns, broken bones, amputations, and internal bleeding. The injuries suffered in car accidents may force the victims and their families to face a number of hardships, such as emotional and financial strain. In addition to severe injuries, car accidents often prove to be fatal.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration(NHTSA), 32,675 motorists lost their lives in fatal traffic accidents around the country in 2014 and another 2.3 million people were injured.
Fortunately, individuals who have suffered a serious injury in a car accident may be able to recoup for compensation their injuries through a personal injury lawsuit. If the accident victim's injury was fatal, their family may be eligible to receive compensation for damages through a wrongful death lawsuit. At, Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, our New York car accident lawyers have decades of experience representing people who have been seriously injured or killed in auto accidents. We understand the hardships that victims face following an avoidable accident. While our car accident attorneys understand that they cannot help with the long-term physical or emotional damage caused by an accident, we do our best to help ease our clients' financial burden by pursuing maximum compensation in a lawsuit.
Have you or someone you love suffered a serious injury or died in a car accident? Was the injury the result of another driver's negligence? If so, you may be eligible to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit to recoup compensation for any damages incurred. For a free consultation with our car accident lawyers, call 212-406-1700 or fill out our contact form.