Driving during any time of the year is risky. People speed, drive while distracted, and are aggressive behind the wheel. On top of all of that, in New York, there is a lot of traffic and congestion, so accidents are bound to happen.
However, there are some times when driving in New York is more dangerous than usual. By learning about these times, and what to do if you get into an accident, you can have a better chance of securing the settlement you deserve following an injury.
The Riskiest Time to Drive in New York
The riskiest time to drive in New York is in May, according to statistics from the NYPD. The second and third riskiest times to drive are in June and October.
Keep in mind that when it’s raining or snowing outside, those weather conditions can cause accidents. Fog and sun glare can lead to accidents, too. On holidays where people drink, such as New Year’s Eve and the Fourth of July, it’s going to be riskier to be on the road.
What to Do After an Accident
If you get injured in an accident, call the police and file a report. Collect evidence including photos of the scene of the accident, pictures of damage to your car and personal items, and a picture of the other driver’s license plate. Go to the hospital right away for treatment, and then get in touch with a personal injury lawyer to help you negotiate a settlement.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer
If you need representation after getting into a car accident, then contact the personal injury firm Gash & Associates for help. We assist clients throughout Westchester County and we offer you a free consultation. Get in touch now at (914) 328-8800.