Long Island is such a beautiful place to live — and with Manhattan only a short drive away, it's ideal for the commuter who wants all the benefits of suburban life with big city entertainment, careers and dining mere miles away. Unfortunately, that usually means a lot of time spent on the road commuting — and the more often you drive, the more likely you are to get into an accident and possibly need a car accident lawyer in Long Island.
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After an accident, schedule a consultation with the car accident lawyer Long Island area residents rely on for all of their accident-related needs. Not only do we know all the statistics so we can compare your accident to see if it's an outlier and needs some special consideration, we have the experience needed to make legal action as stress-free and quick as possible.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that in 2015, 35,200 Americans died as a result of a vehicular accident; 31 percent of these are a result of alcohol usage. That was an increase from 32,600 in 2014 and 32,000 in 2013. As many as 3,000 deaths could have been prevented if the people involved wore their seatbelts. On average, every 13 minutes, someone dies from a car accident.
On Long Island, Suffolk County, in particular, is home to the island's most alcohol-related crashes. In 2013, there were 853 alcohol-related crashes in Suffolk County alone, more than 10 percent of the state's total, and 548 in Nassau. Because commuting is more necessary in suburbs, you're more likely to get into a car accident on Long Island than you are in the city.
No matter how minor your fender bender, contact the law office of Frederick W. Altschuler to see how you can be compensated for your inconvenience, injuries and car repair bills. Even if you think you may be at fault, it's best to have the right attorney on your side as soon as possible to minimize the damages you might owe. Call us today.