Common Causes of Car Accidents in Brooklyn and How to Avoid Them?

Common Causes of Car Accidents in Brooklyn and How to Avoid Them?

In any specific location, geography, economics, and density all have a role in the causes of auto accidents. Driving in Brooklyn combines a high volume of traffic with various sized automobiles. While some crashes are the result of mechanical failure, most are caused by driver error. Someone may have a case for a personal injury lawsuit if a negligent or reckless motorist causes them substantial harm. 

 A car accident lawyer Brooklyn can be of great help if you ever get stuck in such a situation. 

The number of accidents happening in Brooklyn are startling, hence there are steps you can take to safeguard your family and yourself.  It is true that being aware of the typical causes of auto accidents can help you adjust the way you drive, prepare for these risks, and avoid harmful situations.  The same is true for recognizing Brooklyn’s most hazardous intersections so you can avoid them or proceed with extra caution.  God forbid if you ever happen to be in an accident, it is important to get in touch with a car accident lawyer Brooklyn to learn more about what your legal options.

Here in this article, we have the most frequent reasons for auto accidents in Brooklyn listed below: –

Speeding: In most countries, driving too fast is one of the leading causes of car accidents. Drivers may choose to speed for a variety of reasons, including being rushed or being late. The risks of speeding, though, cannot be understated. High speeds make it harder for drivers to react to dangers and raise the risk of major collisions.

Distracted driving: Distracted driving is the leading contributor to auto accidents, whether it be due to texting, eating, or engaging in any other activity that takes the driver’s attention away from the road.

Following too Closely: Following too closely is a big problem in stop-and-go traffic. Even at mild impact, these rear-end collisions can leave the occupants with whiplash and other injuries.

Unsafe lane changes: When changing lanes, drivers are obliged to indicate, yet far too many of them fail to do so. The majority of dangerous lane changes result from reckless lane switching.

Disobeying Traffic Signals: A large number of motorists disregard stop signs and/or run red lights, causing chaos.

Lack of Experience: Learning to drive in New York City is not the easiest task. Many collisions are caused by inexperienced drivers or tourists who are overwhelmed by city driving.

Drunk Driving: Brooklyn and the rest of New York City are plagued by the problem of drunk driving. When a driver controls a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, it is called drunk driving. Drugs and alcohol affect a driver’s judgment, coordination, and reaction time, making it challenging to drive safely. The danger of a car collision can be greatly increased by even minor levels of alcohol.

Tips that will Help you Avoid Car Accidents in Brooklyn

  • Always Be Mindful to Drive Safely

Most of the time, one or more people lacked concern for their own and others’ safety because they were irresponsible, reckless, preoccupied, or simply self-absorbed. By driving defensively, you reduce your danger to other road users and improve your readiness for inattentive drivers.

  • Include the Three Second Rule

You should follow the automobile in front of you by at least three seconds, according to the driver’s education curriculum. This gives a wide distance between the vehicles and that space provides you time to respond and slow down your automobile in the event that the car in front of you suddenly stops or is involved in an accident. You can considerably improve your chances of avoiding an accident by just keeping a distance between yourself and the automobiles in front of you.

  • Maintain Proper Tire Inflation

It may seem strange to say, but low-tired vehicles have a harder time slowing down and braking in an emergency. Low tire pressure can also make the tire more flexible, which can result in a blowout or a separation from the wheel. 

To Discuss Your Rights, Please Contact Our Attorneys

Last but not least, if you have been in an accident, get in touch with car accident lawyer Brooklyn Siler & Ingber and let’s talk about your case. For your injuries, you might be entitled to significant compensation. However, there might not be much time left to submit a claim. The sooner you get in touch with us, the sooner we can assess your situation and give you advice on how to move forward.

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