Serene, quiet and nearly empty are definitely not words the average person would use to describe a typical traffic scene in New York. In fact, most would say it's quite the opposite -- often cluttered and chaotic. One of the problems with high-traffic areas is that the more vehicles there are on the road, the greater the likelihood is for car accidents to occur.
A person can be as cautious and alert behind the wheel as possible; yet, there's not much one can do about the actions of other motorists. Sometimes, an astute driver can avoid collision with quick-thinking and appropriate reaction to a particular situation. More times than not, however, sudden and unexpected disaster occurs when a negligent or reckless driver does something that places everyone in the vicinity in danger.
If you're injured in a motor vehicle collision, a top priority in the immediate aftermath is obviously to obtain medical attention. Beyond that, the road to recovery may be long and arduous, with challenges involving not only physical recuperation, but perhaps work-related and/or financial problems as well. There's no reason you should have to foot the bill if another person's negligence caused your injury.
Lives are often turned upside down in an instant when motorists fail to adhere to traffic regulations and posted signs meant to keep themselves and all others who share the roadways safe. An experienced attorney can also help make sure you are able to connect with appropriate sources for needed medical care and/or living assistance, if warranted. Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP helps those injured in New York car accidents seek full recovery for their losses against any and all parties deemed liable.