New York drivers may be a bit relieved to hear that this last year has seen the lowest number of fatal accidents since the federal government first started recording the data in 1921. There are many reasons for the decline, but one of them is that the types of cars on the streets of Nassau County are inherently safer.
Safe vehicles are doing a lot to keep motorists and their passengers from dying, but they may not be preventing accidents all together. Anyone who has been injured in a Mineola car accident knows that an accident, even a minor one, leaves many victims looking for help.
Car accidents are expensive. While most people may think of injuries, one of the most long-lasting effects of a car accident can be the overwhelming debt that follows. You may lose money by taking time off to recover. Your car could be seriously damaged, forcing you to pay a high deductible. Any injuries you received may have left you with thousands of dollars in medical debt and future payments for therapy. Though these kinds of bills can leave a car accident victim with no money, victims can hold the person who hit them financially liable.
For the past 40 years, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been providing safety recommendations and regulations to car manufacturers, but car companies have started to install safety equipment on their own. As technology becomes less expensive, New York drivers may see safer cars on the roads.
Though these cars will keep motorists and their passengers safer, there are still numerous careless and negligent drivers on the street. Until these drivers start to change how they drive, innocent victims will still be at risk for a Mineola car accident.
Source: MSNBC, "Highway deaths plunging as cars become safer," Paul A. Eisenstein, May 21, 2012