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Traffic Accident Facts in Queens, New York

By The Felicetti Law Firm  Jan. 9, 2013 2:08p

Queens County is the largest of the five boroughs of New York City and second largest in terms of population. In 2011, Queens' total traffic crashes numbered 21,530, which accounted for 7 percent of all traffic accidents in the state. Out of these accidents, 67 individuals lost their lives while another 19,800 were injured. A total of 340 police-reported crashes in that year were associated with alcohol usage, which resulted in 16 deaths and 409 injuries. Queens led all five boroughs in the total of police-reported accidents associated with speeding, numbering 1,143. Out of this total, 20 people died and another 1,468 were injured. Queens also saw 12 individuals die and 356 injured in police-reported motorcycle accidents in 2011.

Car accidents are a leading cause of injury and death to residents in Queens as well as residents throughout New York and the country. Many of these accidents are due to negligence on the part of drivers, through drunk driving, driving while distracted by cell phone usage and texting, through speeding or street racing, and through intended or inadvertent disobedience of traffic laws, such as failing to stop at a traffic signal or stop sign, failing to yield, and tailgating. When such accidents occur, their results can be extreme physical and psychological damage as well as financial losses for victims and for local and state agencies which must deal with the aftermath.

Queens Car Accident Attorney

If you have been injured in a Queens car accident due to the negligence of a driver, you should seek experienced legal assistance to ensure that your personal injury claim results in a fair result. At the Law Office of Scott Felicetti, you will find a legal representative with 22 years of experience in handling cases in New York State courts. Attorney Scott Felicetti is committed to pursuing justice on behalf of clients injured in negligence-based auto accidents as well as other types of personal injury accidents. He and his team are dedicated to maximizing your recovery of legal compensation against any efforts by insurance companies to deny or discount your damages.

Learn how the firm can fight for you with aggressive and skilled legal representation. You do not pay any legal fees unless the firm wins on your behalf. Contact one of the staff at their offices to learn more and get started with your claim today.

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