Car accidents are a leading cause of injury in Albany County.
Between 2012 and 2014, car accidents in Albany resulted in over 5,000 Emergency Department visits, and more than 450 hospitalizations. There were an average of 14 fatalities each year during the same period.
If you or a loved one has suffered personal injury due to a car accident in Albany our car accident lawyers can help you get the justice and compensation you deserve.
Car Accidents In Albany: Contributing Factors
In 2014, distracted driving was the leading cause of car accidents in Albany County. According to New York State Department of Health statistics, driver distraction was a contributing factor to 5,415 car accidents in 2014 (26.7% of total).
Tailgating was the second leading cause, with 4,416 accidents (21.8%) citing “Following too closely” as a contributing factor.
Failure to yield, passing/lane violations, and disregard for traffic control were other common causes of car accidents in the County.
De Caro & Kaplen, LLP has successfully represented individuals in car accident cases involving each of these contributing factors.
Hospitalizations By Role
Each year an average of 152 Albany residents are hospitalized following car accidents on Albany County roadways. This is 7% of the total number of injury related hospitalizations in the County.
The majority of hospitalizations (56%) involve individuals who were occupants of a vehicle involved in the accident.
However, pedestrians and motorcyclists both accounted for 17% of hospital admissions.
7% of hospitalized individuals were cyclists, with the remainder being unspecified.
Traumatic Brain Injury
In 2014, 28 individuals who were hospitalized following a car accident in Albany suffered from traumatic brain injury.
This was 18.5% of the total number of vehicle accident related accidents that year (151).
Known as “The Brain Injury Law Firm®”, De Caro & Kaplen has been representing individuals with traumatic brain injury for over 30 years.
Car Accidents Resulting In Fatalities In Albany (City)
According to City-Data.com, car accidents caused 6 fatalities in the city of Albany in 2017.
Accident locations included Washington Park Road, the intersection of N Pearl Street and Wilson Street, and Western Avenue.
We’re Ready To Help With Your Albany Car Accident Case
De Caro & Kaplen, LLP helps individuals involved in Albany car accidents receive full and fair compensation for their injuries.
Our highly trained, experienced, and compassionate lawyers will guide you through the process from start to finish.
We work on a contingency basis, which means that there are no up-front costs when you hire us. Our fee is completely dependent on successfully recovering compensation for you.
Please get in touch and allow us to help you get the compensation and justice you deserve for your Albany car accident.