Long Island Multiple Vehicle Crash Injures 13 People

Car Accident AttorneyThirteen people were injured in a major multi-vehicle car accident in Queens the morning of Dec. 2. According to ABC7 New York, officials said the crash involved several vehicles on the Long Island Expressway’s eastbound lanes near Little Neck Parkway (Exit 32) in Douglaston. A number of FDNY firefighters and EMS units responded to the scene with all eastbound lanes shut down at Marathon Parkway.

Video circulated online showed several trucks involved in the crash and at least one rig appeared to have severe front-end damage, ABC7 reported. The 13 victims were transported to area hospitals for treatment. Other media reports stated that none of the victims suffered life-threatening injuries. The extent of their injuries is not known. The cause of this multi-vehicle accident is still under investigation. Our thoughts and prayers are with all who were affected by this incident.

Factors leading to Multi-Vehicle Collisions

Multi-vehicle accidents encompass various scenarios and often occur due to irresponsible or reckless behavior that was exhibited by one or more of the drivers involved. Several common causes attributed to driver negligence (carelessness) in such accidents include:

Distracted driving: Engaging in activities like texting, talking on the phone, eating, or using infotainment systems while driving diverts attention from the road. A distracted driver may fail to notice slowed or stopped traffic ahead, causing a rear-end collision and initiating a chain reaction.

Speeding: Driving above the posted speed limit or too fast for road conditions reduces a driver’s ability to stop or maneuver quickly. Speeding increases the severity of collisions and can cause a cascade of crashes if a high-speed vehicle rear-ends or loses control and hits other vehicles.

Tailgating: Following other vehicles too closely decreases the reaction time available if the front vehicle stops suddenly. When a tailgating driver fails to maintain a safe distance, it can lead to a chain of rear-end collisions involving multiple vehicles.

Failure to yield the right of way: Ignoring traffic signs, signals, or failing to yield when necessary can lead to collisions at intersections or merge points. A single failure to yield can trigger a series of crashes involving multiple vehicles.

Impaired driving: Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs significantly impairs judgment, coordination, and reaction times, increasing the likelihood of causing a collision that involves multiple vehicles.

What Steps Can You Take?

If you’re injured in a multi-vehicle accident, prioritize your safety and get medical attention for any injuries right away, even seemingly minor ones. Call emergency services to report the accident and ensure that the police document the incident. Collect information from all involved parties, including names, license plate information, contact details, insurance information, and witnesses if possible.

Take photos of the accident scene, vehicle damages, and any visible injuries. Refrain from admitting fault or discussing details of the accident with others. Contact your insurance company to report the incident and immediately seek legal advice from an experienced New York car accident attorney who can help protect your rights every step of the way.

Contacting an Experienced Lawyer

Injured victims of negligent (careless) drivers can seek compensation from at-fault parties for damages including, but not limited to, medical expenses, lost wages and benefits, hospitalization, rehabilitation, permanent injuries, disabilities, past and future pain and suffering, etc. Families that have lost loved ones in car accidents can seek compensation for damages such as lost future income, medical and funeral costs, pain and suffering, etc.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident or pedestrian accident, or if you have lost a loved one in an auto accident caused by a negligent (careless) driver, the experienced New York personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm can help you better understand your legal rights and options, and also fight hard to recover just compensation for you.

For over 52 years, our skilled accident attorneys have established a proven track record of helping injured victims get fair compensation for their losses. We recently recovered $5,600,000 for a bicyclist who was hit by a van, and $2,550,000 for another victim of a truck accident, and $3,000,000 for a pedestrian who was hit by a car, and $2,000,000 in a hit-and-run accident, and the full $1,000,000 insurance policy for a pedestrian who was hit by a truck, and $4,625,000 for a driver who was in a car and was hit by a van, and $2,500,000 for a man who fell through an improperly secured hole. Also, one of our clients obtained a verdict for $43,940,000 and another of our clients got a verdict for $23,500,000, both in medical malpractice cases.

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Source: https://abc7ny.com/multi-vehicle-crash-long-island-expressway-tractor-trailer-accident/14132713/

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