Which New York City Bridges and Tunnels See the Most Car Wrecks?
Driving in New York is known nationwide as a challenging experience. In areas with a higher population, or routes that many people need to travel daily to get to and from work, the chances of a car accident are significantly heightened. The congested bridges and tunnels in New York are a common place for accidents to occur, making these areas more dangerous.
If you’ve been hurt in an NYC car accident, you may want answers about why your accident happened and what you can do to recover. Check out some of the most common causes of car wrecks while you seek answers from your lawyer.
The George Washington Bridge
The George Washington Bridge was completed in 1931, and has received only two notable updates since: the addition of a median in the 1970s, and the addition of lights to its suspension towers in the early 2000s.
Unsurprisingly, the people who constructed the bridge nearly a century ago were unable to account for the traffic flow of today. Because of this, the George Washington Bridge has a high concentration of accidents compared to other bridges in the US.
Although there have been announcements in recent years that the George Washington Bridge will be receiving renovations, these changes have come too late for many that have already suffered accidents on this route.
The Lincoln Tunnel
The Lincoln Tunnel is one of the most congested roadways in the city. This tunnel alone, along with construction on the Route 495 Bridge, has led to hours of traffic delays every year for residents and visitors of New York City.
Traffic can play a major role in causing car accidents. Whether someone was zoning out or driving drowsy after a prolonged state of stop-and-go traffic, or simply speeding, you may be entitled to compensation.
A car crash can result in both physical injuries to the people involved and damage to their vehicles. To make the process as painless as possible, our lawyers can help you get answers and get the compensation you’re due following your accident.
Bridges like the one on Hutchinson Parkway can cause major accidents and suffer damage because of a collision. If you’ve been hurt because a tall truck hit the bridge, you may have grounds for seeking legal protection.
Unfortunately, these types of accidents can lead to multiple car pile-ups. A multiple car pile-up occurs when a line of vehicles is close and the “line leader” stops suddenly, causing all the cars behind it to crash into one another. These can cause significant damage to everyone involved. The more people involved in the pile-up, the more complex the problem.
However, if you have the right legal protection, you’ll be able to let one of our attorneys handle the stress of this situation for you. With an attorney on your side, you have the chance to get the compensation you’re due.
Contact a Car Accident Lawyer After Your Wreck
If you or a loved one have ever been in a car accident on one of New York City’s tunnels or bridges, our firm can help you get the compensation and care you deserve. Don’t let an accident ruin your day, your month, or your year. We offer free consultations if you’ve been hurt and need answers now.
When you’re ready for your consultation, reach out for help. Give Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP a call at 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or fill out the following online contact form below.