Ultimately, using the fatal car accident data, New York had about 5.7 deaths per 100,000 people in 2015. That’s an incredibly low rate, with only Rhode Island, Massachusetts and the District of Colombia having lower car accident death rates per 100,000 people in 2015.
This is a testament to New York’s safety measures out on the road, and to the drivers of the state who obey these laws and do everything they can to operate their vehicles in a safe and responsible manner.
But, even with all of that good will, there are still many car accidents that happen every day in the state of New York. And as a result of some of these accidents, people lose their lives.
If it can be proven that a driver in a fatal car accident was negligent in some way, then the victims of that accident, and/or their loved ones, need to consider legal action. Losing a family member is emotionally devastating, and it can also leave a massive financial void in a family’s life. Holding a negligent driver responsible is often one of the only forms of recourse a grieving family has to address their unfortunate situation.