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New York Car Accident Statistics

Getting behind the wheel always poses risks. According to the New York State Department of Health, “Motor vehicle traffic crashes are the leading cause of injury related death for New York State residents.”

Read on to learn more about car accident statistics in New York.

The Data

The most recent data available for New York car accident statistics are from 2012-2014. The following data represents that time period:

  • There were, on average, a total of 1,098 fatalities as a result of unintentional vehicle traffic-related injuries.
    • That means out of every 100,000 New Yorkers, 5.6 were killed.
    • Amongst the highest death rates were males, people aged 65 and above, followed by people aged 20-24 years.
  • There were, on average, a total of 12,093 hospitalizations every year as a result of unintentional vehicle traffic-related injuries.
    • Out of every 100,000 New Yorkers, a total of 61.5 were hospitalized.
    • Amongst the highest death rates were males, people aged 20-24, followed by people aged 65 and above.
  • There were, on average, a total of 136,913 emergency room visits every year as a result of unintentional vehicle traffic-related injuries.
    • Out of every 100,000 New Yorkers, a total of 696.6 received medical treatment.
    • Amongst the highest hospitalization rates were females, people aged 20-24, followed by people aged 15-19.

Car Accident Injuries are Expensive

If you’ve ever received medical care in the United States, you know how expensive it gets.

According to the New York State Department of Health, each year from 2012-2014, traffic accidents prompted an average of:

  • $729 million in hospitalization costs
    • Roughly $31 million was paid by publicly funded programs, like Medicaid, Medicare, VA health care, and corrections.
  • $350 million in emergency room costs
  • 10% of accident victims that were hospitalized ended up being admitted to another hospital, rehabilitation center, or long-term care facility, which provoked even more expenses.

If you’ve been involved in an injury-sustaining accident, our attorneys at Foley Griffin are here to help. Our team has helped many others in your situation, and we can help you, too. Don’t hesitate to contact our firm with your case right away.

Contact Foley Griffin at (888) 966-8480 to schedule your free and confidential consultation with our Nassau County criminal defense attorneys.

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