New York Auto Accident Statistics

Many people are injured in car accidents every day, many resulting in significant injuries requiring medical treatment and recovery. “Trauma” is the medical term for injury. Park Avenue Trauma is a facility and group of physicians whose entire mission is the optimal diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of injuries, including car accidents (New York State No-Fault).

Across the state of New York, there were 447,021 auto accidents in 2019. Of those accidents, there were 881 fatalities, 121,068 that involved some type of personal injury, and 325,072 that involved property damage. In 2019 29% of crashes involved a single vehicle, and 71% percent of crashes involved multiple vehicles.

With 27.08% of auto accidents in New York involving personal injury, the chances of needing medical attention and rehabilitation if you are in an auto accident are significant. These injuries happen even though a record 94% of New Yorkers use seat belts when in a passenger vehicle, according to a 2019 survey. The tables below provide some additional information on the breakdown of auto crashes in New York in 2019.

Crashes (Table 1)

 

2019

Total

%

Total

447,021

100.00%

Fatal

881

0.21%

Personal Injury

121,068

27.08%

Property Damage

325,072

72.72%

 

Severity of Crash-Police Reported (Table 2)

 

2019

Total

%

Total

418,678

100.00%

Fatal

881

0.21%

Serious

10,043

2.04%

Moderate

16,219

3.87%

Minor

85,527

20.43%

Unknown Severity

2,854

0.68%

Property Damage

303,163

72.41

*Table 2 contains police reported only data resulting in slightly lower numbers than totals in Table 1
** Statistics from The Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research

 

With such a high percentage of vehicle incidents involving some sort of injury, having access to experts who specialize in the treatment of and recovery from auto accidents can make all the difference in your recovery. New York no-fault insurance is there to help you pay for any “necessary expenses” incurred due to the accident. Expenses that are covered by New York no-fault claims may include:

  • The costs of medical treatment and visits to doctors’ offices
  • A percentage of lost wages while the victim was too sick or injured to work (limits may apply)
  • Medical transportation to doctors’ appointments
  • Other medically necessary expenses, such as medical equipment
  • In-home help if your doctor has determined that you cannot perform specific tasks

 

Park Avenue Trauma’s Board-Certified No-Fault Doctors provide expert medical treatment to patients who have sustained trauma and injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents.

Park Avenue Trauma’s physicians will provide the most complete and comprehensive care for our patients, ensuring that they get the best possible care for their injuries. Our well-trained staff of medical doctors, physical therapists, and administrative personnel are dedicated to providing our patients with the highest quality care available.

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