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Most Dangerous Roads/Intersections in New York City 

Most Dangerous Roads/Intersections in New York City Unsurprisingly, most motor vehicle accidents in the Big Apple happen on the most dangerous roads/intersections in New York City. If you or a loved one were hurt, you could be able to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. An NYC car accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers can fight to help you recover the maximum amount available.

With 25-plus years of legal experience between us, our lawyers are ready to fight for your family.

We’ve already recovered millions in compensation for accident victims across NYC. Contact our law offices in New York, New York at (212) 564-2800. See how we’ll put our winning track record to work for you.

How The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help After an Intersection Accident in New York City

How The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC Can Help After an Intersection Accident in New York CityDepending on the neighborhood, traffic congestion can be a problem in NYC at all hours of the day. Rather than deal with deadlocked traffic, many city residents opt to walk or take a bicycle. Unfortunately, pedestrians and cyclists are the most likely to be seriously hurt in a crash.

It can help to understand where the riskiest roads and intersections are located. However, you can’t always prevent an accident–and dealing with the insurance company in the aftermath might be the last thing on your mind.

The New York City personal injury lawyers at The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers can help by:

  • Investigating to determine whether the road/intersection was negligently designed
  • Finding out who was responsible for the crash
  • Negotiating to hold all responsible parties accountable for their share of the damage
  • Standing up for you if someone else tries to blame you for causing your injuries

Auto accident cases can quickly get messy. Getting legal advice from a trusted New York City personal injury attorney can help you maximize your financial recovery. Give us a call today if you’re interested in learning more.

How Common Are Intersection Accidents in NYC?

New York City intersections can be a dangerous place for drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists. However, the dangers of intersections aren’t limited to New York City. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates, about 40% of all accidents are intersection-related. Nationwide, that’s more than 2 million intersection accidents per year.

Looking at city-data alone, 6,864 crashes were reported in NYC in February 2021. That means approximately 2,745 crashes that month were likely intersection-related. As careful as you may be, it can be tough to avoid an accident when others aren’t being careful.

Unfortunately, intersection accidents are also among the most dangerous. Nearly 50% of all fatal and injury-producing accidents occur at or near an intersection.

Most Dangerous Roads/Intersections in New York City

Most Dangerous Roads/Intersections in New York CitySome roads and intersections are simply more dangerous than others. The corner of Flatbush Avenue and Tillary Street is the most dangerous intersection in the state.

However, according to data compiled by, accidents aren’t only happening at the busiest and most congested NYC intersections–they’re happening citywide, across the boroughs.

The studies show that one-lane intersections might be among the most dangerous. While they’re less congested, these neighborhood intersections also tend to have hidden dangers that can make them especially hazardous for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Most Dangerous Intersections in Brooklyn, NY

According to the data, the most dangerous intersections in Brooklyn include:

  • Newkirk Avenue and Argyle Road in Ditmas Park
  • Newkirk Avenue and Rugby Road in Ditmas Park
  • South Fourth and Keap Streets in Williamsburg
  • South Third and Havemeyer Streets in Williamsburg
  • Hooper and South Fifth Streets in Williamsburg
  • Sterling Place and Kingston Avenue in Crown Heights
  • Lawrence and Willoughby Streets in Downtown Brooklyn
  • Smith and Wycoff Streets in Boerum Hill

The research also shows that dangerous intersections in the city tend to be clustered together.

Most Dangerous Intersections in the Bronx

The most accident-prone intersections in the Bronx include:

  • East 168th Street and College Avenue in Concourse
  • Field Place and Creston Avenue in Fordham
  • East 196th Street and Valentine Avenue in Fordham
  • Goble Place and Inwood Avenue in Mt. Eden
  • East Mosholu Parkway North and Hull Avenue in Norwood

Over a five-year period, 24 pedestrians and 8 cyclists were injured at these intersections alone–well above average for the city as a whole.

Most Dangerous Intersections in Manhattan

The two most dangerous intersections in Manhattan are located on the Lower East Side, where Rivington Street meets Ludlow Street and Clinton Street.

Most Dangerous Queens Intersections

In Queens, the most dangerous intersections, especially for pedestrians and bicyclists, include:

  • 37th Avenue at 101st Street in Corona
  • 37th Avenue at 99th Street in Corona
  • 39th Avenue at 111th Street in Corona
  • Woodward Avenue at Willoughby Avenue in Ridgewood
  • 89th Avenue at 168th Street in Jamaica

Although streets in Staten Island weren’t included in the study, that doesn’t make the borough immune from serious accidents.

Most Dangerous Roads in New York City

Some roads in NYC are more dangerous than others–regardless of whether you’re approaching an intersection. A recent study shows that some of the most dangerous stretches along I-95 are located in NYC.

The study identified three “hot spots” in the city. At least 100 accidents were reported at each hot spot in 2019.

They include:

  • I-95, when approaching the George Washington Bridge
  • The Cross Bronx Expressway near Sedgwick Avenue
  • I-95, when entering Manhattan at Harlem River Drive

It’s not only busy highways and intersections that present a danger for travelers.

The following roads are among the most dangerous in the city:

  • Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan
  • Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn
  • Brighton Beach in Brooklyn
  • Broadway in the Bronx
  • Grand Concourse in the Bronx
  • Hempstead Turnpike in Nassau County, Long Island
  • Henry Hudson Parkway in Manhattan
  • Hylan Boulevard on Staten Island
  • Jamaica Avenue in Queens
  • Kings Highway in Brooklyn
  • Middle Country Road in Suffolk County, Long Island

Of course, plenty of other roads in New York City can become dangerous when drivers are careless. Negligent drivers cause car wrecks across the city every day. At The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers, we’re here to help accident victims get justice.

Were you hurt in a motor vehicle accident in NYC? Call to learn more about establishing an attorney-client relationship today.

Why Are So Many Roads and Intersections Dangerous in New York City?

Traffic accidents can happen for all kinds of reasons. In NYC, traffic congestion often plays a role. New York was ranked as the fourth-most congested city in the U.S. for 2019.

That means more New Yorkers are spending a lot of time in their vehicles–where they can become frustrated, fatigued, and distracted. All of that serves to make the roads and intersections in NYC more dangerous.

In fact, accidents often happen because drivers:

  • Are distracted by smartphones, GPS, and other entertainment devices
  • Get frustrated and try to run yellow or red lights
  • Tailgate and don’t leave enough room to safely stop
  • Make illegal or unsafe turns
  • Forget to keep an eye out for pedestrians and bicyclists sharing the roads
  • Speed and otherwise drive aggressively

Some roads and intersections in New York City are dangerous by design. Traffic signals might malfunction at the worst possible time. When that happens, it may be possible to hold the government transportation authorities liable after a crash.

What Compensation Can I Recover After a Motor Vehicle Accident in New York City, NY?

You don’t assume the risk of being hurt in a crash just because a road or intersection is dangerous. Drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists in NYC all have the right to expect that others will behave responsibly. When they don’t, you have the right to hold the negligent party accountable for damages if you’re hurt. Our attorneys at The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers will fight to recover both economic damages and non-economic damages if you were hurt.

Most injury victims are entitled to compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Future medical expenses
  • Temporary or permanent disability
  • Physical therapy
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Loss of your independence
  • Damages for wrongful death if a crash is fatal

But also remember that New York follows a pure comparative fault rule. That means you can recover damages even if you were partly (or mostly) at fault. Your share of damages will be reduced by your share of fault for the accident, if any.

How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit in New York?

Car accident victims in New York have three years to file a personal injury lawsuit. You usually won’t get more time because of your case’s specific facts–even if the road or intersection was particularly hazardous or congested.

Hurt on One of the Most Dangerous Roads/Intersections? Call a Car Crash Lawyer in NYC for a Free Consultation

When you’re hurt on one of the most dangerous roads/intersections in New York City, your accident claim is too important to trust just any lawyer. Call The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers to schedule a free case review today.

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