New York, NY (PRWEB) January 28, 2014
Mayor Bill De Blasio publicly promised to fight what he called an “epidemic” of pedestrian deaths this past Wednesday the New York Times news reported. (De Blasio Announces Steps to Reduce Traffic Deaths, Jan 15, 2014).
According to the report, Mayor De Blasio was speaking in front of family members of New Yorkers who had been killed in traffic accidents as he rolled out his plan to create “slow” zones, prioritize going after drivers who speed or fail to yield to pedestrians, install speed cameras, and increase the number of accidents that police investigate. The NYPD will now investigate any crash in which someone is killed or seriously injured, whereas before they only investigate accidents in which someone was considered likely to die. The police have also created a special collision investigation squad and potentially increase the number of arrests of drivers who are involved in deadly crashes.
According to the report, 173 of the 286 people who were killed in traffic accidents last year were pedestrians. This year, eleven New Yorkers have already been killed in motor vehicle accidents. In addition to the preventative measures the mayor laid out, he also announced the formation of a panel that includes the NYPD, the Department of Transportation, the Heath Department, and the Taxi and Limousine Commission that would report back to him on further suggestions next month. At this point, six speed cameras have been installed around the city, with a total of twenty such cameras, all of them near schools.
“It is reassuring to see Mayor De Blasio take the issue of pedestrian deaths seriously and pledge to action to make New York a safer place for everyone,” said Adnan Munawar, Partner at Munawar & Andrews-Santillo LLP. “So many of the deaths and serious injuries that occur due to motor vehicle accidents every year are preventable and hopefully these changes will get drivers to slow down and be more aware of other people on the road. Drivers in New York should be on notice: the police are making traffic safety a priority and cracking down on people who operate their vehicles recklessly. ”
“While I am encouraged by Mayor De Blasio’s action plan and have confidence it can reduce pedestrian deaths in the city, it will likely be impossible to eliminate fatal car accidents altogether. If you or a loved one is unfortunate enough to be the victim of a motor vehicle accident, is essential that you contact an attorney right away and find out what to do next. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and potentially other losses, and hiring an attorney gives you the best chance of receiving the compensation you need and deserve ads quickly as possible. And remember, consulting with a personal injury story is always free and you only ever pay a fee if your claim is successful.”
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury, medical condition, or worse, as a result of a motor vehicle accident in New York, contact a New York motor vehicle accident lawyer today at 212.400.4000 to receive information about the your rights under the law and how to pursue claims for the compensation you deserve.
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