(PRWEB) May 21, 2014
According to CBS News, the number of pedestrians who were hit and killed by vehicles in New York City has been reduced by a third during the first four months of Mayor DeBlasio’s administration. (SUV Bursts Into Flames After Slamming Into Huntington Station Home, May 6, 2014). Credit is being given to the Mayor’s “Vision Zero” program aimed at making the streets safer for all, especially pedestrians. So far this year, 40 people have been killed in traffic accidents, down from 60 over the same period last year. Additionally, injuries caused by vehicles are down 8 percent.
Under the new program, police are cracking down on speeding and failing to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk, the two leading causes of injuries and fatalities on the streets of New York, according to Paul Steely White, executive of Transportation Alternatives. In addition to increased enforcement, the Mayor is unveiling other initiatives, including 25 mph slow zones across the city.
“Finally we have a mayor who recognizes just how dangerous walking the city streets can be for pedestrians and who is taking serious action to put an end to these senseless deaths,” said Adnan Munawar, Partner at Munawar & Andrews-Santillo LLP. “By reducing the speed at which people can drive and cracking down on those who abuse the privilege of driving, the Mayor is sending a strong message that the creation of unnecessarily unsafe conditions by drivers will not be tolerated. ”
“While we commend the Mayor’s efforts and agree with his goals, it is virtually impossible that there will never be any deaths or injuries caused by motor vehicles in a city that is so dense. Motor vehicles will always have some inherent danger to them, and humans make mistakes, and when they do, the victims of those mistakes should be compensated. When someone is struck by a motor vehicle, the last thing they tend to want to deal with is bringing the responsible driver to justice. However, the further away in time you get from an accident, the harder it can be to piece together what happened and prove a claim. That is why it is so important to consult with an attorney right away to find out what to do next. Leaving your case in the hands of the right lawyer assures that your claim is being handled properly and allows you to concentrate on recovering. Speaking with a personal injury attorney is free and you only ever pay a fee if you win, so there truly is no reason not to call and find out what your options are under the law.”
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, you should 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.
About Munawar & Andrews-Santillo, LLP
Munawar & Andrews-Santillo, LLP ("MLawfirm") is a Personal Injury Law Firm in New York City. Our team of highly qualified and skilled attorneys handles and represents clients in a wide range of legal areas including: Car/Auto Accidents, Bike Accidents, Truck Accidents, Construction Accidents, Workers Compensation, Medical Malpractice and No-Fault Collection/Litigation/Arbitration or Accidents. If you need legal help feel free to contact our attorneys. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to our clients. Because Insurance companies have their attorneys, adjusters and representatives well trained to defend, delay and frustrate your right to recover full and adequate compensation and damages. One of our greatest strengths is that we are Trial Lawyers. That means we prepare client’s case as if it is going to court and we use tireless effort to secure the best possible results for them. At Munawar & Andrews-Santillo LLP, a preeminent New York law firms, no case is too large or too small. Our attorneys treat all clients with the respect and dignity they deserve. Our law firm and attorneys work hard to deliver the very best results to all of our clients. Do you have a legal issue? Do not hesitate to call for free consultation at (212)-400-4000.
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