We fully support City Council’s aim for police to conduct more accident investigations and turn the additional data that is gathered into initiatives that may decrease the number of people killed and seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents.
New York, NY (PRWEB) August 02, 2012
New York City car accident attorney David Resnick today applauded a New York City Council bill that would require police to investigate all car crashes in which people are injured. Currently, police only investigate if a crash victim has been killed or is considered likely to die.
“We fully support City Council’s aim for police to conduct more accident investigations and turn the additional data that is gathered into initiatives that may decrease the number of people killed and seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents,” said Resnick of David Resnick & Associates, P.C., a New York City personal injury law firm that represents car accident victims throughout the City’s five boroughs.
“We also hope the NYPD will focus on investigating car crashes to provide the additional benefit of bringing justice to people who are injured in New York City car accidents,” Resnick said.
The City Council’s Crash Investigation Reform Act would urge police in New York City to investigate all crashes where someone is seriously injured and to designate five officers in every precinct who are trained to investigate car accidents, according to the New York Daily News.
Patch.com reports that the crash investigation bill would require police to report whether:
- A driver in a car crash was issued a summons for causing the wreck, and if so what type of summons was issued
- A sobriety test was administered; and
- The crash was investigated.
Police would also be required to maintain crash data reports online for five years.
“Prompt investigation of a motor vehicle accident ensures that evidence is not lost, which certainly helps to establish facts surrounding a serious car crash,” Resnick said.
“The New York City car accident lawyers of David Resnick & Associates have investigated hundreds of auto crashes after, and we know that a serious probe that starts right away following a car accident will help the victims and, we hope, provide insight that can be used to reduce traffic accidents and deaths,” he said.
Resnick said New York residents injured in car accidents, or family members of people killed in car crashes, should contact a law firm with experienced car accident attorneys to protect their rights.
“When a driver’s recklessness or negligence is the cause of a car accident, that driver is liable for the pain, suffering and expenses they have caused others involved in the wreck,” Resnick said.
“An experienced car accident attorney knows how to do the necessary investigation work after a collision and help injured crash victims get the compensation they deserve.”
About David Resnick & Associates, P.C.
David Resnick & Associates, P.C., provides professional and compassionate legal assistance to victims of injury and negligence. Founded in 1998, the firm is experienced at handling multiple types of injury and negligence cases in New York City, including motor vehicle accidents, hit and run, bicycle accidents, pedestrian injuries, trip and fall, construction accidents, premises liability and other kinds of personal injury and wrongful death claims.
David Resnick & Associates serves clients in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, the Bronx and all of New York City. The firm’s office is located 450 7th Avenue, Suite 409, New York, NY 10123. Mr. Resnick can be reached at (212) 279-2000 or through his website’s online contact form.