New York City Car Accident Lawyer Says Driver Error Is Still Leading Cause of Highway Crashes

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David Resnick of David Resnick & Associates, P.C., says the media’s attention to poor road conditions after a recent Bronx highway crash should not overlook the fact that most auto accidents are caused by driver error or negligence.

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It would be a mistake to ignore the fact that a person is behind the wheel. The driver steers the car, safely or otherwise.

New York City car accident lawyer David Resnick said today that the media’s focus on highway repair needs after a fatal crash near the Bronx Zoo should not obscure the fact that driver error is still the leading cause of New York car accidents.

On April 29, a SUV careened across several lanes of traffic on the Bronx River Parkway before hitting a concrete divider and plunging more than 50 feet into a ravine on the grounds of the Bronx Zoo, according to CBS News. Seven family members aboard the vehicle were killed. Police have not determined the cause of the crash.

Transportation safety advocates have cited the wreck as evidence of the need for major repair and reconstruction work on New York City's aging highway system, according to the Associated Press.

“We are shocked and saddened like everyone else by the circumstances of this crash and the deaths of seven family members,” said Resnick of the New York City personal injury firm, David Resnick & Associates, P.C.

“We also agree with most New York City residents that the city’s highway system needs repairs to road surfaces as well as to guardrails and other barriers,” he said. “However, at our law firm, we have found driver error or negligence to be the main factor in the majority of our car crash investigations.

“It would be a mistake to ignore the fact that a person is behind the wheel. The driver steers the car, safely or otherwise.”

Resnick said it is important for anyone involved in a motor vehicle accident that causes serious injury or death to contact an experienced New York City car accident attorney. A lawyer will investigate the cause of the collision and take steps to secure compensation for those wrongly harmed, he said.

“People injured in car accidents deserve compensation to make them whole if the wreck was another driver’s fault,” the attorney said.

Resnick said that, in many cases, a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit is an appropriate and necessary step to enable injured parties to fully recover and rebuild their lives after a car wreck.

“Our firm will support all efforts to improve the conditions of our streets and highways, and we will continue to do our part to make our roads safer by holding negligent drivers accountable and securing compensation for their victims,” he said.

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.

The office for David Resnick & Associates is located at 450 7th Avenue, Suite 409,
New York, NY, 10123. The firm serves clients in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, the Bronx and all of New York City. Mr. Resnick can be reached at (212) 279-2000 or through his website’s online contact form.

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