In a busy, fast-paced and crowded city such as New York, the relationship between cars, bikes, and pedestrians is always going to be dangerous. Sometimes, the relationship can be deadly.
Brooklyn Auto Accident Attorneys
So far this year, motor vehicles were responsible for 124 deaths in the City of New York. Some were pedestrians; some were bicyclists or passengers. What they all have in common is that their chance of receiving justice through the criminal justice system is slim. In these cases, only 9 drivers were charged with criminal conduct.
Commonly, we will hear people say that “it was just an accident, so what can you do?” An accident is something that was unavoidable. Most “accidents” aren’t accidents, but rather collisions or run-downs that should have been avoided. In 2009, New York State recorded 1,156 fatalities as a result of motor vehicles. Of these, 30% were found to be due to speeding, and 28% involved a blood alcohol content over the legal limit. Nationwide, in that same time period, 16% of motor vehicle fatalities were caused by “distracted driving.”
The Brooklyn Auto Accident Attorneys at Peters Berger Koshel and Goldberg, P.C. recognize that most “accidents” are due to driver fault and that the criminal justice system rarely provides justice. In order to seek justice, honor the memory of a family member and obtain full and fair compensation for the loss the family has suffered, call the Brooklyn Accident lawyers at Peters Berger Koshel & Goldberg, P.C. at 1(800) 823-7801 so that we may begin to help you as soon as possible.