A 23-year-old driver recently died after crashing his BMW while speeding in Brooklyn. According to a witness, the man was going 70 or 80 miles an hour, when he hit a dip in the road and his car buckled and spun out of control. The car hit anything in its path, including a van it crushed that was parked on the street. This type of accident is unfortunately not that uncommon in Brooklyn or the Bronx.
A recent study revealed that an astonishing 88% of Brooklyn drivers regularly ignore the city’s 30-mph posted speed limit and a third of those do so in excess of 10-mph over the posted limit. As a result, Kings and Bronx County traffic conditions led to the highest fatality numbers in the city, and traffic related injuries account for 13% of total injuries within the entire Empire State. If you’ve been in an accident in Brooklyn or the Bronx, contact a knowledgeable New York auto accident attorney.
Decreasing accident injuries and fatalities in Brooklyn and in the Bronx
Clearly, efforts are needed to make intersections in the Bronx and Brooklyn safer places to travel. Transportation Alternatives’ executive director, Paul Steely White, has a concrete proposal to reduce traffic fatalities, “The need for speeding enforcement cameras is clearer than ever. Our state government must allow New York City to deploy this life saving technology.”
Unfortunately, until these recommendations are heeded, reckless drivers will continue to drive above the speed limit. Even with an implementation of cameras, there will always be those few who endanger other drivers on the road, whether it is by driving recklessly or distracted driving.
Contact an experienced Brooklyn and Bronx Car Accident Lawyer
When the split second of an auto accident claims you or a loved one then you need to reach out to the legal experts at the law office of Jeffrey K. Kestenbaum. Attorney Kestenbaum has been handling accident cases for years and will work diligently on your behalf to secure your rights and obtain the full and fair compensation that you deserve for lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.
Don’t let someone else’s mistake behind the wheel cost you. Jeffrey Kestenbaum , Brooklyn and the Bronx car accident lawyer has spent his entire career protecting the rights and obtaining maximum compensation for those injured by negligent or reckless drivers. In one pedestrian hit by a negligent driver case, he obtained a $800,000 recovery. This can not erase the damage the accident inflicted on the victim, but it can help someone pay off bills ,pay for medical care and get his or her life back on track. All Consultations are free and Mr. Kestenbaum is only paid if he collects damages in your case.
There are statutes of limitation in which an accident victim must file a claim. It is generally 3 years in New York State when filing a lawsuit on a motor vehicle case, but only 30 days if you have to file a no fault insurance claim. Only a skilled and experienced Brooklyn car accident lawyer like Jeffrey K. Kestenbaum can give you the valuable advice you need to protect your rights.
Call Jeffrey K. Kestenbaum at (718) 237-5586 to schedule an appointment and if your injuries prevent you from coming into the office, we will come to you. We are located at 26 Court St. Suite 1806 across the street from the Brooklyn Supreme Court, near the 2,3,4,5,M & R Court St/ Borough Hall subway stop; Call us to protect your rights and you and your families’ future.