New York City has a stigma attached to it, which is essentially the belief that all NYC drivers drive crazily through Manhattan’s crowded streets. While newcomers to driving in the city may in fact find it a little frightening at first, there is actually a somewhat organized manner to the way people drive in the city. Of course, in a city as large as New York, there are bound to be plenty of drivers who feel that they own the road, and it can be their erratic driving that often causes accidents.
New York personal injury lawyers have noted with great interest that the New York City Council recently voted for a reduction in the city speed limit, hoping that the lower speed limit of 25 mph will reduce accidents and save lives. As speed is cited as one of the top causes of accidents in NYC, lowering the speed limit may help to reduce accidents, but of course, there are many that will still break the rules. You are probably already aware of this if speed was a factor in your accident or one in which a loved one was injured. If so, then you might consider contacting a NYC personal injury attorney to discuss the details of the accident.
A personal injury lawyer in New York is well versed in the traffic laws of the city, and very experienced in handling cases where speed was a factor. By retaining the services of a personal injury attorney, you can prove negligence and/or fault on the part of the other driver and receive ample compensation for your injuries, damages to your car, pain and suffering, and other punitive damages. A settlement received through legal proceedings is bound to be much more than an insurance claims adjuster might offer, if they even offer anything at all. Some insurance companies might actually try to put the blame on you for the accident, so contact a personal injury attorney in NYC today for a free consultation.