In 2014, then-NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio announced his plans for “Vision Zero.” Though the plan was ambitious and had good intentions, unfortunately, 2021 was the deadliest year for traffic fatalities since the inception of the program. In fact, New York City saw 273 people die in traffic crashes in 2021 alone. This is unacceptable. Fortunately, Mayor Eric Adams has re-committed to the program and will be taking aggressive action to put an end to traffic fatalities in NYC. Intersections appear to be the deadliest places in terms of auto crashes, so NYC transportation commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez, has declared that she, along with Mayor Adams, has devised a plan to make “targeted changes at more than 1,000 intersections this year.” If you recently lost a loved one in an auto accident, or you have been harmed in an auto accident because of the negligence of another, you can rely on a Manhattan car accident attorney here at the Law Office of Richard M. Kenny to fight for you.
Bringing a Personal Injury Lawsuit in NYC
When someone is harmed in an accident, they or their families will frequently file personal injury claims to help them recover financial compensation. This compensation can then cover the cost of their medical bills, lost wages, and more. However, to win a personal injury claim, you must first gather and present enough evidence to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. Unfortunately, this is often easier said than done, which is why you should always proceed with a competent Bronx car accident attorney on your side.
Our firm can work to uncover a wide array of evidence that would be helpful in proving your claim, including:
- Surveillance footage of the accident
- Pictures of damage caused by the accident
- Witness testimony corroborating your claim
- A copy of the police report filed at the scene
- Medical documentation detailing the extent of a person’s injuries
As long as we can satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim, we should win you the compensation you need. Take note that you must bring your claim to our firm within the state’s statute of limitations, which is, typically, three years. Waiting longer than this will most likely result in you losing your right to sue. We are here to help you today.
CONTACT OUR EXPERIENCED NEW YORK CITY FIRM
Our entire legal team is dedicated to providing the advice you need and the personalized attention you deserve. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, call 212-421-0300 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with a New York City personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to financial compensation, which can help you on your road to recovery.