During this time of year, many people make the terrible decision to drink and drive. Accidents on the road are especially devastating during the holiday season. Accident victims and their families can take comfort in knowing that there are ways to hold negligent drivers responsible for their actions. One Annadale woman may now pay the price for her decision.
When you or a loved one is involved in a car accident, a million things will go through your mind. Depending on the severity of the accident, you may have to deal with life-changing injuries and, in the worst case scenarios, death. On top of the emotional turmoil, you may have to deal with financial difficulties as a result of the accident. With never-ending medical bills, lost wages and other expenses, you may feel like you will never recover.
While any type of accident on the road can have dire consequences, motorcycle accidents on the streets of Staten Island are particularly dangerous, especially for those on the bike. These riders can face serious injuries or even death.
Over the past few years, Staten Island has had its share of pedestrian accidents. Many of these accidents cause serious injury and fatalities. A number of pedestrian knockdowns have been caused by speeding drivers. Fortunately, the city is making some changes to make sure that those who take to the streets on foot are safe. New York City recently imposed a 25 MPH speed limit, and the Department of Transportation (DOT) has installed over 500 signs so far.