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by Jeff Rasansky - August 30, 2011
Jeff Rasansky
Jeff Rasansky, managing partner of Rasansky Law Firm, is an aggressive Dallas personal injury lawyer with 25 years of legal experience.

Car wrecks already cost drivers huge amounts of money every year. A new law that is being considered in New York may make those fees even higher. According to an article in NewsJunkyJournal.com, the mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, is proposing that there be a fee assessed to drivers when they cause a wreck.

Expensive Response

Whenever there is a vehicle wreck, there is some considerable cost involved. The cost of rolling out an ambulance with paramedics and law enforcement personnel can be very high. You also have to consider that the time that those professionals are spending at the wreck is time that they’re not spending dealing with other issues. This costs cities, states and other agencies a lot of money. Dallas is a huge city, so you can imagine how much it costs to get these emergency services anywhere in the city in a flash.

a0146-000388The tax being proposed in New York would be graduated dependent upon the situation. For example, causing a fire without injuries would cost the driver less than causing a fire with injuries. This is designed to lower the cost to the city for dealing with those expenses. According to the article, 13 states have already outlawed these types of taxes being assessed against drivers.

Other Remedies

No matter whether or not the drivers involved in a wreck have to pay crash fees, they usually end up with some significant expenses, nonetheless. If they’re found to be at fault, they can be sure that their insurance rates are going to go up, even if their insurance covers the costs of repairs to their and the other party’s vehicles. They may also end up paying for property damage and other costs related to the wreck.

If you’ve been in a wreck and have been injured, had your property destroyed or suffered other expenses, consider speaking with an attorney about the matter. One remedy victims have is going to court. A Dallas car wreck lawyer may be able to help you get relief in the form of a lawsuit and, if the jury finds in your favor, it could be worth a lot of money. There’s no guarantee you’ll win these cases, but having a good accident attorney represent you certainly increases the odds that you will and may help you deal with some of the extremely high costs of being in a wreck!

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