Slow and steady wins the race, as proved by a January 10, 2013 New York Law Journal article. Scott Silverman, a speeding driver sued Edward Johnson, a garbage truck driver, and the garbage truckâ€™s employer. Under respondent superior, the employer is liable for the torts of his employee, while in the ordinary course of job duties. In this case, the accident constitutes as the tort and the garbage truck driver was operating the vehicle during his normal work functions. Although the sanitation driver disobeyed a number of traffic laws, they were performed with a reasonable duty of care. The sanitation driver directed two of his co-workers to guide him on his path, as well as to caution other drivers of the hazardous situation. The speeding driver was driving at excessive speeds, too fast to avoid an accident with a sanitation vehicle. The jury ruled in favor of the garbage truck driver because the speeding driver was negligent and reckless in his driving.
New York City ranks 176, out of 200 U.S. cities, in collision frequency, according to Allstate.Â Drivers in New York City are 41.1% more likely to be involved in a collision, as compared to the National Average. With the high probability of being in an accident, you should have someone knowledgeable and experienced on your side. Attorney Jayson Lutzky has 30 years of experience as an attorney, and he is here for you and your family. If you or someone you care about, has been injured in an accident, then contact attorney Jayson Lutzky at 1-800-660-5299, for a free, in person consultation. You may also visit the website, at www.MyNewYorkCityLawyer.com.