New Yorkers Stand Against Auto Insurance Fraud (NYSAIF), an organization of concerned New York drivers working to stop rampant and dangerous auto insurance fraud in New York State has endorsed Martin Golden for New York State Senate.
Auto insurance fraud — which includes staged accidents that have killed innocent victims — has cost New York drivers more than a billion extra dollars in auto insurance premiums over the past five years. New York drivers now pay 54% more for auto insurance on average than drivers in other states.
No fault auto insurance fraud is one of the fastest growing crimes in New York State. Criminal enterprises, working with corrupt doctors, game the system for hundreds of millions of dollars every year. Last year, two major crime syndicates were busted in New York by federal and state authorities, but they are believed to be just the tip of the iceberg, NYSAIF says.
Senator Martin Golden stated:
“On behalf of all residents of Brooklyn and New York State, I proudly accept the endorsement of NYSAIF, and pledge my continued support to curb insurance fraud in the Empire State. I will continue to work to lead efforts in the State Legislature to get serious about reforming our auto insurance laws. As premiums continue to rise, there is no denying that we need auto insurance reform now.”
“Senator Golden has promised to stand by drivers this year in Albany, so New York drivers will stand by him/her in this election,” said NYSAIF spokesman David Schwartz. “NYSAIF is proud to endorse Senator Martin Golden in this race, and we will look forward to working with him beginning in January to get meaningful reform passed in 2013.”
No fault auto insurance reform is supported by law enforcement officials around New York State, including each of the five New York City district attorneys.