Fighting NYC Parking Tickets for Emergency Stops

Accidents and emergencies are part of life and can show up at any time. And if they show up while you’re driving, they can lead to a parking ticket. Fortunately, there are some cases where you may be able to win a dispute.

Disabled Vehicle

If you find yourself illegally parked because your vehicle cannot be safely moved, you may have grounds for a dispute. To be successful, you’ll need to prove the following:

  • The car became disabled suddenly. Perhaps due to a sudden power loss or impact from an accident.
  • The car was not parked illegally before becoming disabled.
  • The car was removed from the illegal location as soon as possible.


Medical Emergency

Medical emergencies can easily cause all other concerns, including proper parking, to vanish from our minds. Any related documentation, such as police reports or hospital records) can help provide a solid defense in a dispute. They can even help in emergencies that aren’t medical in nature.

Be specific, though. Unfortunately, while seemingly every other member of the public may agree it is, the court does not consider bathroom emergencies to be medical emergencies, so use the bathroom before you leave the house like your parents always said.

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