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Number of fatal pedestrian accidents maintains problematic rate

New Yorkers who are on the streets for any amount of time will be aware of the dangers to pedestrians. Because the city is so busy and people are often in a rush, there is a significant chance that there will be pedestrian accidents. This can happen because drivers are not paying attention, are reckless, are breaking the law and for many other reasons. Studies attempt to calculate the number of pedestrian accidents, determine their cause and take steps to stop them. People who have been hit by a car as a pedestrian should be cognizant of these studies.

Three pedestrians injured by USPS truck

New York City is exceedingly busy and a hub for business. With that comes many deliveries made throughout the five boroughs and across the state. Some of these deliveries are made by private companies. Others are made by government employees. It is a reasonable expectation that those who make these deliveries for a living will adhere to the law and make certain that they are operating their vehicles in a safe manner. Unfortunately, pedestrians are especially vulnerable to being hit by a car if drivers are not paying attention or make unsafe maneuvers. These pedestrians are at risk for injury and death after a crash. When there have been pedestrian knockdowns or other pedestrian accidents, a lawyer can help with seeking compensation.

Woman killed in hit-and-run accident

New York City is known for its traffic and the great number of people who take to its streets every day. Rush hour is known as one of the riskiest times for vehicles and pedestrians to share the road as people in a hurry and thinking about other things are prone to being in a car-pedestrian accident. Pedestrian accidents are especially dangerous because of the logistics involved. A pedestrian does not have much of a chance against a vehicle. Being hit can cause significant damage and lead to injuries and death. People who have been injured and families that have been affected by a fatal accident involving a loved one must know their rights to consider a lawsuit for compensation.

Experienced legal help is essential after pedestrian accidents

New Yorkers will often shun driving and taking public transportation to walk. In some instances, they will exercise by jogging on the city streets. While these are beneficial methods of transportation and exercise, there is also a certain amount of danger in the city. Since there are so many vehicles on the road and many are in a rush, it is inevitable that pedestrian accidents will happen. Since pedestrians are so vulnerable, there can be major injuries and fatalities after these incidents. Having legal assistance is often the only strategy to recover sufficient compensation after a pedestrian accident.

Rising New York chef dies in hit and run pedestrian crash

Since New York City is so busy and loaded with vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians, it is inevitable that there will be accidents. However, when these accidents occur, those involved are supposed to remain at the scene, provide help and call for emergency assistance. Unfortunately, many choose not to do that. Hit and run accidents are especially dangerous when they involve pedestrians. When there is a pedestrian accident and it leads to injuries or, worse, a fatality, it is vital that the victim and their family discuss the case with an experienced legal professional.

On-duty police detective hit by a car suffers serious injuries

Speeding vehicles on Staten Island and throughout New York City do not discriminate in a crash. This is especially true in pedestrian accidents as the person hit has no protection from injury. This can happen to anyone at any time and cause severe injuries and death. And, a legal case is crucial to getting compensation for their injuries, damages and lost wages.

Pedestrian accident injures 3 in Midtown Manhattan, New York

New York is a bustling pedestrian city. There are so many people driving and walking that accidents can occur in a multitude of ways. When there is a pedestrian accident, those who are hit can face substantial injuries and even death. Their vulnerability can cause long-lasting damage. For those who have been hurt in pedestrian accidents after hit by a car, having legal advice is imperative in the aftermath.

Staten Island pedestrian hit and run injures grandmother

Pedestrians should know the dangers they face from motorists. Drivers are frequently ignorant of pedestrians for a variety of reasons. What makes a pedestrian accident worse is when the driver flees the scene, making it a hit and run. As a result, these pedestrian should know how to pursue compensation in a legal filing.

Woman, two children critically injured in pedestrian accident

The roads in Staten Island can be exceedingly dangerous for pedestrians even when they are following all the safety rules when crossing the street. A pedestrian accident can cause a substantial amount of damage to those who have been hit. This is due to myriad factors including the lack of protection pedestrians have and the speed at which vehicles are often moving. Injuries and fatalities are not unusual in pedestrian accidents and these can cause financial, emotional and personal problems for an extended period. Those who have been affected by one of these accidents must understand how a legal filing can help them in its aftermath.

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