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How Can Pedestrians Avoid Accidents?

When a truck hits a pedestrian, the person walking or jogging may suffer devastating or even fatal injuries. Almost everyone eventually has to be on foot on a sidewalk, near a roadway, or crossing a street. While many people stroll along with no apparent sense of danger, many pedestrians lose their lives or become permanently…

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Is Distracted Walking in Manhattan Dangerous?

If you walk the streets, or hopefully the sidewalks, of Manhattan, you will see people walking around and staring down at their iPhone, BlackBerry or another smartphone device. They are not looking straight ahead; they are not paying attention to their surroundings and they may walk straight into you as they keep their eyes glued…

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Fatal Pedestrian Accidents on the Rise in Manhattan

The roadways are not safe for everyone. While traffic fatalities appear to be declining overall, pedestrian accidents are still rising. In 2017, close to 6,000 pedestrians were killed on roadways across the United States. That is the highest number in the past 25 years. Between 2007 and 2016, pedestrian fatalities rose by 27 percent. During…

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Recovering Lost Wages After an NYC Car Accident

Pursuant to New York No-Fault law, if a pedestrian is struck by an automobile and subsequently loses time from work, she may recover her lost wages from the insurance company that insured the vehicle that struck her. But in the case of a client of the firm, Allstate Insurance Company refused to pay the firm’s…

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