Pedestrian Accident

Is Distracted Walking in Manhattan Dangerous?

Posted on February 7, 2019 in
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 to their smartphone with their headphones on too. These people are so distracted by their phones and their music that they enter intersections with vehicular traffic without even raising their eyes to see if...
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Fatal Pedestrian Accidents on the Rise in Manhattan

Posted on November 16, 2018 in
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 that same time, deaths caused by other traffic accidents dropped 14 percent. Not all states saw increases in pedestrian deaths. Washington, D.C. and 23 states saw increases, while 20 other states actually saw a...
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Recovering Lost Wages After an NYC Car Accident

Posted on November 9, 2018 in
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 client her lost wages. The client worked as a supervisor for Home Depot and missed a total of 34 weeks from work. After Insurance Company Refuses to Pay Wages Because Allstate refused to pay...
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Recovery for Pedestrian Hit By a Car that Fled the Scene in Manhattan

Posted on November 2, 2018 in
The law firm of Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. P.C. was recently successful in obtaining a verdict for a child who was involved in a Hit and Run Accident in New York City. Although vehicle accident cases, including hit and run cases, are usually held as a "unified trial" in Manhattan Court, we filed a motion in limine to have a bifurcated trial and the judge allowed only the issue of liability to be heard by the jury. In a unified trial, both liability and damages are presented to the...
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