New York Pedestrian Accidents: A Primer

Most pedestrian accidents occur outside of marked crosswalks. This context is the background for both the serious injuries and insurance company defenses in these claims. When a 4,000-plus pound car strikes a 200-plus pound pedestrian, the results are often tragic, especially if the vehicle is traveling fast. So, the damages in these claims are often…

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NYC Pedestrian Safety

New York City pedestrian accidents often occur when pedestrians properly have the right-of-way. A careless or distracted driver may fail to see a person on foot in a Manhattan NYC crosswalk or fail to observe a jogger in time to prevent a serious accident. When pedestrians are struck by taxi cabs, livery vehicles, gypsy cabs,…

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Are Pedestrian Deaths Down in Manhattan?

Case Study A study done in early 2018 did indeed indicate that pedestrian deaths are down, but pedestrian and bicycle advocates say more needs to be done to achieve the goal of zero traffic-related deaths. Vision Zero is a set of initiatives and a comprehensive plan started under Mayor Bill DeBlasio intended to eliminate all…

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