Pedestrian Accidents

New York Pedestrian Accidents: A Primer

Posted on April 4, 2019 in
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 quite high. These damages include compensation for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering. Additional punitive damages may be available as well, in some cases.   Pedestrian...
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NYC Pedestrian Safety

Posted on January 15, 2019 in
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, dollar vans or truckers, serious injuries are commonplace. If you or a loved one has been struck by a car, the negligent driver may be held accountable in a court of law. The personal...
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Manhattan’s Pedestrians and Cyclists Are at Risk of Accidents

Posted on December 25, 2018 in
According to a recent article in Gothamist there are particular locations throughout the City’s five boroughs where bicyclists and pedestrians are considerably more prone to be seriously injured or killed in a crash. In compiling its data, Gothamist looked to data compiled by Near major bridges, there is heavy vehicular traffic as well as congested pedestrian and bicyclist traffic all competing for narrow space, which increases the likelihood of a crash. In areas such as the Lower East Side of Manhattan and Williamsburg in Brooklyn, traffic is often...
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Are Pedestrian Deaths Down in Manhattan?

Posted on October 21, 2018 in
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 traffic-related deaths by 2024. Although many argue that the goal is at least lofty, many of the safety protocols put in place seem to have been working and pedestrian deaths have fallen forty-five (45%)...
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