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 injury attorneys at Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. P.C., focuses on helping injured pedestrians in Manhattan and the surrounding boroughs including Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx. We understand the pain, anxiety and financial hardship that a serious pedestrian injury can cause. We’re ready to help and fight on your behalf!

Pedestrian Safety in Manhattan

Pedestrians suffer serious injuries and death each year because of preventable car accidents in Manhattan each year. In New York City, pedestrians have the right-of-way to cross the street when they are in a crosswalk. Drivers must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians crossing a street within a clearly marked crosswalk. Pedestrians can make eye contact with drivers to ensure that they see each other and that the driver will stop so that the pedestrian can proceed safely.

People on foot face significant exposure to injury which means that being struck by an automobile often causes catastrophic injuries such as head injuries, broken bones which may require surgery or spinal injuries. An injured Manhattan pedestrian may be confronted with significant medical bills and costly lifestyle changes, such as the inability to work. The injured pedestrian may lose income if the injuries require extended time off work to recover.

If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian car accident in Manhattan, don’t hesitate to contact the trusted pedestrian accident lawyers at Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. P.C. We have the experience and financial resources to take your case all the way to trial if necessary.

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Manhattan pedestrians have certain rights when using public roads or crossing intersections. But it only takes a New York minute for a distracted, drugged, intoxicated or careless driver to cause serious injury to a pedestrian in Manhattan. Some of the more common factors that contribute to Manhattan pedestrian accidents include:

Drivers have a legal responsibility to drive with reasonable care and remain alert for people on foot. If a driver fails to fulfill that responsibility and hits a pedestrian, the driver may be found to be negligent.

Manhattan Pedestrian Accident Injury and the Law

If you or someone close to you has been involved in a pedestrian car accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Manhattan personal injury law allows pedestrian victims to seek compensation for lost income and property damage as well as pain and suffering caused by the accident.

Contact Our Manhattan Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Today

At Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. P.C., we work to provide every client with our sincere attention and respect. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, you need to take immediate action. You might be due to financial compensation to help cover medical bills and property damage. Call NYC Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Michael J. Redenburg at 212-518-2095 or contact us online.

Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. P.C.

In over a decade of legal practice, Attorney Michael Redenburg began his career defending cases for the clients of insurance companies. Initially defending no-fault claims at a Long Island-based law firm, he then moved on to a Manhattan-based firm where he defended the clients of insurance carriers in auto accident and premises liability matters.

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