Pedestrian Accidents or Pedestrians Hit by Vehicles

Nearly 6,000 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the U.S. in 2016, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In New York City alone, more than half of the traffic fatalities in a recent year were pedestrians. If you or your loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, call Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. P.C. We serve as tough advocates for injured people in Manhattan and New York City.

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Facts about Pedestrian Accidents

According to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) 5,987 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in 2016, accounting for 16% of the nation’s total traffic fatalities. The state of New York had a pedestrian fatality rate of 1.61 per 100,000 population in 2016, as compared to the highest rate of 3.45 in New Mexico and the lowest rate of 0.68 in Nebraska.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in a recent year:

Pedestrian Accidents In New York City

The NHTSA Traffic Safety Facts sheet compares pedestrian fatalities in a recent year in major cities with populations of 500,000 or greater. Pedestrian deaths (131) accounted for more than half (54.4%) of all traffic fatalities in NYC (241). New York City’s pedestrian fatality rate per 100,000 population was 1.53, as compared to a total traffic fatality rate of 2.82.

Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Every year, hundreds of pedestrians are injured or killed in NYC motor vehicle accidents. Pedestrians are unprotected and vulnerable to serious injury when hit by a 3,000 to 4,000 pound moving motor vehicle. Many serious pedestrian accidents are caused by negligent driving behavior, such as:

Contact Us after a Pedestrian Accident

If you or your loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident caused by a negligent driver, our experienced personal injury lawyers at Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. P.C. can help you pursue compensation for your losses, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We are committed to representing injured people in Manhattan and New York City. Call us today for a consultation to find out how we can help and what damages you can recover.