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.
Why Choose Us?
- We handle all pedestrian accident cases on a contingency fee basis, so there is no cost to you unless we win your case.
- Our attorneys have more than a decade of experience representing clients in the NYC area.
- We are committed to protecting your best interests and will not settle your case for less than what we consider to be fair.
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:
- 70,000 pedestrians were injured
- 74% of pedestrian accidents occurred at night
- 70% of pedestrian fatalities were male
- Age groups 20 to 24 and 15 to 19 had the highest total pedestrian injury rates
- 48% of fatal pedestrian accidents involved alcohol consumption by the driver or the pedestrian
- 90% of pedestrian fatalities occurred in crashes involving a single vehicle
- Pedestrians killed in single-vehicle crashes were most likely to be struck by the front of the vehicle
- 19% of fatal pedestrian accidents involved hit-and-run drivers
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:
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Running traffic signals
- Failing to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians in crosswalks when making a turn
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.