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Category: Pedestrian Accidents

October 18, 2018 Bicycle Accidents,Pedestrian Accidents

New York City Announces Plans to Make Intersections Safer for Bicyclists and Pedestrians

In September 2018, the New York City Department of Transportation and Vision Zero released a report titled “Cycling at a Crossroads: The Design Future of New York City Intersections.” Focusing on protected bike lane intersections, this report highlights ways that intersections serving motor vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians operate. It provides a comprehensive look into the… read more

March 15, 2018 Car Accidents,Pedestrian Accidents

New York Residents March for Safer Streets

Car accidents occur far too frequently and the consequences can be devastating. This is especially true for pedestrians and bicycle riders. Many streets are not set up to ensure the safety of walkers and bikers, and those outside of motor vehicles are typically most vulnerable to harm because they do not have protection from the… read more

February 2, 2018 Pedestrian accident,Pedestrian Accidents,Personal Injury

Filing a Pedestrian Accident Lawsuit

According to the Traffic Safety Facts from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 5,376 pedestrians and 818 bicyclists died in crashes with automobiles in 2015. These deaths accounted for 17.7% of the 35,092 total fatalities in the United States that year. If 5,376 pedestrian deaths occurred in 2015, it means that nearly 15 pedestrians… read more

November 22, 2017 Pedestrian Accidents

New York Mother Uses Personal Tragedy to Teach Pedestrian Safety

Pedestrian accidents present a significant risk to victims who are hit by vehicles because pedestrians have no protection from the force of the collision. These accidents are often fatal for pedestrians. If a driver is responsible for causing a pedestrian collision because that driver was not paying attention at the time when the incident happened,… read more

October 17, 2017 Pedestrian Accidents

Three Pedestrians Hurt in Accident Near Penn Station

Pedestrian accidents are often among the most serious of auto accidents because pedestrians have no protection from the impact of the vehicle which strikes them. New York City pedestrian accident lawyers can provide representation to injured pedestrians who are hurt in motor vehicle accidents. Recently, ABC News reported on a pedestrian accident outside of Penn… read more

September 7, 2017 Pedestrian Accidents

Tips to Avoid Pedestrian Accidents

According to facts by the NHTSA, there were approximately 5,376 deaths in pedestrian/motor vehicle crashes in 2015 across the United States – this means that nearly 15 people were killed every day. Although total traffic fatalities in the country lowered by nearly 18% from 2006 to 2015, there was a 12% increase in pedestrian fatalities… read more

September 4, 2017 Pedestrian Accidents,Personal Injury

Car Jumps Curb in NYC, Injures Pedestrians

A driver has been charged with drunk driving after causing a pedestrian accident recently, according to ABC 11.  The incident occurred in New York City and the driver caused injuries to multiple pedestrians after jumping the curb. Pedestrians in this accident were on the sidewalk obeying the rules when a driver struck them unexpectedly. Unfortunately,… read more

July 9, 2017 Pedestrian Accidents

Defining a Pedestrian Accident

If you have been injured due to inadequate or badly maintained road conditions while walking down the street, then you can hold the city’s authorities responsible for it and get compensation. However, remember that prompt action must be taken to exert your rights as pedestrian accident claims are time bound. What Constitutes a Pedestrian Accident?… read more

June 30, 2017 Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian Fatalities Surging

There has been a devastating increase in pedestrian accidents in recent years, with the Governors’ Highway Safety Association reporting a record increase from year-to-year in the number of people who died while walking in 2016 compared with in 2015. Every fatal pedestrian accident is tragic, and this record increase means more lives were lost and… read more

April 17, 2017 Pedestrian Accidents,Wrongful Death

Pedestrian Deaths More Likely to Occur in Lower Income NY Neighborhoods

After a pedestrian collision that causes a fatality, family members of the victim who was killed in the accident should talk with New York City wrongful death lawyers to find out what legal rights they have. Unfortunately, fatal pedestrian accidents occur far too commonly and families are left facing shattered lives as they try to… read more