Have You Been Injured By A Vehicle In New York City?
Pedestrian accidents, particularly in New York City, are an unfortunate but common occurrence. Tragic accidents where a pedestrian or runner is hit by a car, truck or bus in New York City have devastating effects on the victims and their families.
Because New York has a high volume of pedestrians walking the streets, coupled with a significant amount of vehicle traffic, it is no surprise that pedestrian traffic accidents have increased over the years.
The Statistics On Pedestrian Accidents Are Frightening
In fact, unfortunately, in the year 2019, New York City had 218 total traffic fatalities. This includes 121 pedestrians who died after being hit by a vehicle, and 28 cyclists who died after being hit by a vehicle. Thousands more innocent pedestrians suffer severe injuries every year in New York City as a result of pedestrian accidents.
This year, New York City projects a total of 243 pedestrian deaths by the end of 2020.
Pedestrian accidents happen to be among the top ten leading causes of hospital admissions and deaths for almost all age groups in New York State.
Similarly, in New Jersey, about 141 pedestrians die every year in accidents with motor vehicles, an additional 270 pedestrians are severely injured, and a total of 6,000 pedestrians are hit by motor vehicles.
These accidents have become so frequent over the years that New York City implemented a public program called “Vision Zero” to help stop these catastrophic accidents. The objective of Vision Zero is to decrease pedestrian injuries and fatalities through increased education, additional legislation, engineering improvements, and increased enforcement of traffic laws.
It is very important that you speak with an experienced attorney if you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident. An experienced attorney will guide you through the process.
Helpful Tips For Accident Victims
If you have been injured after being hit by a vehicle in New York City, there are several important steps you should take:
- Get immediate medical help
- Ask for and obtain a police report
- Obtain the identification, drivers' license, and insurance information of any drivers
- Talk to witnesses and obtain witnesses' identities and contact information
- Attempt to obtain any video or photographic evidence
- Take photos of the area where the accident occurred and of any damages sustained
- Keep a record of doctors appointments and medical expenses
- Speak to an attorney who has experience fighting for injured pedestrians' rights
Can I Afford an Injury Attorney?
Yes you can ! We do not get paid unless you get paid. We offer free consultations regarding personal injury to discuss your case and work on a contingency fee basis. This means you do not have to pay an attorney unless we recover money for you. There are no legal bills.
So do not hesitate to contact us if you have been injured.
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