What You Need to Know About Pedestrian Accidents
Each year dozens of pedestrians are fatally injured in traffic accidents throughout New York City. Many of these accidents are preventable, caused by negligence or wrongdoing. If you are injured in a pedestrian accident, you need to speak to an attorney to determine whether you have a valid claim for damages.
At The Case Handler, we represent individuals who have been seriously injured or lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident. Our lawyers will fight for you and your family. We know the law and will not rest until you get the best possible outcome in your case. If you were hurt in a pedestrian accident in NYC, contact our office to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.
How Many Fatal Pedestrian Accidents Are There Each Year?
While traffic accidents in New York City have trended downward over the past three years, they still remain high. In fact, silive.com reports that fatal traffic collisions are still higher than the low seen in 2018.
Last year, pedestrian deaths were down only slightly from the year before. There were 118 fatalities related to pedestrian accidents in New York City in 2022. In 2021, there were 126 pedestrian deaths. The good news is that pedestrian fatalities have dropped significantly since the City’s implementation of Vision Zero in 2013, when the deaths totaled 184.
How Many Pedestrians Are Injured in Accidents Each Year?
According to the Department of Health in New York, there are approximately 300 people killed and 15,000 injured in pedestrian accidents throughout the state each year. The injuries are often severe. Over 3,000 pedestrians in New York are hospitalized annually due to motor vehicle collisions.
What Should I Do If I Am Injured in a Pedestrian Accident in NYC?
Pedestrian accidents are not only common, they can result in catastrophic injuries. If you are hit by a motor vehicle, you need to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. You could be entitled to compensation for your accident-related losses. Without the help of an attorney, you may not receive compensation to cover your medical bills, lost wages, and more.
It is essential that you seek medical attention immediately after a pedestrian collision. You may not realize the extent of your injuries. It can take days or weeks for your body to fully understand the impact of the crash. By then, your injuries may get worse, causing irreversible harm. Getting a prompt diagnosis can help ensure that you recover as quickly as possible from the accident.
Injured in a Pedestrian Accident? Contact Our Office.
Were you injured in a pedestrian accident? Contact our office to schedule a free case evaluation. Our lawyers have recovered over $180 million on behalf of clients throughout New York City.
We provide aggressive, experienced representation for injury victims. We work to get you the maximum compensation allowed under state law. Do not settle your case for less than it is worth. Let our legal team go to work for you and your family.