Pedestrian Accident in Queens
New York Pedestrian Accident Attorney
In the state of New York, especially in the city, people walk everywhere. While it is a great way to get to and from work and other activities, it puts the individual in a place of vulnerability against cars on the road. Anytime that a driver is distracted or they operate their motor vehicle in a negligent manner it could result in a horrible accident and serious injuries. New York has unfortunately seen many pedestrians killed due to these types of situations.
According to the New York Department of Transportation, a pedestrian is 10 time more likely to be killed in a crash, than someone in a motor vehicle. With this high number and the fact that nearly 40% of these collisions in NY are due to driver inattention, the state has placed a much higher priority on pedestrian safety; however, we all know that accidents still happen.
What are the major reasons for pedestrian injuries?
As mentioned earlier, one of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents is distracted driving. When a driver of a taxi, automobile, bus or motorcycle fails to yield or look where they are going, pedestrians can often get caught in the middle of a deadly crash. Some ways that a driver can practice negligence, include:
- Failure to obey traffic signals and laws
- Excessive speeding
- Not giving the right of way to pedestrians
- Driving on walking paths or crossing into zones intended for pedestrians
- Not stopping where crosswalks are marked
- Making right hand turns without looking or stopping
Of course, there are other ways in which a driver can act carelessly, but these have been shown to be some of the most frequent causes for injury in the state. When an individual is a victim of a pedestrian collision because of someone else's negligence, they should not have to deal with their pain and suffering alone. The driver may be held liable for any medical bills, lost income, and costs associated with coping while injured.
Over Three Decades Serving the Residents of New York
If you have been injured in a car accident or pedestrian collision in New York, speak with an accomplished and driven Queens pedestrian accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Gary E. Rosenberg, P.C. You could very well have a case! Allowing a personal injury attorney with over 35 years of experience in the field to take over your situation can help you to rest easier as you try to recover. No matter how major the damage you have experienced, you deserve to be compensated for the trouble it has caused you. Having helped past client in this same situation, check out Attorney Rosenberg's positive case results, both returning hundreds of thousands to the victim:
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