With its ever-increasing vehicular traffic, New York has become one of the country’s most risky cities for pedestrians. The numbers also draw a grim picture. In 2020, 96 pedestrians in New York died in an accident, slightly lower in 2019 when 113 pedestrians succumbed to their injuries. Needless to say, those who sustain injuries, have a difficult time getting over the injuries physically, mentally, and financially.
Some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents in New York are as follows:
Some rules which should be followed by drivers are:
New York also has laws which protect pedestrians, here they are:
If you’ve been in a pedestrian accident due to negligent driving, then the you’re entitled to a compensation. In most cases, the insurance company will try to offer you a settlement inadequate to cover the short- and long-term costs. Hire a pedestrian accident attorney to get the compensation you deserve. A comprehensive review of the accident helps figure out who is the one the fault. This review, undertaken best by a pedestrian accident attorney, could include irresponsible driving behavior which could be drunk driving, texting while driving, running red lights, reckless driving in parking areas etc. among others. This will be the first step to move towards filing a claim.
It’s simple! Hire a pedestrian accident attorney and let them take care of it. A pedestrian accident attorney at Siler and Ingber will understand your long-term needs and the money necessary for your care. When valuing your claim, we will make sure that the compensation covers all the financial expenses and the damage done to your quality of life. A few such components which should be included in your settlement are: