Category: Pedestrian Accidents

pedestrians walking in New York City - how drivers can reduce pedestrian accidents in New York

According to the New York Department of Health, nearly 300 pedestrians die in accidents involving motor vehicles in New York State annually. Another 15,000 pedestrians are injured by motorists each year. Pedestrians don’t have seat belts. They don’t wear helmets when they walk across the street to grab coffee. Nothing is

pedestrian accident in new york - pedestrian accident insurance coverage

Pedestrian accidents are among the leading causes of serious injuries in New York State. Every year, 15,000 people are injured, 3,000 are sent to the hospital, and 300 are killed in collisions with motor vehicles, per the New York Department of Health. The average passenger vehicle weighs around 3,000 pounds, enough

NYC crosswalks

Mayor Eric Adams and the NYC Department of Transportation Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez announced that the administration is meeting and exceeding its goal of improving the safety of 1,000 intersections. NYCDOT finished safety upgrades on over 1,200 intersections as of October 30. The achievement is a significant success for the Adams administration

traffic fatalities in new york

Traffic fatalities surged in the first three months of 2022, according to data collected by Transportation Alternatives. Their research shows that the first quarter of 2022 was deadlier than any first quarter since New York City’s Vision Zero project first commenced in 2014, both overall and for children specifically. Particularly

snowy and dangerous parking lot in new york

Parking lots can be dangerous places, particularly during the busy holiday shopping season. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), tens of thousands of traffic-related crashes occur in parking lots every year. NSC data also reveals that traffic accidents in parking lots increase during the holidays. If you are a

pedestrians in winter weather

The holidays are officially upon us, which means more people will be on the road than usual. However, the increase in traffic also implies an increased risk for pedestrian accidents. Below, we’ll discuss why pedestrian accidents spike during the holidays, steps you can take to protect yourself from harm, and

Moments before a pedestrian accident

Vehicles have seat belts, airbags, and the vehicle’s frame to protect occupants from harm in the event of a collision. Pedestrians don’t have any meaningful protection when an accident occurs at an intersection, in a parking lot, or wherever pedestrians and vehicles share space. As a result, accidents involving pedestrians

a pedestrian is hit by a car

Pedestrian accidents are an all-too-common occurrence on the busy streets of New York. Motorists have a responsibility to drive cautiously when pedestrians are present and are required to yield the right-of-way. Unfortunately, distracted, tired, intoxicated, or otherwise negligent drivers often strike pedestrians, and when a vehicle that weighs thousands of

distracted pedestrian walking in NY

Pedestrian accidents can result in severe injuries, requiring costly medical bills for hospitalization, surgery, rehabilitation, and more. Along with cuts, scrapes, and bruises, pedestrian accident victims may sustain more serious injuries like spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). These injuries often require expensive long-term care and prevent the