Pedestrian Crashes and Collisions

Pedestrian Collision and Crashes in New York

New York pedestrians are forced to share the streets with cars, taxis, buses, and trucks. In New York, a negligently or carelessly operated vehicle can cause serious injury and even death to a pedestrian. Pedestrians accounted for 52% of all traffic fatalities in New York from 2005-2009. In 2013, over 172 fatalities were reported.

A recent Op Ed in the New York Daily News written by a New York Emergency Room physician detailed the type and causes of injuries suffered by those who survive a crash, and the massive physical injuries that a crash can cause.

Driver inattention remains to be a common cause of the crash and was cited in nearly 36% of all crashes resulting in pedestrians killed or seriously injured.

Some of our other results in pedestrian collision and crash cases include:

  • $2,000,000.00 Recovery for pedestrian struck by NYPD vehicle
  • $1,100,000.00 Recovery for a pedestrian who was struck in his driveway
  • $500,000.00 recovery for a pedestrian who sustained a crush injury when struck by a van at JFK airport
  • $350,000.00 settlement for a gas station attendant who was struck by a car
  • $340,000.00 settlement for a pedestrian who was struck by a NYC taxi cab
  • $300,000.00 recovery for a pedestrian who was struck while walking on a sidewalk

In addition to the above, we are presently handing multiple cases across New York for pedestrians who have sustained serious injuries or death as a result of negligent drivers. This includes claims involving the City of New York and the NYPD for injuries caused as a result of negligently driven police vehicles, claims against taxi drivers, and New York City buses.

Additional factors as to the cause of these crashes include:

  • 27% of fatal pedestrian crashes involved a driver's failure to yield.
  • Pedestrian-vehicle crashes involving unsafe speeds are twice as deadly as are other crashes.
  • Most New Yorkers do not know that the city’s standard speed limit is 30 m.p.h.
  • 79% of crashes that kill or seriously injure pedestrians involve private vehicles, and not taxis, trucks, or buses.
  • Manhattan has four times as many pedestrians killed or severely injured per mile of street, as compared to the other four boroughs.
  • 43% of pedestrians killed in Manhattan lived in other boroughs or outside of New York City

If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian collision or crash in New York, call or e-mail us today.

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