New York is home to a lot of people who choose to walk or ride bikes around the city rather than spend the money on automobiles. With so many pedestrians out and about regularly, one would think that drivers would already be hyperaware of their presence. Unfortunately, auto versus pedestrian accidents happen all too often. When a pedestrian accident does occur, the victim, if he or she survives, is left with physical and emotional scars that can affect various aspects of his or her life.
Every year in New York and across the country, thousands of people die in auto-pedestrian accidents. Many more suffer injuries in such events. Sadly, some victims will find themselves being blamed for these incidents. There are things pedestrians can do to protect themselves from being hit by cars and being held accountable for their own losses.
Emergency responders were recently called to help a woman who was hit by a bicyclist in Midtown. The victim is said to have suffered a skull fracture and is now in a coma. Her prognosis is unknown. New York state laws may allow the victim of this pedestrian accident or -- if she fails to recover -- her loved ones to seek compensation for the economic and noneconomic damages they have experienced as a result of this event.
New York City has its fair share of bicyclists. Some people ride bikes for work, some for basic transportation and others for the pure joy of it. Bike lanes are installed all around the city; unfortunately, people in parked cars can make them dangerous to use. If you or a loved one were in a bicycle accident thanks to someone exiting a parked car, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your losses.
Police in New York are looking for the driver responsible for a hit-and-run incident that recently occurred in Hell's Kitchen. The pedestrian accident left a young man in critical condition. When the driver is located, that individual may be held responsible for the victim's losses. If the driver is not found, the victim may require assistance seeking relief from his own insurance provider.
Electric scooter sharing is becoming a big thing in larger cities across the United States. It is not yet legal in New York, but some lawmakers are trying to change that. While there are obvious benefits to allowing electric scooter sharing, there are also dangers to pedestrians and riders that no one likes to talk about.
Police recently arrested the individual responsible for an accident which claimed the life of a New York woman who was crossing a street. This auto vs. pedestrian accident occurred on Dec. 11, in Brooklyn. The victim was a single mother of two teenage boys.
An elderly man is facing charges in New York following an accident that left one person dead and several others injured. This fatal pedestrian accident occurred Nov. 26, at Forsyth and Canal Street. A total of five pedestrians were involved in this incident.
Police in New York are investigating an accident that left an elderly woman dead. It is unclear if the driver responsible for this pedestrian accident will face any criminal charges. If they desire, the victim's surviving family members may be entitled to pursue legal actions in civil court in an effort to seek compensation for their losses.
An elderly woman in New York recently lost her life when she was struck by an MTA bus. This incident occurred the evening of Sept. 5, in Brooklyn. The bus driver is now facing charges for his role in this pedestrian accident.