During the week, big yellow school buses are a common sight in the mornings and afternoons as bus drivers work to transport children to and from school. Unfortunately, for two individuals in New York, the sight of these buses was not a pleasant one. A child and a woman were both struck by school buses in late January. Each victim may be entitled to file a pedestrian accident claim in court in order to seek restitution for their losses.
In many places in New York, residents and visitors to the state walk to get to where they want to go. It is economical and, quite frankly, sometimes faster than waiting in traffic. Unfortunately, numerous individuals are injured every year being hit by cars, and some even lose their lives. How likely is a pedestrian accident to happen really?
Law enforcement officers in New York are looking for the individual responsible for a crash that left one person injured. In mid-October, a man was severely injured in a pedestrian accident in Queens. A description of the vehicle involved has been released to the public, but so far the driver remains at large.
Many areas of New York City are considered high foot-traffic areas. Drivers and pedestrians alike have to be careful and look out for each other. It is highly unfortunate that, yet again, another pedestrian accident with injuries has been reported.
Police in New York are investigating the cause of a collision that left an elderly woman fighting for her life. This pedestrian accident occurred Wednesday, Aug. 16, in the Tribeca area. Authorities say that the victim was crossing Franklin Street when she was struck.
Quite a few residents of New York walk as their main mode of transportation, particularly in Manhattan or other big city areas. Crossing streets is not always that easy, though, even if crosswalks are available. However, state laws are clear regarding motorists' responsibilities in giving pedestrians in crosswalks the right-of-way. Anyone hit while crossing a crosswalk may have legal recourse.
New York certainly sees more than its fair share of pedestrian accidents. Recently it was reported that an SUV hit a bus and then two people, injuring a total of 12 individuals. Police are still in the process of investigating this auto-pedestrian accident.
On June 15, police were called to the scene of an accident that occurred in Manhattan. An SUV reportedly struck two pedestrians, injuring them both. The victims of this pedestrian accident, according to New York laws, may have legal recourse.
Law enforcement authorities in New York are still investigating the tragic incident that recently took place in Times Square. Several people were injured and one killed when the driver of an automobile started hitting pedestrians with his car. If one is injured or loses a loved one in a pedestrian accident, it may be possible to seek damages through legal means.
It seems like every day there are news reports of pedestrians being struck by automobiles. Anyone in New York or elsewhere who has been hit and injured by a vehicle while out walking is bound to have various questions and wonder what they should do after the fact. This column will address some common questions that some may have if they want to pursue compensation for their losses following a pedestrian accident.