Driver Recklessness & Pedestrian Accidents
Dense crowds of people are commonplace along New York City’s sidewalks. Walking can be a more efficient and economical mode of transportation for residents and tourists alike, as it offers a healthier alternative to driving. The many traffic laws relating to pedestrian rights-of-way, alongside the well-equipped infrastructure put in place protect pedestrians, renders walking a generally safe way to get around New York City. Unfortunately, when drivers are reckless, pedestrians are put at a great risk of being struck by a vehicle. Injuries that often result from these accidents can be particularly severe and usually require extensive medical care.
Reckless Driving That Contributes to Pedestrian Accidents
While it is generally safe to walk around New York City, pedestrian accidents still occur as a result of some form of reckless or negligent driving. Unfortunately, the following forms of reckless driving all too commonly contribute to pedestrian accidents:
- Not slowing or stopping for marked pedestrian at crosswalks
- Not completely stopping at red lights or stop signs
- Not adequately slowing down to make turns
The injuries sustained in pedestrian accidents are more likely to be serious and have a lasting medical effect on those who of other car accidents. An experienced lawyer at Hach & Rose, LLP, can help you pursue financial compensation for whatever pain and suffering you have experienced as a result of a pedestrian accident.
Contact a New York Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Today
At Hach & Rose, LLP, our New York legal team understands how devastating pedestrian accidents can be for an individual and their family; we will aggressively pursue financial restitution from any responsible party in the civil court system. To discuss the particulars of your case with one of our lawyers today, please call (212) 779-0057.