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. It offers a healthier alternative to driving. The many traffic laws relate to pedestrian rights-of-way. There is also infrastructure put in place to protect pedestrians. That makes walking a generally safe way to get around New York City. Unfortunately, when drivers are reckless, pedestrians are at great risk of being struck by a vehicle. Injuries often resulting from these accidents can be particularly severe and require extensive medical care. Driver recklessness & pedestrian accidents are all too common, and sadly the pedestrian always gets the short end of the stick.
Reckless Driving That Contributes to Pedestrian Accidents
While walking around New York City is generally safe, pedestrian accidents still occur due to 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 pedestrians 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 of other car accidents. An experienced car accident lawyer at Hach & Rose, LLP can help you pursue financial compensation for whatever pain and suffering you have experienced due to 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 individuals and their families; 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 personal injury lawyers today, please call (212) 779-0057.