Pedestrian Accidents

Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries in New York City

New York City is known for its busy streets and assertive drivers. Many people also walk and use public transportation. Unfortunately, traveling by foot in a bustling city comes with risks. Pedestrian accidents occur when anyone on foot – walking, running, or jogging – sustains an injury when struck by a car, motorcycle, or bicycle…. read more

I’m a Pedestrian, Who Pays for My Medical Bills After I Was Hit by a Car in NYC?

Pedestrians are often involved in traffic crashes. Every year, thousands of pedestrians are injured or killed in crashes with cars.  The results from these crashes can be life-changing for the injured pedestrians and their families. In addition to coping with a serious injury, or even death, injured pedestrians and their families must also figure out… read more

One Killed, Three Seriously Injured in Manhattan Pedestrian Accident

According to a New York Daily News report, a Manhattan pedestrian accident on August 7, 2021, claimed one life and injured three other people.  Virginia Morales, a 36-year-old woman, was crossing the street at Audubon Avenue and W. 183rd Street in Washington Heights at about 9:40 p.m. A vehicle turning left onto W. 183rd Street… read more

Who Is To Blame For Fatal Pedestrian And Cyclist Crashes In NYC?

Driving in New York City can be a hassle and taking a cab, bus or subway to work every day can be expensive. Sometimes the easiest and most cost-effective way to navigate the streets of New York is by walking or bicycling. However, bicyclists and pedestrians are losing their lives at the hands of careless… read more

Here are some tips to stay safe as a pedestrian in NYC

Merely walking in New York City is a dangerous endeavor. While you would think that motorists in our city would be accustomed to operating their vehicles around pedestrians, the fact of the matter is that they far too often act negligently behind the wheel, sometimes causing them to miss seeing pedestrians until it’s too late…. read more

Fatal pedestrian accidents on the rise in NY, across US

According to a recent report from the Governors Highway Safety Association, the number of fatal pedestrian accidents increased yet again in 2019. While the report is preliminary, if the estimates hold, there were 6,590 pedestrian deaths across the country in 2019. This is an increase of 5% over 2018, during which there were about 6,225… read more

Staying safe as a pedestrian in New York

Spring is in the air, and New Yorkers across all five boroughs will soon take to the streets. On days filled with subway, cab and Uber delays, your feet are the quickest way to move from place to place. Yet as a pedestrian, you must watch out for distracted motorists and rogue cyclists. These people… read more

How could pedestrians avoid getting hit by a cyclist?

With the amount of traffic on the streets, New York is a city where walking is heavily encouraged. It can give you a good workout and more time to enjoy the unique locations and architecture that the Big Apple has to offer. Unfortunately, it isn’t just the impatient drivers in Times Square you’ll have to… read more

Tips for pedestrians navigating New York City streets

Residents of New York City are accustomed to walking its streets. In fact, less than half of all households even own a vehicle. But in a city of 8 million, drivers and pedestrians come in to contact far too often. In fact, in the month of May, drivers injured 1,250 pedestrians, leaving seven dead. If… read more

Are e-scooters and e-bikes legal in New York?

Electronic bikes and scooters have become a popular attraction in major cities, including San Francisco, St. Louis, Chicago, Washington D.C., Dallas and more. However, travelling at speeds up to 20 miles per hour, it’s easy to see how these vehicles could be a danger to pedestrians and drivers on busy New York streets. Yet, the… read more