The huge number of pedestrians combined with tight and over crowded streets lead to a large volume of pedestrian vs. automobile accidents in New York City. While traffic fatalities in New York have been cut in half in the 20 years between 1990 and 2010, there is still almost one person a day being killed in traffic accidents on New York streets. Given the high percentage of New Yorkers who get around on foot, half of these fatalities are pedestrian knock down accidents. Pedestrians also are also the victims of a third of sever injuries caused in traffic accidents.
What to Do If You’ve Been Hit By a Car
Common situations for pedestrian accidents include left hand turns and intersections. (Interestingly 3 in 4 pedestrian accidents in New York occur at intersections – nationally, just 1 in 4 pedestrian accidents occurs at an intersection point.) Car vs. pedestrian accidents often cause large and life threatening injuries. Negotiating with a profit-driven insurance company while you recover physically is a daunting task.
New York attorneys who specialize in car accidents know the city laws, the court systems and the different approaches taken by insurance companies in protecting their profit motive. While you can proceed against the insurance industry on your own, expect a long drawn out process with limited cooperation from the corporation tasked with protecting its financial standing. Let us handle these headaches for you, to get the restitution you deserve as quickly as possible; freeing you to focus on what’s most important: your physical recovery.