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Battery Park Manhattan is located at its southern tip, bounded by Battery Place on the north, State Street to the east and the Hudson River to the west. The zip code is 10280.
Battery Park Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Walking is a great way to get around the City and has long term health benefits as well. People throughout Battery Park, both residents and tourists alike walk around Lower-Manhattan to take in the sights, exercise and take in the fresh air. But like anything, there are dangers associated with navigating the city streets on foot.
Pedestrians are not surrounded by the frame of a car like operators of automobiles are, and so if they are struck by a truck, car or even an e-biker, they may suffer serious injuries.
The timeline of a personal injury case can be complex and emotionally draining. At the Firm, we have a proven Case Resolution Process to ensure that we keep open lines of communication with our clients and prepare you for each step of the case as best we can.
Common Causes of Battery Park Pedestrian Accidents
Intersections and crosswalks should be safe places for pedestrians to cross the road. However, this isn't always the case, there are many pedestrian deaths and injuries in the Lower Manhattan, Battery Park area every year. It is an especially dangerous area where many have been hit while crossing the street.
The following are common causes of pedestrian accidents:
- Pedestrian fails to obey traffic signals, use crosswalks or yield to traffic that has the right-of-way
- Driver speeding through an intersection before the light changes
- Drivers that are texting, eating, or talking instead of paying attention to the road
- Pedestrians failing to watch where they walk, perhaps looking down at their phones
- Drivers and pedestrians failing to pay attention in parking lots
- Driver making unsafe or illegal turns at intersections
- Drivers “rolling through” stop signs and traffic lights
How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me After a Pedestrian Accident?
After being struck be a motor vehicle, you will want to focus on getting better and obtaining the proper medical care and treatment. When you hire our firm after your accident, you will not have to worry about filling out paperwork or speaking with insurance company claims representatives as we will take care of that for you.
Insurance companies want to pay out as little as possible when a claim is filed, and they will do anything they can to delay or deny claims. We are familiar with the tactics used by insurance companies to try and minimize the value of your case, and we know how to accurately calculate the true value of your claim.
We are skilled negotiators and will not back down until a proper settlement is reached for our clients. Typically, a settlement agreement is made out of court, but if an amount can't be agreed upon, we are ready to take your case to trial if necessary.
Who May Be Liable for a New York City Pedestrian Accident?
An experienced pedestrian accident lawyer can offer you legal advice and help you pursue compensation from anyone whose negligence, carelessness, or wrongful actions caused you to sustain injuries. We will examine some of the parties that could possibly be held liable in the event of a pedestrian-vehicle accident.
The negligent driver
Driver negligence is one of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents. Negligent driving behaviors can include:
- Failing to yield
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Aggressive driving
- Drifting into the pedestrian lane
- Drowsy driving
In some situations, the driver who hit the vehicle may not be the one who is actually responsible for the accident. For example, consider if a motorist is stopped at a traffic light while a pedestrian is passing in a crosswalk when the stopped car gets rear-ended and thereby hits the pedestrian. In this situation, then the other driver would likely be liable even though he wasn't the one to directly hit the pedestrian.
The Motor Vehicle or Parts Manufacturer
If the accident was due to the design or components of a vehicle, then the manufacturer may be held liable for damages. As an example, a motorist could be driving across a parking lot and try to stop to avoid hitting a pedestrian, but their brakes fail. In this case, a lawsuit could potentially be filed against the vehicle manufacturer.
The Driver's Employer
If you were hit by someone who was operating an employee motor vehicle, then the employer may be held liable for the accident. Employers are typically liable for acts of their employees while they are acting within the scope of their employment.
In some situations, pedestrians may be liable – or at least partially liable – for the accident. For example, pedestrians that ignore a “do not cross” signals and carelessly walk in front of oncoming traffic may be found to be at fault in the event of a collision. A personal injury attorney will be able to examine the details of your case and determine liability.
If you have been injured in Battery Park due to someone else's negligence, contact the Battery Park Pedestrian Accident lawyers at Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC and get the wheels of justice spinning for you. Call 212-240-9465 now!