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There are few accidents as frightening as a car accident with a pedestrian. When you’ve been involved in a pedestrian accident you need to hire someone that can help. Michael Redenburg is an experienced Manhattan pedestrian accident lawyer. He has handled many different pedestrian accident cases. These accidents involve serious injuries because pedestrians are at a disadvantage compared to vehicles. We know that this can be a stressful time, which is why we recommend that you hire a skilled attorney to represent you. An experienced attorney knows how to research your case and get you the compensation that you deserve.
New York City is a city that never sleeps, so there are always pedestrians and cars traveling on the roads. In fact, pedestrians are constantly entering these busy streets, making pedestrian accidents incredibly common. With these accidents, it can be hard to figure out where to start. You don’t have to be alone. Hire an experienced attorney that will help you through the process. In fact, we recommend contacting an attorney as soon as you have received medical attention for your injuries.
We know that you are going to have a lot of questions following your accident. Who do you need to talk to about compensation; will you be able to get a big enough settlement to cover all of your expenses? We work tirelessly to get you fair compensation for all of your injuries, damages, and other losses. In a pedestrian accident, there are substantial injuries. You should be focused on your recovery instead of having to worry about money. There are many situations where victims of these accidents suffer from delays in their case. You can’t afford to wait when you have medical bills to pay. An attorney can help you navigate the process to ensure that a delay doesn’t jeopardize your settlement.
New York City is the number one city in the country for pedestrian accidents. In fact, the highest number of fatalities in automotive accidents occur where a pedestrian is involved.
If you are injured in a pedestrian accident, you must first contact the police. You need to have a report filed because insurance companies are going to need this to complete your claim. Then, you need to go to a doctor to evaluate your injuries. We recommend that you go to the doctor as soon as possible because it shows that you are taking your injuries seriously. Finally, you should contact an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer to handle your case. You can handle your case on your own, but you could potentially miss out on a higher settlement.
After you contact the police, you should gather evidence. Make sure you exchange information with everyone involved in the accident. Then take pictures with your cell phone. Make a note of the weather conditions and get the contact information of any witnesses. It’s ok if you forgot to get this information, but it will help your attorney speed through the process of building your case. An experienced attorney will know how to investigate your accident to build you the strongest case.
Just like many accidents, a pedestrian accident occurs because of negligence. In these accidents, either the pedestrian or the driver of the vehicle is at fault. It is up to your attorney to prove who is responsible for your accident. Some of the main causes of pedestrian accidents we’ve handle involve drivers:
What kind of pedestrian accidents have you handled?
There are many accidents that occur with pedestrians, but we have found that there are three common cases:
Pedestrians are hit in intersections: Cars do not pay attention when pedestrians have the right of way. However, there are also cases where pedestrians aren’t paying attention and step out into traffic without a traffic light.
Hit and Run: These accidents happen more than we’d like to see. Cars hit pedestrians and speed off back into traffic. An experienced lawyer will fully investigate your accident to determine who is responsible. This can include checking security cameras and interviewing witnesses
Texting accidents: Drivers are distracted by texting on their phones and end up running into pedestrians.
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, we want to help. Contact us today to set up an appointment to discuss the details of your case.
Nearly 6,000 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the U.S. in 2016, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In New York City alone, more than half of the traffic fatalities in a recent year were pedestrians. If you or your loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, call Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. P.C. We serve as tough advocates for injured people in New York City.
According to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) 5,987 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in 2016, accounting for 16% of the nation’s total traffic fatalities. The state of New York had a pedestrian fatality rate of 1.61 per 100,000 population in 2016, as compared to the highest rate of 3.45 in New Mexico and the lowest rate of 0.68 in Nebraska.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in a recent year:
The NHTSA Traffic Safety Facts sheet compares pedestrian fatalities in a recent year in major cities with populations of 500,000 or greater. Pedestrian deaths (131) accounted for more than half (54.4%) of all traffic fatalities in NYC (241). New York City’s pedestrian fatality rate per 100,000 population was 1.53, as compared to a total traffic fatality rate of 2.82.
Every year, hundreds of pedestrians are injured or killed in NYC motor vehicle accidents. Pedestrians are unprotected and vulnerable to serious injury when hit by a 3,000 to 4,000 pound moving motor vehicle. Many serious pedestrian accidents are caused by negligent driving behavior, such as:
If you or your loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident caused by a negligent driver, our experienced personal injury lawyers at Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. P.C. can help you pursue compensation for your losses, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We are committed to representing injured people in New York City. Call us today for a consultation to find out how we can help and what damages you can recover. 212-240-9465