Pedestrian foot traffic is a popular way to get around New York City. The streets are populated with walkers, runners and especially tourists. While foot traffic is common, unfortunately so is the rate of accidents involving pedestrians.
New York is one of the leading states in the U.S. for pedestrian fatalities. It is also one of the most popular states for foreigners to visit. As such, tourists are at an increased risk of getting injured in pedestrian related accidents while visiting New York. If you were injured in a pedestrian accident while visiting New York, you should consult with an experienced attorney to protect your legal rights and help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrians, including tourists, in New York are vulnerable to getting hit by vehicles. Common causes of accidents involving pedestrians include:
- Speed and Reckless driving: Speeding is a leading cause of pedestrian-vehicle accidents in New York. When vehicle drivers speed, it is a recipe for disaster.
- Failing to stop or yield: New York is notorious for busy drivers who are constantly in a fit of frustration and ignoring stop signs. When drivers disregard the importance of these signs, pedestrians are often the victims who pay the price.
- Texting and driving: Texting or checking email has become one of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents, especially those involving pedestrians.
Regardless of what caused your accident, it is important to seek the professional guidance and assistance of an international travel attorney who specifically handles pedestrian accidents. A good attorney can review and evaluate your case and advise you on the proper course of action to take to protect your legal rights and maximize your damages.
Call a Travel Law Firm Today!
If you have been injured while on vacation in New York City, you should immediately consult a travel lawyer. With the right legal help, you can be confident that you will get the full extent of the benefits that you deserve for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.
For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our experienced travel accident attorneys, please call Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. at 1-800-529-9997.