The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) ranks New York’s risky roads as one of the most dangerous roadways in the country with the highest rate of fatal accidents. Unfortunately, New York has roadways designed around the car, in a city teeming with ever more people on foot.
New York roads are famously dangerous for pedestrians. In fact, pedestrian-related accidents are on the rise. Statistics show that the biggest increase in pedestrian accidents and fatalities was in 2012, where the numbers more than doubled.
And since New York is home to many international and domestic travelers, they also become victims to the fast-moving roadways.
Travelers Injured on New York Roadways
Injured pedestrians on New York’s dangerous roads are not limited to only its residents. International and domestic travelers are just as likely, if not more likely since they tend to travel more on foot, to be injured in pedestrian-related accidents on New York roads.
Similar to New York residents, injured travelers are entitled to the same legal rights when they are injured due to another party’s negligent actions. All pedestrian victims are entitled to compensation for their medical bills, loss of wages, pain and suffering, and any other expenses related to the accident.
Contact an Experienced New York Maritime Negligence Lawyer
If you or someone you love has been injured in a pedestrian accident during your visit to New York, the experienced New York pedestrian accident lawyers at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. will fight to get you the justice you need and deserve. We have over 25 years of experience in successfully pursuing roadway negligence claims on behalf of New York residents and domestic and international travelers. We have the knowledge and resources to aggressively pursue your case and help you get the outcome that you deserve.
For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our attorneys, please call Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. at 1-800-529-9997.