Every day in New York, pedestrians are struck my motor vehicle due to the negligence of drivers. These accidents can cause a wide range of injuries including injuries to the disc of the spine, fractures, and even death.
The statistics regarding a number of pedestrian knockdown injuries is chilling. 59,000 pedestrians are harmed in roadway accident every year. 12 percent of motor vehicle-related deaths in the United States are pedestrian knockdown related. This accounts for over 4,000 pedestrian knockdown related deaths.
The Federal Highway Administration is taking measures to make the roads safer and more secure for the general public including pedestrians and bicyclists. However, these measures cannot prevent the negligence of drivers on the road that ultimately strike pedestrians.
In most instances, when a pedestrian is struck by a car, bus or truck is not the pedestrians fault but rather the irresponsibility on the driver’s part. A pedestrian cannot possibly stop a coming car or truck and is no match for the vehicle. The negligence of the driver includes the following;
- Failure to see pedestrians in the roadway
- Failure to stop at a red light or stop sign
- A distracted driver who was texting or using navigational device
- Failure to yield the right of way to pedestrians crossing the street
As a result of a pedestrian knockdown, a person may fall victim to a wide range of injuries. These injuries may not just effect the victim physically but may cause the victim to lose time from work, and incur expenses of medical treatment. At Linden Law, we handle a range of claims for victims of pedestrian knockdown accidents from “soft tissue” injuries to wrongful death. Contact us now for a free consultation to find out what your rights are.
Harmed in a New York Pedestrian Knockdown Accident?
If you are a victim of a pedestrian accident in New York, then we know you are going through a tough period. This may be your first accident and are unfamiliar with the procedures relating to these type of claims. Often you will be flooded with documents and calls from insurance companies and may struggle to find medical facilities willing to treat you. At Linden Law, we offer full-service representation. We will deal with the insurance companies and paperwork so you can focus on your medical treatment.
We are experts in handling your claim and will work tirelessly to maximize your recovery.
Often times the weight of this vehicle can contribute to catastrophic and sometimes fatal injuries. The New York Personal Injury Attorneys at Linden Law have the resources to handle all truck accident related injuries from a herniated disc to a wrongful death. If any of your family members or friends has been injured as a result of a truck driver’s negligence call Linden Law now for a free consultation at 212.804.8440.