Every year nearly 4,000 pedestrians die due to traffic accidents alone according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Pedestrians, bicyclists, runners and joggers are extremely vulnerable to injuries from traffic and other negligent causes such as unsafe walking conditions. Even pedestrians walking on the sidewalk, crossing the street, or getting off of a bus commonly suffer injuries due to negligent drivers.
Common Types Of Pedestrian Accidents
Our law office commonly represents pedestrians injured due to:
- Automobile and taxi accidents: Every year many individuals are injured by motorists and taxi drivers while walking, biking, or riding in the vehicle. Injuries can include fractures, broken bones, loss of limbs, or even death.
- Slip-and-fall: Such accidents generally come about due to unsafe or slippery walking surfaces, uneven pavement, or sidewalks not cleared of ice and snow. Too often pedestrian slip-and-fall accidents result in serious injuries that leave individuals temporarily or permanently disabled.
- Escalator injuries: Improper maintenance of escalators causes dangerous conditions leading to injuries such as degloving of skin, hand and foot injuries and in some instances amputations.
- Sidewalk falls: Oftentimes people are subject to injury caused by uneven sidewalks, snow and ice buildup, or hazardous pavement with tree roots sticking through. These dangerous conditions result in falls causing severe back injuries, broken bones, head trauma and paralysis.
Whether you are a pedestrian, tenant or a visitor on someone else's property, you need an experienced attorney on your side who will hold negligent parties accountable when injuries occur. The caring and qualified attorneys of Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, Ruffo & Giuffra LLP have experience handling a wide range of personal injury, premises liability and wrongful death claims. We can help you and your family members receive the justice and compensation you deserve.
Pedestrian Injuries And Knockdowns
Pedestrians are vulnerable against cars and large trucks when walking in the street. They are often knocked down and suffer serious painful injuries that disrupt their whole life. Drivers should be aware of the fact that New York City has heavy pedestrian traffic, but there are many instances of careless driving resulting in pedestrian knockdowns that include serious injuries and even wrongful deaths. Common serious injuries include broken bones, brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries.
Stairway And Escalator Accidents
Stairway accidents are quite common and can result in serious painful injuries. Irregular, broken, or unsafe stairs can lead to accidents that leave individuals suffering with serious injuries to their bones, head, and spinal cord. It is the responsibility of the property owners to keep stairs maintained and safe for use.
Escalator accidents are also quite serious, resulting in gruesome injuries. When escalators are not properly maintained, they could cause dangerous injuries such as degloving of skin as well as hand and foot injuries that may lead to amputations.
Contact Us for a Free Case Evaluation
If you have been injured or lost a loved one because of someone else's negligent or reckless actions, you need not suffer in vain. Contact us today online or by telephone at 888-335-9457 for a no-cost consultation with an experienced New York pedestrian injury attorney. Our office is conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan at 113 East 37th Street, New York, NY 10016.