Every year, nearly 4,000 pedestrians die due to traffic accidents 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 often suffer injuries due to negligent drivers.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a pedestrian accident, we invite you to call us at Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP today. For more than three decades our dedicated team of New York pedestrian accident lawyers has been standing with the injured, the wronged, and the bereaved and fighting for their rightful claims to compensation. We've recovered millions of dollars in relief for or clients and are ready to help you assess your accident claim options.
Want to learn more about what our firm can do for you at this difficult time? Call us at (888) 260-0473 today.
Common Types Of Pedestrian Accidents
Our law office commonly represents pedestrians injured due to:
- Automobile and taxi accidents: Every year many individuals are knocked down and/or 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 New York attorneys of Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin 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.
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 from 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.
Start the Process Today
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 our New York Personal Injury attorneys today to start exploring your legal options. We're ready to take an aggressive approach to your claim and ensure that every viable avenue towards recovering you compensation is exhaustively pursued.
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