Millions of New Yorkers live in an area that doesn’t require them to own motor vehicles because everything is in walking distance to their home or work. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents happen all the time and may result in serious injuries or even death.
Many of these accidents can be caused by driver negligence. On the other side of the coin, they may also be caused by the negligence of the pedestrian who simply wasn’t paying attention. There are a number of other situations that may result in an injured pedestrian as well that has nothing to do with anything other than the negligence of the city to maintain safe sidewalks and roadways.
Distracted driving is one of the biggest causes of accidents, not only pedestrian accidents but also those involving other motor vehicles. Drivers who are texting while they drive are not looking where they are going and will not see a pedestrian who crosses in front of their car. If a driver is operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, their reflexes are slower because of the impairment and they may not be able to stop for a pedestrian in time. There are plenty of ways that the negligence of a driver can result in a serious pedestrian accident.
A pedestrian can be just as negligent as a driver can be. Texting and walking is a major issue in terms of pedestrian accidents. If a pedestrian is not looking while they walk down the street, they may fall in a pot hole, walk directly in front of a car, or be faced with a number of other issues.
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, it is important that you contact an experienced personal injury attorney who can provide you with assistance.
The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny has over a combined century of experience in dealing with personal injury lawsuits and has achieved over nine figures in verdicts and settlements, proving their success rate in the courtroom. Contact the Law Office of Richard M. Kenny today to figure out your next steps and speak with an attorney who cares.