PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT ATTORNEY WESTCHESTER COUNTY NY
Westchester County and White Plains Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Since 1986
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Serving Pedestrian Accident Victims Since 1986
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INJURY ACCIDENT RESULTS
Motorcyclist killed when defendant vehicle made a sudden left turn in front of her
Pedestrian crossing street struck by tow truck requiring back surgery
Passenger in Diplomatic van seriously injured requiring neck surgery when defendant vehicle went through light
Motorcyclist struck at intersection resulting in broken leg
Keith J. Ahlers - Founding Partner
Were you injured due to the actions of another? With over 35 years of experience with personal injury cases, Curan & Ahlers is ready to fight for you. Curan & Ahlers handles personal injury related cases in Westchester County and throughout New York. If you're looking for experienced pedestrian accident attorneys, give us a call today.
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PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT ATTORNEY WESTCHESTER COUNTY NY
Westchester County Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
How often are pedestrians killed because of motor vehicle accidents in New York City?
In 2018, 110 pedestrians were killed in New York City in motor vehicle accidents. In 2018, there were over 10,700 pedestrian accidents in New York City. In the first five months of 2021, there were 41 pedestrian deaths in New York City. This number has risen from 2019 where there were 34 pedestrian deaths in the first five months of that year. The number of pedestrians being killed in motor vehicle accidents has been tracked by New York City since 1910. The lowest number of pedestrian deaths on record from 1910 to 2021 is the year 2020, in which only 99 pedestrians were killed in motor vehicle accidents. This is attributed to the shelter-in-place orders imposed on New York City because of the coronavirus pandemic.
How often are pedestrians injured in motor vehicle accidents in the United States?
Every year, approximately 60,000 pedestrians are injured in motor vehicle accidents in the United States. Each year, approximately 4,000 pedestrians are killed in motor vehicle accidents in the United States. This means that a pedestrian is injured in a motor vehicle accident every 8 minutes and a pedestrian is killed in a motor vehicle accident every 113 minutes.
What actions has New York City taken to lower the number of pedestrians killed in motor vehicle accidents?
New York City has recognized that the large number of pedestrians being killed and injured in motor vehicle accidents each year is a major problem facing our community and has acted to make the streets of New York City safer for pedestrians.
Since 2014, the city has implemented "Vision Zero" which is a citywide initiative that uses various tools to lower the number of pedestrians that are killed or injured in motor vehicle accidents. The city has expanded enforcement against moving violations like speeding and failing to yield to pedestrians. The city also implemented their speed camera program which has reduced speeding by over 60 percent in locations near schools where the cameras are put in place to combat speeding.
However, regardless of the initiatives utilized by the city to combat unsafe streets, tragedies are inevitable and Curan & Ahlers LLP is here to help pedestrians who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents or family members of a pedestrian killed in a motor vehicle accident.
What types of injuries are common when pedestrians are involved in motor vehicle accidents?
Pedestrians that have been hit by a motor vehicle often suffer injuries to their head, chest, and lower extremities. When a pedestrian is hit by a motor vehicle traveling less than 15 miles per hour, it is not likely that they will suffer fatal injuries. However, when the motor vehicle is traveling more than 15 miles per hour, the chances of a fatal injury can skyrocket as a pedestrian can hit their head or sustain an injury to their spinal cord.
One of the most common injuries suffered by pedestrians are fractures to the bones in their lower extremities. An interesting statistic is that up to 50 percent of pedestrians that are involved in motor vehicle accidents sustain injuries to the lower extremities. This is because the lower extremities are likely the first area of a person's body to come into contact with the motor vehicle.
How do I recover compensation from the at-fault driver's insurance company for my injuries?
If you are injured as a pedestrian by a negligent car driver, you have three years in which to bring a lawsuit to recover monetary compensation for the injuries you sustained in the motor vehicle accident. This is referred to as a statute of limitations. If you do not bring a lawsuit to recover monetary compensation for the injuries you received as a pedestrian in a motor vehicle accident within these three years, you will not be able to recover for the injuries that you received in the motor vehicle accident. At Curan & Ahlers, we will fight on your behalf to recover monetary compensation for the injuries that you received as a pedestrian in a motor vehicle accident.
Who pays my medical bills if I am a pedestrian hit by a motor vehicle?
If you are a pedestrian that has been hit by a motor vehicle, the insurance company of the at-fault driver and owner of the motor vehicle that hit you is responsible for paying for your medical bills. The insurance company will often be required to pay up to $50,000 in medical bills for the person injured by their insured.
Work with a pedestrian accident lawyer Westchester County NY
The pedestrian accident attorneys at Curan & Ahlers will work tirelessly for you and your family, and there is no fee unless we collect damages on your behalf. Please call us today for a free case evaluation so that we can help you through this difficult time.