New York City is one of the greatest cities in the world for pedestrians. In many neighborhoods, New Yorkers prefer walking over trying to hop in a car and travel through congested city streets and highways.
But New York can also be an unforgiving place for pedestrians as well. There are dozens of hazards a walker can face, including:
- Reckless and speeding drivers
- Slippery conditions on streets and sidewalks
- Poorly maintained common areas
- Poorly lit sidewalks
- Construction projects that are not safe to walk past
- Hazardous debris that creates a trip or a slip possibility
- Inattentive bike riders, joggers or other pedestrians
- Broken or cracked sidewalks
- Potholes in the street
Pedestrian & Sidewalk Accident Cases
People should not be discouraged from walking in the city, but they should always be on the defensive to avoid being an accident victim whenever possible. While you may be alert and responsible, the fact remains that many other people are not.
At Isaacson, Schiowitz&Korson LLP, we see countless accidents involving pedestrians who have been injured through no fault of their own. These injuries can be minor, such as cuts and scrapes, all the way up to broken bones, back, neck, and head injuries, amputations or even a loss of life, especially if a person has been hit by a car or a truck.
Through our experience dealing with insurance companies, we know that a large legal fight may take place as part of the compensation process, adding significantly to the stress of dealing with an accident. But through our considerable resources and many years of experience, our attorneys understand the inner workings of the settlement and trial process when it comes to pedestrian accidents. That gives our clients the best possible chance of receiving what they are fully entitled to, allowing them to resume their lives as quickly and as fully as possible.
Isaacson, Schiowitz&Korson LLP proudly serves New York City, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Long Island, Nassau and surrounding communities. Contact us for a free consultation at (212) 267-6557.