Pedestrian Accidents Archives

Changes to Laws May Make Getting Compensation for Sidewalk Accidents in New York City Easier

A sweeping change to a City ordinance may make it easier for victims of certain types of slip and fall sidewalk accidents in New York City to get the compensation they deserve. Currently, the responsibility of maintaining the sidewalk adjacent to a building falls to the building's owner (if the building houses four families or more). The homeowner had a legal obligation to regularly inspect and repair the adjoining sidewalk. That responsibility extended to the building's owner even if the sidewalk was damaged by trees planted by the City.

Pedestrian Accident on Long Island Send Three Children to Hospital

A terrifying pedestrian accident in New York City last month sent three young boys to the hospital with severe injuries. The kids were crossing the street in the Lindenhurst neighborhood of Long Island when they were struck by a sedan driven by a 20-year-old man. The three boys (ages 13, 12, and 9) were rushed to nearby Good Samaritan hospital and listed in serious, critical, and serious condition, respectively.

Woman Coping with Lifelong Disability After Pedestrian Accident in Manhattan

Two people were injured and one of the victims, a woman, was left permanently disabled after a horrific pedestrian accident in Manhattan earlier this month. The crash happened on May 11th around 10 PM at the intersection of Murray Street and West Street in Lower Manhattan when a young driver failed to yield the right of way to two people crossing the street.

Elderly Woman Killed in Pedestrian Accident in New York City

A fatal pedestrian accident in New York City late last month claimed the life of an elderly woman as she was returning home from a late night mass. The pedestrian accident on Staten Island resulted in an extensive search for the driver-who fled the scene of the crime.

DOT's New Marketing Campaign Designed to Prevent Crosswalk Accidents in New York City

Crosswalk accidents in New York City are one of the most common types of pedestrian accident anywhere in The Big Apple. In fact, they make up the majority of pedestrian involved collisions here and are responsible for the vast majority of serious injuries and fatalities that people on foot suffer. As New York City traffic laws are now written, every crosswalk accident could be considered a crime. Motorists have the responsibility to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks every time-whether the crosswalk is marked or not.

Sidewalk Accidents in New York City Spike During Winter Months

It should come as no surprise that the number of sidewalk accidents in New York City soars during the winter months but it's not always the snow and ice that are responsible for these slip and fall accidents. As the ground and water underneath sidewalks and paving stones freezes, it expands. This can lift these sidewalk flagstones, cause them to mislevel, crack or shift them out of place. This can leave dangerous holes or cracks and raised/uneven sidewalk flagstones that can trip up unsuspecting pedestrians.

Pedestrian Accident in Chelsea Sends One Man to Hospital

An unusual pedestrian accident in Chelsea sent one older gentleman to the hospital suffering from a severe head wound. The crash occurred in a bike lane along W. 29th Street on October 17th. The injured victim was riding an electric motorized scooter down the street when an unidentified pedestrian stepped right in front of him. The pedestrian's foot actually got caught in the scooter's wheel and the machine flipped, throwing the rider head-first onto the pavement.

Deadly Pedestrian Accident in New York City Leaves One Man Dead

A man from New Jersey was struck and killed in a fatal pedestrian accident in New York City last month. The man reportedly sideswiped a vehicle while driving along FDR Drive around 5 in the morning on September 16th. The man then got out of his vehicle and, for some unknown reason, attempted to cross the highway while waiting for the NYPD to respond to the initial crash. He was struck by a Cadillac SUV.

Scaffolding Accident in Soho Leads to DOB Investigation and Fines

A temporary sidewalk accident in New York City last year led the Department of Buildings to investigate the shoddy work of the engineer who designed the shed (which collapsed onto several pedestrians in a minor wind storm in November). The primary sidewalk accident left several people seriously injured including a model who required ongoing rehabilitation for serious spinal injuries.

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