Q: How many pedestrians die each day in accidents in New York City?
On average one New York pedestrian gets killed by a vehicle almost every day? Something must be done. And that is the sentiment that led to a November rally in City Hall Park of parents, families, and friends who’ve suffered the tragic loss of a child due to pedestrian accidents. In addition to the daily fatalities, there are countless other car accidents that leave pedestrians with devastating personal injuries. When pedestrians are seriously injured by the negligent, reckless, or intentional actions of another, they may commence a personal injury action to recover compensatory damages over and above the “no-fault” insurance maximum benefits. They can recover for the medical bills associated with the accident, anticipated future medical and therapeutic costs, property damage, lost wages, pain and suffering and more. The amounts and types of damages vary depending on the particular circumstances of each case, so it is important to seek counsel from an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible after the accident and before accepting any settlement offer from an insurance company. When somebody is killed as a result of an accident, their close relatives may be entitled to sue for funeral expenses, medical bills, lost support, and other damages through a wrongful death lawsuit. A personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit can’t turn back the clock, but any recovery can assist the victim or their family with the financial burdens that result from the accident. One mother attended the November rally in support of her son who was killed this summer just weeks after graduating and moving to New York City to follow his dreams. If your loved one has been killed or injured in a pedestrian accident with a motor vehicle, the Manhattan firm of Jaroslawicz & Jaros can offer compassionate help and maximize your recovery while you focus on your grief. We’ve been serving clients throughout New York, as well as those injured while visiting New York, for over 40 years. Contact us at 347-313-8011 for a free consultation.