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January 18, 2023 | Uncategorized

NYC Saw Spike in Pedestrian Accidents Last Year

2022 Data Shows Increase in Fatal Traffic Incidents Involving Pedestrians

Each year hundreds of pedestrians are killed in the state of New York, many of those occurring within the five boroughs that make up NYC. New data shows that last year was particularly dangerous for pedestrians. Early in the year, there was already a significant increase in pedestrian deaths related to traffic accidents.

At Ajlouny Injury Law, we represent individuals who have been hurt or killed in pedestrian accidents throughout New York City. Our experienced legal team can help you determine whether you have a valid claim for damages. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, contact our office at (718) 233-3913 to get FREE legal advice.

Substantial Rise in Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in 2022

According to the New York Post, there was a “jarring” number of people killed in traffic accidents during the first quarter of the year. Over the first three months, a shocking 59 people were killed in accidents in New York City representing a 44% increase compared to the same time the previous year. Nearly half of the people killed were pedestrians. 

The city continues to strive toward lower pedestrian death totals by implementing a number of safety improvements including calls for reduced speed limits and the expansion of the city’s camera enforcement programs, as reported by the New York Post. 

New York City’s Vision Zero

Data from Vision Zero View shows that by November 30, 2022, over 100 pedestrians were killed in the Big Apple and nearly 7,500 were injured. Vision Zero is an initiative started in 2014 aimed at reducing the number of traffic fatalities in NYC. As indicated by the program, being struck by a vehicle is one of the leading causes of death for seniors and children under the age of 14 in the city.

Pedestrian Safety in New York

The New York State Department of Health reports that pedestrian accidents are one of the leading causes of “injury-related hospital admissions” and deaths for individuals in the state. Each year around 300 pedestrians die in traffic-related incidents and approximately 15,000 are injured. 

Preventing Pedestrian Injuries and Deaths in NYC

Pedestrian accidents are usually preventable, caused by negligence, inattention, or wrongdoing. Pedestrians injured in motor vehicle accidents are strongly encouraged to contact an attorney. Depending on the circumstances, an individual who sustains serious injury may be entitled to compensation for their accident-related losses.

It is important to discuss your case with an attorney as early in the process as possible as you may only have a limited amount of time to file a claim for damages. Damages in a pedestrian accident case may include compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, disfigurement, pain and suffering, and more.

Injured in a Pedestrian Accident? Contact Our Office.

Were you or a loved one injured in a pedestrian accident in NYC? Contact our office at (718) 233-3913 for FREE legal advice. There are no fees unless we win. Call now to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.

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