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Responsibilities NY Drivers and Pedestrians Have to Each Other

It’s true that pedestrians usually have the right-of-way, and that motorists bear most of the responsibility in ensuring everyone’s safety. However, pedestrians have certain responsibilities and rules they must follow to keep themselves safe, too. You may have noticed reminders in your community recently about pedestrian safety. Check out more about programs for your specific community by contacting the GTSC. In the meantime, let’s brush up on exactly what each traveler – by car and […]

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Injuries NYers Can Expect If They’re Hit by a Car While Walking

Many New Yorkers walk to work, school, and other places around the city every day. Far too often, though, New York pedestrians are seriously injured by cars while walking. How often? Take a look at the facts: Every eight minutes, a pedestrian is injured. A pedestrian is killed every 113 minutes. Every year, over 60,000 pedestrians are injured and over 4,000 are killed in the U. S. Almost 40 percent of pedestrian fatalities involve a […]

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Pedestrian Accidents in New York: What You Can Do to Prevent Them

Pedestrian accidents are happening more and more often.   In 2014, there were 4,884 pedestrian fatalities across the U.S. This number rose to 5,375 pedestrian fatalities in 2015, the latest year for which numbers are available.   Why is this happening? While there are probably a number of factors, one of the biggest is that both pedestrians and drivers are distracted by their phones. Additionally, pedestrians don’t use crosswalks as often as they should, which […]

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How Does the "Rule of Two" Affect NYC Pedestrian Accidents?

  In 2014, nine-year-old Cooper Stock was hit and killed by a yellow cab driver on the Upper West Side. The child and his father had the right of way, but the cab driver was not paying attention and failed to yield.   Despite this, the driver was able to keep his license and continue driving for the city. Moreover, he was not charged with criminal negligence, even though video footage and witness testimony overwhelmingly […]

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Customer Hits Spa Employee after Not Paying for Treatment

No matter how tough your job is, it’s safe to say your day wasn’t as bad as the spa employee in the below story. Unless, that is, you’ve ever been hit by a car while running after a customer who didn’t pay.   Here’s what happened. In late February, a customer at the Spa Castle in Queens received some services, then left the building without paying. A 21-year old employee ran after the woman in […]

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1 Dead, 22 Hurt: Tragedy a Reminder Pedestrians Must Be Careful

For New Yorkers, walking isn’t a choice – it’s something that’s part of living in our city. Most of the time, for most of us, it’s something that we don’t even think about. As recent events have reminded us, though, everyone who walks needs to start thinking about it a little bit more, and what they can do to make themselves as safe as possible.   You probably already know what we’re talking about. Recently […]

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How to Prevent Bicycle Accidents in New York City

Citizens of New York City depend on many modes of transportation to reach their destinations, bicycles being an extremely popular option. Unfortunately, while riding a bike in New York has many advantages, it also comes with some big safety risks. If you do decide to start cycling, patience and preparation are your best tools for staying safe on two wheels. Consider the following safety tips to prevent being a victim of a bicycle accident:   Be Aware […]

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Texting and Driving Accident Lawyer in New York City

Texting and driving is a real problem. In a society obsessed with technology, disconnecting is tougher than ever. This is true even in situations that deserve our attention the most, like driving. Distracted driving is illegal in New York State. If you were injured in an accident caused by a driver who was texting and driving, contact an auto accident lawyer to protect you. In New York, texting and driving is not the only form of distracted […]

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Six Things To Do After a Car Accident

A car accident can cause lifelong injuries and huge amounts of money in damages to you and your car. To make matters worse, receiving fair and just compensation from those liable can be confusing and demoralizing. To receive the compensation you need after an auto accident, document the crash thoroughly, consult with insurance and legal advisers, and treat your injuries immediately. Unfortunately, most people aren’t thinking completely clearly right after an accident. We hope that by going […]

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Pedestrian Accidents Are On The Rise in the Bronx

Pedestrian accidents in the Bronx have been increasing at an alarming rate. An NYPD police car was involved in a pedestrian accident recently, leaving her looking like “a human pretzel”. The 13-year-old girl tried to run across the street with the light still blinking.  The police officer that hit her had just given a motorist a ticket and was responding to a call about a stabbing at the time of the accident. The lights and sirens were […]

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