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According to the NYPD, it is unfortunate that the rate of pedestrian accidents in New York is growing at a higher rate than deaths from homicides. Pedestrian-related accidents involve vehicles, bikes, fall, slips, and trips. Pedestrian accidents make up for a significant number of fatalities emanating from road accidents. In 2016, pedestrian deaths rose to 150 casualties from 130 in the previous year. During winters, pedestrians are exposed to a higher risk of accidents due to the environmental changes.
The snow piles up on the sidewalks and roads which makes the surface wet and leaves the pedestrian susceptible to falls. Besides, pedestrians could suffer injuries during winters due to various reasons. In most cases, pedestrians are not to blame for the accidents, and they should be compensated for injuries and losses that occur during a crash. This is where we come in. We know that you require professional representation to get compensated. Our goal is to obtain justice on your behalf in order to keep your best interests atop our priority list.
Here are Possible Ways Pedestrians Can Sustain Injuries During the Winter
There are different ways that pedestrians could get hurt during winters. Many times pedestrians lack people who can represent them when they are involved in accidents and go uncompensated.
At Levine and Wiss, our New York pedestrian accident attorneys represent pedestrians to seek the compensation they deserve for injuries and damages afflicted to them during an accident. In case you get involved in an accident as a pedestrian, or you know a victim of the same misfortune, be sure to contact us at Levine and Wiss for professional representation.