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Pedestrian accidents are among the most likely to result in serious injury or death.

And New York pedestrian accidents are especially common, given the non-stop traffic rushing through the city.

In fact, according to the Governors’ Highway Safety Association, there were more than 6,500 fatal pedestrian accidents in the United States in 2020.

Of these fatal accidents, 241 occurred in New York. At the Law Offices of Theodore A. Naima, I proudly represent pedestrians and their families in personal injury and wrongful death cases against negligent drivers.

I can help you effectively file a claim to hold the driver who hit you accountable and recover monetary damages that can help you recover from your injuries and get your life back on track.

Pedestrian Accident Causes in New York

Like other types of motor vehicle collisions, pedestrian accidents don’t just happen; they are almost always the result of one or more parties acting negligently.

In a city like New York, drivers regularly engage in various dangerous behaviors that put pedestrians at risk.

Some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents include:

  • Speeding,
  • Running red lights,
  • Failing to yield the right of way,
  • Distracted driving,
  • Drunk and drugged driving,
  • Fatigued driving, and
  • Reckless driving.

Regardless of the reason why a driver hit you, the Law Offices of Theodore A. Naima can help you learn more about your rights and how to bring a claim against the responsible party.

In New York, When and Where Do Pedestrian Accidents Occur?

Pedestrian accidents can occur on any road, at any time of day.

However, according to the statistics assembled by the Governors’ Highway Safety Association, most pedestrian accidents happen on larger arterial roads.

Not surprisingly, about 80% of fatal pedestrian accidents occur during nighttime hours.

When it comes to the most dangerous time of year for pedestrian accidents, the data is not what you might expect.

Based on data compiled over three years (2018 to 2020), May saw the fewest fatal pedestrian accidents on average.

However, there was no discernible pattern for the other months.

For example, there were very few pedestrian deaths in New York in December 2020, but December saw the highest number of fatal pedestrian accidents in December 2018 and December 2019.  

Contact a Respected New York Pedestrian Accidents Lawyer Today to Schedule a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one recently suffered serious injuries in a New York pedestrian accident, reach out to the Law Offices of Theodore A. Naima for immediate assistance.

I have more than 25 years of experience recovering compensation on behalf of my clients. When injured people come to me seeking justice, I am passionate about helping them get it. 

I offer free consultations to all accident victims. During this consultation, I can answer your questions and provide you with an overview of the recovery process.

If you decide to move forward with your case, you will not receive a bill for my services unless I recover compensation on your behalf.

To learn more and to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation, you can call me directly at (516) 980-3096. You can also reach me through my online contact form.

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Theodore A. Naima

Theodore A. Naima is the founding partner of the Law Offices of Theodore A. Naima, a Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice Law Firm based in New York. In 2015, Ted was awarded the prestigious AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, the company that has long been recognized as setting the gold standard for lawyer ratings, signifying the highest degree of peer recognition and professional excellence.

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