As a pedestrian in New York City, you know one thing to be true: There will always be vehicles in close proximity to where you are walking. Even though there is nothing you can do about this, there are some steps you can take lessen the likelihood of an accident.
Most people who know someone working in construction understand that it is a very dangerous career path. People in this industry can easily get hurt or even killed while working. It only takes a second for a worker to slip while working high up in a building, resulting in a fall. Similarly, falling materials, electrocution, crushing accidents and scaffolding issues all pose risks to construction workers.
The latest in technology can provide a number of benefits to vehicles. One of these goals is often a reduction in the risk of accidents. Yet, the rate of pedestrian accidents in New York has remained constant despite these changes. New York State’s Department of Health reports that the most recent data shows there were 312 deaths due to motor vehicles striking pedestrians annually. This number has remained fairly constant since 2001.
Car accidents occur daily but any vehicle is at risk of a crash. Accidents on public transportation can be even more fatal than other accidents, often ending in lost lives or severe injuries and disabilities. If you are in a bus accident, you have every right to pursue a lawsuit for your injuries. However, gathering the proper information will greatly help your chances at a successful claim.