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New York City Bike Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, you may have questions about “what to do next,” and you may not even know where to start. We offer a FREE consultation, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, There is NO cost to get a free consultation right now.  If you decide to hire our New York City bike accident lawyers, you pay us nothing up front, and you will pay absolutely nothing at all unless and until we’ve won your case. No matter how careful you are when you ride your bicycle, and even if you...

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New York City Bus Accident Lawyers

In Manhattan and other parts of New York City, it is often cost prohibitive to purchase, store, and drive an automobile. For this and other reasons, public transportation in New York City including by bus is very popular. With a large number of public and private buses traveling the streets of New York sharing roadways with the pedestrian, bicycle, and motor vehicle traffic, bus accidents are an unfortunate but inevitable outcome. Driver error is the number one cause of bus accidents. This includes distracted driving, aggressive driving, inattention, lack of training or experience, failing to keep a safe distance between vehicles,...

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Sidewalk Grates & Cellar Doors Can Cause Serious Pedestrian Accidents

Sidewalk Grates & Cellar Doors Can Cause Serious Pedestrian Accidents

While many pedestrian accidents that happen while walking down city sidewalks or crossing the street may be minor, others can lead to severe injuries. Sidewalk grates and poorly fastened cellar doors can send unsuspecting pedestrians or workers tumbling into dark vaults below. People may also stumble over poorly fitted manhole covers, gas caps, and other embedded sidewalk objects. Fortunately, New York City rules and regulations, along with state case law, recognize the need to provide compensation when property owners are negligent. What follows is a general look at liability issues pertaining to sidewalk and street injuries and a summary of some actual...

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Falling Debris Accidents Pose Serious Threat to NYC Pedestrian Safety

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Falling Debris Accidents Pose Serious Threat to NYC Pedestrian Safety For decades, most New York City pedestrians have assumed that being hit by a vehicle while crossing the street was the biggest danger they faced. Unfortunately, the December 2019 death of New York City architect Erica L. Tishman put everyone on notice that falling building debris can suddenly take the life of any pedestrian. Ms. Tishman was walking near her office on the southeast corner of 49th Street and Seventh Avenue when a piece of loose terra cotta fell from a building – hitting her on the head and killing her. As...

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Falling Debris Accidents Pose Serious Threats to NYC Pedestrian Safety

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Falling Debris Accidents Pose Serious Threat to NYC Pedestrian Safety For decades, most New York City pedestrians have assumed that being hit by a vehicle while crossing the street was the biggest danger they faced. Unfortunately, the December 2019 death of New York City architect Erica L. Tishman put everyone on notice that falling building debris can suddenly take the life of any pedestrian. Ms. Tishman was walking near her office on the southeast corner of 49th Street and Seventh Avenue when a piece of loose terra cotta fell from a building – hitting her on the head and killing her. As...

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Far Too Many Pedestrian Accidents Keep Happening in NYC

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Far Too Many Pedestrian Accidents Keep Happening in NYC The latter part of 2019 proved to be just as dangerous for pedestrians as the earlier part of that same year. In fact, during one 72-hour period, six pedestrians were killed – four of them by commercial truck drivers. Despite the city’s efforts to decrease all traffic accidents and fatalities under the Vision Zero program, there appears to be ongoing fluctuation in the high number of people dying on New York City streets each year.  The only truly redeemable part of the 2019 statistics indicated that there were fewer traffic deaths for the...

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