Manhattan, NY – Pedestrian Injured in Collision on W 43rd St near 9th AveNY/NJ Legal News
Manhattan, NY (May 5, 2023) – On the night of Thursday, May 4, a serious car crash happened in Manhattan. Reports show a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle.
Emergency crews were dispatched to the crash scene shortly after the incident occurred to help those involved and render aid to the injured victim.
According to reports, the incident took place at the intersection of West 43rd Street near 9th Avenue. A pedestrian was hit by a car and injured; however, how the incident took place is still under police investigation.
At this time, the circumstances of the accident remain unclear.
We hope for the full and fast recovery of those with injuries.
Manhattan Car Accidents
When collisions involving multiple vehicles occur, usually, several people get hurt and sustain serious property damage. Acting responsibly while driving is a great way to avoid a traffic accident. Unfortunately, we cannot predict the actions of other motorists on the road. If you are injured in an accident caused by a negligent driver, you may be eligible to collect financial compensation for the losses and damages you’re facing. You can usually collect compensation from the driver at-fault as well as the insurance company.
Some traffic accidents that happen involve pedestrians. According to statistics gathered concerning American pedestrian crashes, about 6,000 people lose their lives in fatal pedestrian crashes per year. New York State is one of the worst states for pedestrian crashes, probably due to New York City being the most populated city in the country. Every year, nearly 5,000 pedestrian crashes happen in New York state. New York State has the third-highest number of yearly pedestrian accidents in the United States, only after California and Florida.
A publication distributed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration concerning American car crashes shows that in the United States, an 11% increase in the number of auto accidents has occurred since 2015. As the population in America continues to rise, the total number of reckless and preoccupied drivers continues to grow. The overcrowded roadways in New York are one of the many reasons why you should work with a car crash lawyer in the aftermath of your collision.
In the past decade, driver negligence has become a serious issue in the US. It causes more auto collisions than car problems and inclement weather combined. Drivers who choose to act negligently do so in many ways, including distraction, fatigue, intoxication, and speeding. For example, speeding takes over 11,000 lives per year, while over 400,000 car crashes are caused by drivers who are distracted every single year.
Our law firm fights on behalf of our injured clients who have been victimized by the actions of negligent drivers. We work hard to guard the legal rights of our clients and help them get the justice they need and deserve. After a multi-vehicle accident that caused you or someone you love to become seriously injured, contact a car accident lawyer in Manhattan at (800) 469-6476 to see how we can help you. We work on contingency, which means we charge nothing up-front or out-of-pocket. We only get paid if you’re able to receive full and fair financial compensation for the losses and damages you have endured in relation to your recent accident.