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Keep Your Eyes Open as a Pedestrian During the Holiday Season

By Hochheiser & Hochheiser, LLP  Nov. 7, 2010 6:45p

With the holiday season now officially upon us, there will be an increase in traffic and stress. Due to this, peoples' attention can be more easily distracted. It's bad enough with the normal distractions (cell phones, GPS systems, and people drinking and driving) but activity level in general increases with the season and pedestrians need to be extra cautious of their surroundings.

Avoiding Accidents

As a pedestrian, you are more vulnerable and there are certain places where pedestrian knockdown accidents happen more frequently than others, and these include:

  • Crosswalks
  • Driveways
  • Street corners
  • Bus stops
  • School zones
  • Parking garages and parking lots

The most common cause of pedestrian knockdown accidents is driver inattention; they simply did not see the pedestrian which should give you, as a pedestrian, the understanding that caution is an absolute necessity when walking out and about. Bad weather conditions can also contribute to a driver not seeing you so when it's foggy, rainy or snowing, you should be extra alert.

Take Action

If you or a loved one has been injured as a pedestrian in the New York City or surrounding area, you need to contact a New York City pedestrian knockdown accident attorney as soon as possible. Time is of the essence as valuable evidence or witnesses that may help in your defense of the accident could be lost. Drivers who create accidents like this sometimes don't wish to take responsibility for their errors and may deny that it was their fault. At Hochheiser & Hochheiser LLP, we handle personal injury cases including pedestrian knockdown accidents. You may be fully eligible to receive compensation for your injuries and we can assist you to make this happen. Having experienced, competent legal support can force those responsible to be held accountable for their actions.

Contact a New York City Pedestrian Knockdown Accident Attorney at our office to set up a free consultation and we will review the details of your case.

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