Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C. Presents Ultimate Guide to Walking Safely in NYC

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New York personal injury lawyers unveil a new online resource that is aimed at preventing pedestrian accidents in NYC’s five boroughs.

The attorneys of Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., recognizing that pedestrian accidents pose a serious safety concern to New York City residents and visitors, are pleased to announce the publication of a new online resource, The Ultimate Guide to Walking Safely in NYC, which can help people navigate the City more safely.

More than 60 percent of pedestrians killed in traffic collisions in downstate New York from 2011 to 2013 occurred in the five boroughs of New York City, according to the recently released Tri-State Transportation Campaign Report.

As attorneys who represent injured pedestrians and see the devastating effect that preventable traffic accidents have on New York families, Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., is committed to making New York City safer for pedestrians and holding accountable those who cause injuries through disregard for safety.

The firm’s new online guide is a tool intended to provide pedestrians more information and make travel safer in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx or Staten Island.

A user simply selects the borough at the top of the Guide that the user is interested in reviewing, and the user will get a snapshot of pedestrian accident trends based on New York City open source data. While a pedestrian accident can occur at any time in New York, it is valuable to know which times of day, day of the week and locations pose the greatest risk of injuries to pedestrians. That information and more can be found in the Ultimate Guide to Walking Safely in NYC.

The searchable features of the Guide include:

  • Map displaying concentrations of pedestrian collisions by year
  • Listing of the top 10 worst NYC intersections for pedestrian accidents
  • Color-coded collision trends by time of day and day of the week
  • Collision trends by age and gender
  • Collision trends by type of vehicle
  • Collision trends by contributing factor in each borough

A user of the Guide can learn many important facts. For example, the Guide’s data shows that driver distraction and inattention contribute to a third of all collisions in Manhattan, while failure to yield right of way is the leading cause of accidents in Brooklyn.

New York City lowered the municipal speed limit to 25 miles per hours in late 2014 and has installed safety cameras in targeted intersections in an effort to reduce traffic collisions. By comparing pedestrian accidents from the first quarter of 2014 with those from the first quarter of 2015, a Guide user can see that the number of accidents dropped by varying amounts in all five boroughs – but still remains high.

About the Firm

Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., is a New York City law firm that represents clients who have been seriously injured through the negligence of others. The lawyers at Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek have more than 75 years of combined legal experience fighting for the rights of injury victims. To learn more about the firm and its practice areas, call (800) 529-9371 or submit the firm’s online form.

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