Buffalo NY Car Accident Attorney James Morris Comments on Niagara Falls Pedestrian Deaths

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Summer months have brought increased risk of fatal pedestrian accidents to Niagara Falls region, according to Buffalo auto accident attorney James Morris of the Law Offices of James Morris.

Pedestrian deaths have become an all-too-common occurrence this summer across Western New York. We encourage drivers and pedestrians alike to exercise more caution on our roadways and crosswalks.

In the wake of a number of deadly accidents involving pedestrians in and around Niagara Falls, Buffalo personal injury lawyer James Morris said it’s important for drivers and pedestrians alike to exercise extra caution in the popular tourist region.

A recent accident was reported on August 21 by the Buffalo News (“Tourist struck, killed by impaired motorist in Falls, Ont.”) after a 76-year old tourist from Quebec died while crossing the street with his wife and granddaughter. The story reports that police believe the driver was impaired at the time of the accident.

“In an area visited by thousands of tourists each summer, all it takes is a split-second of inattention for a driver to cause a serious pedestrian accident. News reports of tragic accidents serve as a reminder to all drivers to pay attention and avoid distractions and careless behavior such as drinking and driving,” said Morris, who represents victims of negligence and families who lost loved ones in accidents. “We have seen the devastating impact of accidents caused by careless drivers, and that’s one reason why we fight hard to protect the rights of victims.”

On August 9, the Buffalo News reported (“Another pedestrian killed crossing Niagara Falls Boulevard”) that a pedestrian was struck and killed by a motor vehicle at the border of Amherst and Town of Tonawanda.

Furthermore, the Buffalo News article said that on June 5, another fatal pedestrian accident occurred at the same intersection.

“Pedestrian deaths have become an all-too-common occurrence this summer across Western New York. We encourage drivers and pedestrians alike to exercise more caution on our roadways and crosswalks,” said Morris, a Buffalo pedestrian accident lawyer. “Unfortunately, accidents will continue to happen to people through no fault of their own. If you are injured or a loved one is killed, talk to a personal injury attorney about your rights.”

About the Law Offices of James E. Morris
James E. Morris is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo and the University at Buffalo Law School. He has been practicing law in Western New York for more than 25 years. Morris has achieved the highest rating of "10.0 Superb" by national independent rating service Avvo and "AV Preeminent" by Martindale-Hubbell. In 2004, he formed his practice, which is 100 percent devoted to personal injury and wrongful death litigation. The law firm does not charge any legal fees unless their client is victorious.

For more information about what to do after you or your loved one was injured as a pedestrian in New York, call (800) 477-9044 for a free case evaluation, or complete the online contact form.
The Law Offices of James Morris is located at 350 Main Street, Suite 2405, Buffalo, New York 14202. Visit http://www.jamesmorrislaw.com/

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