Staying Safe on Roads Once NYC Opens up Post-COVID
According to the New York State Department of Health, nearly 300 deaths occur each year as a result of motor vehicle accidents.
These incidents include pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, truck accidents, car accidents and more. As COVID winds down and NYC looks to re-open the city to all of the activities we love, enjoy and miss, the Law Offices of Stuart M. Kerner P.C. offers advice on keeping safe on NYC roadways as traffic rises and people get used to driving on the busier streets of NYC.
Staying Safe on NYC Roads
As a personal injury lawyer in NYC, Stuart M. Kerner P.C. sees his fair share of car accident cases. Many of these accidents result in significant damages to property, and sometimes life-altering injuries. In worst-case scenarios, motor vehicle accidents can result in the irreplaceable loss of a loved one.
Many such accidents are due to the negligence of a third party. In such cases, the Law Offices of Stuart M. Kerner P.C. represents the injured party, fighting aggressively in and out of court to win a settlement or court verdict for compensation in their favor.
Mayor Cuomo Aims to Fully Reopen NYC July 1st
With the full reopening of the city in sight, here are a few tips NYC motorists and pedestrians can take to keep them and their families safe this summer.
Situational awareness is key to seeing any potential threats before they turn into a disaster. At all times aim to have a good spatial understanding of yourself and those around you, as well as the landscape.
One of the leading causes of pedestrian and motor vehicle accidents involves distractions. From screaming kids, to eating while walking or driving, and cell phone use, these seemingly innocent behaviors can spell disaster.
Proper Signals and Communication
No matter if you’re a pedestrian, bicyclist or motorist, using the proper signals when navigating traffic is critical to informing those around you of where you intend to move your person, bike or vehicle. But don’t wait until the last second. Be sure to signal early enough to give those around you ample notice.
Avoid Alcohol and Substance Use
We all know that drinking and driving is illegal and should always be avoided. Similarly, walking when intoxicated could put you and others at risk.
Proper Footwear and Clothing
For pedestrians, the right footwear can reduce the risk of slipping and falling into oncoming traffic. For bicyclists and motorcyclists, loose clothing or shoelaces could get caught in spokes or moving parts. Similarly, those operating cars or trucks can fall prey to a sandal or flip flop coming loose and getting stuck on or under the gas or brake pedal.
By following these tips, you can make sure you and your family stay safe as we return back to normal in NYC, the Bronx and surrounding areas.
July 1st will be here before we know it. Have fun, and stay safe.
Victims of motor vehicle accidents deserve compensation when injured by distracted drivers. At the Law Offices of Stuart M. Kerner P.C., we help accident victims hold at-fault drivers accountable. Call us today for a free consultation with one of our car accident lawyers. We provide free no-obligation consultations. If we agree to take your case, you don’t need to pay us anything unless we win you and your family the compensation you deserve.