Help Us Reduce Pedestrian Fatalities in NYC – Safety Tips

Pedestrian safety

With already 27 reported pedestrian fatalities in NYC this year, we need to take precautionary measures as pedestrians for our own safety and the safety of our community.

Vision Zero is helping to create a safer community, but we as individuals need to exercise caution as well!

Who Is At Risk?

Pedestrians of all ages are at risk of being injured in a traffic-related accident, however some people are at higher risk than others:

Males are more likely to die or be injured in traffic-related accidents than females.
Teens and young adults ages 15-29 are more likely to be treated in the ER for crash-related injuries compared to other age groups.
The rate of pedestrians death generally increase with age.
Impaired pedestrians – those under the influence of alcohol or drugs are more likely to be involved in a traffic-related accident

How Do I Exercise Safety?

Take precautionary measures by following these simple pedestrian safety tips:

Cross the street at designated crosswalks
Look both ways at busy intersections where drivers may fail to yield or are speeding
Cross only when you have the right of way
Walk on the sidewalk when available – never walk in the road
Increase your visibility at night by carrying a flashlight and wearing bright colored clothing.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a pedestrian-related accident, contact our firm for a free consultation today. We will fight for the money you deserve.

For more information on pedestrian safety, visit the CDC website.


Dear friends and clients,

In furtherance of our firms culture of commitment to always act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligations while prioritizing health, wellness and safety of all we can. 

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes to many lives and businesses in our communities, and around the world. We, much like our neighbors and friends, have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also prioritizing the health, wellness and safety of our employees.

Until further notice, our offices will be closed to the public to encourage social distancing and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our team is still hard at work, many from home, and you may still call, email, live chat or video conference us if you or a loved one is seeking legal assistance. As the first law firm to offer our clients secure online access to their case file more than a decade ago, we have always been believers in using technology to make life easier and information more accessible. In these present times it has been a smooth transition for us to continue to offer our clients the same seamless and thorough service that you deserve and are accustomed to.

This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for our lives, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Andrew G. Finkelstein and the staff of Jacoby & Meyers, LLP