New Yorkers understand better than most the day to day risks pedestrians face. There seems to be a revolving flow of newspaper headlines informing us of another tragic knockdown on New York City streets.
Knowing our streets are often dangerous, and being ready to act if you witness a knockdown, are two very different things.
Do you know what to do if you witness a pedestrian knockdown? If you have the misfortune of witnessing an a knockdown, taking the following steps may help the victim seek recovery and also prevent additional related injuries:
1)Stay calm and remain at the scene
2) Contact the police
3) Document any important information
4) Remain on the sidewalk and stay alert for oncoming vehicles.
5) Provide the police or the victim with any information that may help down the road should the victim seek compensation.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian knockdown contact us today.