Injury Risks in NYC

Jeff Varcadipane

January 17, 2022

Injury Risks in NYC

New York is a beautiful city, and people from all over the country and the world always visit the city to enjoy the same things many of the locals enjoy in this bustling city. Things such as the world’s finest restaurants, Broadway shows, excellent museums, and Central Park, among many others. As the New York Times reported, a record 65 million people visited the city in a recent year.

Unfortunately, like any large metropolitan city, and with that many people around the city, New York has its fair share of accidents and injuries, even among the most cautious and careful. If you suffer an accidental injury, you should always speak with an NYC personal injury attorney right away. 

Injury risks in New York are many, but the most common include the following.

Subway Accidents

New York City has one of the most crowded and (some say) unreliable subway systems in the country. The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) operates subways 24 hours a day in four New York City boroughs, and even with COVID-19 still around, the system had daily ridership of approximately 2 million people and an annual ridership of roughly 640 million. 

It is, therefore, not surprising that on any given day, a NYC subway accident injury is bound to happen.

Train derailment or a train hitting a passenger make headline news, but New York City subway riders are regularly injured in far more different ways that do not make the news, such as while standing on the train station platforms, while boarding, when aboard trains, when exiting trains, and while entering and exiting subway stations. 

Subway accidents can cause a variety of injuries such as head injuries, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, torn ligaments, internal bleeding, lacerations, and contusions.

Car Accidents

New York City is the most populous city in the United States, and along with that distinction comes the record number of vehicles on the city’s congested roads. According to U.S. News and World Report, NYC ranks 4th for the worst traffic in the nation. It is therefore not surprising that motor vehicle accidents are very common in the city and represent one of the highest risks of injury to those who find themselves in the city either as visitors or residing here,

Pedestrian Accidents

Most people probably do not think much about it, but pedestrian accidents are very common and can result in serious injuries. Indeed, many victims of pedestrian accidents do not survive, and others often suffer serious injuries that leave them permanently disabled. This is because a human being is simply no match for a vehicle of any size. 

Construction Accidents

The construction industry of NYC is one of the most dangerous industries in the state because it is responsible for many injuries and deaths of workers as well as bystanders year in and year out. 

Let an NYC Personal Injury Attorney Help You

If you have been injured in New York City, then speak with the NYC personal injury attorneys at Varcadipane & Pinnisi, PC, about your rights and find out what should be done next in the process to get you compensation for your medical bills. Please contact our office today for a free consultation – we serve Metro NYC as well as New Jersey.

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