Personal injury cases that arise as a result of car, truck, boat or pedestrian accidents are meant to provide victims and survivors with the peace of mind that someone is being held accountable as well as compensation for medical expenses, income lost and other recovery needs. When it comes to pedestrians, New York has particular safety guidelines in place. They are designed not only to reduce the number of injuries in the state but also may help to determine fault when an accident does happen.
Many laws apply equally to vehicle drivers and pedestrians. Others are distinct. For example, pedestrians are required to obey traffic signals, pavement markings and other traffic signs. They may share most public highways with motor vehicles but not parkways, expressways or interstate highways. If there aren't sidewalks, a person must walk on the left side of the road, facing traffic.