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Pedestrian Injured In Cooperstown Car Accident On Lake Street

Victim Airlifted To Albany Medical Center Following Collision

Pedestrian Injured In Cooperstown Car Accident On Lake Street

COOPERSTOWN, NEW YORK (June 25, 2023) – A 40-year-old man was critically injured in a Cooperstown car accident along Lake Street.

Cooperstown police officials are saying that the accident took place around 4:50 p.m. on Thursday. A car hit the pedestrian and knocked them to the ground.

Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. The victim sustained a major head injury and was airlifted to the Albany Medical Center.

A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Cooperstown Pedestrian Accidents

All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. Pursuant to New York Vehicle & Traffic Law § 1146(a), all drivers must exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians in the roadway. If a driver hit a pedestrian after going through a yield sign without stopping, this may be considered prima facie evidence of their failure to yield. There are a number of steps that can be taken to to help prevent pedestrian accidents.

  • Pedestrian crossings can be re-engineered for better safety.
  • Police officers can focus on enforcing traffic violations likely to lead to accidents.
  • City officials can review intersections where most collisions take place.

Any person that is injured in a pedestrian accident may have legal recourse through a civil claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover many of the expenses that often come with a serious collision. Sadly, though, drivers will often fight hard to deny liability for any collision. A pedestrian accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating New York Car Accidents

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the person injured in this collision. It is our sincere hope that they are able to make a full recovery. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened.

Do you need more information about an accident that took place in Cooperstown? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at  (516) 908-9792.

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Jeff S. Korek joined Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. in 1992 as the Senior Trial partner. Known for his meticulous preparation and dedication to his clients, Jeff has obtained some of the state’s highest verdicts and settlements.