Friday, October 24, 2014

Stringer: Brooklyn Ranks Highest in Dollar Amount Paid for Pedestrians Hit by NYC Vehicles

 New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer released a "ClaimStat Alert" Thursday, highlighting the cost of pedestrian personal injury claims against the city.

From Fiscal Year 2007 to Fiscal Year 2014, there were 1,213 pedestrian personal injury claims filed against the city, including 22 claims related to pedestrian fatalities. Taxpayers paid a total of $88,134,915 to settle claims during this period.

Manhattan had the highest number of claims, with 378 during that time period, but Brooklyn saw the highest amount of settlements and judgments, worth $29.1 million.

Stringer provides interactive maps which show interesting geographical trends in personal injury claims, like the above map which shows personal injury Police Action Claims.

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