Pedestrian Accidents in New York
Injured in a pedestrian knock-down? Our car accident attorneys serve New York and Long Island victims.
If you were injured in a pedestrian car accident in New York, or a loved one has suffered injury or death, you may be eligible to file a car accident lawsuit in NY and secure monetary damages for your ordeal. A pedestrian accident lawyer in New York can advise you as to your legal rights, can help collect medical records and police reports to use as evidence, and can represent you in settlement negotiations or at trial in a court of law. If a loved one has died tragically as a result of a pedestrian car crash, a wrongful death lawsuit may be the first step in seeking justice and closure for you and your family.
Compared to a large, metal motor vehicle, every human body is fragile and vulnerable. Pedestrians make especially vulnerable targets and victims, especially in New York—ranked the most dangerous city in the country for pedestrians by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Pedestrian Crash Report (NPCR).
Pedestrian safety is especially concerning in urban centers like New York City and the surrounding boroughs. Some of the statistics offered by the New York City Department of Transportation provide a sobering glimpse at the risk of being the victim of a pedestrian knockdown or similar accident. Of 7,000 pedestrian car accidents in New York City observed over a 4 year period, pedestrians are 10 times more likely to lose their lives in auto accidents than vehicle occupants. Approximately 1 out of 3 pedestrian accidents were due to driver inattention; and even more alarming- one in three pedestrian fatalities were due to the driver’s failure to yield the right of way.
Liability in New York pedestrian accident
Pedestrian accident victims and their families may be eligible for damages including medical expenses, time away from work, lost ability to earn a living, permanent disability, brain damage, scarring, pain and suffering, and other losses. An experienced NY car accident lawyer can help you file your claim.
Multi-million dollar accident settlements are awarded every year to pedestrians who have suffered serious injuries at the hands of negligent drivers.
New York pedestrian accident lawyers
The Sanders Firm’s dedicated trial lawyers have decades of experience in successfully handling pedestrian accident lawsuits on behalf of victims. Along with our team of engineers, medical experts, and investigators, we work tirelessly to build and pursue your case against the negligent parties who caused your injuries. In addition to our vast network of resources, we are experts in New York’s No-Fault insurance laws as well as underinsurance and Uninsured Motorist Coverage issues.
We are committed to winning justice for the surviving victims of pedestrian accidents—both those who survived their accidents, and loved ones grieving for those who did not.
File a pedestrian accident lawsuit in New York
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a pedestrian car accident in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island or Long Island, The Sanders Firm may be able to help. We offer a complimentary evaluation of your case, to help determine if you are eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit in New York. There are never any legal fees unless we win compensation for you and your loved ones. Call us today at 1.800 FAIR PLAY (800.324.7752).
- New York City Pedestrian Safety Study & Action Plan http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/about/pedsafety