If you or a loved one was hurt in a pedestrian accident, you can pursue
answers to your questions and potentially recover compensation by speaking with a
New York City personal injury lawyer at Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan LLP. Our attorneys are experienced
and well-versed in personal injury accident cases. If you or a loved one
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Pedestrian Accidents in NYC: Facts & Information You Should Know
New York City is a beautiful, vibrant, and busy city, attracting people
from all over the world. Unfortunately, because many people rely on walking
or cycling to get around, the pedestrian accident rate is high. According
to data from the New York state government, 8% of all traffic accidents
are pedestrian accidents, and residents of New York are more likely to
be seriously injured or killed than pedestrian accident victims in other
states. New York City accounts for 72% of all pedestrian crashes in the
state of New York, and 59% of pedestrian accident fatalities.
Causes for pedestrian accidents can include:
- Driving over the posted speed limit or too fast for conditions
- Drivers failing to yield the right of way to a pedestrian
- Drivers failing to check before turning in an intersection
- Distracted driving including texting / using the phone while driving
- Drivers running red lights or stop signs
Whatever issue caused your pedestrian accident, working with a seasoned
personal injury attorney in New York City is a positive step in the right
direction. You can rely on us to fight for you with experience and commitment.
Our team has a reputation for quality advocacy in motor vehicle accident
cases. We've recovered more than $500 million for our clients, earning
us a spot in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, a prestigious
invitation-only legal group.
Frequently Asked Questions for Injured Pedestrians
What if I was partially at fault?
You may still be able to bring a claim against the driver if he or she
was partially at fault for the accident. Based on comparative fault rules,
a victim can pursue a personal injury claim against a defendant, even
when he or she shares responsibility for the incident.
What steps should I take after being hit by a motor vehicle?
You should make sure to write down as much information as possible about
the accident. If witnesses are available, try to get their contact info.
You should also observe the scene and preserve any evidence that you can,
including your bloody and torn clothes, photos or videos of the scene,
and a medical journal. You should also ensure that you receive immediate
medical attention for your injuries. Speak with an experienced personal
injury attorney from our firm to protect your legal rights.
What damages are recoverable in a pedestrian accident?
If a motor vehicle driver is found liable in your pedestrian accident,
you may be able to recover damages for a wide range of expenses associated
with your case.
Some of the damages you can recover include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of quality of life
If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our
team of NYC personal injury attorneys for answers and peace of mind as
you pursue a claim for damages.
today at (646) 461-4009 for a free review of your case.