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 has been injured, we are ready help you.

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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
  • Rehabilitation
  • 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.

Call us today at (646) 461-4009​ for a free review of your case.