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Pedestrian Accidents—Getting Struck by a Vehicle
Pedestrian Accidents in The Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Long Island
Pedestrian accidents are prevalent in New York City. As you would imagine, there is often a lot of foot traffic on the streets and sidewalks. Pedestrians are at the highest risk for accidents when walking in urban areas. In fact, the greatest percentage of pedestrian fatalities occur in cities, and also, at night.
What Are Some Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents?
There can be a variety of factors that result in a pedestrian accident where the driver is at fault. Some common causes include:
- Distracted driving. Texting or talking on cellphones takes the driver’s attention off the road. They may not see a pedestrian in time to avoid a collision.
- Drunk driving. Intoxication greatly reduces reaction times and awareness.
- Reckless driving. When drivers are in a hurry, they can make rash decisions and drive recklessly.
- Road construction. Road construction often hampers visibility and puts pedestrians at greater risk for accidents.
- Right-of-way violations. Drivers making a left turn or right turn should yield to the pedestrian. Failing to adhere to right-of-way laws can result in hitting a pedestrian.
What Are the Advantages of Having a Personal Injury Lawyer Handle Your NYC Accident?
Pedestrians often sustain serious injuries in accidents with a motor vehicle. After all, there is nothing to protect them against the impact when being struck by a car. In addition, severe injuries typically require extensive medical treatment, and the costs can mount up quickly.
Having an attorney at your side can help you level the playing field. Legal guidance can also help with making important decisions. Proving the other party was at fault and dealing with insurance companies can be challenging. In cases that involve significant damages, insurance companies have their own legal teams to protect their interests. They often argue that the victim’s claim is worth less than its value. Or, they may even try to have the claim dismissed.
Put a Strong Advocate on Your Side
Our attorneys at Sackstein, Sackstein & Lee, LLP have decades of experience handling pedestrian accident cases. We have also achieved notable results through our skilled representation. For example, we recovered $10 million for a 34 year-old man who was left paralyzed after being struck by a motor vehicle. In another case we handled, a bus struck a man, resulting in serious brain damage. We recovered $3,900,000 on his behalf. For more information about our legal outcomes, please see our Case Results page.
Do you have further questions about how we can help with your pedestrian accident?
Contact the New York law offices of Sackstein, Sackstein & Lee, LLP and schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys. We can discuss your claim.
Call us toll free at 888.519.6400, or contact us in Garden City at 516.248.2234, or in Flushing-Queens, Brooklyn or the Bronx at 718.539.3100. You can also fill in our contact form, and we will get in touch with you.
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With offices throughout New York City and Long Island the personal injury attorneys at Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP, assist accident victims throughout New York, including the cities of Manhattan (NYC), Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Flushing, Bayside, College Point, Jamaica, Jackson Heights, Elmhurst, Corona, Long Island City, Elmont, Forest Hills, Ozone Park, Springfield Gardens, Rosedale, Laurelton, Hollis, Ridgewood, Nassau, Hempstead, Elmont, Mineola, Freeport, Garden City, Uniondale, Westbury, Roosevelt, East Meadow, Levittown, Franklin Square, New Hyde Park, Williston Park, Valley Stream, as well as the communities in and around Nassau County and Suffolk County.