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Pedestrian Accidents

A New York Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Who Puts Experience and Resources to Work for Clients

New Yorkers are run over every day—at busy Brooklyn intersections, bus stops in Westchester, on Long Island sidewalks or crossing Park Avenue in Manhattan. Unlike car, bus or taxi passengers who are inside a vehicle or a motorcyclist who is wearing protective gear, a pedestrian hit by a car is vulnerable to devastating injuries. We have seen people deal with broken bones, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and paralysis, to name a few serious injuries. If someone in a crosswalk or strolling down the street is hit by a car, he or she could be thrown a long distance, crushed under the vehicle’s wheels or pushed into a parked car and be instantly killed. When a child is struck by a car after darting into the street, the parents will need a skilled and determined pedestrian accident lawyer in New York who knows how to pursue full compensation.

Were You Hit By a Car and Don’t Know If You Have a Pedestrian Lawsuit? Call Us—We’re on Your Side

Reckless, speeding, drunk or distracted drivers crash into pedestrians in all types of locations including:

• People hailing cabs

• People coming out of theaters at night

• Commuters getting onto or off of a bus

• Kids on their way to school or walking home from school

• A runner on the shoulder of a road without sidewalks

• An elderly man or woman moving slowly in a crosswalk

• Families in strip mall or shopping center parking lots

• Tourists looking at guidebooks as they cross a street

• People jaywalking

Pedestrian-vehicle accidents are common occurrences across the region—in Long Island, Manhattan, Westchester County, Queens County, Staten Island and Brooklyn. If you walk to work or rely on public transportation or taxis, every time you leave your house, you’re at risk of being injured while walking or killed by an out-of-control car. Even if you think you have the right-of-way at a “Pedestrian Crossing” or “Walk” sign at a green light, you might hear screeching brakes, car horns and people yelling to get out of the way. With so many drivers texting behind the wheel, making cell phone calls while driving or drinking and driving, New York pedestrians are more vulnerable than ever before.

Don’t let a negligent, speeding or distracted driver ruin your life. Call the Law Offices of Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP today at (800) 692-3717 or contact us online for a free case evaluation. If you lost a loved one who got run over by a car while walking or running, talk to us about a potential wrongful death case. Call today, so you can focus on recovering.