Pedestrian Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 5,000 pedestrians are killed by motor vehicles each year, which is nearly 14 people every day. Unfortunately, the numbers are rising, not falling. Though total traffic fatalities in the U.S. have consistently fallen over the last decade, primarily due to advancements in safety technology, pedestrian fatalities have risen by over ten percent over the last decade. Most of the available safety technology which protects the occupants of cars quite obviously is of no help to pedestrians, who are no match for a traveling hunk of steel operated by an inattentive, careless, distracted, or reckless driver.

Drivers are more distracted than ever before – mainly attributable to using new technologies while traveling. The use of cell phones, other mobile devices, and social media is creating extremely dangerous conditions for other cars as well as pedestrians.

Pedestrian injuries are commonly severe. Broken bones, head injuries including traumatic brain injury, spine injuries, torn ligaments, and sometimes even paralysis or death occur frequently when pedestrians are struck by vehicles of any type.

What Our Firm Can Do For You
Our pedestrian accident attorneys understand the priorities following a traumatic accident:

• Handling the claims process with insurance companies;
• Making sure the proper insurance company will cover past and future medical costs;
• Recovering lost wages; and
• Aggressively pursuing a claim against those responsible for your bodily injury, pain, suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life.

Our attorneys have decades of experience handling pedestrian accident cases and claims. We will help you through the claim process and work with you, your medical providers, and insurance companies to make sure you get a fair resolution for your claim.

The vast majority of our firm’s cases come to us from other lawyers and law firms who trust us to handle their friends, family members and clients’ personal injury and medical malpractice cases. We are grateful for their trust, which we believe has been earned by our personal approach, attention to detail, and, most importantly, our results.

Contact Us
It’s recommended you pursue a claim as soon after your accident as possible, as prompt and thorough investigation may make the difference between winning and losing your case, and there are certain time limitations on how long you have to file a claim. If you wish to discuss your accident, please call our South Nyack Office at (845) 353-2000
to arrange a free consultation.

No Lawyer’s Fees Unless We Recover
Call us for a free consultation. There are no lawyer’s fees unless we recover for you. If we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingent fee basis, meaning we only get paid if you do, and the consultation is free.