Pedestrian Accidents

New York City Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

Seeking Maximum Compensation for Clients in the Bronx, Queens & Brooklyn

Thousands of pedestrians die every year in motor vehicle-related accidents. Another 80,000 are injured by cars, buses, or trucks. Vehicles aren’t the only cause of pedestrian accidents. A poorly maintained property, damaged roadways, and debris all attribute to accidents that injure pedestrians. There are often multiple parties involved in a pedestrian accident, and the defendants’ lawyers will do all they can to shift blame onto the pedestrian or another party.

An experienced lawyer won’t let them succeed. For more than two decades, our New York City pedestrian accident attorneys at Koenigsberg & Associates Law Offices have been winning large awards for these victims. We recently recovered $900,000 for a pedestrian who suffered a leg fracture when he was struck by a car while crossing the street.

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Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries

Pedestrians who are involved in an accident with a vehicle are obviously going to suffer more harm than the passengers of the vehicle that hit them. The pedestrian is exposed and left without protection from the impact of the crash. When a human body is struck by thousands of pounds of metal moving at high speeds, the results are often disastrous. They will likely suffer a number of injuries including the ones listed below:

Injuries sustained in pedestrian accidents can be life-changing. Even worse, many pedestrian accidents involve small children and the elderly. If you or a loved one has been injured, you need an accomplished New York City pedestrian accident attorney to identify the responsible parties and bring them to justice.

Determining Who is At Fault for a Pedestrian Accident

Pedestrians are often injured just by walking on a defective sidewalk. When a pedestrian is injured, determining fault can be difficult. Sometimes, it can be proven that the property owner was aware of the problem and neglected to fix it. Knowledgeable New York City pedestrian accident lawyers will tell you that property owners will often try to shift blame to other parties.

The sidewalk outside a store may be the responsibility of the owner, or it may be up to the city to make sure it’s properly maintained. These parties don’t care about the victim’s plight – their goal is to shift blame and avoid responsibility. You need an aggressive NYC attorney fighting for you, working to ensure you are compensated for your pain, suffering, and lost earnings.

What Can I Expect in a Pedestrian Accident Case?

There are a number of factors that you should understand when getting into a lawsuit associated with a pedestrian accident. You will first want to know how much to expect from your settlement case. It is almost impossible to estimate how much you can receive from a settlement, but here are some elements that may play a part:

  • The injuries you have suffered

  • How much time you missed at work

  • The extent of the medical treatment you underwent

  • Your ability to recover

  • The impact of your injuries on your normal life before the accident

The insurance adjuster will likely assess your losses and multiply that number between one and five to determine the amount of damages you are entitled to recover. Our attorney can evaluate your case to determine how best to proceed for the maximum benefit possible.

You will also be wondering how long the case will take. In addition to being in pain and likely out of work, you will want to have the issue resolved as soon as possible. The answer again is, “it depends.” There are a number of factors involved in determining the length of your case, including whether or not you will need to go to trial. Some of the other considerations that will be made include:

  • How fast the insurance adjuster can issue the check

  • Whether the insurance company is using an out-of-state bank

  • What method the insurance company takes to pay the medical providers

All of the above factors can take a great length of time, especially if you are trying to handle the case on your own. An experienced pedestrian accident attorney from our firm can assist with obtaining your settlement check and fight for the best possible financial outcome.

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Drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians are all obligated to follow laws and keep the roads safe. Unfortunately, not everyone sticks to the rules. Many motorists fail to stop for pedestrians in a crosswalk. The defendant’s insurance company will try to muddy the waters and blame the victim for their injuries. We prevent the responsible parties from escaping justice.

We collect evidence, find out who’s responsible, and make them pay. Our firm is known for our extensive case preparation, aggressive advocacy, and fearless pursuit of maximum compensation for their clients. If you or a loved one has been injured, you need our legal team on your side today.

Please contact our firm to learn more about how we can pursue justice on your behalf.

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