Walk Away with a Settlement You Deserve
In New York City, pedestrians are literally everywhere. Tourists as well as locals trying to get to work cause congestion in our streets and on our sidewalks, and this constant foot traffic can pose challenges to drivers and pedestrians alike. With so many vehicles and people in the same place at all hours of the day, it is no surprise that accidents happen, and when they do, you need a pedestrian accident attorney from Dansker & Aspromonte to help.
Common New York City Pedestrian Accidents
According to the Center of Disease Control (CDC), each year, pedestrian accidents result in over 7,000 injuries and 4,500 deaths. While there may be multiple contributing factors, there are some situations that cause more pedestrian accidents than others, including:
- Distracted driving, potentially due to texting or cellphone use
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Failure to stop at a traffic signal or sign, including rolling stops
- Inexperienced drivers, especially young driver error
- Speeding and reckless driving
If you were hit by a car, an experienced pedestrian accident attorney can evaluate your case to understand what caused it. If the driver was at fault, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries and any other damage that you may have sustained.
Pedestrian Accident Injuries
In car-pedestrian collisions, severe injuries on the part of the pedestrian are almost always inevitable. You have no way to protect yourself against a 3,000-pound machine that is barreling your direction, and you are at the mercy of the operator. As a result, the injuries that you sustained were likely severe and one-sided, and some of the most common include:
- Brain or head injuries
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
Not only do these injuries cause extensive pain, suffering, and physical damage, but they also carry some staggering medical expenses. A personal injury suit will help you manage the heavy burden that was brought on by negligence of the vehicle driver.
Pedestrian Accidents and Crosswalks
If you were struck by a vehicle and suffered injuries, you may be able to recover damages – even if you weren’t in a crosswalk. The law requires that drivers yield to pedestrians and always look for hazards on the roadway, including people on foot. If you were walking across the street in plain view and were struck by a vehicle, the driver will almost always be found responsible – even if you were nowhere near the crosswalk.
Every case is different, and each set of facts needs to be analyzed with regard to the specific circumstances of the accident. However, we are highly skilled at viewing the facts in a way that will be most favorable to our client – often in a way that is different and unique from other personal injury firms.
Dansker & Aspromonte –The Pedestrian Accident Law Firm Working for You
The experienced personal injury lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte can help you pursue both compensation and justice if you were struck by a vehicle. With over three decades of experience handling personal injury cases, we have a proven track record of success and a reputation for excellence. We strive to get you maximum compensation for your injuries so that you can recover in peace.
If you have been hurt in an automobile-pedestrian collision, please give us a call today. We are standing by for a free, no obligation consultation and are ready to help you put the pieces back together.