Pedestrian Accidents in New York
Kingston Personal Injury Lawyers
car accidents involve two or more automobiles, many actually involve a negligent driver
and a passerby on foot. The New York State
Department of Motor Vehicles reported nearly 15,000 pedestrian accidents in 2014 with close to 300
of those resulting in pedestrian fatalities and nearly
100% of them causing some sort of injury. The vast majority of all pedestrian
accidents occurred while a pedestrian was attempting to cross the street,
most often with proper traffic and crossing signals. Not only do these
statistics show that driver inattention is a growing problem in New York
but also that pedestrians require just as much legal representation as drivers.
If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident in New York, let our Kingston
car accident attorneys from Mainetti, Mainetti & O’Connor, P.C.
come to your aid. We have a long history of successful, multimillion dollar
case results and plenty of happy
client testimonials that speak well on our behalf. If you want top-notch representation with
a personalized touch, you will want to call
845.340.4878 today for a
Injuries in Pedestrian Accidents
A driver must always practice extreme caution when operating their vehicle
near people on foot. Due to the weight and size of an automobile compared
to a human being, any collision will be particularly devastating to the
pedestrian. As the DMV’s collected pedestrian accident statistics
show, it is not uncommon for a crash involving a pedestrian to cause lifelong injuries.
A pedestrian in a car accident may suffer:
If the speed of the dangerous vehicle is excessive at the time of impact,
the collision can prove fatal. In such cases, the loved ones of the decedent
can file a
wrongful death lawsuit to pursue compensation. Everything from funeral costs to wages
that the decedent is expected to have earned can be recovered.
New York State legislation requires that pedestrians be given right-of-way
when crossing lawfully or at a cross-walk. If a pedestrian jaywalks, or
enters the street where there is no crosswalk, they are to give right-of-way
to vehicles. However, a driver is always required to exercise “great
care” to prevent pedestrian accidents. If you were struck by a motorist,
regardless of whether or not there was a crosswalk, you can file a lawsuit
against them as their inability to avoid you could be indicative of their
negligence or distraction.
Call 845.340.4878 for Legal Advocacy
The most difficult part for you after being hurt in a pedestrian accident
may be finding trustworthy legal counsel for your case. Our
Kingston personal injury lawyers are here to put your worries to rest by providing the representation you
would expect from a massive law firm down in New York City but with the
personalized, one-on-one attention you would expect from a small family
law firm further up the Hudson River. We have offices in Kingston,
Poughkeepsie, Ellenville, and New York City.
Contact us today and we would be happy to go over your legal options during a