Brooklyn Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Most of Brooklyn is perfect for walking. Unfortunately, a borough designed for walking also means a higher number of pedestrian accidents. If you were a victim of a negligent driver, your life is now divided into the before and after of a serious accident.
Before, you were able to work, care for your family, and participate in normal activities. After getting hit by a car, you may not have the ability to do these things for the immediate future and may not ever again.
The New York City pedestrian accident lawyers at Douglas and London holds those responsible for your accident accountable and will help you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries. We conduct a thorough investigation to ensure that all parties who may have contributed to the accident are held liable.
A pedestrian accident can happen anywhere. Still, such collisions are more likely to occur at night, when visibility is poor, or when inclement weather also affects visibility. Anyone walking at night should wear reflective clothing to protect themselves.
Most pedestrian accidents are due to either distracted driving or the motorist’s failure to yield to the pedestrians who always have the right of the way. However, some drivers ignore or forget that fact. Such accidents also occur due to driving while under the influence, speeding, and just plain recklessness.
Other Accident Causes
In some of these accidents, parties besides the driver share fault. This may occur if the vehicle or its parts are defective, resulting in the driver losing control of the car. In these situations, the manufacturer, dealer, and repair facility may hold some liability.
Defective traffic devices are another case of pedestrian accidents. If traffic signals or crosswalk indicators malfunction, the risk for everyone increases considerably.
Pedestrian Accident Injuries
Those who survive pedestrian accidents are fortunate, as many do not. In New York City, approximately 50 percent of traffic fatalities involve pedestrians. Serious and catastrophic injuries commonly suffered by pedestrians include:
- Internal bleeding or organ damage
- Multiple fractures
- Traumatic brain injury
Based on the advice of medical and economic experts, a pedestrian accident lawyer knows the fair value of a settlement for the individual client. While most pedestrian accident claims are settled with the insurance company, we will litigate the case if the insurer does not offer a reasonable settlement amount.
Contact our team of Brooklyn Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
The negligent or reckless actions of a driver have upended your life. An experienced Brooklyn pedestrian accident attorney at Douglas and London will negotiate with an insurance company on your behalf so that you can focus on recovering. Schedule a free consultation by submitting our online form or calling or texting 24/7.
After evaluating your case, we will advise you of your options. Our attorneys have recovered more than $4 billion in compensation for clients. Because we work on a contingency basis, you pay no fee unless we win. Hablamos Español.