Queens Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
A pedestrian accident shatters more than your body. It affects you emotionally, mentally, and financially. It may very well shatter your future and that of your family. You still might consider yourself lucky in that you survived the collision, as many pedestrians succumb to their injuries.
The sheer number of pedestrians in New York City, one of the most walkable cities on the planet, means that such traffic accidents are among the most common. The New York City pedestrian accident lawyers at Douglas and London will protect your rights while fighting aggressively to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Pedestrian Accident Causes
In New York City, the majority of pedestrian accidents occur because the driver did not yield the right of way in the intersection or crosswalk. Under New York law, drivers must yield to pedestrians when a traffic signal is not present. That holds whether or not the pedestrian was in the crosswalk.
In addition, pedestrians are hit by speeding vehicles or drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Some motorists simply disregard traffic signals, with catastrophic results. People are also hit by motor vehicles backing out of driveways when the driver fails to check their mirrors or the car’s blind spots.
While all pedestrian accidents are unfortunate, it is a tragic fact that many such collisions involve children. These accidents often occur because drivers do not slow down in school zones or simply ignore children in the vicinity.
Pedestrian Accident Injuries
The average car weighs approximately 3,000 pounds. A human being of any size is likely to suffer serious injuries if they are struck. Examples of this include:
- Internal bleeding
- Internal organ damage
- Multiple fractures
- Spinal cord trauma
- Traumatic brain injury
A pedestrian accident lawyer knows the settlement amount necessary to provide for the individual client’s needs. Some victims will eventually make a full recovery. Others will never hold a job or live independently again. Medical and economic experts will provide information regarding the client’s prognosis and how the accident affected their current and future employment prospects.
Contact our team of Queens Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
If you or someone you know were hit by a motor vehicle and seriously injured, contact an experienced Queens pedestrian accident attorney at Douglas and London as soon as possible. Call or text us 24/7 or complete our online form to arrange a free consultation. We will evaluate your claim and discuss your options. If a family member died from their injuries, we could file a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible parties. Personal injury legal fees are contingent on your winning your case. Hablamos Español.