Starrett City Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

Walkability is one of the joys of living in Brooklyn’s Starrett City. Unfortunately, where there are many pedestrians, there are more accidents. In an instant, your life changes forever because a driver was negligent or reckless.

The New York City pedestrian accident lawyers at Douglas and London will protect your rights while holding those responsible for your injuries accountable. We will help you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries. Our dedicated legal team has recovered more than $18 billion in verdicts and settlements for clients.

Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents include getting hit by any vehicle, whether a car, truck, bus, motorcycle, or bicycle. Pedestrian accidents often cause severe and long-term injury, and they often prove fatal. Many fatalities involve children or the elderly, the most vulnerable members of the population.

The majority of these accidents arise from distracted driving or the driver failing to yield to the individual on foot. Speeding is a common factor in these accidents. New York City streets have a 25 mile per hour speed limit, but many motorist ignore it. Drivers under the influence are another frequent cause of pedestrian accidents.

Many accidents happen at night when it is harder to see people. For your protection, always wear reflective clothing when walking after dark. Accidents may also increase in bad weather when visibility is poor.

Pedestrian Accident Injuries

The most common include:

  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Head trauma
  • Internal injuries
  • Loss of limbs
  • Paralysis

Many accident victims will remain permanently disabled. Their injuries may mean loss of mobility and the inability to work. Some people can’t live independently anymore and must move to a nursing home or similar facility. Others must rely on home caregivers.

Pedestrian Accident Damages

Compensation, or damages, for a pedestrian accident may include:

  • Medical bills, present, and future
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Costs of home or vehicle modification

A pedestrian accident lawyer knows the amount of a reasonable settlement based on the client’s injuries and long-term prognosis. We will negotiate aggressively to achieve a fair settlement from the insurance company. If the insurer does not agree to a fair settlement, we will take the case to trial. 

Contact our team of Starrett City Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

If a negligent driver struck you or a loved one, causing serious injury, you need the services of an experienced Starrett City pedestrian accident attorney at Douglas and London. To schedule a complimentary consultation, submit our online form or call or text us 24/7.  After a case review, we will advise you of your options. Because we work on a contingency basis, you pay no fees unless we win. Hablamos Español.