The Bronx Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
While any type of traffic accident can cause serious injury or death, pedestrian accidents are among the worst. When two vehicles collide, the occupants have some protection via airbags and other safety equipment, including the fact they are enclosed in a metal frame. When a car strikes a pedestrian, there is nothing to blunt the impact of a vehicle weighing a few thousand pounds hitting a human body.
The New York City pedestrian accident lawyers at Douglas and London protect your rights and will hold those responsible for the accident accountable. We will fight hard so that you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries.
Staying Safe While Walking
The majority of pedestrian accidents occur due to distracted driving or failure to yield. The worst accidents tend to happen at crosswalks. Both drivers and pedestrians must follow all traffic laws. Many accidents are avoidable, and it is vital that pedestrians know the best ways to protect themselves.
There are actions you can take to make yourself safer. Besides always following traffic sign and signal directions, these include:
- Use walkways designed for pedestrians when available
- Avoid walking after dark whenever possible
- Wearing reflective clothing at night
- Cross with a group for better visibility
- Make eye contact with a driver before crossing
Just as drivers become distracted by cellphones, so do pedestrians. Always be aware of your surroundings and not your cellphone. If there isn’t a crosswalk or intersection and you must cross the street, do not cross from between parked cars or other places hampering visibility. Try to cross from an area with the best lighting and sightlines.
Pedestrian Accident Injuries
If a pedestrian survives the impact, recovery time is often slow and many victims are disabled permanently. Common injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Internal bleeding
- Loss of limbs
- Spinal cord damage
- Traumatic brain injury
If an individual succumbs to their injuries, a pedestrian accident lawyer will work with family members and the estate to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Contact our team of Bronx Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
If you were seriously injured in a pedestrian accident caused by a negligent or reckless driver, or if a family member was killed, you need the services of an experienced Bronx pedestrian accident attorney at Douglas and London. Schedule a free consultation by calling or texting us 24/7 or completing our online form.
After reviewing your claim, we will discuss all options. Because personal injury cases are taken on a contingency basis, you do not pay a fee unless you receive compensation. Se habla Español.