Upper East Side Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

New York’s City’s Upper East Side (UES) is the site of many of the world’s greatest cultural institutions– such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Guggenheim. Unfortunately, its busy location means it is an area with more than its share of pedestrian accidents. Many of these collisions prove fatal, as the case of a young lawyer crossing Fifth Avenue who was killed by a teenager driving a BMW in May 2020. The attorney was in the crosswalk at the time of impact.

If this has happened to you, the New York City pedestrian accident lawyers at Douglas and London could help you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries. We protect your rights by holding those responsible for your injuries accountable.

Why Pedestrian Accidents Happen

Every accident is different, but when it comes to pedestrian and motor vehicle collisions, the driver is likely distracted or does not yield the right-of-way to the pedestrian– who always has the right-of-way.

Other factors or combinations of factors also result in an accident. In the example of the young lawyer killed on the UES, it appears the teen driver was both speeding and distracted, according to news reports. It also seems that the section of Fifth Avenue in which the accident occurred is particularly dangerous. In 2019, 11 crashes occurred in the same four-block area, including vehicles hitting four pedestrians and four cyclists.

Pedestrian Accident Injuries

Those surviving a pedestrian accident must often cope with serious and often permanent injuries which can include:

  • Back and neck injuries
  • Coma
  • Internal bleeding
  • Multiple fractures
  • Paralysis
  • Traumatic brain injury

A pedestrian accident lawyer knows how to identify all the responsible parties in a case and pursue justice for the client. For example, if the driver struck a person because the car malfunctioned, the manufacturer or dealer is also potentially liable.

Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Nothing is worse than losing a family member in an accident. If a negligent or reckless driver killed your family member, it is possible to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Money cannot return your loved one, but it can provide financial help for those losing a parent or a partner because of driver negligence.

Contact our team of Upper East Side Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

If you or someone you know was hit by a negligent driver and seriously injured, you need the services of a dedicated pedestrian accident attorney at Douglas and London. Arrange a free consultation by calling or texting 24/7 or submitting our online contact form. We will evaluate your claim and let you know your options. Our experienced attorneys work on a contingency basis, so you do not pay a fee unless you receive compensation. Hablamos Español.