Upper West Side Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

Maybe you never saw the car that hit you. Perhaps you looked right at the driver with horror as you realized the vehicle was bearing down. The bottom line is that your life is in shambles due to a driver’s recklessness. The only solace is that the collision did not kill you, as such accidents prove fatal to many New York City pedestrians each year.

The Upper West Side, with its proximity to Central Park and Lincoln Center, is one of the busiest areas in the city. Ordinarily, it is a wonderful place for sight-seeing and shopping until you encounter a negligent motorist. An attorney can help you pick up the pieces of your life and hold those responsible for the accident liable.

The New York City pedestrian accident lawyers at Douglas and London will protect your rights and fight hard so that you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Our track record is second to none, as our dedicated attorneys have recovered more than $18 billion in verdicts and settlements.

Pedestrian Accident Causes

The two major causes of pedestrian accidents are the failure of the driver to yield to a pedestrian, who always has the right-of-way, and distracted driving. The latter consists of more than just texting or talking on a cellphone. Many activities cause driver distractions, from eating or drinking to loose pets in the car. It only takes one second to cause a serious or fatal pedestrian injury.

Other common causes of pedestrian accidents include:

  • Speeding
  • Driving under the influence
  • Poor visibility
  • Left-hand turns
  • Backing up collisions

Young children and the elderly are overrepresented in the statistics of those seriously injured while walking or crossing the street.

Pedestrian Accident Injuries

Pedestrian accident injuries are usually serious, and it can take a victim months or years to recuperate. Common pedestrian accident injuries include:

  • Burns
  • Disfigurement
  • Internal bleeding
  • Multiple fractures
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Traumatic brain injuries

A pedestrian accident lawyer knows that parties besides the driver may also prove at fault, and will conduct a thorough investigation. For example, it could turn out that a vehicle malfunction caused the accident, and the manufacturer or other entities may have liability.

Contact our team of Upper West Side Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

If you or someone you know was struck by a negligent or reckless driver, contact a pedestrian accident attorney at Douglas and London. We offer free consultations, so fill out our online form or call or text us 24/7.  While most claims are settled, our experienced trial lawyers will take the case to court when necessary.

We will evaluate your claim and discuss your options. If a family member succumbed to their injuries, we could talk about filing a wrongful death lawsuit. All of our attorneys work on a contingency basis, so you pay no fee unless you receive compensation. Hablamos Español.