Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Pedestrian Accidents One Of The Most Common Traffic Accidents In NYC
New York is a city of walkers. Unfortunately, drivers of taxicabs, cars, trucks and city buses don’t always observe crosswalks and fail to yield the right of way to pedestrians. Statistics reveal that more than 15,000 New York pedestrians survived a collision with a motor vehicle; another 312 people tragically lost their lives.
With thousands of tourists in Manhattan on any given day, pedestrian knockdowns are not uncommon in Times Square, Washington Square, Harlem and the Lower East Side. If you or a loved one was hit by a car while walking in New York, our lawyers can help. We offer FREE case evaluations, contact us today.
Contact Our NYC Law Firm
At the law office of Tolmage, Peskin, Harris, Falick, our New York pedestrian accident attorneys work closely with investigators to track down eyewitnesses, collect evidence and reconstruct what happened in bicycle and pedestrian knockdown accidents. Call us at 866-502-9091 to learn how we can help after a pedestrian accident.
If necessary, we will consult medical experts to verify the extent and nature of your injuries, undermining claims on the part of no-fault insurance doctors attempting to downplay their severity.
Protect Yourself After An NYC Pedestrian Accident
Most insurers are eager to settle a case as soon as possible after a pedestrian accident, before the full scope of an injury is clear. This allows them to often settle claims for less than they are worth. Sometimes they delay, hoping that the injured person will just give up. At Tolmage, Peskin, Harris, Falick, our attorneys will handle all communication between you and a claims adjuster to ensure that you aren’t taken advantage of or misled into accepting a low settlement offer.
Most Dangerous Intersections In New York City
Although things change rapidly in New York City, it is possible to identify some of the intersections where pedestrians are most likely to be injured. According to the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT), they are:
- East 170th Street and the Grand Concourse in the Bronx
- West 40th Street and 8th Avenue in Manhattan
- Bowery and Canal Street at the Manhattan Bridge approach in Manhattan
- Utica Avenue and Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn
- 27th Street and Queens Plaza in Queens
- Hylan and Jefferson avenues in Staten Island
Other locations in NYC are also dangerous. No borough is immune from the problem of pedestrian injuries and deaths.
The Cost Of A Pedestrian Knockdown
Crosswalk accidents seriously injure pedestrians. The costs associated with head trauma, spinal cord injuries and disfigurement can be significant. To ensure that our clients receive compensation proportional to their injuries, our attorneys consult medical economists and life care planners. We take into consideration costs associated with surgery, hospitalization, physical therapy, medical equipment, in-home nursing and lost wages.