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Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

When a person is struck by a car, truck, or bus, it’s referred to as a pedestrian knockdown accident. Pedestrians usually suffer serious injuries, and sometimes even death, because of the contact due to their vulnerability – they have no physical protection from vehicles! Even a low-speed collision can cause serious and severe personal injuries.

COMMON CAUSES OF PEDESTRIAN KNOCKDOWN ACCIDENTS

Driver negligence is the most common factor when a pedestrian is injured or killed in a pedestrian knockdown accident. Driver negligence in a pedestrian knockdown accident can include the following:
  • Failure to see pedestrians in the roadway
  • Failure to yield the right of way to pedestrians in a crosswalk
  • Motor vehicle jumps the curb hitting a pedestrian
  • Motor vehicle backs into a pedestrian in a parking lot
  • Motor vehicle backs into a pedestrian in a parking spot
  • Speeding
  • Disobeying traffic laws
  • Disobeying traffic signs
  • Disobeying traffic lights
  • Distracted driving
  • Losing control of a motor vehicle
  • Improper or illegal turn
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Attempting to beat a red light
  • Driving while sleep-deprived

PEDESTRIAN KNOCKDOWN ACCIDENTS CAN TAKE PLACE IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

  • Streets
  • Crosswalks
  • Parking lots
  • Driveways
  • Bus stops and school zones
  • Gas stations
  • Parking structures

PEDESTRIAN KNOCKDOWN ACCIDENT VICTIMS CAN SUFFER PERSONAL INJURIES THAT INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

Broken bones / fractured bones
Concussions / traumatic brain injury (“TBI”)
Coma
Spinal cord injuries
Knee injuries – fractures, torn tendons & ligaments
Neck & back injuries
Leg, hip & ankle injuries
Lacerations & abrasions
Road rash & burns
Ruptured tendons
Amputations
Fatal injuries

WHAT TO DO AFTER A PEDESTRIAN KNOCKDOWN ACCIDENT

  1. Obtain the name of the driver &/or owner of the motor vehicle
  2. Obtain the license plate number of the motor vehicle involved
  3. Obtain names, addresses & phone numbers of any witnesses
  4. Seek medical attention

Contact a New York City Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Some forms, such as a no-fault application, must be immediately filed. As well, some insurance companies will pressure injury victims into fast, low-ball settlement offers. They want accident victims to sign away their rights. Don’t do it! We will deal with the insurance company so you can focus on your recovery. We will make sure you receive the proper level of compensation for your pain & suffering.  In the case of wrongful death, we can help surviving family members pursue justice.
If you, or a loved one, was the victim of a pedestrian knockdown accident, you need the New York City Pedestrian Accident Lawyers at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP on your side. The New York City Pedestrian Accident Attorneys at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP are skilled at handling pedestrian knockdown accidents. Our firm’s motto is “Don’t Be a Victim Twice”.  If you are a victim of a pedestrian knockdown accident, call 1-800-VICTIM2 (1-800-842-8462) to schedule a confidential consultation. The call is free. The consultation is free. You don’t pay us unless we are successful. That’s our “Our Fee Guarantee – No Fee Unless Successful.

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