Pedestrian Accident Attorneys in New York City
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At the law firm of Proner & Proner, our team of attorneys, led by Mitchell Proner, has extensive experience handling auto accident cases. If you or someone you love was struck by a motor vehicle while walking, you may be legally entitled to compensation for expenses or losses related to your injuries. We urge you to contact our law firm today if you or a loved one has been struck by a vehicle in New York. You can rest assured that our pedestrian accident attorneys, based in Manhattan and serving all of New York, have the experience and dedication needed to protect your rights and help you pursue the compensation you deserve. Our NY auto accident lawyers can schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with you to review your case, determine liability and advise you of your legal options.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 4,654 pedestrian fatalities and 70,000 pedestrian injuries in 2007. Pedestrian fatalities accounted for 11 percent of the total number of traffic fatalities in 2007 and roughly equaled the number of motorcycle fatalities. Perhaps most startling, the amount of pedestrian injuries in 2007 represented a 15-percent increase from the previous year.
Even relatively slow-moving automobiles can pose a significant risk to pedestrians because of their weight. As a result of being struck by a car, an individual can easily suffer catastrophic injuries, including traumatic brain injury, broken bones and internal bleeding. Moreover, many pedestrian accidents tragically result in wrongful death. If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a pedestrian accident, our pedestrian accident attorneys in New York can provide you with the legal counsel you need to make sound decisions regarding your case.
Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in NYC
Unfortunately, motorists sometimes operate their vehicles in a manner that places pedestrians in danger. The following are some common actions by motorists that result in pedestrian collisions:
- Exceeding the speed limit
- Driving recklessly
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Failing to yield to a pedestrian at a crosswalk or intersection
- Failing to properly check for pedestrians before reversing or making a turn
Any of the above actions may be cause for a personal injury lawsuit. Our pedestrian accident attorneys in Manhattan, serving all of New York and the rest of the nation, can review your case and determine liability if you or someone you love has been struck by a car. We are dedicated to holding liable parties accountable for their reckless and egregious actions.
Compensation in a Manhattan Pedestrian Accident Case
If you were struck by a motor vehicle, it is important that you contact an experienced pedestrian accident attorney. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, you may be legally entitled to compensation for medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, loss of wages, inhibited earning capacity, and pain and suffering. If your injuries prevent you from working or require future medical care, our New York auto accident lawyers will work tirelessly to see that you obtain compensation sufficient to cover a lifetime of medical costs and a loss of future earnings.
In the tragic event that a loved one has been killed in a pedestrian accident, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim. At Proner & Proner, we understand that it is difficult to lose a loved one, especially when the loss is unexpected, and we are dedicated to helping family members of the decedent in their time of need. Our pedestrian accident attorneys will handle your wrongful death claim with the care that it deserves, and we will assertively protect your rights in a court of law. Though we understand that no amount of money can make up for the tragic loss of a family member or spouse, we believe that compensation for medical costs and funerary costs, as well as pain and suffering and a loss of companionship, can help families cope with the financial and emotional stress involved with losing someone they love.
Contact Our Experienced NYC Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
At Proner & Proner, our pedestrian accident attorneys, serving New York from our Manhattan law office, have an unwavering dedication to helping individuals who have been struck and injured in pedestrian accidents. Contact our law office today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation and case review.