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New York City is a city of pedestrians. Many—if not most—people in the city don’t own cars, relying instead upon walking, taxis, Uber/Lyft and mass transit for transportation within the city. Unsurprisingly, the streets and sidewalks in some parts of NYC are often dense with pedestrians. Unfortunately, this density contributes to an above-average number of pedestrian accidents and serious injuries in the city.
Recovering compensation after a pedestrian accident in New York isn’t always simple. At Proner & Proner, our lead attorney Mitchell Proner understands the complexities of filing a claim or lawsuit after a pedestrian accident. In our 50-plus years of experience successfully handling pedestrian accident claims in the city, we know how to uncover answers to the critical questions in these cases:
Our attorneys sort through all the evidence, consulting with accident reconstruction specialists and other experts to get a full picture of the accident and answer questions like these.
To learn more about our lawyers and how we can help get compensation after a pedestrian accident in any of the five NYC boroughs, call us today for a free consultation. You can also fill out this online contact form to schedule your appointment.
In many pedestrian accident cases, the accident and resulting injuries are caused by the negligence of others. Proving negligence is usually the first step to helping injured clients recover compensation from insurance companies or through the NYC justice system.
Generally, to show that the responsible party was negligent requires establishing the following elements:
Pedestrian accident injuries can be especially serious, and our skilled pedestrian accident lawyers at Proner & Proner take our fight to recover fair compensation equally serious. We work tirelessly to recover full compensation for:
To learn about your eligibility to file a claim or lawsuit in connection with a New York pedestrian accident, it is important to speak with a knowledgeable NYC personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
New York City Pedestrian Accident Victim Mala Shah Recommends Personal Injury Lawyer Mitchell Proner:
Proner & Proner is a New York City law firm that handles pedestrian accident cases arising from:
Usually, run-over accidents in NYC are caused by driver negligence. Drivers who are distracted by their phones or texting or who simply fail to obey traffic laws can be held financially accountable for your injuries. According to Department of Transportation estimates, more than one-third of pedestrian accidents result from distracted drivers.
Although pedestrian accidents account for only around 8% of traffic accidents in NYC, in many cases, the injuries sustained by pedestrians can be extreme. At Proner & Proner, we have dedicated our practice to helping accident victims recover fair compensation for injuries such as:
Our pedestrian accident lawyers will work hard to identify the negligent parties and hold them financially responsible so that you can focus on your recovery.
Many pedestrian accident victims in New York might not know much about New York’s no-fault insurance law. Even if you’re injured as a pedestrian, you might be entitled to insurance compensation. It’s important to act quickly, however, as you usually only have 30 days to file a claim as a pedestrian after a car accident.
After a pedestrian accident, you should also take the following steps to ensure your right to compensation under New York personal injury law:
If you were seriously injured in a pedestrian accident in New York City or in any of NYC’s five boroughs, the first step is to learn about your legal rights. At Proner & Proner, we’ve already recovered over $400 million in compensation for injured clients in NYC.
You owe it to yourself to learn about how we can help fight for fair compensation in your case. We provide all potential clients with a free case review. Call our office or contact us online to discuss options after your New York pedestrian accident today.
Yes. The driver or the insurance company might actually claim that you are totally or partially responsible for the traffic accident. This might be the case if you:
If these claims are successful, your compensation award for injuries sustained in the pedestrian accident can be reduced. It’s important to contact an experienced accident lawyer who will fight to counter the impact of any accusation that you, as a pedestrian, were responsible for the accident.
Manhattan. Pedestrians are seriously injured or killed in traffic accidents four times as frequently as in the other boroughs. Additionally, pedestrian accidents are much more likely to occur in intersections than anywhere else in the city. In more than half of pedestrian accident cases that occur in intersections with traffic signals, the pedestrian was crossing properly (with the signal).
Motor Vehicle Accidents Verdicts & Settlements
Proner & Proner’s experienced car accident attorneys win big verdicts and settlements for seriously injured clients. In some cases, clients have won millions of dollars in compensation. Some of our major cases are listed below.
Female, 43: Cyclist hit by truck
Our client was riding her bicycle when a truck was turning and came up onto the sidewalk. Our client went to back up and the truck struck her.
Injuries: Catastrophic injuries to entire right side of body below the waist resulting in amputation of the right leg and hind quarter; bladder rupture; multiple rib and spinal fractures
Male, 63: Pedestrian hit by bus
Our client was crossing a street when a bus hit a car and the car spun and hit him.
Injuries: Traumatic brain injury; fractured shoulder
Male: Pedestrian hit by vehicle
Our client was struck as a pedestrian by a taxicab that was involved in an accident with a bus.
Injuries: Stroke, with quality of life after the accident greatly diminished
Female, 45: Pedestrian hit by vehicle
Crossing the street, our client was run over by a truck.
Injuries: Fractured skull and fractured right ankle, requiring surgery to head and leg
Female, 49: Cyclist hit by truck
Our client was riding her bicycle when a truck was turning and came up onto the sidewalk - our client went to back up and the truck struck her.
Injuries: Cognitive deficiencies, behavioral changes, permanent disability
Male, 38: Wrongful death
A man pulled over on the roadway to assist another vehicle in distress, and a tractor trailer struck him and his parked vehicle, resulting in his death.
Injuries: Wrongful death
Female, 17: Vehicle collision
Our client was in a car driven by her sister that skidded on ice into oncoming traffic.
Injuries: Broken hip and a ruptured diaphragm
Female, Female: Vehicle collided with guardrail
Two clients were injured in an accident that took place in 2003 when they were passengers in a car that hit a guardrail.
Injuries: The clients each sustained a broken wrist
Female, 45: Pedestrian hit by vehicle
Our client was a pedestrian hit by a left turning vehicle.
Injuries: Soft tissue injuries to neck, back and shoulder which required three surgeries
Multiple Clients: Vehicle collision
Intersection accident with a van transporting handicapped adults.
Injuries: Broken ankle, closed head injury
Female, 32: Vehicle collision
While making a left hand turn, our client was struck by another vehicle.
Injuries: Broken right wrist, three compound fractures on right ulna requiring surgery, mild traumatic brain injury
Female, 21: Pedestrian hit by vehicle
Our client was hit by car while on her way to work by a vehicle making a left hand turn.
Injuries: Comminuted left tibia and fibula fractures that required surgery
Male, 47: Pedestrian hit by vehicle
Our client was struck by a car while making a left hand turn.
Injuries: Broken pelvis, fractured sacrum
Male, 31: Pedestrian hit by vehicle
Defendant made illegal U-turn and struck our client.
Injuries: Dislocated shoulder; injury to iliotibial band and lateral aspect of the right knee
Female, 42: Pedestrian hit by vehicle
Our client was hit by a car while crossing the street.
Injuries: Blood clots in abdomen, two broken ribs, compression fractures of spine
Male: Vehicle collision
Our client was riding a scooter and was hit by a flat-bed tow truck.
Male, 37: Vehicle collision
A traffic light was turning green for our client, when a woman ran full speed against the light and hit our client.
Injuries: Left ankle fracture which required open reduction and internal fixation. Fractured and broken nose
Female, 55: Wrongful death
Our client’s husband was killed when a car drove into the driver’s side of the vehicle. Wrongful death.
Male, 61 - Female, 62: Vehicle collision
Accident caused by police chase.
Injuries: Our client died as a result of her injuries, which included multiple fractures and massive bilateral extensive pulmonary with significant right ventricular strain.
Road Rage Incident
Mitchell Proner spoke in support of NYC motorcycle riders and called on NY lawmakers and police not to overreact to a highly publicized road rage incident or to let that incident cast all motorcyclists in a bad light.
Hit and Run
Attorney Mitchell Proner was on hand when the motorist accused of hitting a female jogger on a road in Central Islip appeared in a New York courtroom to answer charges of leaving the scene of a fatal accident.
Attorney Mitchell Proner, an expert on maritime law, spoke about the similarities between the Costa Concordia ferry disaster and the recent Indonesian ferry accident that killed at least 24 people.