Tragically, children 15 and younger account for more than a quarter of pedestrian accident victims. Pedestrian accidents, commonly caused by a motorist’s failure to yield the right of way, often result in catastrophic injuries, including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, traumatic amputation and wrongful death. Too often, pedestrian accident victims do not receive the compensation to which they are entitled. If another person’s negligent driving resulted in serious injury to you or a loved one, you should not have to bear the cost of recovery.
Insurance companies routinely offer victims small settlements at first. Our pedestrian accident lawyers — serving victims in New York City and across the state — know the true value of your case and will fight to ensure that you receive fair compensation.
Common Pedestrian Accident Causes
Motorists have a responsibility to drive in a safe and observant manner and to adhere to all traffic laws. Every day, pedestrians are killed or seriously injured as a result of driver negligence or recklessness. Commonly, drivers fail to notice pedestrians because they are distracted by cellphones, texting, music players and other diversions. Other causes of pedestrian accidents include:
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Failure to adhere to the speed limit in residential areas
- Failure to come to a stop at a traffic sign or light
- Failure to stop at a crosswalk
- Failure to stop prior to turning right on a red light at an intersection
If you have been seriously injured in a pedestrian accident, Kelner & Kelner will defend your rights as a victim. We will fight on your behalf for fair compensation and help hold negligent, reckless and careless motorists accountable for their actions. Contact our pedestrian accident lawyers for a consultation. Our New York City attorneys will carefully evaluate your case and aggressively pursue compensation for your pain and suffering. You can also reach us at (212) 425-0700.