Pedestrian Accidents

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.

$9,000,000 Settlement- Auto Accident

A 4 year old man who was involved in a car accident on the Long Island Expressway. The victim was rear-ended by a vehicle, and sustained brain injuries.

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$8,500,000 Settlement- Auto Accident

A 25 year old female sustained brain injuries when she was struck by a hit and run car, in Long Island, New York.

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$27,000,000 Verdict- Construction Accident

A man in his 50’s fell off a latter at a construction site and sustained a brain injury. The case was tried in Manhattan Supreme Court.

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$5,025,000 Verdict - Motor Vehicle Accident

A male pedestrian, age 36, sustained multiple leg fractures, and injuries to his pelvic and hand when he was struck by a motor vehicle on the sidewalk in Brooklyn.

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$3,600,000 Settlement - Pedestrian Accident

A 72 year old male, was struck by a van while crossing the street in Manhattan. Our client sustained brain injuries. The settlement was reached in Kings County, New York.

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$2,600,000 Settlement - Motor Vehicle Accident

A women in her 40’s was severely injured in an auto accident.

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$2,500,000 Settlement- Roadway Defect / Motor Vehicle Accident

A 19 year old woman injured her spine when her car skidded on a defective roadway that had flooded into a median, and was then struck by another vehicle. The case settled in Queens County and in the Court of Claims.

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$1,800,000 Settlement - Motor Vehicle Accident

A 40 year old male was struck by a federal government vehicle while exiting his van in Manhattan. He sustain a brain injury as a result. The settlement was reached under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA).

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$1,100,000 Settlement- Motor Vehicle Accident

A woman in her 20’s was hit by car in Manhattan. The case settled in Brooklyn, Kings County NY.

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