Long Island Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Long Island has local traffic and pedestrian laws meant exclusively to protect pedestrians.
Although these laws have been established and mandated to reduce the risk of pedestrians getting hit by reckless or negligent drivers, many Long Island pedestrians continue to be seriously injured by drivers who do not follow the laws. William Mattar has been helping injured pedestrians receive maximum compensation for over 20 years and will fight for your rights if you have been struck by a car or truck while walking the streets of Long Island.
Don’t delay in starting the process of restoring stability to your life after a collision. New York has statue of limitations laws that can prevent you from pursuing your claim. Call (844) 444-4444 today to schedule an appointment with a pedestrian accident lawyer available to serve Long Island. You also have the option of filling out our free initial consultation form and submitting it online at your convenience. We have a team of lawyers available 24 hours a day, seven days a week who understand what you are going through and will do everything possible to remove the burden of your legal problems during your recovery.
Information about New York State Laws that Protect Pedestrians
All vehicle drivers must exercise care when driving around pedestrians. Generally speaking, this means drivers cannot speed, engage in distracted driving, or disobey traffic signs/signals intended to protect pedestrians. Drivers must also yield to pedestrians crossing streets in crosswalks.
Pedestrians should yield to vehicles when the “Don’t Walk” sign (usually a red standing figure or hand symbol) is lit up on a corner signal device. These signal devices provide a count down of time remaining until pedestrians can safely cross a street. Pedestrians should not generally enter intersections if this countdown is showing an insufficient amount of time for them to cross.
Why Pedestrian Accidents Happen
Many pedestrian-vehicle accidents are the fault of the person driving a car or truck. Speeding, recklessness and failing to yield to pedestrians are some of the causes of pedestrians being struck by vehicles. In some cases, a driver may be obeying the law by stopping to allow a pedestrian to cross but another car hits their car from behind. Drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol also cause many Long Island pedestrians to suffer serious injuries. If your looking for a Long Island pedestrian accident lawyer, William Mattar can help.
If you or someone you know needs emergency and/or long-term treatment for broken bones, head trauma or other severe injuries due to a vehicle hitting them on Long Island, contact a pedestrian accident lawyer today to schedule an immediate and free initial consultation. Simply dial (844) 444-4444 and you will speak to one of our knowledgeable team members who will explain what to do and what to expect from your consultation. We can fight for your rights so you receive maximum compensation. Call William Mattar today.