Pedestrian Accident Lawyer for a NYC Accident
If you were struck by a car while walking lawfully on a sidewalk, roadway, crosswalk, or parking lot in New York City, you might be able to obtain compensation for physical injuries. At William Mattar, our pedestrian accident lawyers know the laws regarding pedestrian rights and how to handle insurance claims when the insurance company does not want to pay fair compensation for injuries. Pedestrians struck by vehicles through no fault of their own should not accept “lowball” settlements from insurance companies and risk losing out on maximum compensation.
If you or someone you know has sustained serious injuries due to a reckless driver, contact us as soon as possible by calling (844) 444-4444. We can help advocate for you and ensure you receive the best outcome possible for your case.
Pedestrian Traffic Laws in NYC
According to the Governor’s Safety Committee of NYC, pedestrians should:
- Use sidewalks whenever they are safely available;
- Walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible when sidewalks are not available;
- Obey traffic signals and/or traffic officers;
- Yield the right-of-way to all vehicles if there are no crosswalks, signs, or signals;
- Wear light-colored clothing and add reflective material to increase their visibility at night;
- Not walk on expressways or interstate highways.
Pedestrians have the right of way while in crosswalks and, regardless of the right of way, drivers must exercise reasonable care around pedestrians.
What Causes Most Pedestrian-Vehicle Accidents in NYC?
Alcohol involvement. For the driver and/or the pedestrian, alcohol involvement was reported in nearly 50 percent of traffic accidents that resulted in pedestrian fatalities in 2014. Additionally, among the pedestrians killed after being hit by a vehicle, most were struck by the front of the vehicle. Eighteen percent of pedestrian-vehicle collision fatalities in 2014 involved single or multi-vehicle accidents where the driver left the scene (also known as a hit-and-run).
Other reasons cars hit pedestrians include the failure of drivers to obey traffic lights/signs, speeding, and distracted driving.
Innocent pedestrians hit and injured by vehicles deserve compensation for their damages. Call William Mattar today at (844) 444-4444 to schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer who is on your side and dedicated to helping you receive maximum compensation.
What Can a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer do for You in NYC?
If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident in NYC, having a pedestrian accident lawyer by your side can be very beneficial. Your lawyer can help you build the best possible case in your favor. This may include collecting evidence, negotiating with insurance companies, and filing important documentation.
At William Mattar, we prioritize client communication. We know the legal process can be stressful, and that’s why our pedestrian accident lawyers work to keep you updated every step of the way.
Contact a Pedestrian Accident Attorney Serving NYC Today
Time limitations could limit how long you have to file a claim if you were struck and seriously injured by a vehicle. If you are currently at home or in the hospital in New York City, a pedestrian accident lawyer from William Mattar can contact you to discuss your case. Please call (844) 444-4444or fill out our free online consultation form today to get started.