Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

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Drivers must obey traffic rules, including yielding to pedestrians when they have the right-of-way. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents occur because drivers either don’t see people crossing streets, or they don’t understand who has the right-of-way.

If you were injured in a pedestrian accident that wasn’t your fault, talk to a pedestrian accident lawyer to find out if you have a case. We have helped thousands and know that when there are serious injuries, immediate action should be taken. Right now we are here to help you. Call William Mattar Law Offices at (844) 444-4444 24 hours a day, or fill out a free initial consultation form.

New York Pedestrian Accident Laws

A New York personal injury lawyer can help you understand state pedestrian laws. New York state vehicle and traffic laws have provisions designed to protect motorists and pedestrians on the state’s roadways, including:

  • Pedestrians are subject to traffic control signals, signs, and pavement markings when crossing streets.
  • When traffic-control signals aren’t in place or in operation, drivers should yield the right-of-way to pedestrians, slowing down or stopping so pedestrians can cross roadways within crosswalks.
  • If there are no crosswalks, signs, or signals at mid-block locations, pedestrians should yield the right-of-way to vehicles.
  • Pedestrians are not allowed on expressways or interstate highways.
  • No pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle that is so close it is impractical for the driver to yield.
  • Drivers emerging from or entering alleyways, buildings, private roads, or driveways shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians on adjacent sidewalks.
  • Drivers approaching intersections or crosswalks must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians accompanied by guide dogs or using canes.
  • Pedestrians are required to use sidewalks where they are provided and safe to use. When sidewalks are not provided or are unsafe to use, pedestrians are required to walk on the left sides of roadways, facing traffic.

Have questions about New York’s pedestrian laws? Our attorneys have years of experience settling pedestrian accident cases, and we can help answer your questions.

How Can a Lawyer Help?

Don’t be forced into signing something from the driver’s insurance company because you need money to pay for medical expenses. Because these expenses may be covered by No-Fault insurance benefits, we can fight to help you get the compensation you need to fully recover, including current and future medical costs, and for your personal injuries and pain and suffering.

Our pedestrian injury lawyers will work hard to determine why your accident occurred and help you prove who was at fault. We know the laws in New York and will use them to help protect your rights when you’ve been hurt.