Accomplished Long Island Attorneys Champion Victims of Pedestrian Accidents
Lawyers can help if you or a loved one are hit by a motor vehicle
New York City’s high volume of traffic poses constant danger for pedestrians. In a contest between a motor vehicle and a pedestrian, there is simply no cushion to protect the human body. In 2018, 111 pedestrians were killed on New York City streets, an increase from 106 in 2017. The Licatesi Law Group, LLP has offices across Brooklyn and Long Island and serves clients across New York, including the 5 boroughs. With over 40 years of experience winning substantial compensation for pedestrians injured in collisions with motor vehicles, we know how devastating these injuries can be and understand what goes into building a successful case for damages.
Causes of pedestrian accidents
A pedestrian on a city street always runs the risk of being hit by a car, truck, motorcycle or bicycle. Drivers can disregard traffic laws or simply make mistakes, and the size or speed of their vehicles creates a perilous condition for anyone walking or jogging in their path. Accidents often are caused by drivers who:
- Text or talk on the phone or are otherwise distracted
- Turn into cross-walk traffic from another street
- Pull out of a parking lot or cross a sidewalk without looking
- Run a red light or stop sign while pedestrians are in the cross walk
- Drive drunk or impaired by drugs
- Go to fast, making it difficult for pedestrians to judge the timing of their approach
Pedestrians can also become accident victims due to:
- Faulty traffic lights that tell them it is ok to cross or tell the motorist to proceed
- Poorly maintained crosswalks that cause them to trip or step into traffic
- Adverse weather conditions that impact visibility for drivers as well as pedestrians
Regardless of how the accident occurred, the personal injury attorneys at The Licatesi Law Group, LLP has the experience to fight for maximum compensation for your injury. Even if you were partially at fault for the accident, you may be able to recover a portion of your past and future medical expenses and past and future lost wages.
Common pedestrian injuries
Injuries from a pedestrian accident can be minor or extremely severe, ranging from a laceration to an amputation or a brain injury. The lack of physical protection for a pedestrian increases the odds that the injury will be severe. Serious pedestrian injuries include broken bones, lost limbs, spinal injury, traumatic brain injury and death. Do not delay in speaking with our attorneys. Under New York law, you must file a no-fault application for PIP benefits within thirty (30) days and a personal injury lawsuit stemming from an auto accident within three years of the crash. If a loved one was killed in a pedestrian accident, you only have two years to file a lawsuit.
Contact our skilled Long Island pedestrian accident attorneys for a free consultation
To learn how The Licatesi Law Group, LLP can help with pedestrian accident injuries, take advantage of a free consultation and case evaluation with our dedicated attorneys. From our convenient Brooklyn and Long Island office locations we serving the diverse communities of greater New York City, including the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island, as well as Nassau and Suffolk counties. Call us at 516-227-2662 or contact our Uniondale or Brooklyn office online.