Approximately 78,000 pedestrians are injured in traffic accidents annually. Pedestrian accident cases often involve a driver's failure to yield or observe pedestrian right-of-way. These accidents can also involve pedestrians injured by motor vehicle drivers who fail to:
- Obey traffic signs and signals
- Fully stop before turning right at a red light
- Signal before turning
- Leave adequate room for bicyclists on the roadway
- Drive slowly on neighborhood streets
Any of these failures could constitute a breach of the driver's duty to use "reasonable care" while driving. Further, a special duty is owed to children pedestrians, requiring drivers to be cautious and drive at the posted speed limit when signs are posted for nearby schools or playgrounds.
Our firm represents clients in the New York Metropolitan area who suffered personal injuries as a result of someone else's negligent actions. We can discuss your legal options and assist you in recovering the compensation you are legally entitled to.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, or if you are the survivor of a pedestrian who has been killed in a road accident, contact us online or call us at 718.297.1000 for FREE consultation.