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Pedestrian Accidents

New York Pedestrian Accidents

Being struck by a car while crossing the street can cause serious, even life-threatening, injuries. Traumatic brain injuries, head, neck, and/or spinal cord injuries, broken bones, internal trauma, and hip injuries are but a few of the injuries that can cause physical pain, financial loss, and mental anguish and suffering. Contact the personal injury attorneys at Robinson Yablon Cooper & Bonfante, LLP to protect yourself and your legal right to seek compensation.

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in New York

Any collision between a pedestrian and a car (even a bicycle) can knock the pedestrian down. A number of factors will determine the severity of the pedestrian’s injuries, including:

  • The pedestrian’s age and general health at the time of the collision;
  • Whether the pedestrian is “thrown” or projected for some distance before striking the ground;
  • The part of the pedestrian’s body that strikes the ground first;
  • The speed of the striking vehicle.

Collisions between pedestrians and cars are typically results of:

  • Driving while distracted (texting while driving or driving while eating);
  • Driver Inattention;
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs; and/or
  • Speeding, driving recklessly, or violating traffic laws and traffic control signals.

If a pedestrian is knocked down and injured due to being struck by a car, the pedestrian may be entitled to compensation.

What Should I do First?

Seek Medical Attention for Your Injuries Immediately

If you or a family member have been injured in an accident of any kind, it is imperative that you seek emergency medical care immediately.  The second thing should be to contact a seasoned New York, NY personal injury lawyer as quickly as possible.

Do I Have A Case?

Contact Us To Learn If You have a case and what it's worth

Robinson Yablon Cooper & Bonfante, LLP has successfully assisted thousands of injured individuals and their families obtain the maximum damage award possible in their accident cases.

When is the right time to Act?

Time is of the essence. Don't wait to seek legal counsel.

There is a statute of limitations on personal injury cases in New York. The statutes vary depending on the type of case – contact Robinson Yablon Cooper & Bonfante, LLP immediately to learn more.