New York Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Vehicles on the road need to be especially careful in areas where pedestrians are also present. Without any of the safety devices or physical protection of a car or truck, even a low-speed collision between a pedestrian and vehicle can produce serious injuries for the pedestrian. For this reason, motorists often assume liability for an injury to a pedestrian in a collision. This means that an injured pedestrian may be eligible to file a personal injury claim against the driver responsible for their injuries.
If you’ve been injured as a pedestrian because of a negligent or reckless motorist, we may be able to help you work through the process of filing a personal injury claim. Speak with our New York pedestrian accident attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP, about how we may be able to fight to defend your rights and interests by calling (212) 779-0057.
Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
When a motorist loses control over their vehicle or doesn’t pay enough attention to others around them, they can seriously endanger pedestrians walking near or across the road. In particular, the following problems may threaten pedestrians:
- Drivers speeding through crosswalks
- Drivers running red lights or stop signs
- Drivers losing control over their vehicle due to a mechanical error
- Drivers losing control over their vehicle due to a road defect
If driver error is to blame for the accident, the motorist may be held legally liable. However, mechanical failures and road defects are often the responsibility of other parties.
If you or someone you love has been struck by a motor vehicle while crossing or standing near a road, the responsible driver or other party may be held accountable for their negligence. To learn more about these options and how compensation may help you cover your treatment costs, contact a New York pedestrian accident lawyer of Hach & Rose, LLP, at (212) 779-0057 today.