Pedestrian Accidents Lawyer
With a population of more than 8.5 million, New York City is overflowing with pedestrians. As the most densely populated major city in the U.S., NYC must work hard to keep walkers and cyclists safe from passenger vehicles. In areas where pedestrians and motorists interact, both parties must exercise the utmost care to obey the laws of traffic. Even a minor infraction can lead to a deadly collision. If you’ve been seriously injured in a pedestrian accident in NYC, work with Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein, P.C. to explore your legal rights. Whether it was a hit and run or a collision involving a city vehicle, we can help.
About Pedestrian Accidents in NYC
New York is, unfortunately, no stranger to pedestrian injuries and deaths. Walking is an excellent way to commute, shop, and get around in a state with such congested streets. Sadly, not every pedestrian reaches his or her destination. There has been an average of 312 pedestrian deaths each year in the State of New York from 2012 to 2014. In the same time period, an average of 3,027 hospitalizations and 12,506 emergency department visits for pedestrian accidents occurred. The rates of traffic-related pedestrian deaths and hospitalizations were highest for males 65 and older.
Just looking at the numbers is not enough to fully understand the magnitude of pedestrian accidents in New York City. Our firm has seen the damages these accidents can inflict on unsuspecting pedestrians first hand. We know these collisions can be life changing. It is our job to represent injured pedestrians during settlement negotiations and/or other legal actions. We want to help you seek full recovery for your hospital bills, treatments, rehabilitation, missed days at work, loss of enjoyment of life, physical pain, and emotional suffering. We’ve won multiple million-dollar awards for our clients in the past. You could be next on our list.
At Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein, P.C., our job is about more than just money. We’re in it for the people. Pedestrian accidents in NYC are much too common. The majority of these collisions come from negligent drivers. Drivers may speed, run lights, text and drive, drive drunk, or otherwise engage in unsafe activities that result in pedestrian collisions. We want to shed light on this serious issue in NYC and hold drivers accountable for their mistakes. We also want to garner financial recovery that families need to move on after a horrific pedestrian accident.
Let the Legal System Work for You
New York’s civil system has statutes in place to protect pedestrians. They have rights and responsibilities while navigating NYC’s streets and sidewalks. As the victim of a pedestrian collision, you may have a case against the vehicle driver, the City of New York for poor infrastructure or lack of maintenance, or a third party. Even if the driver who struck you took off, you may be able to recover through uninsured/underinsured motorist insurance. The best way to explore your options is to speak with our attorneys. Whether you suffered an injury or a family member passed away in a pedestrian collision, we’re here for you during this most difficult time in life.