Pedestrian Accident Attorneys in New York
In the last decade (2010-2019), due to the increase in people walking more, the pedestrian accident rate has subsequently increased by 45 percent.
During this 10 year period, 53,435 pedestrians were hit and killed by drivers. In 2019 alone, it equated to 17 people a day. Unlike motorists, pedestrians have no physical barrier to protect them when these accidents occur.
This direct contact with the motor vehicles makes pedestrians extremely susceptible to a wide range of very serious injuries. Because of the large amount of tourism in New York, especially in New York City, this makes the state a target for increased numbers of pedestrian accidents.
Hit & Run Accident Attorneys in New York
Hit-and-run incidents have also had a larger increase in the last few years. On average, 682,000 hit-and-run crashes occur every year. A hit-and-run accident is defined as leaving the scene of an accident without reporting, and is punishable by traffic summons, criminal charges, or, if there are serious injuries or a fatality, felony charges.
These particular accidents are tricky, for a driver may argue they were unaware they came in contact with another vehicle or person, or they believed there was no damage. These cases can become very demanding as pursuit of the offending driver for compensation could go down a slippery slope.
In all cases, you want the best representation possible to make sure your damages are accounted for and your claims are met. Our professionals will work with you and for you to make your case a priority.
Accomplished Representation in
Pedestrian Accident Lawsuits
Whatever the cause, you need an attorney to properly represent you and your needs. Our New York pedestrian accident attorneys have secured millions in compensation for hit & run injury victims throughout New York.