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Pedestrian accidents are common in New York City and on Long Island and typically result in severe and fatal injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident, turn to The Saul Law Firm. We understand the devastating impact these accidents can have on individuals and their families. 

When you become our client, we will provide compassionate, skilled representation and fight for the justice and compensation you deserve. We offer free consultations and there is never a fee until we recover for you. Contact us today to get started with an experienced pedestrian accident attorney. 

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents in New York City and Long Island are the result of driver errors, such as:

  • Distracted driving
  • Driving under the influence (DUI)
  • Failing to yield
  • Speeding 
  • Reckless driving
  • Poor visibility (due to weather or inadequate street lighting)
  • Disobeying traffic signals or signs

No matter the cause, our experienced legal team will tailor a strategy to your case and fight to protect your rights. We carefully investigate each case to pinpoint the cause and pursue the responsible parties. Trust us to provide dedicated legal support and advocacy and help you obtain the maximum compensation you deserve.

The Legal Rights of Pedestrians

Pedestrians in New York have specific legal rights designed to protect their safety on the roads. These rights include the right of way in crosswalks and adherence to traffic signals and signs specifically aimed at pedestrian safety. At the same time, pedestrians are also responsible for their safety. They must use crosswalks at intersections, obey traffic signals, and use sidewalks when provided. 

At The Saul Law Firm, we are keenly aware that the roads and highways on Long Island are not pedestrian-friendly and that pedestrian accidents are frequently caused by negligent drivers. You can rely on us to identify the responsible party, hold them accountable, and fight to win you just compensation. 

Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries

Pedestrian accidents can lead to a wide array of injuries, some of which can be life-altering, such as:

  • Traumatic brain injuries, which can range from mild concussions to severe brain damage
  • Spinal cord injuries, potentially requiring surgery or leading to paralysis
  • Internal injuries, affecting organs and internal systems
  • Soft tissue injuries, such as spinal disc herniations and disc bulges
  • Fractures, Cuts, and lacerations
  • Emotional trauma

These injuries not only require immediate medical attention but often lead to long-term physical and emotional challenges. At The Saul Law Firm, we recognize the profound impact these injuries can have on your life. Our dedicated team will work tirelessly to address the full extent of your injuries and obtain compensation that considers all your medical and financial needs. 

Proving Liability in a Pedestrian Accident

Proving liability in pedestrian accidents hinges on demonstrating the following elements of negligence:

  • Duty of Care: Establishing that the driver owed a duty of care to the pedestrian.
  • Breach of Duty: Demonstrating that the driver breached this duty through their actions or inactions.
  • Causation: Linking the driver’s breach of duty directly to the accident and resulting injuries.
  • Damages: Showing that the pedestrian suffered actual damages or injuries as a result of the accident.

Establishing these elements requires a thorough investigation and often expert testimony. At The Saul Law Firm, our experienced team works to gather evidence, from eyewitness accounts to traffic surveillance footage, to build a strong case. Our goal is to effectively demonstrate the driver’s negligence and fight hard for every dollar you deserve. 

Medical Bills in a Pedestrian Accident

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident due to a vehicle driver’s negligence, your medical bills must go through the driver’s insurance policy under the No-Fault law. In order to get your bills paid, you will need to fill out and file a No-Fault Benefits application within thirty (30) days following the accident. At The Saul Law Firm, we will assist in the filing of your claim in order to get your medical bills paid. We will also assist in filing for disability payments should you be unable to return to work for some length of time. The thirty (30) day period goes fast so do not wait to contact our office.

Why Choose Us?

At The Saul Law Firm, we will handle all the details of your claim so you can focus on your recovery. Our legal team will:

  • Investigate and photograph the accident site.
  • Gather crucial evidence and eyewitness accounts.
  • Determine and establish the other party’s liability through detailed legal analysis.
  • Provide aggressive representation in both settlement negotiations and, if necessary, litigation.

Although no two cases are the same, you may be entitled to damages such as medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other related costs. With our skill and determination, we will protect your rights and work to achieve the best possible outcome in your case.

Pedestrian Accidents and Wrongful Death

Pedestrian accidents resulting in wrongful death are deeply tragic and require sensitive legal handling. Our attorneys provide compassionate and dedicated legal services to families facing such losses. Above all, we are committed to pursuing justice and fair compensation and dealing with the complexities of these cases with skill and understanding. If your family has suffered such a devastating loss, let us support you in this difficult time and help you seek the closure and compensation you deserve.

Talk To An Experienced Long Island & New York Pedestrian Accident Attorney Today

At The Saul Law Firm, we understand the challenges you face following a pedestrian accident. Our experienced team is here to guide you through every step, fighting to protect your rights and getting every dollar you deserve. Contact us today for a consultation and take the first step toward justice and recovery.

The Saul Law Firm, LLP helps clients throughout Nassau County, Suffolk County, Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn, New York City, the Bronx, Staten Island, and Westchester County.