NYC Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Serving Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, and all of NY
More than $500 million in recoveries
The year 2009 alone saw 306 pedestrian New York deaths caused by motor vehicle accidents. And throughout the United States, approximately 59,000 pedestrians suffered injuries. With virtually no protection, pedestrian accidents often result in serious injuries to the head or even death. While motor vehicle accidents potentially represent the most common negligence-related cause of pedestrian accidents in NYC and elsewhere in New York, pedestrians suffer injury in a variety of situations.
Regardless of the cause of pedestrian injuries, each experienced NYC pedestrian accident lawyer at the law offices of Weinstein, Chase, Messinger & Peters has the skills and experience needed to help protect the rights of victims, whether through personal injury claims or wrongful death lawsuits.
Causes of pedestrian accidents
In some cases, pedestrians can cause their own injuries through distractions such as cell phones, texting, or noise. But the negligence of other parties often accounts for the reasons behind pedestrian injuries, as in the following examples:
- Drivers of cars, buses, or even bicycles can strike pedestrians, often due to distracted driving.
- Improper maintenance of roadways and walkways can result in pedestrian injury due to potholes, ice, uneven surfaces, or other conditions.
- Tree or bush foliage, sidewalk signs, and other items placed at the curb can reduce the ability of pedestrians to see oncoming traffic—and for drivers to see the pedestrians.
Even when a NYC pedestrian bears some degree of fault for their injuries, a pedestrian accident lawyer at the law office of Weinstein, Chase, Messinger & Peters can still help pursue partial compensation under New York comparative negligence law.
Contact an experienced Manhattan pedestrian accident attorney
Contact Weinstein, Chase, Messinger & Peters, P.C. with any questions you may have about your legal rights after a pedestrian accident in the NYC metropolitan area, or to schedule a free case consultation and evaluation with our experienced pedestrian accident lawyers. Even more than lawyers, we consider ourselves client counselors. Let's look ahead. Together.
The pedestrian accident lawyers at the New York City personal injury law firm of Weinstein, Chase, Messinger & Peters, P.C. in Brooklyn, New York represent clients throughout the New York (NYC) metropolitan area, including the five boroughs: Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island, and Queens. The counties we serve include Suffolk County, Nassau County, Westchester County, and Putnam County.