Pedestrian Accident
Attorneys in Bronx

Pedestrian Accident Attorneys in Bronx, NY

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2932 Wilkinson Ave,
The Bronx NY 10461

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New York City is famous for being one of the most walkable metro areas in the nation, and the Bronx is certainly no exception. In fact, two-thirds of New York City residents either walk or take transit to work, according to the U.S. Census. From work to the movies to the grocery store, New Yorkers can walk to just about any destination.

But just because the Bronx is pedestrian-friendly doesn’t always mean it’s pedestrian-safe. The number of pedestrian traffic deaths are on the rise in the Bronx and the other five boroughs of New York City, a concerning trend that shows no signs of slowing down in 2020. Pedestrians, through no fault of their own, are put at risk of injury whenever a driver is negligent and wreckless on the roads of the Bronx.

If you or someone you love were the victim of a pedestrian accident in the Bronx, the attorneys of Hurt511 are ready and able to help you seek justice. Dial 1.800.HURT.511 to speak with an experienced Bronx pedestrian accident attorney who can help you review your legal options after your accident.

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What Are the Most Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents?

Anytime a motorist recklessly ignores traffic rules and puts the lives of pedestrians in danger, a pedestrian accident can occur. However, the most common causes of pedestrian accidents in the Bronx and other dense urban areas are:

  • Speeding: Despite New York City’s efforts to lower the speed limit on residential roads, many motorists still drive dangerously fast. When speeding, motorists have less time to react if they see a pedestrian crossing the street, leading to life-altering and even fatal injuries.
  • Distracted driving: Between cell phones, food, drinks, navigation systems, and other passengers in the car, a motorist can become easily distracted and lose focus on the road. They may fail to stop at a red light or stop sign, striking a pedestrian who has the right of way. Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of pedestrian accidents in New York City.
  • Reversing: Reversing into spots and parallel parking is a fact of life in the Bronx, where getting a parking spot can be a big challenge. But if a motorist fails to look in their rearview mirror or neglects to check their back-up camera, they could easily hit a pedestrian while reversing. Small children are especially at risk of being hit by a reversing vehicle.
  • Drunk Driving: New York City is known for its nightlife. Unfortunately, when a motorist opts to drive home after a night out instead of taking a cab, they put their fellow motorists and pedestrians at risk. Alcohol can worsen a motorist’s driving skills, reaction times, and depth perception behind the wheel. Motorists can also be impaired by the use of illegal or prescription drugs.

How Serious Are Pedestrian Accidents?

Pedestrian accidents can be extremely severe and even deadly. A motorist traveling at any speed is capable of causing serious injuries if they strike a pedestrian. And the faster the car is traveling, the more likely the crash will be deadly. Your likelihood of being killed is 70 percent more likely if you’re struck by a vehicle traveling at 30 mph versus 25 mph, according to an investigation by ProPublica.

The most common injuries associated with pedestrian accidents include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Back injuries and spinal cord injuries
  • Broken bones, fractures, and dislocations
  • Internal injuries
  • Loss of limb/amputations

How Soon Should I Seek Legal Action After My Pedestrian Accident?

For personal injury cases in New York State, the statute of limitations–or the time limit you have to seek a lawsuit after the date of your accident–is usually three years.

But that doesn’t mean you should wait. The longer you wait to contact an attorney, the more likely it will be that vital details that could help you prove your case could be lost, including:

  • Witness testimonies about the crash
  • Road conditions that could have contributed to the accident
  • Traffic and storefront surveillance footage of the crash
  • Evidence that the motorist who hit you was distracted, using their phone, or impaired behind the wheel

To improve your chances of obtaining a winning verdict–and the maximum compensation for your injuries–get in touch with Hurt511 immediately after your accident. After you call 911, call 1.800.HURT.511.

What Compensation Could I Recover After My Pedestrian Accident in the Bronx?

The compensation you could recover from your pedestrian accident depends on the unique details and circumstances surrounding your case. An attorney can help you determine what your specific case could be worth.

However, compensation for pedestrian accidents and other personal injury cases generally falls into two categories:

  • Economic damages, which compensates the victim for past and future money lost due to the accident. This can include compensation for medical bills and treatment, lost wages, loss of the ability to earn an income, vocational rehabilitation for those who must change employment due to the accident, and more.
  • Non-economic damages, which attempt to compensate the victim for losses that are more difficult to put a dollar amount on, but harm the victim’s ability to lead a happy and meaningful life. This can include compensation for mental anguish and trauma, pain and suffering during and after the accident, loss of consortium with a spouse, loss of life’s enjoyments, and more.

To learn what your case may be worth, call 1.800.HURT.511 to speak with a pedestrian accident lawyer in the Bronx.

How Much Does a Bronx Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Cost?

Some people will avoid seeking high-quality legal representation because they’re afraid they won’t be able to afford it. But you don’t have to.

Hurt511’s attorneys work on a contingency-fee basis, which means they only get paid if they successfully settle your pedestrian accident case. Your payment to your attorney comes from the settlement, not from your wallet. With Hurt511, you will never pay upfront fees for legal representation.

How Does Hurt511 Work?

In just four simple steps, Hurt511 can help with your case:

1. Fill out this form or call 1.800.HURT.511.
2. Take 30 seconds to answer a few questions to see what your case is worth.
3. Connect with attorneys in your area who will fight for you—always on a contingency-fee basis.
4. Receive your settlement.

You Have the Right to Legal Representation

Your immigration status should never stand in the way between you and the legal representation you need and deserve. Dial 1.800.HURT.511 and you will be connected to a Bronx pedestrian accident lawyer who is ready to fight on your behalf to recover the compensation you need and deserve after your accident.

1.800.HURT.511 has a proven track record of success in recovering large settlements for pedestrian accident clients in all five boroughs of New York City, Long Island, and New Jersey. Call 1.800.HURT.511 for a free case evaluation today.