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Pedestrian Accident Attorneys in Queens in Queens, NY Queens Office

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Flushing NY 11358

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Hit by a car or a bicycle while walking in Queens NY? You may be entitled to recover compensation! Get in touch with the best Pedestrian Accident Attorneys in Queens New York, to seek total payment for your personal injury.

According to the alarming statistics from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 2.2 million intersection-related traffic accidents occur every year. There is a constant rise in the pedestrian accidents with nearly 400 pedestrians, 77 cyclists, 605 passengers, and over 1,730 drivers killed in traffic accidents, in 2018 alone.

New York City is one of the busiest cities of bold walkers. Most people prefer to walk to the nearest farmer’s market, museum, or restaurants. But did you know every year that thousands of pedestrians meet with an automobile accident and get seriously injured or killed?

Pedestrian accidents are more fatal and catastrophic than car accidents. When you meet with an accident, you may need immediate medical attention and a lawyer to help you get compensation for your injuries.

At 1-800-Hurt-511, we have professional lawyers who can help to protect your rights and come with tailored strategies to fight your lawsuit.

How can we help you? 

Pedestrian accidents are often due to the driver’s negligence as they fail to adhere to the driving laws. And while some accidents may be due to the failure of the pedestrians as they fail to take proper care while walking. Some of the leading causes of these accidents include:

  • Over the speed limit
  • Distracted driving
  • Not following driving laws
  • Drunk or Fatigued driving
  • Inexperienced/teen drivers
  • Not stopping at red lights/stop signs
  • Rash driving or rash turns
  • Defective roadways
  • Auto parts failure

When negligent driving is at the root of a pedestrian injury, the injured pedestrian must take the appropriate steps to enforce their rights and obtain all the damages they may be legally entitled to.




Pedestrian Accident Attorney in Queens

Every pedestrian runs a risk of being injured or killed if they choose to get around on foot in a heavily populated area like New York City. Even the most vigilant pedestrian who strictly adheres to all of the traffic regulations is at risk when irresponsible and distracted drivers are behind the wheel of automobiles, taxis, and trucks. Even if the vehicle is traveling at a slow speed when it collides with a pedestrian who is crossing the street at a crosswalk or street corner, the pedestrian is likely to sustain serious injuries that could even be fatal.

If you have been hurt in a pedestrian motor vehicle accident, it is imperative that you contact an experienced pedestrian accident attorney in Queens as soon as possible. The attorney will be there to guide you throughout your case and help you get the compensation you are entitled to.

We represent clients involved in all types of accidents, such as car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, wrongful death cases, paralysis injuries, and more. Consultations are always free, and there are no fees unless we win your case. Call us today, chat with us live, or fill out our Free Case Evaluation Form.


Types Of Negligent Driving That Commonly Cause Pedestrian Accident Injuries

 Queens and New York City are often referred to as “walking cities,” and this reputation is well deserved. The New York City Department of Health estimates that annually 15,000 pedestrians are injured and 300 are killed as a result of motor vehicle collisions. Pedestrians are a vulnerable population, and unfortunately, accidents involving them are inevitable in cities like these.

Pedestrian accidents can be caused by types of reckless or distracted driving, including:

  • Yielding at a stop sign or stoplight without signaling
  • Failure to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks
  • Losing vehicle control
  • Speeding or an inability to stop
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol
  • Texting while driving
  • Exhaustion while driving
  • Distracted driving


Injury and wrongful death victims of pedestrian accidents in the greater New York City area can rely on the aggressive representation of our firm’s pedestrian accident attorneys. Inquire about our no-cost case review by calling our office today or fill out our Free Case Evaluation Form.


Common Types Of Pedestrian Accidents In Queens & NYC

 Some news outlets have reported that 2021 was one of the worst years on record for the number of pedestrians who were injured in accidents. This is despite the fact that city officials have taken steps to try and make the streets of New York safer for pedestrians, including the city-wide initiative known as “Vision Zero.” According to the records kept by the city, the number of pedestrian deaths in 2021 was the highest it had been since 2013 (as reported by the NY Times). Similar statistics were reported by the New York Post, which stated that the number of pedestrian deaths in 2021 was 58% higher than in 2020.

It is more important than ever before for pedestrians in New York City to be aware of their surroundings and to have an understanding of the most common types of pedestrian accidents that can take place.

The following are some frequent types of accidents that involve pedestrians:

  • Accident involving a vehicle that rear-ended a pedestrian
  • Pedestrians who are struck by a car, truck, or motorcycle while crossing the street
  • Children when crossing the road
  • Accidents involving school buses at intersections
  • Pedestrians attempting to cross the highway
  • Off-road pedestrian accidents
  • Pedestrian who walking on the shoulder or along the side of the road
  • Pedestrian struck or injured by a turning vehicle
  • Pedestrian injured as a result of a vehicle’s failure to yield


Call our pedestrian accident attorney in Queens as soon as possible to discuss the possibility of receiving compensation if you or a loved one has been injured in any of the types of pedestrian accidents described above, or any other type of accident involving a motor vehicle.

 Our consultations are 100% free, and we don’t charge you anything until we win your case. Call us today, chat with us live, or fill out our Free Case Evaluation Form.


Common Injuries Pedestrians Suffer in Accidents

 When a pedestrian is involved in an accident with a cyclist or a vehicle, the injuries can be severe due to vehicle speeds and a lack of safety features such as a car frame or airbags. While whiplash and soft tissue damage such as cuts, scrapes, and bruises are common injuries for anyone involved in an accident, the consequences for pedestrians are often far more severe. The following are some of the most severe injuries:

  • Traumatic brain injury and head injury (like concussion)
  • Injury to the neck, back, and spinal cord
  • Burns
  • Bone fractures
  • Amputated limbs
  • Paralysis


Unfortunately, when a completely defenseless pedestrian is struck by a cyclist or a vehicle, death is a very real possibility. Due to the serious nature of many pedestrian injuries, it can be extremely difficult to begin the process of filing a compensation claim. This is where a knowledgeable and dedicated pedestrian accident attorney in Queens can come in handy, and it’s crucial to contact one as soon as possible.


Types of Compensation Pedestrian Accident Attorney Can Recover

In the aftermath of an accident, you may incur a variety of physical injury-related expenses, but you may also experience mental and emotional trauma that makes it challenging to return to work and your normal life. A pedestrian accident attorney at HURT-511 can help you recover compensation for:

  • Rehabilitation and medical care
  • Disability \Disfigurement
  • Scarring
  • The loss of a limb
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment in life and more


You may have recourse to seek damages for wrongful death if you are a family member who has lost a loved one. Even if you are partially responsible for a pedestrian accident, HURT-511’s goal is always to help you recover the maximum compensation possible. Keep in mind that New York observes comparative negligence, which means that multiple parties may be assigned liability and required to pay a portion of compensation claims. Even if you are partially at fault, you may be eligible for compensation, which we can assist you in claiming.

HURT-511 has a sterling reputation after more than 20 years of successfully assisting clients in obtaining the compensation to which they are entitled. If you are the victim of a pedestrian accident and need assistance dealing with unscrupulous insurance companies, contact us today at 1-800-HURT-511 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced pedestrian accident attorney in Queens and learn more about how we can assist you in obtaining the compensation you deserve.

Our consultations are 100% free, and we don’t charge you anything until we win your case. Call us today, chat with us live, or fill out our Free Case Evaluation Form.


About Queens Area

Queens is the most populous of New York City’s five boroughs and is geographically contiguous with Queens County in the state of New York, United States. Located on the western end of Long Island, the borough stretches the entire length of the island from where the East River meets Long Island Sound to where it meets the Atlantic Ocean. Near present-day Flushing Bay, the Dutch established the area’s first settlement in 1636. Subsequently, Newtown (1642), Far Rockaway (1644), Flushing (1645), and Jamaica (1655) were founded (1656). In 1664, Peter Stuyvesant capitulated to an English force working for the duke of York, and the Dutch colonies fell under English rule. Queens County was founded in 1683 as one of New York Province’s 12 counties and was named after Catherine of Braganza, who was Charles II’s queen consort.

The majority of Queens remained rural until the 19th century, when its coastal communities began to become popular destinations for summer tourists. In order to avoid annexation by New York City, the towns of Hempstead, North Hempstead, and Oyster Bay were chartered within Nassau county in 1898, making Queensborough the size it is today. The borough’s growth was fueled by the building of the Queensboro Bridge (1909) and the Long Island Railroad Tunnel (1910).


Let Us Fight For You

At HURT-511 personal injury law firm, we take a proactive and hands-on approach to managing all aspects of claims involving pedestrian accidents. We pay attention to every facet of the situation in order to establish whether or not the accident was the result of someone’s negligent actions and to identify the party that can be held accountable. In order to construct a robust and convincing personal injury claim, our investigations are comprehensive and include a review of both health records and police reports.

Our team of knowledgeable pedestrian injury lawyers help our clients protect their rights following a pedestrian accident and fight to maximize compensation for their losses and injuries. We helped many clients in recouping millions of dollars in compensation for all types of accident claims.

Our consultations are 100% free, and we don’t charge you anything until we win your case. Call us today, chat with us live, or fill out our Free Case Evaluation Form.


Frequently Asked Personal Injury Questions

How Many Pedestrian Accidents Happen a Year?

Pedestrian accidents are, sadly, very common. In 2017, nearly 6,000 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes. That amounts to about one pedestrian killed in a traffic crash every 88 minutes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


Where Do Most Pedestrian Accidents Happen?

The majority of deadly accidents happen in urban areas, at non-intersection areas of the road, and at night, according to the CDC. In the majority of these accidents, the pedestrians were running, walking, or jogging when they were fatally struck by a motorist.

While pedestrians cannot prevent negligent and reckless drivers from using their cars, pedestrians can take a few simple safety measures to lower their likelihood of being involved in an accident.

When walking or jogging at night, be sure to wear reflective clothing to increase your visibility. Only cross at designated crosswalks or intersections and avoid wearing headphones or earbuds, which can distract you and prevent you from hearing a potential speeding car coming your way.

What Causes Most Pedestrian Accidents?

Pedestrian accidents can happen anytime and anywhere a driver is making risky and thoughtless choices on the road. However, the most common causes of accidents in urban areas like Queens include:

  • Drunk and impaired driving, including alcohol, illegal drugs, or prescription drugs
  • Failing to stop or yield at an intersection or stop sign
  • Speeding on residential roads and roads near schools
  • Distractions like texting, talking on a cell phone, eating, drinking, or fiddling with the car’s navigation system

Pedestrian accidents can also occur in parking lots and roads where drivers may need to pull in and reverse out of spots. If a driver isn’t careful and checking their mirrors, blind spots, and rear camera, they could potentially strike a pedestrian while trying to park.

What Kinds of Injuries Occur Due to Pedestrian Accidents?

Pedestrian deaths due to car accidents are on a rise in Queens, or in the state of New York. These type of accidents can be some of the most traumatic and serious types of car accidents, because the person who is hit by the car has no protection from the full impact of the collision, unlike accidents between two motorists.

A car does not have to be going fast to do serious damage to a pedestrian. In fact, the average risk of severe injury for a pedestrian who is struck by a motor vehicle is 10% at an impact speed of 16 mph, 25% at 23 mph, 50% at 31 mph, and 75% at 39 mph, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

Some of the most common personal injuries that occur due to accidents include:

  • Traumatic head injuries
  • Neck, vertebrae, and spinal cord injury
  • Lacerations and bruises
  • Concussions
  • Broken bones, dislocations, and fractures
  • Soft tissue and internal injuries

According to National Highway Traffic Safety, the average likelihood of pedestrian deaths struck by a car reaches 10% at an impact speed of 23 mph, 25% at 32 mph, and 50% at 42 mph. The personal injury risk factors vary depending on the age of the pedestrian.

What Should I Do If I’m the Victim of a Pedestrian Accident?

If you were the victim of a car accident, your first course of action is to call 911 immediately and seek prompt medical attention for your personal injuries.

If you’re able to, collect the contact and insurance information of the motorist who struck you, as well as witness testimonies from anyone who saw the accident occur. Take photos of the scene, your injuries, and any other details that could be important to note.

All of this information will come in handy when you call personal injury lawyers at 1-800-HURT-511. With this evidence, your injury lawyers will have an easier time proving fault and negligence on the part of the motorist who hit you.


How Does Hurt511 Work?

Hurt511 works in few simple steps:

  • Fill out this form or call 1-800-HURT-511.
  • Take 30 seconds to answer a few questions to see what your case is worth.
  • Connect with attorneys in your area who will fight for you—always on a contingency-fee basis.
  • Receive your settlement.

Your Legal Right to Representation

No matter your immigration status, you have a protected right to seek legal representation from an attorney. If you were hurt in a car accident or traffic accident in Queens, call 1-800-HURT-511 to speak with our personal injury lawyers. We can help you the right of way legal options and get the compensation you deserve.

1-800-HURT-511 has a successful record of recovering large settlements on behalf of victims in all five boroughs of New York City, Long Island, and New Jersey. Click here for our contact information for a free case evaluation today.

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