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163-07 Depot Road, Suite 101
Flushing NY 11358

104-70 Queens Blvd., #501
Forest Hills NY 11375

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.

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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).

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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.

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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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