Pedestrian Accidents

New York City Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Ready to Fight for You

When traffic accidents involve two vehicles, there may be severe injuries, but at least everyone involved enjoys the protection of their vehicles. Pedestrians have no such protection. Injuries resulting from a vehicle/pedestrian accident can be extreme. If you or someone you love has been injured as a pedestrian in New York City, contact the personal injury lawyers at Segan, Nemerov & Singer, PC as soon as possible to discuss your case.

Types of pedestrian accidents

Pedestrians can suffer injuries in countless ways, especially in a large city like New York where motorists abound.

  • Many motorists either do not understand, or simply fail to follow, laws regarding crosswalks. A pedestrian must observe traffic-control signals when crossing a street, but if the signals are missing or broken, vehicles must yield to pedestrians within the crosswalk. Every driver in New York State must also yield to a pedestrian crossing or attempting to cross at a crosswalk or intersection who has a guide dog or a cane that is metallic, white or white with a red tip.
  • All yellow taxicabs and tow trucks must carry a minimum of $100,000/$300,000 in liability insurance coverage, available to up to three people injured in an accident.
  • Pedestrians can be injured in ways that do not involve vehicles. Many pedestrian premises liability cases involve defective sidewalks or other causes of slip and fall accidents.

How an attorney can help a pedestrian involved in an accident

An experienced personal injury attorney can help injured pedestrians in many ways. A lawyer can protect you from unfair lowball insurance settlements, for instance. Insurance companies are more interested in protecting their bottom lines than paying out settlements. If you sign an initial offer from any insurance company without consulting an attorney, you may settle for a fraction of the amount you are entitled to receive.

There may also be some question in your case regarding who is actually liable for the accident, especially in premises liability cases. An experienced injury attorney knows which laws apply to your case and can ensure that you file your legal action against the right people.

Injured pedestrians should contact an experienced, reputable personal injury attorney immediately

Time is not on the side of an injured New York City pedestrian. If you or someone you love has been injured in such an accident, contact Segan, Nemerov & Singer, PC today to arrange a free consultation. Let us begin fighting on your behalf by contacting us online or at (212) 696-9100.