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Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian Accident Lawyers with Offices in Brooklyn and Queens

Pedestrian Accidents

Walking is the primary way that people get around in Brooklyn and Queens.  In fact, across New York City, more people walk to where they need to go than any other form of transportation.   Unfortunately, with so many cars, pedestrian accidents are a common occurrence.

Marc Albert is a personal injury attorney with offices in Brooklyn and Queens.  Marc has been representing and counseling pedestrian accident victims and their families through the legal process of holding negligent drivers accountable for their actions.

Pedestrian Accident Injuries Can be Severe and Devastating

Pedestrian accidents can be devastating.  Since pedestrians are entirely unprotected, being hit by a car can lead to severe injuries with life-long consequences.  Common injuries in pedestrian accidents include:

  • Head Injuries including concussion and traumatic brain injury
  • Neck injuries
  • Shoulder injuries including displacement
  • Spine or vertebrae injuries, including a broken back or paralysis
  • Skull fractures
  • Broken Jaw
  • Broken Bones

According to New York State statistics, there are, on average, 312 pedestrian accident fatalities every year in New York.  There are over 3,000 hospitalizations related to pedestrian accidents involving a motor vehicle every year.  Emergency Rooms around the state are extremely busy with pedestrian accidents, with about 12,500 people seeking medical attention every year.

Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents are on the Rise

As New York City has seen with bicycle accidents, the number of pedestrian accidents in New York City had been decreasing due to the Vision Zero initiative.  Vision Zero was an initiative by New York City Mayor Bill DiBlasio to eliminate all traffic deaths and serious injuries through slower speed limits, increased enforcement, and the use of speed cameras.

Vision Zero helped to reduce the number of pedestrian and bicycle accidents, however, the initiative never expanded outside of limited areas of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens.  As this initiative became less of a priority, and after a few years of declining number, the rate of pedestrian accidents has started to climb once again.

Pedestrian Knockdowns are Usually the Result of Drunk or Distracted Drivers

As a pedestrian, even if you follow all of the rules accidents will continue to happen.  Many pedestrian knockdowns or hit and runs involve cars that are traveling faster than the speed limit and are violating traffic laws such as going through a red light or a stop sign.

Nationally, 40% of all pedestrian accidents involve a drunk driver or a driver under the influence of drugs.

No-Fault Laws Related to Pedestrian Accidents

When an accident involves multiple vehicles, No Fault insurance, which covers medical expenses and lost wages, is paid by the insurance company for the car in which the injury occurred. When a pedestrian is stuck and injured by a vehicle, the No Fault costs are paid by the insurance company of the vehicle that struck the person.

Call the Law Offices of Marc S. Albert for a Free Consultation

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident involving a motor vehicle, contact the Law Offices of Marc S. Albert.  With offices in Brooklyn and Queens, his offices are conveniently located.  If you cannot travel, Marc will come to you.  All initial consultations are free. Marc works on contingency, so you do not pay unless there is a settlement or a jury verdict with an award.  Contact our office to speak with Marc at 855-252-3788.

Client Reviews

When I was seriously injured in a car accident, I didn’t know where to turn. I was confined to my home, couldn’t work and was being besieged with medical bills from doctors and hospitals. I feel so lucky to have found Marc and his firm. They took care of everything for me and allowed me to concentrate on my recovery. It put my mind completely at ease to know that Marc was handling me case. He held my hand through the entire process and I was ecstatic with the result. Marc is the very best at what he does!

Valerie S.

Marc, just wanted to thank you again for all your hard work on my case, the outcome of which I was extremely happy with. Your office was always helpful and patient in answering all my questions. I never felt like another “case” . I would most definitely recommend your firm to all of my friends and colleagues. Great job!

Margaret M.

Mr. Albert’s expertise was highly recommended to me. During the course of the case, Mr. Albert took the time to walk me through each step he was taking. I continually felt he cared about me and what I was going through. At the end, I was very pleased with the outcome and would not hesitate to recommend him.

Margery S.