New York City Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

NYC Pedestrian Accidents Caused by Reckless Drivers

Walking is perhaps the most frequently used mode of transportation for millions of New Yorkers. As a result, pedestrians are more likely than drivers or passengers to sustain serious injuries in a motor vehicle when crashes occur. According to a report issued by the New York City Department of Transportation, pedestrians accounted for 52% of traffic fatalities from 2005 to 2009.* The inattention and reckless driving of motorists is often a contributing factor in pedestrian accidents. When a pedestrian is lawfully walking in a crosswalk or on a sidewalk and is hit by a motor vehicle, he or she may be entitled to financial compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and other types of damages.

If you or someone you love was a pedestrian injured in serious accident with a motor vehicle, contact the experienced trial attorneys at the law firm of Block O'Toole & Murphy today.  You may also call us at 212-736-5300.  Our lawyers will fight to protect your rights when seeking proper compensation for the injuries you have sustained.

Examples of Our Results in Cases Involving Injured Pedestrians

Listed here are a few of the pedestrian accident settlements and verdicts we have obtained for our clients.**:

$8,800,000 for Pedestrian Who Suffered a Brain Injury
The suit was brought against New York City and the drivers of two different vans that collided at the intersection of 103rd Avenue and 93rd Street. One of the vans struck a pedestrian on the sidewalk, resulting in a traumatic brain injury.

$ 32,756,156 for Injured Vietnam Vet
On March 13, 2004, Plaintiff, a Vietnam Veteran, was a "good samaritan" helping accident victims at the scene of an unrelated motor vehicle collision in Port Jefferson, New York.

$12,000,000 Awarded to Car Accident Victim
Plaintiff was standing on the sidewalk when two vehicles collided within the intersection causing one vehicle to jump the sidewalk and strike him.

4,000,000 for Teen Injured in Pedestrian Accident
Plaintiff was struck by an automobile while a pedestrian in a pedestrian crosswalk. The Plaintiff sustained injuries to her back, both knees and her right wrist.

$3,000,000 for Injuries Sustained in Garbage Truck Accident

Plaintiff, a 78 year-old woman, was operating a motorized scooter in the bicycle lane on Eighth Avenue between Hudson Street and Bleecker Street, New York, New York, when she came into contact with a New York City Department of Parks & Recreation sanitation truck.

For more information about these cases and a complete list of the successful results our attorneys have obtained, please visit our Verdicts & Settlements page.

We offer a FREE consultation to all potential clients so that you can discuss your motor vehicle collision case with our attorneys without cost or obligation. If you have been injured in an auto accident, we can help you hold the people that caused your accident responsible.

Contact us today at 212-736-5300.

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*http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/pedestrians/pedsafetyreport.shtml

**Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.