NYC Pedestrian Accident Lawyers with Top Results

Hit by a Car, Truck, Bus, or Other Vehicle? Get Legal Help Today

If you were hit by a car or other vehicle while you were lawfully walking or standing, you need nothing less than a pedestrian injury attorney with a track record of success to get you the financial compensation that you deserve. The Law Firm of Block O'Toole & Murphy has some of the best results in pedestrian accident cases in New York City and New York State including:

  • $32,756,156 record-breaking jury verdict for a pedestrian struck by a driver impaired on drugs (largest negligence result ever in Long Island history)
  • $13,500,000 record-breaking settlement for 24-year-old woman who suffered brain injuries after being struck by a company-owned car (largest reported settlement of a personal injury case in Suffolk County, New York)
  • $12,000,000 settlement in Brooklyn case for a child standing on the sidewalk at the time of the collision. The client is expected to receive a $71,643,000 payout based on the $12,000,000 structured settlement annuity.

In 2016, Block O'Toole & Murphy achieved 6 of the 10 Highest Motor Vehicle Settlements in all of New York State. Call 212-736-5300 or fill out our contact form for a FREE consultation today.

Pedestrians Are Much More Likely to Suffer Serious Injuries in Vehicle Crashes

Walking is perhaps the most frequently used mode of transportation for millions of New Yorkers. However, when pedestrians are involved in vehicle collisions, they are much more likely than drivers or passengers to sustain catastrophic injuries.

Motor vehicle accidents involving pedestrians make up approximately 5% of total vehicle accidents each year in New York; yet, pedestrians make up over 25% of fatalities in vehicle crashes year after year . The chart below illustrates the percentage of motor vehicle fatalities in New York State that involved pedestrians:

Total number of MVA fatal crashes compared with total number of MVA-Pedestrian fatal crashes in New York State

Source: New York State Department of Motor Vehicles

In circumstances where the injuries were non-fatal, pedestrians make up over 95% of those injured in pedestrian-MVA crashes:

Percent of Total Injured in Pedestrian & Motor Vehicle Crashes in New York – Drivers, Passengers, and Pedestrians

Source: New York State Department of Motor Vehicles

Getting hit by a car, truck, or other vehicle while walking or standing can severely impact one's quality of life. Injuries pedestrians may suffer include but are not limited to:

  • Death
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Concussion and Other Head Injuries
  • Broken Bones
  • Crush Injuries
  • Blindness
  • Paralysis and Other Spinal Injuries
  • Scarring
  • Amputation
  • Loss of Fetus
  • Internal Bleeding
  • Lower Back Injuries

Sometimes, injuries such as concussions and lower back pain may not surface right after a crash. That's why it's crucial for pedestrians who've been struck by a vehicle to seek medical attention immediately after the collision.

Traffic Laws Supporting Pedestrians Hurt by Vehicles

A number of local traffic laws support pedestrians, including the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law (NY V.T.L) and the New York City Traffic Rules and Regulations. For example, VLT §1142(b) and VTL § 1151 support a pedestrian's right of way when the WALK sign is on and when the pedestrian is crossing within a crosswalk. Additionally, when a vehicle is stopped for the pedestrian within a crosswalk, an approaching vehicle cannot overtake the stopped vehicle.

Top Verdicts and Settlements for Clients Harmed While Walking or Standing

The lawyers at Block O'Toole & Murphy have dedicated their careers to helping accident victims get the compensation they deserve. Having litigated multiple pedestrian accident cases, we understand how devastating getting struck by a vehicle can have on you and your loved ones.

Our law firm is willing and able to invest in funds, research, and time necessary to help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries, loss wages, pain and suffering, and more. We work with a number of internationally respected experts. For example, in one particular case where a pedestrian was struck by a car at night, we hired a specialist in nighttime visibility to gather evidence.

Speak with one of our qualified pedestrian accident attorneys for a FREE Case Evaluation. Simply call 212-736-5300 or fill out our contact form.

Notable case results* from the firm include:

  • $32,756,156 verdict for a pedestrian struck by a driver that recklessly drove through a barricade
  • $13,500,000 settlement for 24-year-old woman who was struck by a distracted driver
  • $12,000,000 settlement for a child who was struck by a car that jumped the sidewalk where he was standing
  • $9,950,000 awarded to a social worker who was struck by a van while she was loading groceries into her car in Buffalo, New York
  • $8,800,000 for a 53-year-old Queens pedestrian who suffered a traumatic brain injury
  • $5,000,000 in a wrongful death case for loved ones of a woman killed by a garbage truck while she was walking on the sidewalk in Midtown West
  • $4,000,000 for 16-year-old student who was struck by an automobile at a pedestrian crosswalk
  • $2,800,000 for New York City Housing Authority caretaker who struck by a vehicle that rolled onto the sidewalk as a result of a two-car collision in Brooklyn
  • $2,750,000 for a Bronx resident who was struck by a van while attempting to cross the street
  • $2,500,000 for woman who was struck by a large truck in Brooklyn and suffered a right leg crush injury
  • $2,200,000 settlement for pedestrian struck by an NYC Transit bus that was attempting to turn left
  • $2,100,000 awarded to man who suffered serious head injuries after a car hit him
  • $2,056,656 verdict for Brooklyn high school teacher struck by New York City Transit Authority bus
  • $1,700,000 for woman walking to work in the Bronx when she was hit by a truck turning left
  • $1,500,000 for cake decorator who was attempting to cross Bruckner Boulevard within the crosswalk at the time of the collision
  • $1,500,000 for pedestrian attempting to cross a roadway in the Bronx when she was struck by a van
  • $1,500,000 in Bronx case for a security guard who was struck by an NYPD tow truck that was backing up
  • $1,500,000 for a woman hit by a car in Manhattan that was owned by the City of New York

To view a complete list of the firm's vehicle accident results, please visit our Motor Vehicle Accidents Verdicts & Settlements page for more information.

If you have been struck by a vehicle, we can help you hold the people that caused your accident responsible. Call today: 212-736-5300

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*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.