Pedestrian Accidents

The Consequences Of Injuries In Pedestrian Accidents

In Queens and throughout New York City, people are walking. The metro area’s public transportation network and lively neighborhoods and shops encourage heavy foot traffic in many of the boroughs. Whether pedestrians are simply getting from place to place or trying to get a little exercise while the weather is pleasant, they choose to walk to their destination. However, the size of the city and the traffic density can make a simple walk a high-risk enterprise.

At Simon & Gilman, LLP, we have extensive experience representing clients who have suffered significant injuries in a wide range of personal injury accidents. Due to the force of a collision between a motorized vehicle and a human body and the fact that pedestrians have no protection against impact with a car, any sort of accident can be catastrophic or even life-threatening.

The High Cost Of Getting Hit

Pedestrian personal injury cases are usually far more serious than other types of crashes between vehicles. We have represented pedestrian accident clients in cases that involved the following types of injuries, among others:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Brain damage
  • Neck injuries
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Paralysis
  • Internal injuries
  • Crush injuries
  • Amputation

Why You Need A Lawyer If You File A Lawsuit

It may seem obvious that the motorist was at fault in your accident, but pedestrians can be blamed for their own injuries. The other side’s lawyer may insist you were distracted or not paying attention to traffic. Whether your accident occurred while jogging, crossing the street, or crossing in front of cars exiting a parking lot or parking garage, serious accidents can impact your future and the future of your loved ones. A dedicated, compassionate personal injury lawyer can examine your case and provide clear direction regarding your legal options for monetary recovery. Trust us to fight for you while negotiating with the insurance company or representing you in court.

Take Your Next Step Toward Recovery

Contact us online or call us at 800-672-4029 to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys — one of whom speaks Spanish. We work with clients throughout the New York City metro area.