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In New York City, we like to consider ourselves a pedestrian-friendly place with some of the most significant rates of pedestrian traffic in the nation. Unfortunately, even after the city instituted many safety initiatives over the years, including Vision Zero implemented in 2014, being struck by a motor vehicle is still the leading injury-related cause of fatality in children under the age of 14 and the second leading factor for older adults. Nationwide, pedestrian fatalities are just as dire, with nearly 6,000 pedestrians killed each year in traffic accidents.

Without the same safety protections as a driver, pedestrians are far more vulnerable when they are involved in a motor vehicle accident. Even at relatively low speeds, a pedestrian can be seriously and even catastrophically injured. 

When you have been injured in a pedestrian accident on our streets, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries from the at-fault driver. You owe it to yourself to get the legal guidance of an experienced New York City pedestrian accident lawyer to understand your legal rights and your options. At Kucher Law Group, we are here to help, to speak with a New York City personal injury attorney call now: (929) 274-8000

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The Leading Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in New York City

We live in a vehicle-centric society, even in pedestrian-friendly New York City. Unfortunately, due to the negligence of many drivers who share our roads, navigating New York streets can be a dangerous place for pedestrians. 

Many things constitute negligent driving in our city. They include:

While drivers are usually responsible for serious pedestrian accidents, there are some cases when there are other causes, and some are even caused by pedestrians themselves. Consequently, everyone sharing the road should understand basic pedestrian laws in New York.

When an individual is injured in a pedestrian accident, it is critical to understand how the accident happened to determine who is at fault. Our experienced New York City pedestrian accident lawyers at Kucher Law will thoroughly investigate the accident, often with the assistance of accident recreation experts, to understand who was at fault for the accident and seek compensation from all responsible parties. To speak with a Brooklyn personal injury lawyer or a Bronx personal injury attorney, call now: (929) 274 8000

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Types of Injuries Sustained in a Pedestrian Accidents

When a motor vehicle comes into contact with a human body in a pedestrian accident, the most common injuries typically involve the lower extremities of the body, with over 50 percent of pedestrians experiencing some damage to bones, muscles, and ligaments. Many suffer injuries known as bumper fractures where the bumper of the vehicle injures the pelvic region and legs. Other collisions may cause the pedestrian to be lifted off the ground, hitting the windshield of the car. 

Regardless of the site of impact, any pedestrian accident can cause devastating injuries, sometimes affecting that individual for the rest of their lives, even resulting in fatality. These injuries can include:

If you have been injured as a pedestrian due to the negligence of another, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. In the case of a fatality, the surviving family may be entitled to bring a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent driver. It is critical to get the guidance of a skilled New York City pedestrian accident attorney to understand your legal options.  Our top-rated car accident attorneys are standing by to help, call now: (929) 274 8000

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What Happens If the Pedestrian is Partially At Fault for the Accident?

Sometimes a pedestrian is partially responsible for the accident that injured them, especially in our highly distracted world. But even if you do share some of the blame for the accident, you still may be able to recover compensation. Because of New York’s comparative negligence laws, unless you are entirely responsible for the accident, you may still recover some compensation based on the other party’s percentage of fault.

What Damages Are Available After a Pedestrian Accident in NY?

As a pedestrian, if you have been injured by a negligent driver, you can file a claim with the driver’s insurance just as you would if you were driving another vehicle. You may be able to recover damages, including:

At Kucher Law, we work tirelessly to help you get the compensation you deserve after a serious pedestrian accident.

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How A NYC Personal Injury Attorney Can Help After a Pedestrian Accident

When you have been involved in a pedestrian accident in New York City, the last thing you are prepared to do is fight with the insurance company. Unfortunately, in most cases, this is the only way you will get fairly compensated for your injuries. 

At Kucher Law, our experienced New York City pedestrian accident attorneys take care of navigating insurance claims and negotiating with the insurance company so you can focus on your healing. If a fair settlement is impossible through negotiation, we will take the at-fault party to court to ensure that you get the compensation for your injuries that you deserve. Contact us for a free case evaluation.

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