New York Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Aggressive Representation for Severely Injured Victims in New York & New Jersey
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 6,000 pedestrians died in traffic-related accidents in the United States in 2017 (the latest year for which data is available). Every year, countless more suffer serious, life-altering injuries.
The problem of pedestrian accidents is especially significant in New York City, where walking is the main mode of transportation for millions of people. Pedestrians have, for example, been hit while in a crosswalk, struck while getting out of a bus or car, or sideswiped by an automobile. Too often, the accident occurs because drivers are not attentive to pedestrians and not looking carefully in the direction they are going.
If you or someone you love was hit by a motorist or bicyclist while on foot, our New York pedestrian accident lawyers can help. At Simonson Goodman Platzer PC, we proudly represent clients in New York City and New Jersey. We provide compassionate, personalized service, coupled with aggressive advocacy in negotiation and throughout litigation. To date, our attorneys have secured more than $200 million for our clients.
Types of Pedestrian Accidents
Accidents involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles are not the only type of pedestrian accident that can cause serious injuries. Slips, trips, and falls due to unsafe conditions inside a building or outside on the street, on a sidewalk, or in a parking lot can also result in debilitating injuries.
Injuries due to slips, trips, and falls occur all the time in New York City, especially in Manhattan, where walking is prevalent and pedestrians are very vulnerable. In fact, according to a 2013 report issued by Health Resources in Action, pedestrian accidents are the second most common cause of injury deaths in New York City for children 5 to 14 years old and adults over 45.
Slip, trip, and fall pedestrian accidents often occur because of the following dangerous conditions:
- Dangerous cracks and holes in streets, sidewalks, or parking lots
- Slippery streets and sidewalks
- Inadequate lighting outside buildings
- Accumulated ice or snow
- Defective stairs, steps, and handrails
This is not a comprehensive list; if you were injured as a pedestrian due to any unsafe condition on private, public, or governmental property, you could have grounds for a claim.
Who Is Liable?
If you or a family member has been a victim of a slip, trip, or fall accident, or if you have been hit by a vehicle while walking, you could be entitled to sue the person/party responsible for the unsafe condition that led to your injury.
This may include the following liable entities:
- Individual motorists
- Property owners
- Government entities
Why You Need a Pedestrian Accident Attorney
In pedestrian accident cases, it is important to have an experienced attorney who is knowledgeable of all of the issues involved in pedestrian accidents and injuries. The lawyers at Simonson Goodman Platzer PC have been representing victims of pedestrian accidents and vehicular knockdowns for decades and will work tirelessly to help you fight to recover the maximum amount owed for your injuries.
If you or a family member has been injured in a pedestrian accident in New York or New Jersey—whether it be an accident involving an automobile or a slip, trip, or fall due to unsafe conditions—contact the experienced New York pedestrian accident attorneys at Simonson Platzer Goodman PC to schedule a free consultation. We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients and can help you build a solid, individualized case aimed at recovering the full financial compensation to which you are entitled.