Pedestrian Accidents

Queens Pedestrian Accident Attorney

Representing NY clients after pedestrian accidents

Queens, The Bronx, and New York City are packed with pedestrians. We are always at risk of injury when walking on the streets of our villages, towns, and cities. Some of the most serious cases seen in the field of personal injury include pedestrian accidents; when a vehicle strikes a passerby. Depending on the size of the vehicle and the speed it travels, a pedestrian accident can easily result in serious injury and even death. Obviously, pedestrians have no protection from collisions with cars that average around 5000 lbs. If you are struck by a vehicle with proper insurance, you will be covered under the driver’s Personal Injury Plan (PIP), also known as no-fault insurance. Your medical bills and lost wages will be covered immediately after the accident. If your injuries are serious, you may wish to bring a lawsuit to recover damages caused by the accident. If you or someone you know has been struck by a motor vehicle, it may be time to consult with an attorney. If you need effective and experienced legal representation, contact The Law Offices of George Poulos for a consultation.

How negligence leads to pedestrian accidents

If an individual was driving negligently, you may be able to recover damages against them, including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and the impact on your future quality of life. Some examples of a driver’s neglect include:

  • Driving drugged or drunk
  • Driving carelessly
  • Driving recklessly
  • Using electronic devices illegally

How road conditions lead to pedestrian accidents

Road conditions are also a common cause of pedestrian accidents. Unfortunately, some conditions drivers face are unavoidable. For these personal injury cases, determining negligence is a bit more complicated. Most roadways are regulated by municipalities. If roadway conditions are the culprit, it may be a more difficult legal path. When filing a suit against a municipality, it is important to note the time constraints you face to file a Notice of Claim. Some of the many conditions that can possibly lead to pedestrian accidents include:

  • Potholes
  • Debris and spills
  • Uneven surfaces
  • Sidewalk closures
  • Weather conditions

How obscured visibility leads to pedestrian accidents

There are many examples of hazards caused by obscured visibility. These hazards can easily cause pedestrian accidents because they make it difficult for drivers to see pedestrians and pedestrians to see motor vehicles. Some of the many hazards, some unavoidable, include:

  • Parked motor vehicles
  • Overgrown foliage
  • Objects placed at the curb
  • Lack of adequate overhead lighting

Contact a Queens pedestrian accident attorney

If you are hit by a motor vehicle, seek medical attention and contact an attorney. The Law Offices of George Poulos has over 25 years of experience representing clients in all personal injury cases. It is important to act quickly because of the time constraints one has to take legal action, especially against a municipality. If you need quality legal support through these matters, contact The Law Offices of George Poulos for a consultation.