New York Attorney for Pedestrian & Runner Accidents
New York Attorney for Pedestrian and Runner Accidents
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), New York is one of the top four States for pedestrian fatalities.
It shouldn't be dangerous to be a pedestrian or a runner in New York City, but it is. If you have been hit by a car or any other type of motor vehicle, you need an experienced lawyer who can investigate your pedestrian or runner accident case, assign negligence or misconduct and go after whoever is to blame. I am not afraid to go up against big insurance companies on your behalf.
You've Got the Right of Way
Do not assume that an accident or injury is your fault and never be afraid to seek help. Call lawyer Robert Dunne for a free consultation at 212-551-1750 or contact me online.
The New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT) and the Federal Highway Administration have sponsored a statewide effort to increase pedestrian traffic and to make walking a component of the state's intermodal transportation system.
Yet, it seems that even if you are crossing in a zone clearly marked for pedestrians, you are still at risk. No matter how careful you are, that cab at the red light is planning to take a left and the driver fails to look before turning, hitting you in the crosswalk. Furthermore, even if you are not in the crosswalk, the driver of a motor vehicle still has a legal duty to control the vehicle, watch for danger and yield when necessary.