En Español
FREE CONSULTATION: 212-285-3300
OPEN PRACTICE AREAS

Brooklyn Pedestrian Accidents

Our Brooklyn Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Protect the Rights of the Injured

Many neighborhoods in Brooklyn are known for being among the most walkable in the nation. According to Curbed New York, Boerum Hill has a walk score of 98, and residents can walk to almost 30 different coffee shops, restaurants, and bars within 5 minutes. Of course, not all neighborhoods in Brooklyn are so pedestrian-friendly, but people can be seen walking everywhere in the borough, whether to school, work, or to the store.

Unfortunately, many pedestrians are also injured in Brooklyn, as they are around the city. The Mayor’s safety plan to reduce pedestrian accidents to zero seems to be bearing fruit, though pedestrian deaths and injuries are still too high.

If you have been injured as a pedestrian, you should immediately procure medical care. Then reach out to one of our pedestrian accident lawyers in Brooklyn for a free case evaluation.

Why Pedestrian Accidents Happen

Pedestrian accidents are usually the fault of the pedestrian, a motorist, or both. They can happen at intersections during night or day, or while a pedestrian is jaywalking. Many pedestrians experience near-misses that, although scary, do not result in physical injuries. But others are struck forcefully by a passing vehicle and need to go to the hospital.

Looking only at accidents caused by motorists, we can see some common causes:

When a motorist is to blame for the accident, he or she can be sued for compensation.

How to Protect Yourself as a Pedestrian

Walking can be risky, though we don’t think of it in those terms. Every pedestrian owes themselves a duty to decrease the chances of accidents. Some safety tips that are easy to adopt include:

If you are hit by a car, contact the police. The motorist who hit you should stop and render assistance. If the driver speeds away, try to get as much information as you can, such as the car’s color, make, and model, as well as the license plate number. Someone who saw you get hit might get the license plate number.

Speak to a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in Brooklyn Today

Pedestrians who are struck by trucks and cars often suffer terrible injuries. Without any protection, they can break bones, suffer head injuries, and end up paralyzed.

For help bringing a claim for compensation, contact Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman, one of the oldest personal injury law firms in the city. We are happy to provide a free consultation to those who call 917-813-3514 or who submit our contact form.