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In a crash with a 4,000-pound motor vehicle, pedestrians are completely unprotected and vulnerable to serious injuries. If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident caused by someone else’s negligence, contact The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC right away. Our Brooklyn personal injury attorneys will handle every aspect of your case so you can concentrate on recovering from your injuries.

Why Choose Us?

  • At The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, we understand what you are going through after a serious pedestrian accident, and we will do all we can to help your recovery along.
  • We strive to provide effective, aggressive representation for our clients and to recover the full and fair compensation they deserve.
  • We have more than 20 years of experience representing injured clients in pedestrian accident cases.

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

As reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 5,977 people in the U.S. were killed in pedestrian accidents in 2017.
  • On average in 2016, a pedestrian was killed in a traffic crash every 1.5 hours.
  • 70,000 pedestrians were injured in traffic crashes in 2015, the most recent year for which injury statistics are available.

New York City Pedestrian Accident Fatalities Plummet

In 2017, the number of pedestrian fatalities in New York City decreased by nearly one-third from the previous year. In 2017, 101 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes – the lowest number since 1910. City initiatives contributing to this improvement include:

  • A lower speed limit of 25 mph
  • Revamping street corners to slow down turning cars
  • Adjusting crosswalk signals to give pedestrians a head start
  • Enforcing moving violations more stringently

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Many pedestrian accidents are caused by driver error or negligence. Common causes include:

Common Injuries in Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians are vulnerable to serious injuries in a collision with a motor vehicle. Common pedestrian accident injuries include:

Who Is Liable?

In many cases, when a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle, the driver of the vehicle may be held liable for the pedestrian’s injuries. However, to establish liability, you must prove that the responsible party was negligent.

Why You Need a Lawyer

In a pedestrian accident claim, establishing negligence of the at-fault driver requires careful investigation of the accident, analysis, and preservation of the evidence, and presentation of all the contributing factors. Our experienced pedestrian accident attorneys have the knowledge, skills, and resources to demonstrate that it is more likely than not that the driver who hit you failed to use reasonable care under the circumstances.

Contact Us Today

At The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, we are dedicated advocates for injured pedestrians and committed to aggressively pursuing the maximum compensation available under the law. We handle all our cases on a contingency fee basis, so there is no charge unless we win a recovery for you.

Call us today at (212) 564-2800 to schedule a free consultation if you have been injured in a pedestrian accident. We can tell you if you have a case and what damages you may be entitled to claim.