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Manhattan Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

If you suffered injuries in a pedestrian collision in Manhattan, you may have outstanding medical bills, lost income, and other losses. These may be recoverable through an insurance claim or lawsuit, depending on the circumstances of your case. A personal injury lawyer near Manhattan can help you understand your options and may handle your case for you.

A Manhattan pedestrian accident attorney at Shulman & Hill can review your case for free and determine how best to proceed. Call 866.311.5673 today to get started. We will assess your personal injury claim and discuss how we may help with your case.

Important Information About Pedestrian Accidents in Manhattan

Do not underestimate the importance of paying close attention to your surroundings in Manhattan. Between ignored traffic signals, negligent drivers, and drunk driving, fatal pedestrian accidents are an ever-present problem. In 2020 alone, nearly 100 pedestrians died in New York City traffic collisions.

Every day, Manhattan is swarming with millions of people. This can result in very crowded roads. Because high traffic density often results in a higher-than-average risk of pedestrian accidents, you must exercise caution and be vigilantly aware of your surroundings when walking around Manhattan.

Unfortunately, even if you are reasonably careful, you might one day be involved in a Manhattan pedestrian accident. When this occurs, you may decide to hire a car accident lawyer to handle your case. At Shulman & Hill, our attorneys have helped injured clients recover millions of dollars over the years. We cannot guarantee a win in your case, but you can trust us to honestly assess your options and discuss the possibilities of a pedestrian accident lawsuit with you.

How Manhattan Pedestrian Accidents Happen

When pedestrians and motorists share the streets—usually in intersections or along more rural roads—collisions can occur. This is especially dangerous for the pedestrian who does not have any protection against injuries.

When a pedestrian asks us to manage their case and pursue fair compensation for them, we may investigate what happened to better understand the cause of the collision. Potential causes of Manhattan pedestrian accidents include (but are not necessarily limited to) the following:

  • Distracted driving. The rise of smartphones has, unfortunately, resulted in more careless drivers being distracted behind the wheel.
  • Speeding by reckless drivers
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Sleep-deprived driving. Driving without adequate sleep is arguably as dangerous as driving drunk.
  • Aggressive driving. In Manhattan, some drivers get frustrated when they have to yield the right of way to pedestrians and react with aggression accordingly.
  • Vehicle defects. Even if a driver is trying to avoid hitting you by applying the brakes, it may not be possible to do so in time. If the designer or manufacturer of their vehicle overlooked a defect in the braking system, they may be unable to stop.
  • Hazardous road conditions
  • Hazardous weather conditions and poor visibility

The most common cause of any traffic accident is a driver’s carelessness or recklessness. When a motorist does not give their full attention to driving or makes careless mistakes behind the wheel, accidents happen. This usually involves violating a traffic law, such as ignoring a traffic light, which leads directly to traffic crashes. This also applies to many pedestrian accident cases.

Our attorneys know the evidence often available and how to investigate these cases. We file claims and lawsuits regularly, navigating the process for our clients. We understand why we may need to show how a Manhattan collision happened, who the responsible parties are, and why this information is essential. Our clients can trust us to develop the strongest possible support for their injury cases.

Intersections Where Manhattan Pedestrian Accidents Are Common

A pedestrian accident can happen virtually anywhere, but some Manhattan intersections are more dangerous for pedestrians than others. They may include:

  • Canal and Mott Street
  • East 96th Street and Third Avenue
  • Lafayette Street and Canal Street
  • East 30th Street and Third Avenue
  • East 62nd Street and First Avenue

Be particularly vigilant at these intersections. If you can, try to avoid them entirely when walking on foot. One of the many benefits of walking around Manhattan is the fact that you have numerous routes to choose from.

Still, all areas where you may need to cross vehicle traffic call for vigilance. If a motorist fails to yield the right of way, runs a red light, turns without signaling, fails to stop at a crosswalk, or makes another mistake, you could suffer serious injuries.

The Aftermath of a Pedestrian Accident in Manhattan

Any type of accident involving a car or other motor vehicle can cause serious injury. However, a pedestrian accident can be very devastating because, unlike a typical car accident in which you may have the metal frame of a vehicle to protect you, you are more exposed and vulnerable when walking on foot.

Some injuries possible when a motor vehicle hits a pedestrian or cyclist include:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Internal bleeding/Internal injuries
  • Broken bones/Bone fractures
  • Burns and disfigurement
  • Limb injuries

If you are hurt in a Manhattan pedestrian accident, you will likely need to undergo medical treatment. Your treatment may last weeks or even months, depending on the severity of your injuries. Some people suffer life-altering, catastrophic injuries in pedestrian accidents. These injuries may require life-long care and support.

There is also a good chance you are not prepared for the medical expenses of such treatment. If your injuries prevent you from returning to work for an extended period, you may have even more difficulty paying for your medical bills. Severe injuries may prevent victims from returning to work at all, which can cause them to struggle to pay basic household expenses. Victims of traffic accidents often face financial stress in addition to physical and psychological injuries.

You may also face losses that are not strictly financial in nature. For example, your injuries may cause significant pain and suffering, which may prevent you from participating in and enjoying your normal activities.

A personal injury attorney at Shulman & Hill may help you recover compensation to account for these losses. Meet with the team at our Manhattan personal injury law firm to learn more about your legal options. We understand that victims may need help seeking and securing compensation for serious injuries suffered in an auto accident. We may file claims or lawsuits to help our clients pursue:

  • Current medical bills
  • Current lost income
  • Future medical care costs
  • Future income losses and reduced ability to work
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional damage

How Our Pedestrian Accident Law Firm in Manhattan Can Help

When you are injured in a Manhattan pedestrian accident, it likely occurred because a driver acted carelessly or recklessly. Our lawyers may devise the best strategy that meets your case’s unique needs to receive the compensation that you may deserve. We understand how New York laws affect these cases and the options you have based on your injuries and case circumstances.

It is highly advisable to enlist the help of a Manhattan pedestrian accident lawyer in these circumstances. At Shulman & Hill, we represent pedestrians who suffered serious injuries in these crashes. If we handle your case, we may assist you in some or all of the following ways:

  • Thoroughly investigating the accident to determine who may be responsible for compensating you
  • Accounting for all applicable losses and factors to negotiate directly with the defendant’s insurance company to get you the compensation you deserve
  • Filing a demand letter and providing evidence of your losses
  • Commencing a lawsuit by filing all necessary court documents, conducting depositions of all relevant parties, and reviewing all of the evidence in your case.
  • Corresponding with the insurance companies, attorneys, doctors, and any other relevant parties
  • Negotiating on your behalf for a fair settlement or taking your case to trial to pursue damages

Keep in mind that the claims process can involve a wide range of tasks. After a pedestrian accident, you should focus on your recovery. Let the experts at Shulman & Hill handle your claim or lawsuit for you.

Our pedestrian accident attorneys treat each case on its own. We know there are no one-size-fits-all solutions, so we carefully review the facts to better understand the options. The attorney handling your case will get to know you, your injuries, and your legal needs. We may be able to fight for the compensation you deserve based on the facts of the case. Let’s discuss your next steps for free today.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill for My Manhattan Pedestrian Accident Case?

At Shulman & Hill, we stand out from other firms because we have a track record of consistent success. Since we opened our doors, we have won over $3000 million in compensation for our injured clients. While this does not guarantee we can recover compensation based on the facts of your case, it shows we have the experience, knowledge, and resources to navigate and win cases like yours.

We provide free initial case reviews for those hurt in Manhattan traffic accidents, including pedestrian collisions. Call us today at 866.311.5673 for a free legal consultation and learn more about how we may help you.


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We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation


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