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Queens Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

There is much to love about living in a vibrant borough like Queens, New York. One of the biggest perks is that like most of New York City, many areas of Queens are extremely walkable.

However, you need to be aware of your surroundings when navigating the borough on foot. There are many cars, trucks, bikes, and other vehicles on the road. One wrong step and you could find yourself involved in an accident.

Queens pedestrian accidents can be very devastating. Even if you exercise caution when walking around Queens, you cannot necessarily ensure that others will exercise the same care.

If you or a loved one are ever injured in a pedestrian accident in the Queens area, contact a Queens pedestrian accident attorney at Shulman & Hill. It is likely that you are entitled to compensation for a range of losses. Our personal injury lawyers in the Queens area can help you better understand your rights. We can also offer aggressive representation to pursue all the compensation to which you may be entitled.

Important Information About Queens Pedestrian Accidents

Do not underestimate the importance of keeping an eye out for hazards when walking around Queens or any other New York City borough. Research indicates that pedestrian accidents in New York are on the rise.

Many factors may be contributing to this trend, but the ubiquity of smartphones is one of the biggest factors. Data indicates that increased smartphone usage directly correlates with an increase in distracted driving accidents.

Just be aware that drivers are not the only ones distracted by their phones. Although the research shows that drivers are primarily to blame for the rise in New York City pedestrian accidents, pedestrians can also put themselves in harm’s way if they are paying more attention to their phones than they are to their surroundings. While walking in Queens, protect yourself by finding a safe spot on the sidewalk and stepping off to the side if you need to check your phone.

Queens Pedestrian Accidents: Other Potential Causes

Distractions are not the only thing capable of causing a Queens pedestrian accident. Other things to be cautious of include the following:

  • Intoxication (whether on the part of a driver, pedestrian, or both)
  • Speeding
  • Failure to turn on headlights in foggy or low-light conditions
  • Hazardous road conditions
  • Sleep-deprivation. Many fail to realize that, according to scientists, lack of sleep can result in the same degree of impairment that intoxication causes.
  • Aggressive driving. Some drivers fail to yield the right of way or otherwise acknowledge the rights of pedestrians.
  • Defective traffic signals

The Aftermath of a Queens Pedestrian Accident

It is worth noting that New York City is actively taking steps to reduce the rate of Queens pedestrian accidents. For instance, their action plan involves identifying dangerous intersections and taking steps to improve safety by installing speed cameras.

Sadly, these steps cannot guarantee you will never be harmed in a Queens pedestrian accident. If you are struck by a car while walking, the odds of severe injury may be greater than they would be if you were involved in a typical car accident. Pedestrians do not have a steel frame protecting them. As a result, the likelihood of your injuries requiring substantial medical treatment may be greater.

Your injuries may even be so severe that they prevent you from working. If you cannot earn a paycheck, you may struggle to pay your medical bills and even other day-to-day expenses.

There are also non-financial losses to consider. Pain and suffering may not technically have an objective dollar value, but it does not mean that you should not be compensated for them. Just remember that to optimize your chances of recovering all the compensation you may be entitled to, it may be wise to coordinate with a personal injury law firm in the Queens area.

How Our Pedestrian Accident Law Firm in the Queens Area Can Help

Have you or a loved one been harmed in a Queens pedestrian accident? If so, the following are just a few ways our Queens pedestrian accident lawyers can help:

Investigating the Accident

You can seek compensation for your losses after a Queens pedestrian accident by filing a lawsuit. To do so, you must first identify who the negligent party is.

Since it is not always immediately clear who is responsible for compensating you in these circumstances, this often requires conducting an investigation. However, in most cases, if a driver struck you while you were in the crosswalk, they may be at fault.

Reviewing Your Losses

Every case is unique. Before negotiating with the insurance company, our Queens pedestrian accident attorneys will carefully review your financial and non-financial losses. By understanding the full extent of the harm you have suffered, our lawyers will be better equipped to obtain fair compensation on your behalf.

Negotiating

Regardless of whose negligence caused your Queens pedestrian accident, it is highly unlikely their insurer will be inclined to offer a settlement that reflects the full value of your claim. Like other businesses, some insurance companies are notorious for prioritizing their bottom line over victims’ long-term well-being.

This is among the most important benefits of hiring a personal injury lawyer in the Queens area. Our attorneys will fight on your behalf in court for a favorable verdict if the insurance company refuses to offer a fair settlement.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

At Shulman & Hill, we refrain from making empty promises. Our proven track record of consistent success demonstrates why we are qualified to handle your case.

To schedule a free consultation and learn more, call us today at 212-221-1000.

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