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Staten Island Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

There are many reasons Staten Island residents enjoy living here. One of them is the fact that, in many areas of Staten Island, you can travel significant distances on foot. While this may be a great way to get exercise, save money, and explore the city, it does not come without risk.

In a busy city like New York, the chances of being harmed in a pedestrian accident are greater than they might be in a more rural area with less traffic. Unfortunately, even if you are cautious and aware of your surroundings when walking, you may still be injured in a Staten Island pedestrian accident one day.

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, you should consult with a Staten Island pedestrian accident attorney at Shulman & Hill for assistance. There is a chance that you may be able to seek compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and other losses. One of our Staten Island personal injury lawyers can review the details of your case for free and help you better understand your legal options.

Staten Island Pedestrian Accident Cases: What You Need to Know

It may be more important than ever to be careful when walking in New York City. Research indicates that pedestrian deaths are on the rise throughout New York. This is despite the fact that the New York City Department of Transportation has been making efforts to reduce the rate of pedestrian accidents.

The prevalence of smartphones may be at least partially to blame for this trend. Statistics show that distracted driving associated with smartphone usage is linked with an increase in accidents resulting from driver distraction. When pedestrians are crossing the street, they are often at risk of injury from accidents caused by negligent drivers.

Causes of Staten Island Pedestrian Accidents

Driver distraction is not the only potential cause of a Staten Island pedestrian accident. Other causes include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Drunk driving
  • Speeding
  • Failure to yield the right of way
  • Sleep-deprived driving (which, according to some research, is as dangerous as drunk driving)
  • Hazardous road conditions
  • Vehicle defects
  • Defective traffic signals
  • Failure to check for pedestrians

Aggressive Driving

It is important to single out the dangers of aggressive driving. In a congested city like New York, drivers are often impatient with other cars, buses, and even pedestrians that delay their commute. Although pedestrians have the right of way, overly aggressive drivers may not follow this rule as closely as they should. As one might expect, pedestrian accidents often occur as a result.

The Aftermath of a Staten Island Pedestrian Accident

The consequences of any accident can be severe. However, pedestrian accidents are often particularly devastating. In a car accident, you are at least somewhat protected by the vehicle’s metal frame. This is not an advantage that pedestrians have.

When you are a pedestrian, you are much more vulnerable than you would be if you were the driver or passenger of a vehicle. This means your chances of being seriously injured in an accident are often greater than others who may be involved in a crash.

If you are ever injured in a Staten Island pedestrian accident, you may be left with costly medical bills. Additionally, your injuries may interfere with your ability to work. If you are no longer able to earn a paycheck, covering the expenses associated with your treatment can be even more challenging.

You may not need to absorb the cost of these losses yourself. You can potentially seek compensation from a negligent party who caused your accident. However, your chances of recovering any compensation will likely be much greater if you work with the legal experts at our personal injury law firm near Staten Island.

How Our Pedestrian Accident Law Firm Near Staten Island Can Help

There are many reasons to seek representation from a qualified Staten Island pedestrian accident lawyer from Shulman & Hill. The following are among the more critical ways we can help:

Conducting an Investigation

Injured victims can often seek compensation for losses stemming from a Staten Island pedestrian accident by filing a lawsuit against the negligent party. Typically, this is the at-fault driver.

To help identify and prove who may be responsible for compensating you, it may be necessary to conduct a thorough investigation of the accident. The personal injury team at our Staten Island pedestrian accident law firm has the resources to do so.

Handling Administrative Tasks

Many tasks are involved in the process of seeking compensation after being harmed in a Staten Island pedestrian accident. You may need to complete and submit paperwork, gather evidence, coordinate with witnesses, or correspond with insurers.

These are probably not tasks you want to spend any significant amount of time on while recovering from your injuries. Instead, you can enlist the help of our attorneys at Shulman & Hill.

Negotiating for a Fair Settlement

Our pedestrian accident lawyers can negotiate with the negligent party’s insurance company for fair compensation that covers the full extent of your losses. We can help you spot and reject low settlement offers, and if the insurance company refuses to settle, we can represent you in trial.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

At Shulman & Hill, we have an impressive track record of successfully helping our injured lients recover compensation for their injuries. To date, we have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover millions of dollars in compensation.

You can schedule a free case consultation online or by calling 212-221-1000. You will only pay for our services if and win we recover compensation for you.

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We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $250 million in compensation

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We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $250 million in compensation

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Everyday working people often struggle to afford top-tier legal representation. To ensure equal access to justice, we work on a contingency-fee basis. You pay no attorneys’ fees unless we achieve a settlement or verdict in your case.

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