Man on pedestrian crossing in autumn, in danger of being hit by car

Did you recently get hit by a car while walking around Manhattan or Long Island? If so, an experienced NYC pedestrian accident lawyer from Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, PC, might be able to help you claim damages for your medical bills and other expenses.

Our legal team has been handling cases like yours for years – and we are more than ready to do to battle on your behalf.

How Our NYC Law Firm Can Help You After a Pedestrian Accident

New York City Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

At Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, PC, we have a long and proud history of standing up for NYC residents when they need it most. Over the years, our NYC personal injury attorneys have helped numerous clients recover compensation after being struck by a vehicle while walking around town. When you ask us to help you with your case, we will:

Accurately Assess Your Damages

When pedestrian, bicycle, motorcycle, and car accidents occur in New York City, it is not at all unusual for the victims to underestimate the amount of medical care they will require – and demand too little compensation from the at-fault party. As a result, they often have to pay for some of their expenses out of their own pocket.

To try to prevent this nightmare scenario from happening to you and your family, the lawyers at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, PC, will review the details of your injury and assess your damages. Our skilled legal team has been working in the industry for many years, so you can be confident that our assessment is accurate.

Search for Evidence to Help Your Case

If you wish to emerge from your New York City pedestrian accident lawsuit with the compensation you deserve, you will need to prove that:

  • The other party owed you a duty of care
  • The other party’s negligence breached that duty of care
  • The other party’s breach of duty caused you to suffer an injury
  • Your injury is as debilitating as you claim

To prove these four points, you will most likely need to present the court with a plethora of relevant evidence, like:

  • Medical records
  • Police accident reports
  • Traffic camera footage
  • Witness testimony

Having spent many years in the legal field, our attorneys know who to speak with to find these evidentiary materials. When you hire us, we will be more than happy to assist you with your search.

Negotiate with the Other Party’s Insurance Company

Once your pedestrian accident lawsuit gets underway, the other party’s insurance company may offer you a settlement. If you are interested in considering such a deal, our team of attorneys will be more than happy to help you negotiate the terms.

Our law firm has been negotiating settlements with NYC insurers for many years. As such, we know what it takes to convince them to be a little more generous with their funds. When you work with us, you can be confident that your interests will be well represented at the negotiating table.

Would you like to have a New York pedestrian accident lawyer from our law office help you fight for compensation? Then please give us a call and set up a free consultation with a member of our team. We have the industry experience and legal skills needed to handle your case with the care and attention it deserves.

Pedestrian Accidents in New York City – Understanding the Statistics

Fast paced street scene with people walking across a busy intersection on Broadway in Manhattan New York City

How frequently do New Yorkers die in pedestrian accidents? Which groups of people get hit by cars most often? And who is responsible for these collisions?

For the answers to these questions and more, one must turn to the following statistics, published by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene:

  • Between 2012 and 2014, a total of 497 pedestrians died in New York.
  • Of those who died, 306 were male. The remaining 191 were female.
  • Between 2012 and 2014, Brooklyn reported more pedestrian deaths than any other borough – with a total of 148.
  • During those same years, Staten Island reported fewer pedestrian deaths than any other borough – with a total of 26.
  • Approximately 83 percent of pedestrians who died in New York City between 2012 and 2014 got hit by a male driver.

And, according to the NYPD, there were a total of 10,790 pedestrian accidents city-wide in 2018. That year, 110 pedestrians were killed on NYC streets. That’s nearly one fatal pedestrian accident every three days.

Did you lose a loved one in a pedestrian accident in New York City? Then please do not hesitate to contact Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, PC. Our legal team has years of experience in the industry and is ready to help you fight for the compensation you deserve.

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in New York

When pedestrian accidents happen in New York City, one or more of the following factors is usually to blame:

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Fatigued driving
  • Poorly marked crosswalks
  • Unsafe turning
  • Poor visibility

No matter what caused your pedestrian accident, you can count on the attorneys at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, PC, to help you fight for the compensation you deserve. We know how to win these types of cases, and we are ready to stand up for you.

Common Injuries Sustained By the Victims of Pedestrian Accidents

Brain injury

When pedestrians get into motor vehicle accidents in New York City, the results are often devastating. It is not unusual for the victims of these collisions to sustain severe injuries that leave them with long-term health issues or permanent disabilities.

Some of the most common injuries sustained in New York City pedestrian accidents include:

Traumatic Brain Injuries

When pedestrian accidents cause New Yorkers to hit their heads against the pavement or another solid object, they often sustain traumatic brain injuries. As a result, they may experience symptoms like:

  • Loss of balance
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Memory loss
  • Seizures
  • Nausea

These symptoms can last anywhere from a few days to several decades.

Spinal Cord Injuries

New Yorkers who endure trauma to their backs during pedestrian accidents regularly report to the hospital with spinal cord injuries. These injuries are most often associated with symptoms such as:

  • Breathing issues
  • Loss of bladder control
  • Loss of bowel control
  • Numbness
  • Paralysis

Treating spinal cord injuries is rarely easy. Patients often need to undergo extensive surgery and years of physical therapy.

Internal Organ Injuries

When pedestrians get hit by cars in NYC, their torsos tend to endure a great deal of trauma. As a result, they often sustain injuries to their internal organs. The heart, lungs, liver, and intestines are all among the most frequently damaged organs.

Facial Disfigurement

Pedestrian accidents in New York City frequently leave victims with scars, broken bones, and other forms of facial disfigurement. These injuries can be painful both physically and emotionally. As such, they are usually treated with a combination of plastic surgery and months of psychiatric care. 

Amputations

Walkers who get hit by cars, trucks, and SUVs in Staten Island and Manhattan tend to suffer a great deal of damage to their arms and legs. Unfortunately, if this damage is too severe – and doctors do not have the ability to treat it – they are often forced to have their limb amputated at the hospital.

Did you recently sustain one of these injuries after being hit by a car while strolling around Manhattan, the Bronx, or Staten Island? Then please do not hesitate to get in touch with a lawyer from Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, PC. We have been handling cases like yours for years, and we would be happy to use our experience to help you battle for the compensation you deserve.

Damages Available to Injured Pedestrians

The amount of compensation paid to New Yorkers when they get hit by a car while walking around town depends on several factors, like:

  • The cost of their medical treatment
  • The impact their injuries will have on their ability to work
  • The mental trauma their injuries caused them to endure
  • The effect their injuries will have on their quality of life
  • The limits on the at-fault party’s auto insurance policy

When Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, PC, represents injured pedestrians, we pursue compensation for their:

  • Medical expenses
  • Rehabilitative care costs
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

When our firm files wrongful death suits on behalf of families who lose loved ones in pedestrian accidents, we also demand damages for their funeral expenses and loss of consortium.

Would you like to have an experienced personal injury lawyer from Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, PC, help you fight for damages after your pedestrian accident in NYC? Then please give us a call or contact us online at your earliest convenience. We know the legal system inside and out – and we are ready to battle night and day on your behalf.

Your Experienced Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in New York City

When you need a skilled attorney to help you fight for compensation after a pedestrian accident, you can always count on Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, PC. Our legal team’s years of experience in the industry and detailed knowledge of New York law allows us to handle almost any case – no matter how complex it may be. Reach out to us today to set up a free consultation and learn more about our services.