According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 6,205 pedestrians were fatally injured in the U.S. in 2019. And an additional 76,000 pedestrians were injured in 2019, underscoring the dangers people face just walking or running alongside vehicle traffic. Pedestrian accidents can be devastating in many ways, causing injuries that can have significant long-term impacts. While it may seem as though the roads are owned by vehicles, pedestrians have rights too. And if you’re a pedestrian who has been injured, Greenburgh pedestrian accident lawyers Lever & Ecker, PLLC are here to offer help.
Our firm champions the rights of pedestrians to safely enjoy the sidewalks and pathways that line our streets. When vehicles carelessly put you in harm’s way, or wayward engineering results in injury, you may well have legal recourse against the responsible person or entity. Our firm has represented countless pedestrian accident victims to guide them through the legal system to obtain the compensation to which they are entitled following an accident.
There is plenty of information available about traffic laws and vehicle safety, but decidedly less by way of pedestrian education. A Greenburgh pedestrian accident attorney can provide guidance on your rights as a pedestrian and an accident victim. We have helped countless pedestrians obtain compensation after being injured in an accident through no fault of their own. Our personal injury attorneys are sympathetic and professional, with keen legal minds that ensure an ideal conclusion to your case.
Lever & Ecker, PLLC has vast experience with New York State law and offers clients more than 60 combined years of legal experience. Our attorneys have honed their skills in pedestrian accident law and have won countless cases for people injured while walking down the street, crossing at an intersection or otherwise engaging in perfectly innocent behavior as pedestrians.
When filing a pedestrian accident claim, here is what you can expect when working with a member of our team:
Our process is effective and exhaustive and ensures that your case is resolved to your complete satisfaction. As a pedestrian, your presence should be respected as much as that of any moving vehicle. We provide you with the full resources of our firm to create an outcome with which you can be content.
Moreover, if our attempts at negotiation for compensation for your pedestrian accident are not fruitful, then we are prepared to go to trial to get you the results you deserve.
Lever & Ecker, PLLC has helped many pedestrians through the years to recover damages for various accident types, including, to cite a few of the most common examples:
This can happen when a pedestrian is crossing an intersection at the crosswalk. The driver either attempts to go despite the red light or is distracted and does not look up in time to see the pedestrian in the crosswalk.
Passing vehicle accidents happen when one vehicle has stopped to let a pedestrian cross. The driver of a vehicle in one of the far lanes is not paying attention and inadvertently strikes the pedestrian attempting to cross.
These accidents are most common in parking lots when a driver is backing up their vehicle without paying attention, hitting someone walking behind their vehicle at that moment.
While these are some of the more common incident types, pedestrian accidents may also occur in other ways. As such, we encourage you to make an appointment with Lever & Ecker, PLLC to determine if we can assist with your pedestrian accident case.
Lever & Ecker, PLLC works with pedestrian accident victims around New York State. Our background and experience ensure the best possible outcome for your situation. As a pedestrian, you have rights, and we want to help you understand what they are and how to exercise them effectively.
Contact us for more information at (914) 288-9191 or (718) 933-3632. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week; we also offer evening and weekend appointments. You can also reach out via our online contact form.
Tragic bus collision involving pedestrian in crosswalk, causing catastrophic injuries which ultimately resulted in pedestrian’s wrongful death two weeks later. Lever & Ecker, PLLC, was able to obtain $12 million in compensation on behalf of the pedestrian’s surviving family. Not only was this settlement (the specific terms of which are confidential) one of the largest personal injury settlements in New York in 2020, we were able to resolve the case at an early stage, allowing the family to obtain a measure of closure and avoid the trauma of reliving the experience in court.