According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, 6,721 pedestrians were killed on U.S. roadways in 2020, an increase of almost 5% from the year prior. These statistics underscore the extent to which pedestrians are harmed on roads to which they have as much right as drivers. If you have been injured in an accident, Ossining pedestrian accident lawyers Lever & Ecker, PLLC are here to assist.
We are dedicated to protecting pedestrian rights and holding those that disobey them accountable. When careless drivers, or poorly maintained sidewalks and roads, result in an injury to a pedestrian, you have the right to pursue legal remedies. We have a proven track record of helping pedestrians obtain the compensation necessary to overcome lasting impacts from a pedestrian accident.
The short answer is, quite a bit. An Ossining pedestrian accident lawyer can apprise you of your rights as a pedestrian and accident victim. Our team of attorneys has worked diligently on behalf of injured pedestrians. We’ve honed a sound legal strategy, which we use to aggressively pursue compensation for your pain and suffering.
Lever & Ecker, PLLC offers a deep wealth of knowledge regarding New York State law, especially where pedestrian rights are concerned. We bring more than 60 combined years of legal experience to the table, which benefits you in pursuing a pedestrian accident claim. We work with pedestrians injured in all situations, from those injured attempting to navigate a crosswalk to those hit by a vehicle just walking down the street.
When you file a pedestrian accident lawsuit or claim, you can expect a professional, streamlined process led by a member of our legal team. It will likely proceed as such:
We engage in such a thorough process to ensure that the outcome of your case benefits your circumstances. We strongly believe that as a pedestrian, your presence should be as respected on the roadways. We will first seek to negotiate with the responsible parties, to get you the compensation you deserve. However, if the responsible parties don’t come to the table with an offer that fully and fairly compensates you for your injuries, we are prepared to take your case to trial to obtain for you that compensation.
Lever & Ecker, PLLC has worked with thousands of clients to secure compensation for pedestrian accidents, so we are familiar with the many types of pedestrian accidents. Some of the most common incidents include:
With access to so many technological tools, distracted driving has become a more prominent issue than ever. Thus, a pedestrian accident can occur when, for example, a driver looks down at their phone instead of the road and accidentally swerves onto the sidewalk or injures a pedestrian lawfully crossing the intersection.
This type of pedestrian accident occurs when one vehicle stops to allow a pedestrian to pass, but another driver fails to notice the pedestrian and strikes him or her as they attempt to cross the roadway.
This type of accident occurs most commonly in parking lots, when a driver backs up and fails to see a pedestrian crossing their path.
Another common pedestrian accident type is a trip and fall on a poorly maintained sidewalk or injuries sustained because of a lack of proper sidewalk space.
This is certainly not an exhaustive list of how pedestrians can be harmed by vehicles or poorly maintained pedestrian spaces. The best way to ensure we can assist with your pedestrian accident case is by making an appointment with Lever & Ecker, PLLC.
Lever & Ecker, PLLC specializes in pedestrian accident cases around New York State. We are committed to getting the best outcome for your situation, including compensation to help with pain and suffering. We are passionate about helping to protect pedestrian rights and will educate you on how to exercise them now and in the future.
Schedule a free consultation by calling (914) 288-9191 or (718) 933-3632. You can also contact us online. Our team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We also offer evening and weekend appointments.
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.