Pedestrian Accidents

Compassionate Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

The crosswalk is supposed to be the equivalent of a safety zone. If you, the pedestrian, had your foot in the crosswalk, other vehicles were supposed to yield. The operator of the car, truck, bus, motorcycle or other bicycle that collided with you in a crosswalk in New York was in the wrong.

On the other hand, what if you were jaywalking? Is the accident considered to be partially your fault? In a practical sense, yes, but in a legal sense, cars are supposed to yield for pedestrians even when the pedestrians are not in crosswalks.

Whatever the circumstances of your injuries, you will need on your side an experienced attorney who will fight for your rights and your concerns. Smiley & Smiley, LLP, has provided such representation since 1968 and understands the short- and long-term consequences of severe and catastrophic injuries.

Standing Up For The Rights Of Pedestrians

If you were injured as a pedestrian in New York City, it may or may not be comforting to know that you had the right of way and that the driver of the car that hit you was at fault. Pedestrian injuries tend to be serious, so even if you had the right of way, you have still suffered the consequences: a broken bone, a head injury, a back or neck injury, or spinal cord injury. Nonetheless, determining who was "at fault" and who had the "right of way" can have an impact on your injury claim.

Get answers to your questions now. Contact a New York City pedestrian accident attorney at Smiley & Smiley, LLP, to speak with a lawyer at no cost and with no further obligation. If you decide to have our law firm represent you, we will do so on a contingency basis. That means that attorney fees will not be charged until and unless we succeed in getting compensation for you.

Contact us regarding any pedestrian accident situation in New York:

  • A pedestrian accident in or near Central Park or elsewhere in New York City
  • A fatal pedestrian accident
  • A pedestrian accident resulting in a catastrophic injury

Pedestrian Accident In Manhattan? Crosswalk Injury?

If you were injured while crossing a street in New York City on foot — in or out of a crosswalk — contact a New York City personal injury lawyer at Smiley & Smiley. We provide free initial consultations for injured pedestrians and their families. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our law offices are conveniently located in midtown Manhattan across from Grand Central Station at 122 East 42nd Street, 39th Floor. We offer Spanish interpretation services as needed, and our staff includes a speaker of Haitian Creole. To contact us, call 212-986-2022 or toll-free 866-SMILEYLAW.

Topics: Auto and Transportation Accidents