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Pedestrian Accidents

Queens Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

Fighting for Injured Individuals in Queens & All of New York

New York is a city of bold walkers. Most walk quickly, many walk while on a cell phone, and some even walk while reading a book. All of them are more likely to be injured than a driver or bike rider in the event of an accident.

Our firm takes pedestrian accident cases seriously; we don’t let up until we've secured appropriate compensation for those who have been injured by another's negligence. If you or someone you love was injured in a pedestrian accident, reach out to Davidoff Law for a free consultation regarding your rights and legal options.

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Navigating the Boulevard of Death

Queens Boulevard has historically been known as "The Boulevard of Death" because it has been the site of so many fatal accidents. Many of these fatalities have resulted from jaywalking pedestrians trying to cross the wide street in the dark. Inadequate lighting, long blocks, and speeding have been factors in many deaths along Queens Boulevard. Pedestrians trying to cross this busy street at night, while drivers see nothing but a long stretch without stoplights, has led to many unfortunate and sometimes fatal accidents. Many times, the vehicles involved in these accidents speed away.

While the city has taken measures in recent years to reduce the number of accidents along Queens Boulevard, plenty of pedestrians are still being injured and killed along its length. Our pedestrian accident attorneys in Queens, provide strong representation to clients who have been hit and injured by cars on Queens Boulevard and other streets throughout New York.

Street Chaos Can Lead to Catastrophe

In New York, pedestrians share space with bikes and cars every day. Whether through pedestrian inattention or driver negligence or another cause, the crowded streets can become accident scenes very easily. In any contest between a pedestrian and a car, the car will win.

If you or someone you love has been hit by a car, our Queens pedestrian accident attorneys make it a mission to help you secure the maximum possible compensation to help pay for the medical care, lost wages, and other expenses you are suffering as a result of your accident.

Take It One Step at a Time

If you've never filed a personal injury claim before, it is understandable that you might feel overwhelmed by the process. Our Queens pedestrian accident attorneys are here to make things easier for you, providing step-by-step guidance and taking care of the legal work while you focus on recovering from your injuries.

To schedule a free initial consultation with our team, call (888) 211-1116 or (718) 268-8800 or contact us online to get started.

Pedestrian Accident FAQs

How long do I have to file a lawsuit after a pedestrian accident?

The statute of limitations, or deadline to file a claim, in most pedestrian accident cases in New York is three years from the date of injury. However, if someone died in a pedestrian accident, and their surviving spouse, dependents, or other eligible family members wish to file a wrongful death lawsuit, they have just two years from the date of death to do so.

Is a driver always at fault when hitting a pedestrian?

While drivers have a greater of duty of care to pedestrians than vice versa, they are not always entirely at fault in pedestrian accidents. Like motorists, pedestrians have certain responsibilities when it comes to sharing roadways with others. When they act carelessly, are negligent, or violate the law, they may share some of the blame. Under New York’s pure comparative negligence rule, pedestrians who are found partially at fault for an accident may still seek compensation by filing a personal injury claim, however, their total recovery will be reduced by the percentage of fault they are found to have.

What are some common causes of pedestrian accidents in Queens?

There are many different causes of pedestrian accidents in Queens and throughout New York City. Most often, these incidents result from negligence, typically on the part of the driver involved in the crash. Examples of this include distracted driving, speeding, running red lights or stop signs, drunk driving, failing to yield the right of way, violating traffic laws, and more. Other common causes of pedestrian accidents include poorly designed roadways, defective traffic signals, and even pedestrian negligence.

Do I need to see a doctor, even if I don't think I'm hurt?

Yes; you should always see a medical professional after a pedestrian accident, even if you do not believe you were hurt or that your injuries are minor and will heal on their own. Often, the shock of the accident can mask the severity of one’s injuries. It may not be possible to detect underlying damage and trauma, and some injuries may take hours, days, or even weeks to appear. Regardless of whether you think you are hurt or not, you should see a doctor or go to a hospital or urgent care center as soon as possible after an accident with a motor vehicle. This is important not only for your health, safety, and well-being but also for the success of your future personal injury claim.

What if the accident was partially my fault?

If you were partially at fault for the accident—or if the insurance company is arguing that you were to blame—you can still file a claim for compensation, but the amount you can recover will be affected. New York follows a pure comparative negligence rule, which allows injured parties to file personal injury claims regardless of their degree of fault (as long as it is less than 100%). However, under this rule, your recovery will be reduced by your at-fault percentage. So, if the court determines that you were 25% to blame for the pedestrian accident that caused your injuries and other damages, you will only be able to collect up to 75% of the total amount in damages that you would have received if you were not found at fault whatsoever.

What should I bring to my first meeting with a lawyer?

When visiting your Queens pedestrian accident lawyerfor the first time, there are a few things you can bring to provide your lawyer with important information about your case. A few things to bring, if possible, include any medical records you have, as well as medical bills and/or receipts for medical expenses. You should also bring recent paystubs, your insurance information, and evidence of the accident, if you have it. This evidence might include things like a copy of the official police report, witness statements and contact information, and pictures of the crash, your bike, and/or your injuries. If you have a personal account of what happened, as well as a timeline of the crash and its aftermath, bring that with you, as well. In short, the more documented evidence and information you can provide your attorney, the better. Make sure to check out the rest of our practice areas for the help you need! 

Our team at the Law Firm of Davidoff & Associates can answer your questions regarding what you should bring to your first appointment; give us a call or contact us online today to learn more.

Our Results Speak for Themselves

Millions Recovered for Our Clients
  • $10 Million Wrongful Death from Motor Vehicle Accident
  • $2.3 Million Student Riding Motor Scooter
  • $2 Million Pedestrian Accident Involving a School Bus
  • $1.6 Million MVA - Rear End Collision
  • $1.4 Million Motor Vehicle Accident from a Rear-End Collision
  • $1.4 Million Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting in Lower Back Injury
  • $1.3 Million Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting from Rear-End Collision
  • $1.3 Million Pedestrian Accident While Crossing the Street
  • $1.2 Million Motor Vehicle Accident - Rear-End Collision
  • $1.1 Million Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting from Rear-End Collision
  • $1 Million Motor Vehicle Accident Involving a Parked Car
  • $1 Million Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting in Neck & Back Injury
  • $975 Thousand Motor Vehicle Accident Involving a Cab Driver
  • $960 Thousand Truck Accident Back Injuries
  • $925 Thousand Truck Accident – Rear-End Collision
  • $900 Thousand Pedestrian Accident While Crossing the Street
  • $820 Thousand Motor Vehicle Accident, Rear-End Collision
  • $750 Thousand Motor Vehicle Accident While Stopped at a Traffic Light
  • $750 Thousand Motor Vehicle Accident While Stopped at a Traffic Light
  • $750 Thousand Motor Vehicle Accident - Multi-Car Collision

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When you hire Davidoff Law, it's like having an attorney in the family. That is because we treat each and every one of our clients like members of our family. Throughout our years of experience, we've build strong bonds with members of our community and amassed an ever-growing list of success stories from clients right here in the neighborhood.

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