Queens Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

textingdrivingEach day in the State of New York innocent pedestrians are injured by negligent drivers on the road.  In fact, although recently released studies by New York’s Department of Transportation reveal that the numbers of traffic fatalities have dropped over the last decade, pedestrians still account for more than 50% of traffic fatalities.

If you or a loved one has been injured while on foot on the streets of New York, contact an experienced Queens pedestrian accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm today. We have helped New York residents since 1971 get full compensation for their injuries and property damage.

Common Injuries Experienced By Pedestrian Accident Victims

Pedestrian injuries tend to be serious because the human body cannot tolerate an impact by a machine that ways so much more. Even when these accidents occur at very low speeds, they still cause serious injuries to walkers. Some of the most common injuries experienced by pedestrian accident victims include:

  • Head injuries
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Concussions
  • Fractured hips and bones
  • Loss of limbs
  • Paralysis

The Law Favors Pedestrians

The law is clear in New York: a pedestrian struck by a car is entitled to no-fault coverage through the insurance company of the car or truck that struck the pedestrian. In other words, in all circumstances regardless of who has the “right of way”, drivers are required under New York law to take reasonable care to avoid hitting pedestrians.

If you are a pedestrian who was hit by a car or if a loved one was hit by a car and was injured, it is important to speak with a Queens pedestrian accident lawyer as soon as possible.

You Were Injured, You Deserve More!

If you were injured in a New York pedestrian accident, you should immediately get medical treatment and contact a lawyer to help you handle the legal aspects of your case. In New York, as elsewhere, you have a limited time within which you can make a legal claim for compensation. Your lawyer may help you avoid any potential pitfalls that might block or limit your recovery.

Contact an Experienced Queens Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

If you have been involved in a New York pedestrian accident, the experienced Queens pedestrian accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm can help you better understand your legal rights and options. Please contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800 WORK-4-YOU (1-800-967-5496). We can also help with pedestrian accident cases in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, or Florida.

If you have been seriously injured in any of the 50 U.S. states, please call us and we will try to help you with your case. Other phone numbers for us include: 1-800-RADIO-LAW, 1-888-WYPADEK, or 1-800-LAS-LEYES. Please visit us at www.Work4YouLaw.com.