MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS INVOLVING PEDESTRIANS
Car accidents happen at an alarming rate and a percentage of these involve pedestrians. Over five thousand pedestrians are injured on New York City streets each year, some of which end up being fatalities. One of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents are a driver’s inattentiveness, whether they are talking on the phone, looking down at a screen, speeding, not paying attention to traffic signs, etc. Another cause of pedestrian accidents are drivers operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
Drivers must exercise a reasonable duty of care. Failure to do so is considered negligence and a pedestrian may recover damages for the injuries suffered if someone else’s negligence caused or contributed to the incident. If you have been involved in an accident, some important things to do are call the police, stay at the scene until help arrives, and if you are able, gather names and phone numbers of any witnesses to the accident.
If you or a loved one were involved in a motor vehicle accident as a pedestrian, call Karasik Law group today. We will fight for you and your family to receive the fair and just financial compensation that you and your family are entitled to under the law. Because of the statute of limitations, you only have a set amount of time to bring a claim for your injuries. Call us today at (718) 502-9112 to set up your free consultation. At Karasik Law Group, winning matters. Win with us!