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NYC Pedestrian Accident Attorney

Pedestrian Accident Lawyers in NYC

When you walk around your neighborhood or anywhere in the city you expect to be safe. Crosswalks, stop signs and traffic signals all help to protect you from vehicles in the roadway. Unfortunately, drivers sometimes ignore red lights or fail to stop at crosswalks or turn without the proper lookout. In these situations, pedestrians can be hit and may suffer serious injuries or even death due to a driver’s negligence

The personal injury attorneys at Sattler Law Group PC provide tenacious legal representation to injured pedestrians and their families in pursuing the compensation they deserve when they are a victim of a pedestrian accident.

Accidents Involving Pedestrians

Pedestrians can be hurt anywhere that people walk in a split second. From driveways and parking lots to sidewalks and crosswalks, there is always a possibility of danger from drivers of cars, motorcycles, buses and trucks hitting those on foot.

Some of the most common reasons for these accidents include:

Distracted drivers

 Drivers cannot pay full attention to the road when they are using a cellphone or any other electronic device. They may also be distracted by passengers, food or even a button on a car radio.

Fatigued drivers

 “Drowsy driving” very often results in drivers who aren’t fully focused on the road or the pedestrians in front of them.

Impaired/Intoxicated drivers

The use of alcohol or other intoxicants by drivers frequently leads to serious or deadly accidents.


Drivers often speed, disregard traffic laws or otherwise operate their vehicles negligently. In these cases, they may be found to be liable for causing injuries under the law.

Our firm will press to hold all drivers accountable for negligent and/or dangerous behavior and help victims of pedestrian accidents get the justice and compensation they deserve

Skilled Lawyers Understand the Likelihood and Severity of Pedestrians’ Injuries

Those injured in hit-and-runs and other pedestrian accidents may suffer a variety of serious injuries. Broken bones and severe injuries to the knees, shoulders, hands, feet, back and neck are common. Many pedestrians may also strike their head against the road, the vehicle or other surfaces. Traumatic brain injuries come in many forms and can range from a minor concussion to serious and debilitating forms of brain damage. 

Pedestrians may also be killed when struck by a motor vehicle. At Sattler Law Group PC, our injury attorneys will seek justice for all losses sustained by the victim or the family in a wrongful death lawsuit involving a pedestrian accident.

Aggressive Attorneys Fight for Clients to Recover the Maximum Possible Damages

In New York State, pedestrians are entitled to recover the cost of their medical care from the insurance company for the vehicle that struck them. In other jurisdictions, pedestrians may be able to recover their medical expenses from their own insurance company or the insurer of a family member with whom they reside. 

Victims who have suffered serious injuries are able to recover for pain and suffering and other damages in a lawsuit such as the cost of medical expenses, lost wages and loss of earning capacity. The experienced personal injury litigators at SATTLER LAW GROUP PC will ensure you understand your rights under the law and work tirelessly to get you full, fair compensation for the harm you have suffered.

Contact Our Injury and Accident Law Firm for Help with a Pedestrian Accident

At Sattler Law Group PC, we provide relentless representation to injured pedestrians and victims of hit-and-run accidents. If you or a loved one has sustained injuries due to the negligence of a driver, our attorneys will seek the full compensation you deserve. To schedule a consultation please call (212) 766-4484 or (914) 239-4900 or contact us online.

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