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Pedestrian Accident Attorney

Serving Queens, the Bronx, Manhattan, & NYC For More Than 30 Years

If you live in the New York City metropolitan area, you know that walking down the street or in a crosswalk can often be a harrowing experience.

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Pedestrian Accident Attorney Serving Bronx, NY

We Protect The Rights Of Victims Injured In Pedestrian Accidents

If you live in the New York City metropolitan area, you know that walking down the street or in a crosswalk can often be a harrowing experience. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 5,376 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States in 2015. This averages to a pedestrian traffic related death occurring once every 1.6 hours. The majority of pedestrian accidents occur in urban areas like New York City. When there’s nothing between you and a moving vehicle, even if it’s moving slowly, your injuries can be serious and even catastrophic. In fact, the CDC study showed that a pedestrian had a much greater chance of being killed in a car accident than a passenger.

If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a pedestiran accident, you might be wondering how to proceed with your case and whether you might be entitled to recover damages to help cover losses you have incurred.

Recent Case Results

More Than 30 Years Of Fighting Cases In The Courts

Construction Accidents $9.9 Million Settlement for worker injured during building construction
Construction Accident $7.5 Million Verdict for construction worker injured in fall from scaffold while performing demolition. 
Construction $7.5 Million $7.5 settlement for helper injured in fall from forklift resulting in multiple surgeries.
Construction Accidents $6.6 Million Won by construction worker that fell from scaffold sustaining serious injuries.
Construction Accidents $6 Million Settlement for electrician that fell one story off of roof during construction of an extension.
Construction Accidents $6 Million Awarded to construction worker that fell from ladder while installing window frame.
Construction Accidents $6 Million Won by construction worker that fell from ladder sustaining serious injuries.
Negligent Supervision $6 Million Awarded to 19 year old mentally disabled man that suffered severe burns as a result of institution’s failure to supervise.
Construction Accidents $5.6 Million Awarded to construction worker struck by falling object at construction site.

A pedestrian accident attorney at Oresky & Associates, PLLC is here for you. Call us for your free consultation: (718) 993-9999. We have offices all over New York City including the Bronx, Queens and Manhattan.

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NYC Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Serving New York City For More Than 30 Years

We have been helping accident victims in New York for over 30 years. Our team has won over $400 million in settlements and verdicts for clients and their families. Some of the pedestrian accident settlements and verdicts we have obtained include:

  • $5 Million wrongful death award for the family of a pedestrian that was killed by school bus
  • $4.5 Million wrongful death award for the family of an 81-year-old pedestrian who passed away from her injuries
  • $3.45 Million award for a pedestrian struck by commercial van, who suffered bilateral leg fractures and shoulder injuries, requiring multiple surgeries
  • $1.3 Million award for a pedestrian who sustained severe injuries after being struck by an automobile
  • $1.1 Million award for a pedestrian who suffered serious injuries after being hit by a truck

Our team has secured several multimillion dollar settlements and verdict judgments for our personal injury clients. To see more of our car accident settlement stories and other past successes, visit our Case Results page.

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Our Process

Our Team Can Start Working for You from the Moment You Call

When it comes to litigation, there is no time to waste. Once you call our office, we can start building your case in your fight for compensation. In three short steps, your legal journey can begin today.

01. Free Case Evaluation

Call our office, send us an email, or chat with us online to receive a free case evaluation.

02. Get Signed Up

After your free case review, we can set up your client profile and gather any information you already have.

03. Start Your Recovery

We can take over your case from here and update you as it progresses. You can focus on your health while we focus on your case.


Frequently Asked Questions

Common Legal Questions

Do I Need A Personal Injury Lawyer?
You do not need a personal injury lawyer, but one can benefit you in many ways following an accident resulting in serious physical harm. Severe injuries can lead to expensive medical care, extended absences from work, pain and suffering, and other damages. Read our full article to find out more about when it's right to hire a personal injury lawyer. 
What Happens if the Other Driver Was Uninsured?
If the other driver was uninsured we can file an uninsured motorist claim under your vehicle’s insurance policy.  Automobile insurance policies written for New York State motorists are required to have uninsured protection.  This insurance will provide financial compensation to you, if the at fault driver does not have insurance. If you must file through your own insurer, you need a skilled law firm to help you recover the maximum money damages available.
How do I find a lawyer for a car accident?
Finding a lawyer to represent you in your car accident case requires research—there simply is no way around it. Begin your homework by searching online for car accident lawyers in your area (New York City, Bronx, or Queens, for example). As you review their websites, check for the following characteristics: 
  • Experience in personal injury law—and with car accidents, specifically
  • Results—financial value of settlements and awards
  • Positive testimonials that speak to you
You can read more about how to find a lawyer for a car accident here.
How Do I Make an Accident Report from a Construction Accident?
If you suffered injuries in a construction accident, you must report the accident to your foreman or employer, but there are other steps you also must take if you hope to receive compensation for your injury. First things first! If you have been hurt, seek medical care and attention immediately. If you need an ambulance, ask for one to be called. Your construction foreman may or may not be aware of your accident. Do not assume they received word of the incident. Even if you verbally told your co-worker about it, this notification will not always help you if your employer does not have actual knowledge of your construction accident. Want to learn more about how to make an accident report? Read our full article here.
Who do I sue for my injuries in a car accident case?
Claims for car accidents are usually made against the insurance companies for the owners and operators of the vehicles involved in the car accident. Sometimes a driver’s employer, a business entity or other party may need to be added to the claim and future lawsuit. Make sure that all of the proper parties are made part of your case so that you receive the compensation that you are entitled to.
How does a medical malpractice lawsuit work?
Medical malpractice lawsuits usually begin with an insurance claim. Your attorney will attempt to prove your case and negotiate a settlement that covers your damages. If obtaining compensation outside of court is not an option, you can pursue a civil suit. Want to find out more? Read our full article here.
I Have Insurance, and I Have the Other Driver’s Insurance Information. Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
Unfortunately, people are not always honest, and you need a knowledgeable lawyer to help you gather evidence that you cannot get on your own. Of course, you need the accident report, but you also may need witness statements, certified weather reports,  photos from the accident scene,  driver statements,  and other evidence to establish liability.
What Damages Are Available if I’m Injured in a Car Crash?
Damages are recoverable for past and future pain and suffering, economic loss, such as lost wages, medical expenses, rehabilitation, therapy, and long-term residential care will also be considered damages under the law.  Union members may recover lost future benefits.  Other damages are recoverable and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Experienced Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

I Was Hit by a Car in New York. How Much Money Will I Get?

There is no pre-determined value for a pedestrian accident case. Various factors will affect your settlement. One of the most important of these is the severity of your injury.

Oresky & Associates, PLLC fights for maximum compensation for you and your family. We compile evidence that establishes the severity of your injury, how it affects your daily life, and the costs and losses you incurred as a result of your injury.

We file your claims, gather documents and evidence, and we can even work with expert witnesses including medical experts or vocational specialists who can speak to your injuries and losses.

How Much Money Can You Sue For After Getting Hit by a Car in New York?

In the state of New York, victims of negligence can sue for economic losses and non-economic losses. Economic loss means financial losses incurred. That includes compensation for:

  • Medical treatment
  • Ambulance fees
  • Hospital stays
  • Doctor visits
  • Medication
  • Diagnostics, x-rays, CT scans, etc.
  • Loss of work and past wages
  • Loss of future work and future wages
  • Lost union benefits

Non-economic losses are those that come without a price tag. These losses include, but are not limited to:

  • Money damages for past pain and suffering caused by injuries
  • Money damages for future pain and suffering caused by injuries
  • The impact that the accident has had on your life

Oresky & Associates, PLLC has helped thousands of people with their accident cases for over 30 years. We are standing by to help you too. Call us at (718) 993-9999 for a free consultation.

What Is a Pedestrian Accident?

A pedestrian accident is an accident in which a pedestrian is hit by a motor vehicle, including a car, truck, or motorcycle. Frequently, injuries sustained by pedestrian accident victims are severe or life-threatening.

What Does Pedestrian Mean?

A pedestrian is a person commuting on foot or by wheelchair. The streets of New York City are lined with pedestrians. Despite extensive efforts by the New York City Department of Transportation to make streets safer for pedestrians, each year hundreds are seriously injured, and even killed, commuting on foot.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pedestrians most at risk are children, older adults, or those under the influence of alcohol.

What Is the Most Frequent Cause of Pedestrian Accidents?

  • Alcohol: According to the CDC, nearly half of all pedestrian deaths involve alcohol.
  • High speeds: Vehicles traveling at high speeds pose a great risk of pedestrian accidents and directly impact the severity of pedestrian injuries.

Other causes of pedestrian accidents include:

  • Drivers failing to stop or yield to pedestrians.
  • Distracted drivers, such as those texting and driving or daydreaming.

Oresky & Associates, PLLC has helped thousands of accident victims build their cases and establish fault, and we can help you with your case too. We can gather evidence to prove the driver’s negligence and the true causes of the accident. Let us gather evidence that may include accident reports, witness statements, photographs, video surveillance footage, and more. We can even work with accident reconstruction specialists to help you prove liability for your injuries.

How Is Pain and Suffering Calculated for Pedestrian Accidents in New York?

Multiple factors are taken into account when calculating pain and suffering. The extent of an injury greatly influences pain and suffering compensation. Severe injuries may have longer recovery times and may lead to a loss in “quality of life,” which could affect pain and suffering. In some instances, that loss in quality of life can be permanent, such as in the case of an injury that causes permanent disability.

Other variables can affect pain and suffering damages too.

Can You Sue for Getting Hit by a Car in New York?

Yes. If you can prove that the driver caused your accident and injuries, you can sue. Drivers not abiding by driving laws or not taking proper care (such as driving while distracted) are negligent drivers.

Is the Pedestrian Ever At Fault?

Under New York law, drivers generally must yield to pedestrians, but in some cases a driver will argue that a pedestrian is at fault or partially at fault for an accident. If you were injured in a pedestrian accident and the driver or an insurance company told you that you are to blame, speak to a pedestrian accident attorney in New York City from Oresky & Associates, PLLC.

Insurance adjusters may reach out to accident victims to speak with them about the accident and how it happened. It is important to remember that the insurance adjuster is not a neutral party. They are making decisions to save the insurance company money and that often includes minimizing the settlement value. You have rights.

We can prepare your case against allegations of partial fault for the accident and fight for the compensation you deserve. We prepare your case for trial from the beginning. If an insurance company or other party refuses to reach a fair settlement, we will proceed to trial, present evidence of the driver’s liability, and fight allegations of comparative fault.

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The Pedestrian Accident Attorneys At Oresky & Associates, PLLC Are Ready to Help

If you are looking for a pedestrian accident lawyer in New York City, NY, call Oresky & Associates, PLLC today at (718) 993-9999. We help accident victims with their cases from start to finish, and we are ready to review your case too. We offer a free consultation and can talk to you about your rights and how to protect them. Let us put our 30 plus years of experience to work for you.

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