Pedestrian Knockdown Attorney New York
A Pedestrian knockdown attorney in New York will fight for your justice if you are struck by a vehicle. These types of accidents can be devastating or even fatal. Pedestrians comprise about 12 percent of all traffic fatalities. In 2009, driver inattention was around 36% percent of crashes. The failure of a driver to yield to pedestrians was cited in 27% of fatal pedestrian. The speed of a vehicle can play a major role in the severity of injuries in a crash with a pedestrian. 95% of pedestrians will survive a collision with a vehicle traveling 20mpg or slower, survivability falls to 60% if the car is traveling 30 mph. At any speed, a human is no match for a car, truck, or bus.
A pedestrian knockdown attorney will be able to know from experience, what injury you may have and if your claim is viable. The most common injuries from a pedestrian knockdown accident would include head trauma, neck injuries, bone fractures, ligament and knee injuries. There are some ways to help prevent yourself from an injury. You should cross streets at crosswalks or intersections whenever possible. Your choice of clothing can be very important such as reflective material if you are walking at night. Walk on a sidewalk if one is available, if not, you should walk on the shoulder and face traffic.
The biggest reason there are pedestrian knockdown accidents is due to cellphone use. Texting and cell phone use while driving are on the rise in the most recent years. There are roughly 660,000 drivers using cell phones at any moment while driving. If you read a text for 5 seconds going 55mph, that is driving the length of a football field with your eyes closed. With thousands of deaths attributed to distracted driving each year, more and more states are legislating texting and other cell phone usage bans. For those harmed by distracted drivers, these laws may work in your favor.
If you have been seriously injured as a pedestrian, you should contact us immediately. Accidents such as this require immediate investigation to locate witnesses, obtain videos of the accident before they are misplaced, and to identify all of the possible parties at fault.
The Platta Law Firm have some of the most experienced Pedestrian knockdown attorney’s in New York City. We specialize in getting positive results for clients along with making the entire process stress free. We understand the hardship you and your family are going through during an accident and we want to help relieve that. If you or someone you know are involved in any accidents, please do not hesitate to give us a call for a free consultation at 212-514-5100.