Pedestrian Accidents


According to the Department of Motor Vehicles, there were 11,084 pedestrians injured in motor vehicle accidents in 2010, in addition to 149 pedestrian fatalities. The cost of all hospitalizations for pedestrian accidents throughout the city totaled $317,066,849.13 in a recent year, making accidents of this nature both dangerous and financially strapping.

How to Hold a Driver Responsible for Your Accident

A 2010 report issued by the NYC Department of Transportation, the New York City Pedestrian Safety Study & Action Plan concluded that passenger vehicles were involved in 73% of all pedestrian crashes, followed in prevalence by trucks at 12.3%, and buses and taxis at 7.3% each.

Of these pedestrian accidents, the most common causes included:

  • Distracted Drivers – 36%
  • Pedestrian Mistakes – 21.5%
  • Failure to Yield Right of Way – 20.6%
  • Speeding – 8.3%

Other leading causes included backing out of a driveway or parking space without looking, driving drunk, running a red light or stop sign, and aggressive driving. Pedestrians commonly suffer severe injuries ranging from broken bones and traumatic brain injury, to paralyzing spinal cord injuries and permanent disability.

A New York City personal injury attorney from Greenberg & Stein, P.C. is ready to meet with you today, even in your home or at the hospital, to discuss the impact that your accident had on your life. We can help you take the first steps toward filing a personal injury claim for your pain and suffering.

Commonly Asked Questions about New York City Pedestrian Accidents

Have a question about a pedestrian accident you had in New York City. View our video library which answers the most frequently asked questions regarding Pedestrian Accidents in New York City.

Work with Greenberg & Stein, P.C.

It is estimated that 60,000 pedestrians are injured on average each year in the United States. Even small accidents can be devastating to pedestrians and if you were hit, it is vital that you contact an attorney as soon as possible. You deserve representation and our team can help you obtain the highest amount of compensation available.

When you work with Greenberg & Stein, P.C., you can rest assured that your case will be handled by trusted and highly experienced New York personal pedestrian accident lawyers who have your best interests in mind. You deserve the best possible representation and the highest amount of compensation available, which is why you need to contact our team today and schedule your free and confidential case evaluation as soon as possible.

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