Injured Pedestrians Are More Than Just Statistics To Us
Each year, approximately 125 to 150 pedestrians are killed on New York City streets (and thousands more are injured), nearly always following a collision with a motor vehicle. Pedestrians are the most vulnerable travelers in the city, meaning that their safety should be top priority. Unfortunately, they tend to receive the least respect and consideration of any group on the road.
If you or a loved one has been seriously harmed in a pedestrian accident, you’ll find the support you need at The Law Firm of Nonna Shikh. Our attorneys have been protecting the rights of injury victims for more than 20 years. We know we can help you, too.
Who Bears Responsibility For Pedestrian Accidents?
Every person who uses city streets and sidewalks owes a duty of care to others, but drivers have an especially serious responsibility. In many cases, negligent driver actions are to blame when pedestrians are harmed. But, depending on circumstances, New York City itself may also be to blame. Here are just some of the behaviors and factors that lead to pedestrian injuries and deaths:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Failure to yield right of way
- Intersections with poorly timed crossing signals, missing crosswalk markers or dangerous blind corners
- Snow and ice that have not been cleared in a timely fashion, making skidding and slipping much more likely
- Aggressive driving and speeding
- Commercial and public transportation drivers who lack adequate training and supervision
We thoroughly investigate each claim to learn exactly what went wrong and why. Then, we take action against every party that caused, contributed to or is otherwise responsible for your injuries, including drivers, companies, insurers and the city.
You Pay No Fees Unless We Help You Recover Money
With offices in Queens and the Bronx, The Law Firm of Nonna Shikh offers free initial consultations and takes personal injury cases on contingency. That means you pay nothing up front and only pay legal bills if we are able to help you obtain compensation. To discuss your case with one of our skilled and compassionate lawyers, call us at 718-557-9729 or fill out our online contact form.