Brooklyn Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Have you been hit by a car in Brooklyn? Did you suffer serious injuries? Are you struggling with the costs of your medical care because you’re not able to work? Contact Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. for immediate legal assistance. You may have the right to seek compensation, and our Brooklyn pedestrian accident lawyers can help.
Since 1977, we’ve fought tirelessly on behalf of injury victims in Brooklyn. We care about our clients and work hard to recover the money they need and deserve. Our tenacity pays off – we’ve successfully secured more than $1 Billion in settlements and verdicts. If you’ve been injured as a pedestrian in Brooklyn, we’re here to work hard for you, too.
We offer a free consultation, so call our Brooklyn law offices to schedule yours today. We’re available to take your call 365 days a year, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
How Will a Brooklyn Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Help Me?
As a pedestrian, you don’t have a lot to protect you if you’re involved in a traffic accident. That means you’re more likely than anyone else to suffer severe, catastrophic injuries. While you might be entitled to compensation from whoever caused your accident, you’ve got enough going on right now without the added stress of a lawsuit.
Hiring an attorney can give you time to focus on getting better. It can give you the time you need to focus on yourself. It can also put you in the best position to recover maximum compensation. That’s certainly true when you turn to Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. for help.
At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., we’re here to help you in any way that we can. When we handle your case, you can expect us to:
- Launch an independent investigation into your pedestrian accident
- Determine the possible cause(s) and identify who’s to blame
- Seek compensation from all liable parties
- Protect you from (often baseless) claims that you share fault
- Consult with pedestrian accident experts as we assess the value of your claim, and
- Stand up to insurance companies and force them to take your case seriously.
Give us a quick call to set up a time to discuss your pedestrian accident case in more detail. Your first consultation is free, so reach out to us today.
How Common Are Pedestrian Accidents in Brooklyn?
Every month, the NYPD publishes traffic accident data, which included pedestrian accident statistics. In September 2019, the last month for which data is available, there were 786 pedestrian accidents in New York City. Of those, 259 happened in Brooklyn. That’s 32.9 percent – or one-third – of all of New York City’s pedestrian accidents.
Pedestrian accidents aren’t just common in Brooklyn. They’re also among the most dangerous. In just one month, 4 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents in the borough.
These Are The Most Dangerous Brooklyn Intersections for Pedestrians – 2019
Pedestrian accidents tend to be concentrated in certain parts of Brooklyn. According to a recent study by Localize.city, the most dangerous intersections for pedestrians in Brooklyn include:
- Newkirk Avenue and Argyle Road
- Newkirk Avenue and Rugby Road
- South Fourth and Keap streets
- South Third and Havemeyer streets
- Hooper and South Fifth streets
- Sterling Place and Kingston Avenue
- Lawrence and Willoughby streets, and
- Smith and Wyckoff streets.
Avoiding these intersections when you walk in Brooklyn might help to significantly reduce the risk of getting hit by a car or involved in a crash.
What Causes Pedestrian Accidents in Brooklyn?
So why are pedestrian accidents happening so frequently in Brooklyn? In truth, there are a lot of different factors that can contribute to a crash. Commonly-reported causes of Brooklyn pedestrian accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Attempting to beat a yellow light at an intersection
- Making unsafe or illegal turns
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Hazardous road conditions, and
- Lack of dedicated pedestrian infrastructure.
Some studies show that pedestrians, themselves, are also contributing to an increasing number of accidents. Why? Because they’re distracted. Pedestrians are paying more attention to their phones than the traffic around them.
You Deserve Money For All of Your Brooklyn Pedestrian Accident Injuries
Whether your injuries are minor or life-threatening, the Brooklyn personal injury lawyers at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. will be here to help you fight for the money you need and deserve. We’ll demand money for all of your injuries, including:
- Brain injury
- Broken bones
- Chest injury
- Crushing injury
- Eye injury
- Head injury
- Lost limbs
- Soft tissue injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Wrongful death, and more.
Can’t make it into our law offices to discuss your case? That’s okay; our compassionate team can come to you. We can visit you at home, at work, or at the hospital while you receive treatment. It’s up to you. All you have to do is give us a quick call to schedule a free consultation. It’s that easy.
Liability for Pedestrian Accidents in Brooklyn
When you get hurt, you can potentially recover compensation from anyone who contributed to your pedestrian accident in Brooklyn. This might include:
- Drivers of passenger vehicles
- Other pedestrians
- Bus drivers
- Transit companies
- Vehicle manufacturers
- Government agencies, and
- Employers of negligent parties.
You deserve to know who’s responsible for your injuries. The Brooklyn personal injury attorneys at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. will carefully investigate your case to determine why it happened and who’s to blame. Then we can seek compensation from anyone who caused you to get hurt. This comprehensive approach can help us recover maximum compensation on your behalf.
What If I’m Partly to Blame For My Brooklyn Pedestrian Accident?
Accidents aren’t always straightforward. Many times, more than one person shares blame. In New York, sharing fault for an accident won’t automatically bar you from getting money for your injuries. You can receive compensation as long as someone else is also partly to blame.
However, it’s important to understand that your contribution to the accident will affect your financial recovery. Your damages will be reduced by your degree of fault. If you’re allocated 20 percent of the blame, your damages will be reduced to reflect that.
That’s why it’s critical to contact an experienced Brooklyn pedestrian accident lawyer after an accident. Allegations of fault can put your ability to get money in jeopardy. The less fault allocated to you, the more money you can potentially recover. At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., we’ll work hard to downplay and minimize your role in your accident.
Damages Available to Injured Pedestrians in Brooklyn
When you get hurt, money can make a huge difference on the road to recovery. Someone else caused your accident – or is at least partly to blame – and they should be held fully accountable. At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., you can trust that we’ll fight hard to get you the money you deserve. We’ll seek all available damages, which might include money for:
- Medical expenses
- Nursing care
- Lost wages and income
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Disfigurement, and more.
Insurance companies and at-fault parties will try to drive down the value of your injury claim. Don’t let them manipulate you into accepting an offer for less than you deserve. Call Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. and let us handle all negotiations.
Over the years, we’ve forged relationships with leading injury experts in New York City. They can help us understand your injury and how it might affect your life – now and in the future. With that information in hand, we can really understand what your case is worth.
When we sit down to negotiate a settlement, we’ll be backed with strong arguments and expert-backed evidence and testimony. This approach has helped us secure more than $1 Billion for our clients. It can help you, too.
Give us a call to set up a time to discuss your case at no cost to you.
What’s the Statute of Limitations for Pedestrian Accident Lawsuits in Brooklyn?
Don’t hesitate to assert your right to recover compensation. Generally speaking, the statute of limitations for pedestrian accident claims is three years from the date of injury. You may have more or less time to act, depending on the specific details of your case. However, you will lose the right to get anything, at all, if you wait too long.
Let Our Brooklyn Pedestrian Accident Attorneys Help You Today
Have you or a loved one been injured in a Brooklyn pedestrian accident? Don’t hesitate to contact Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. for immediate legal assistance. We can help you fight to recover the compensation you need and deserve.
We offer a free consultation, so give our Brooklyn law firm a call to schedule yours today.