Queens Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Whether you’ve been hit by a car or struck by a bicyclist while walking in Queens, you may be entitled to recover compensation. The experienced Queens personal injury lawyers at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. can help you get the money you deserve. Give us a call to schedule a free consultation and learn more. Our skilled legal team is always standing by to take your call – 24/7/365.
How Will Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. Help Me After My Pedestrian Accident in Queens, NY?
When you walk around Queens, you don’t have a lot to protect yourself. Occupants inside cars and other vehicles benefit from airbags, seatbelts, and a large steel frame in a collision. If you get into a motor vehicle accident, there’s not much to keep you safe.
That means that pedestrians tend to sustain severe, catastrophic injuries in traffic accidents in Queens. That can result in lofty medical bills, keep you out of work, and change life as you know it forever.
Fortunately, you may have the right to demand compensation from negligent drivers, government agencies, or anyone who caused you to get hurt. However, they won’t just agree to give you a check for the full value of your injury claim. They’ll contest your claims and do whatever they can to pay you as little as possible, or nothing at all.
That’s where Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. can help. Our Queens pedestrian accident lawyers have more than 200 years of combined experience handling personal injury cases. We know what it takes to get results for our clients. That’s how we’ve secured more than $1 Billion on their behalves.
When you call us for assistance, we’ll put our experience to work for you. We will:
- Gather evidence to build a strong case that highlights why you should be compensated for your injuries
- Determine what caused the accident and establish fault
- Seek compensation from all liable parties
- Work hard to downplay your role – if any – in the accident, especially if others begin to point fingers and assign blame
- Consult experts to make sure that we calculate all of your damages, including present and future costs, and
- Stand up to insurance companies who have no interest in helping you when you need it most.
If insurers don’t offer a fair settlement, our skilled NYC trial attorneys will not hesitate to bring your pedestrian accident case to court. That’s because we’re prepared to do whatever it takes to get you the compensation you deserve.
Queens, NY Pedestrian Accident Statistics
The NYPD keeps track of traffic accidents in and around New York City. In October 2019, there were 910 pedestrian accidents reported across the city. All of those accidents resulted in an injury or death. Out of those accidents, nearly one-quarter occurred in Queens.
In total, there were 225 pedestrian accidents in Queens that month. That resulted in 222 injuries and 3 pedestrian deaths.
That’s a lot of pedestrian accidents in a short period of time. In fact, it works out to an average of between 7 and 8 traffic accidents involving pedestrians every single day.
Which Intersections in Queens Are the Most Dangerous For Pedestrians?
About 40 percent of all traffic accidents occur at or near an intersection. For accidents involving pedestrians, that figure is much higher. That’s because pedestrians are much more vulnerable when crossing the street or standing on a corner.
A study of Queens crash data revealed that these are the most dangerous intersections for pedestrians in the NYC borough:
- 35th and Roosevelt Avenues, from 94th to 108th streets (Corona)
- 37th Ave and Broadway, from 76th Street to 84th Street (Jackson Heights)
- College Point Avenue and Parsons Boulevard, from 37th to Franklin Avenue (Flushing)
- Woodward and Myrtle avenues, from Grove Street to Forest Ave (Ridgewood)
- 89th to 90th avenues, from 164th Street to 168th Place (Jamaica)
Accidents involving pedestrians tend to happen most along these corridors.
Causes of Accidents Involving Pedestrians in Queens
Pedestrian accidents are all too common in Queens, New York. Why are these accidents happening so frequently? Commonly cited reasons include:
- Distracted driving
- Distracted walking
- Drunk driving
- Making unsafe or illegal turns
- Speeding up to beat a red light at an intersection
- Bicyclists failing to yield the right of way at crosswalks and intersections
- Inadequate sidewalks and pedestrian infrastructure
- Poor lighting and hazardous road conditions, and
- Jaywalking and crossing the street at any place other than an intersection.
There are a lot of different reasons why a pedestrian might get hit by a car in Queens. If you’ve been injured, it’s important to ask for help. Call Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. to get started on your case today.
Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries
Any injuries resulting from a pedestrian accident can be severe. They can certainly change life as you know it forever. Our Queens pedestrian accident lawyers will help you demand compensation for all of your injuries, including:
- Back injury
- Brain injury
- Broken bones
- Eye injury
- Head injury, including concussion
- Lost limbs
- Neck injury
- Soft tissue damage
- Spinal cord injury
- Wrongful death, or more.
Your injuries might make it difficult for you to visit our Queens law office for an initial consultation. If that’s the case, we can arrange a time to have our legal team visit you. Home, hospital, and work visits are available. Call our law firm today to learn more.
What If I’m Blamed For My Injuries After a Queens Pedestrian Accident?
Try not to panic. New York won’t bar your claim for damages as long as someone else also shares some of the blame. That’s because New York has comparative negligence rules. It’s simple – fault for an accident is apportioned to everyone who contributes. When a victim shares responsibility, their financial award is simply reduced to reflect their role.
Here’s an example. Let’s say you were texting when you were hit by a car in Queens. As a result, you’re allocated 25 percent of the blame for your injuries. That means that your damages will be reduced by 25 percent. If your damages equal $20,000, you’ll be able to recover, at most, $15,000.
Insurance companies and other parties will probably try to blame you for as much of the accident as they can. Don’t let those tactics work. Call Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. and have our skilled attorneys hold them accountable. We’ll gather evidence to minimize – or disprove – your contributions to the accident. That can help us secure maximum compensation on your behalf.
Damages Available After a Queens Pedestrian Accident
You didn’t ask to get hurt. Someone else was negligent, and now you’re forced to deal with the consequences. Don’t let the person who caused your injuries off the hook without paying you the money you deserve. Among other things, you might be entitled to damages for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income and wages
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering, and more.
Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. has spent the better part of four decades helping injury victims in Queens. During that time, we’ve established strong working relationships with accident and injury experts. These individuals can help us fully appreciate the extent of your injuries and, in turn, what your case is really worth. This information can be critical in leveraging a meaningful settlement on your behalf.
Statute of Limitations for Queens Pedestrian Accident Lawsuits
It can take a long time to get back on your feet after a car accident involving a pedestrian Queens. However, it’s important to understand that your right to demand compensation will expire. The statute of limitations is only three years. There might be a chance that you’ll have more or less time to file a claim. However, one thing is certain. You’ll get nothing if you wait too long to assert your rights.
Call Our Queens Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Today
If you’ve been the victim of a pedestrian accident in Queens, it’s important that you are fully aware of your legal rights and options. Contact Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. and schedule a time to discuss your case with our skilled personal injury attorneys in Queens. We’ll gladly review your case and answer any questions you might have.