There are numerous New York State laws in place that are designed specifically to protect pedestrians. Crosswalks are part of these laws, designated areas in which pedestrians are supposed to be safe. Cars and other vehicles are legally obligated to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks. Unfortunately, many drivers still do not abide by the crosswalk laws and other laws, resulting in serious pedestrian accidents and injuries.
At the offices of E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, our attorneys have decades of experience handling all types of personal injury cases, including pedestrian accidents and crosswalk injuries. We strive to help clients and their families understand their rights after being injured, and work closely with them to see that their needs are being met. Whether we are taking action against an insurance company, driver or other party, our firm does not back down from a fight and is committed to helping you get the compensation you deserve for the injuries you have suffered.
We’ve prepared a valuable list of things to do (and not do) in the case of an automobile accident.
Download a copy and place it in the glove compartment of vehicles that you and loved ones drive for easy reference.
Pedestrian Injuries in Upstate New York
Pedestrians who are struck by a vehicle while in a crosswalk often suffer very serious injuries, as they have no defense against a car or a truck. We are sensitive to the needs of clients and family member who are dealing with the aftermath of all types of injuries, including:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Closed head injuries and concussions
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Broken bones
- Crush injuries
- Severe abrasions and lacerations (road rash)
- Amputations and loss of limb
Crosswalk Fatalities and Legal Options
Unfortunately, due to the speed of the car and the lack of protection for the pedestrian, many crosswalk accidents result in the death of the pedestrian. We compassionately provide information and guidance to surviving family members who have questions and concerns about their rights. It may be possible to file a wrongful death lawsuit, in order to hold the negligent party responsible, obtain justice and seek compensation for the financial losses that may accompany the loss of the loved one.
Contact an Attorney with Experience in Crosswalk Accidents
After an injury has been sustained while walking in a crosswalk, let us help you understand your rights and options. Contact us for a free personal injury consultation by phone or schedule a confidential in-person meeting with an attorney at one of our four convenient offices in Albany, Schenectady, Troy, or Saratoga Springs, NY. We are here to help you and your family get through this very difficult situation.