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Pedestrian Accident Injury Attorney in New York City

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Pedestrian accidents are a major problem in New York City, resulting in thousands of injuries every year, some of which are catastrophic and life-altering. Unlike motorists who are relatively more protected within their vehicles, pedestrians are incredibly vulnerable, which is why their injuries tend to be severe or life-threatening. At The Pryor Law Firm in New York City, our personal injury team will fight on your behalf to help you obtain the fair compensation you need. Backed by more than 25 years of experience, you can rely on us to provide fierce legal representation and knowledgeable advice.

Contact The Pryor Law Firm in New York City today at (855) 409-1906 to set up a free consultation to discuss the details of your case.

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

The number of pedestrian accident fatalities decreased over the years, according to NYC Open Data. However, just because an accident does not result in fatalities does not mean the accident was not serious. In 2016, 10,437 pedestrian accidents were reported, all involving injuries. Compared to the other boroughs, Brooklyn had the highest fatality count, while Staten Island had the lowest.

Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries

Depending on several factors, such as the speed of the vehicle and the area it hit, injuries in a pedestrian accident can vary in severity.

Below are some of the most common types:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Internal injuries, such as organ damage and rib fractures
  • Pelvic injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries, which can result in paralysis
  • Bone fractures
  • Severe lacerations
  • Death

What Should I Do After a Pedestrian Accident?

Much like any other motor vehicle accident, injured pedestrians must contact local law enforcement and collect as much information from the driver as possible, including car insurance information, name, and address. When the police arrive, they will write up a report, which is crucial evidence for filing a claim and obtaining compensation. You should also take pictures of the scene and your injuries.

Even if your injuries do not seem severe enough to warrant a trip to the hospital in an ambulance, you should still see a doctor once you are free to leave the scene. Not all injuries produce symptoms within the first several hours or even days after they occur. The best way to protect your health and chances of a successful claim is to seek medical treatment as soon as you can.

Discuss Your Case with a Knowledgeable Accident Attorney Today!

If you were injured in a pedestrian accident, the legal team at The Pryor Law Firm in New York City can guide you through the process of filing a personal injury claim, so you can obtain the fair compensation you are entitled to. Our team prides itself on making every client we serve a priority and providing high-quality representation that can make a difference in their lives. You should not have to bear this burden on your own.

Get started on your pedestrian accident case today and reach out to our law firm at (855) 409-1906 to set up a free consultation with our lead attorney.

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