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Pedestrian Knockdowns

Pedestrian Knockdowns

Were You Hit By A Car Or Other Motor Vehicle?

Statistics published by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles show that each year there are thousands of persons walking in the street and accordance with traffic controls, who are nonetheless injured or killed by drivers who negligently fail to pay attention to and honor the rules of the road.  Tragically, though not surprisingly, when a car or other motor vehicle crashes into a person’s flesh and bones, the injuries are usually catastrophic if not fatal.

If you or a family member has been hit by a car, motorcycle, or other motor vehicle, call your Brooklyn attorney, Law Office of James Trainor, P.C., immediately to protect your rights to full compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, and any lost wages resulting from your inability to return to work.  The consultation is free.  If we take your case, we will not receive a fee unless we recover money for you!

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Although every personal injury case involving a person on foot being hit by a motor vehicle has its own set of unique facts that require investigation and painstaking attention to detail, statistics show that may pedestrian accidents are caused by one or more forms of negligence by the driver of the vehicle, including:

  • Driver inattention to road conditions
  • Driver disregard of traffic controls
  • Driving at unsafe speeds
  • Use of alcohol or drugs
  • Turning at an intersection without a clear view of the road
  • Driver inexperience

The insurance companies who pay expensive lawyers to defend negligent drivers, no matter how egregious their behavior was, will do everything in their power to make a case that it was the pedestrian, not the driver, is at fault for the accident and injuries.  At Law Office of James Trainor, P.C., we have seen a litany of defenses in pedestrian knock-down cases, including defenses that the pedestrian ran into the moving vehicle; the pedestrian did not have the right of way; the claimed injuries existed before the accident; the claimed injuries are not serious enough to warrant any money recovery; and worse.

The law is a complicated subject even when common sense tells us that a driver has done something wrong.  To avoid having to answer for their insured driver’s unsafe behavior, insurance company lawyers will raise just about any defense to dodge responsibility for paying for your injuries, medical bills, and lost wages.  You need a seasoned attorney to represent your interests and protect you from the insult that the negligent driver, his insurance company and attorneys will hurl at you—namely, that you are the one to blame for your injuries.

Contact us immediately if you or a loved one has been hit by a car or other vehicle in the street.  Let us handle your legal issues while you concentrate on healing your mind, body, and spirit.