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Pedestrian Accidents

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 14, 2015

If any one particular city in the United States should be synonymous with pedestrian accidents, it's undeniably, undoubtedly New York. Even well past the stroke of midnight on weekdays, the streets of the Big Apple are seemingly filled with people walking, jogging, or running. This is especially the case in the more popular tourist sections of Manhattan such as Times Square, Little Italy, SoHo, Greenwich Village, Gramercy Park, Chinatown, Tribeca, and the now-trendy Meatpacking District.

Perhaps the most crippling types of physical injuries result when an automobile strikes a pedestrian, as the individual has no protection whatsoever from the oncoming vehicle.

It is therefore imperative for victims of these accidents to retain a qualified, zealous and competent personal injury attorney, as the long list of potential injuries that could arise is downright devastating.

With so many popular neighborhoods in New York City, from downtown all the way up through the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side, and even Harlem, the chances of pedestrians being struck by an automobile in this region is greater than just about anywhere in the United States.

To make matters worse, the number of senior citizens who are still getting behind the wheel of cars in New York State is staggering. It is estimated that by the year 2024, one out of every three drivers in the tri-state area (New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut) will be 62 years of age or older.

Walkers and joggers in New York City are at a heightened danger by the torrential rains that befall our region, leaving older and decaying roadways slippery and precarious. And with centuries-old architecture and an eclectic mix of people from cultures all around the world dotting the cityscape of New York, it is understandable that drivers have a reputation for becoming easily distracted throughout the five boroughs.

Whenever a pedestrian is struck by car, SUV, truck, or motorcycle, the possible injuries can easily render the victim paralyzed. That list of injuries includes broken bones, cuts, scrapes, bleeding, bruising, and traumatic head and brain injuries.

Without a doubt, any pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle is almost certain to face and lengthy and expensive rehabilitation. That is why it is imperative to call Simon Bennett Robbins Oppenheim & Taft immediately after you have been involved in a pedestrian accident.

Our firm has been preeminent in the crusade for pedestrians' rights when it comes to achieving justice after injuries occur. We pledge to treat every case as if it were our very own, stopping at nothing until a just financial award is either offered as a settlement or by a judge or jury.

Simon Bennett Robbins Oppenheim & Taft will seek every last dollar that our pedestrian accident victim clients are owed, from remuneration for the cost of medical care, to lost wages, pain and suffering, and any other expense brought about because the unfortunate incident.

If you have been injured as the result of a pedestrian accident in any of the five boroughs or in New Jersey or Connecticut, or on Long Island, our attorneys would be honored to meet with you to discuss a realistic course of action that we expect will result in a monetary award in your favor.

We never charge an upfront fee for our services. Simon Bennett Robbins Oppenheim & Taft will only get paid after you do. Our attorneys have amassed tens of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts since its inception.

The lawyers who work in our offices fight for what our clients rightfully deserve, offering creative and practical solutions that will expedite the manner in which our clients get paid. If you have been injured on the streets of New York or anywhere in the tri-state area, we encourage you to call us today.

Simon Bennett Robbins Oppenheim & Taft looks forward to speaking with you soon.