Pedestrians who navigate the streets of villages, towns and cities in New York State are always at risk of being struck by a vehicle. Even though the government takes all precaution to protect citizens, pedestrian accidents are still a major problem. When we walk the streets of our community, we have no protection if we were to be hit by a vehicle. Pedestrian accidents can cause victims a variety of horrific injuries and even death. If you have been injured because of a motor vehicle operator’s negligence, contact The Law Offices of Daniel A. Kalish. Our firm is ready to investigate the matter and represent your interests. A pedestrian accident can impact your life and livelihood for years to come. If you need a firm to fight for you, contact our firm today.
Dangerous drivers cause pedestrian accidents
Pedestrian accidents are often caused by the negligence of motor vehicle operators. With the rise of technology, distracted driving is becoming more of an issue than ever before. Though laws about using electronic devices while driving are common, people continue to violate them. Using cell phones to make calls, send emails, get directions, and search the web, distracted driving continues to be a serious issue on the roads of New York. In addition, excessive speeding, driving while impaired, and other forms of reckless driving put everyone on the road at risk, especially pedestrians.
Road conditions cause pedestrian accidents
Some pedestrian accidents are caused by the condition of the roads and walkways. Unfortunately, not all roadways and sidewalks are maintained well. Potholes, closed sidewalks that force pedestrians on the street, and uneven pavement that makes driving difficult are just some of the factors that lead to pedestrian accidents. Weather-related conditions are a serious problem for drivers and pedestrians. Snow, ice, and standing water can cause treacherous conditions that put drivers and pedestrians at risk. Not all of these cases are the fault of the driver. In some cases, depending on the specific situation, a property owner or municipality may be liable for your injuries.
Object obscuring visibility cause pedestrian accidents
There are many objects that can obscure the visibility on the road for drivers and pedestrians alike. Objects placed at the curb, parked vehicles, and even overgrown foliage have played their part in pedestrian accidents. These obstacles can make it difficult for pedestrians to cross the street and vehicle operators to see them. Again, the fault of the accident may not sit on the shoulders of the vehicle owner. There are too many variables to consider and speaking with an attorney is in your best interests.
Contact a law firm to protect your rights while you focus on healing
The Law Offices of Daniel A. Kalish handles all personal injury cases. If you were injured in a pedestrian accident, you have a lot to consider about your future. You could be burdened with overwhelming medical bills, the loss of income, and unforeseen future factors, including dormant injuries, a devastated quality of life, and the possible inability to make a living. You need to protect yourself. If you need our legal services, don’t hesitate to contact The Law Offices of Daniel A. Kalish.