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Though it has been said that taking a walk outside is good for your health, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics show that there has been an increase in pedestrian accidents across the nation. As the driver of a motor vehicle, it is important to exercise caution when operating a motor vehicle around pedestrians. In some situations, the accident could be the fault of the pedestrian. However, in most cases, the motor vehicle driver will bear some or all of the blame. At Laurence C. Tarowsky, Attorney at Law, we know that motor vehicle drivers have a duty to exercise reasonable care in order to protect others on the road.

If you have been harmed while out walking or jogging, our New York pedestrian accident attorney can help. Call (212) 947-2099 today to schedule a free consultation with our firm!

Determining Fault in a Pedestrian Accident

There are some factors that determine who was at fault for a pedestrian accident. Motor vehicle drivers will need to prove that they were following all traffic rules while driving, refraining from texting on the phone while driving, following the speed limit, obeying all other traffic signs, and not driving under the influence of any drugs or alcohol.

One vital piece of evidence throughout the process will be the police or accident report that is completed at the scene, detailing what occurred during the accident

Common complications include:

  • The pedestrian was crossing the street without following the crosswalk instructions
  • The pedestrian displayed impaired judgment from drinking excessive amounts of alcohol and not paying attention to traffic when walking or crossing the street
  • The pedestrian crossed the street where there was no crosswalk present
  • The pedestrian was walking in areas where pedestrians are not allowed, such as a highway

It’s important to note that pedestrians typically have the right of way when they are walking on a street. Even when there is no crosswalk or sidewalk present, a pedestrian may still be able to walk on the shoulder of the road (unless otherwise prohibited). If you were injured by a driver while walking on the street, you likely had the right of way — and the driver had a responsibility to act responsibly in order to keep you safe. A skilled pedestrian accident attorney could be instrumental in helping to prove that the driver was either partially or completely at fault for causing the accident.

Common Pedestrian Injuries

There are a number of injuries that might result from a pedestrian accident. In most cases, a pedestrian is not equipped with protective gear or clothing when they venture out for a walk. As a result, pedestrians can be incredibly vulnerable to sustaining serious injuries if hit by an automobile.

Pedestrians are at risk for a variety of injuries when they are involved in an accident, including:

  • Broken bones
  • Brain injuries
  • Strained muscles
  • Bruising
  • Spinal cord injuries

Contact Laurence C. Tarowsky Attorney At Law

If you’ve been injured by a motor vehicle, you may want to contact a firm that clients can count on for real results. Laurence C. Tarowsky Attorney At Law may help ease your worries by providing you with trusted and experienced legal representation.

Contact us today for a consultation. We serve clients across New York City, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Nassau County, and Suffolk County.

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