Bronx Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

Navigating the Bronx by foot is convenient for residents who wish to avoid traffic on overcrowded city roadways. However, walking poses dangers for pedestrians because of the hurried pace of commuters and the constant flow of traffic. Plus, increased volume of vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians sharing limited space creates an environment where accidents are likely to occur. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents can result in severe injuries, leaving individuals with physical, emotional, and financial hardships.

If you or a loved one were injured in a pedestrian accident, contact a Bronx pedestrian accident attorney at The Barnes Firm today. Our team of dedicated Bronx pedestrian accident attorneys possess the experience to help you with your personal injury case. Call The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000.

Should I Consult an Attorney After a Pedestrian Accident?

If you were involved in a pedestrian accident, your top priorities should be your safety and receiving medical attention. Remember, it’s always important to undergo a medical evaluation, as some injuries, especially internal and head-related, may not be immediately apparent. While you receive medical attention and begin recovering from the accident, it’s highly likely that you will receive a call from insurance with an offer to settle your case quickly. Think about this offer before you accept it. It’s very likely that it won’t cover the mounting medical expenses that you face. Don’t accept this offer before consulting an experienced personal injury attorney at The Barnes Firm.

At The Barnes Firm, a Bronx pedestrian accident attorney will help you discover the true value of your case and:

  • Provide a FREE case evaluation.
  • Compile supporting evidence, including witness testimonies, medical bills, and photo evidence to strengthen your claim.
  • Guide you through the insurance claims procedure and negotiate with insurance adjusters on your behalf.
  • Provide clear explanations of your legal options and the potential outcome of your case.
  • Keep you informed about the progress of your case and provide expert advice when assessing settlement offers or considering litigation, if required.

After a pedestrian accident, don’t hesitate to contact The Barnes Firm at (800) 800-0000. Our Bronx pedestrian accident lawyers will help you get the best result possible for your case.

Common Causes of Bronx Pedestrian Accidents

The types of pedestrian accidents that occur in the Bronx vary, but can be consistently linked to negligent, reckless, or intoxicated motorists. The most common causes of pedestrian accidents include:

  • Vehicles Reversing. Sometimes vehicle drivers neglect to exercise caution before reversing, causing them to strike an unsuspecting pedestrian walking behind their vehicle.
  • Failure to Yield at Crosswalks. When a motorist fails to yield at a crosswalk, they may hit pedestrians rightfully using that crosswalk.
  • Vehicles turning at Intersections. Busy intersections are notorious hotspots for pedestrian accidents. When a motorist is turning, there’s a chance they may fail to notice oncoming pedestrians and hit them.
  • Off-Road Pedestrian Accidents. These occur when a negligent or intoxicated driver veers off the road and jumps a curb, which leads to their driving up onto sidewalks where they strike pedestrians.
  • Multiple Threat Accidents. Accidents where one vehicle stops for pedestrians, but other vehicles in the same direction don’t, leading to pedestrians being hit amidst a multivehicle car accident.
  • Speeding drivers require more stopping distance and may not be able to brake in time to avoid hitting a pedestrian.
  • Illegal Or Unsafe Turns. Turning illegally or when it’s unsafe can result in pedestrians being struck when rightfully trying to cross the road.
  • Driving under the Influence of Drugs and/or Alcohol. Driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol causes impaired decision making and decreased reaction time when behind the wheel. This leads to an increased risk for the intoxicated driver to strike and injure a pedestrian.
  • Distracted Driving. This includes texting, calling, or engaging in any other distracting activity as a driver, when you should be paying attention to your surroundings. Distracted driving leads to an increased risk of pedestrians being struck by inattentive and negligent drivers.

Pedestrian Rights in the Bronx

As a Bronx pedestrian, you should be familiar with your rights and responsibilities while walking. These include:

  • Crosswalk Right of Way: In the Bronx, pedestrians have the right of way at marked or unmarked crosswalks within intersections. Motorists must prioritize pedestrians and allow them to cross safely.
  • Intersection Crossing: Pedestrians have the right to cross at intersections without a marked crosswalk. Motorists must yield to pedestrians crossing at intersections.
  • Traffic Signals: Pedestrians have the right and responsibility to follow traffic signals, such as a “WALK” signal or the walking symbol. Pedestrians can legally cross the road when this signal is present. If the signal changes to “DON’T WALK” or begins flashing, pedestrians who have already started crossing can safely complete their crossing, but otherwise should not begin crossing when this signal is present.

At The Barnes Firm, we are committed to providing top-tier legal representation to pedestrian accident victims. If you or someone you know has been wrongfully injured in a pedestrian accident, call The Barnes Firm at (800) 800-0000. Our pedestrian accident lawyers have decades of combined experience successfully handling a variety of pedestrian accident cases.

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Common Injuries Sustained in Bronx Pedestrian Accidents

Injuries sustained from pedestrian accidents can vary in severity and are dependent upon the unique circumstances of the accident itself. Injuries can be costly, causing financial losses, pain, suffering, and a reduced quality of life. Common pedestrian accident injuries include:

Following a pedestrian accident, always receive medical treatment. Some injuries, such as internal organ damage, may not be immediately apparent. Once evaluated by a medical professional, contact a pedestrian accident attorney at The Barnes Firm at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE consultation.

Statute of Limitations and Comparative Negligence in New York State

When it comes to filing a pedestrian accident lawsuit in New York State (NYS), there is a limited amount of time in which you can do so. The statute of limitations is the legal deadline by which a lawsuit must be filed. In NYS, the statute of limitations for pedestrian accident lawsuits is three years from the date of the accident or the date of injury discovery. If you fail to file a lawsuit within this time frame, you may be barred from ever doing so.

It’s also important to note that New York follows comparative negligence laws with pedestrian accidents. This means that a pedestrian can be found partially at fault for the accident. You can still file an accident claim, even if you are found partially liable, and your damages may be reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to you. For example, if you are found to be 20% at fault for the accident, your damages award would be reduced by 20%.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident in the Bronx, it’s important to consult with a skilled Bronx pedestrian accident attorney at The Barnes Firm. Call The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000 and find out what your case is worth.

What Compensation Can I Receive from a Bronx Pedestrian Accident?

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident in the Bronx, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. The amount of compensation you may receive will depend on a variety of factors, including the severity of your injuries, the impact they have had on your life, and the extent of the other party’s negligence. Compensation may include:

  • Medical expenses. This includes the cost of medical treatment related to your injuries, including hospital stays, surgeries, and rehabilitation.
  • Lost future earnings. If your injuries prevent you from working, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages.
  • Pain and suffering. Compensation for physical pain and emotional distress caused by the accident is recoverable.
  • Loss of enjoyment of life. If the accident causes you to no longer enjoy activities that you previously enjoyed, you may be entitled to compensation for loss of enjoyment of life.
  • Property damage. If personal property was damaged in the accident, you may be entitled to compensation for repairs or replacement of said property.

Contact The Barnes Firm

If you have been wrongfully injured in a pedestrian accident by a negligent driver, don’t hesitate to call The Barnes Firm. Pedestrians are entitled to safe sidewalks, crosswalks, and roadways. However, negligent drivers revoke pedestrians of their rightful safety by causing pedestrian accidents and should be held accountable for their actions.

Our Bronx pedestrian accident attorneys will fight hard to help you get the best result possible Call The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000 – it could be the best call you make.


Our team of experienced pedestrian accident lawyers at The Barnes Firm proudly serve The Bronx and surrounding neighborhoods: Allerton, Bathgate, Baychester, Bedford Park, Belmont, Bronx River, Bronxdale, Bronxwood, Bruckner, Castle Hill, Central Riverdale, City Island, Claremont, Clason Point, Concourse, Co-op City, Crotona Park East, East Tremont, Eastchester, Edenwald, Edgewater Park, Fairmount, Fieldston, Fordham, Fordham Heights, Fordham Manor, Foxhurst, Harding Park, Highbridge, Hudson Hill, Hunts Point, Jerome Park, Kingsbridge, Kingsbridge Heights, Laconia, Longwood, Marble Hill, Melrose, Morris Heights, Morris Park, Morrisanis, Mott Haven, Mount Eden, Mount Hope, North Riverdale, Norwood, Olinville, Park Versailles, Parkchester, Pelham Bay, Pelham Gardens, Pelham Parkway, Port Morris, Riverdale, Schuylerville, Soundview, Spuyten Duyvil, The Hub, Throggs Neck, Tremont, Unionport, University Heights, Van Cortlandt Village, Van Nest, Wakefield, Washingtonville, West Farms, Westchester Heights, Westchester Square, Williamsbridge, Woodlawn Heights, Woodstock and more…

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