Brooklyn Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

Residents and tourists use sidewalks and surface streets every day in Brooklyn, rarely thinking about pedestrian accidents. However, pedestrian accidents are very common in the boroughs, and can result in severe injuries or fatalities, leaving victims and their families burdened with long-term medical bills, income loss, and emotional trauma.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident in Brooklyn, contact The Barnes Firm and speak to an experienced attorney. Our successful team of Brooklyn pedestrian attorneys are dedicated to defending your rights to help you get the best result possible. Call The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE case evaluation.

Should I Hire an Attorney After a Pedestrian Accident?

After a pedestrian accident, our team of Brooklyn pedestrian accident lawyers at The Barnes Firm are here to help you get the best result possible. No matter the type of pedestrian accident or severity of your injuries, our team of experienced lawyers will work hard for you every step of the way. When you hire The Barnes Firm, our Brooklyn pedestrian accident attorneys will:

  • Answer any questions you may have and evaluate your case for FREE.
  • Investigate and review the circumstances surrounding and leading up to your accident.
  • Assist you in filing a pedestrian accident claim.
  • Negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf.
  • Prepare and take your case to trial, if necessary.

At The Barnes Firm, we understand how overwhelming a pedestrian accident can be for victims and their families. If you or a loved one has been injured by the negligence of a motorist, don’t hesitate to call The Barnes Firm at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE consultation.

What are the Most Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in Brooklyn?

Brooklyn pedestrians face the imminent danger of being involved in a pedestrian accident while walking, as approximately 46 Brooklyn pedestrians lose their lives each year due to such accidents. The most common causes of pedestrian accidents in Brooklyn include:

  • Failure to Yield Right of Way to Pedestrians. Motorists should prioritize the safety of pedestrians by yielding to them at intersections or marked crosswalks, even without a traffic signal present.
  • Distracted Driving. Interacting with passengers, using mobile phones to talk, text and video call, or listening to loud music can all lead to a car veering off the road and injuring innocent pedestrians.
  • Aggressive Driving. Speeding, neglecting blind spots, or running red lights and stop signs pose a significant risk to both pedestrians and other motorists.
  • Unsafe Reversing. A motorist’s failure to check behind them before backing up can put pedestrians at risk for being struck by a motor vehicle. Drivers should exercise caution and be aware of their surroundings to prevent accidents while backing up their vehicle.
  • Unsafe or Illegal Turns at Intersections. Impatient drivers often make unsafe or illegal turns at intersections, disregarding the right of way of pedestrians. Such actions can result in collisions with pedestrians who have the legal right of way.
  • Driving Under the Influence of Drugs and/or Alcohol. Driving while intoxicated by alcohol or drugs significantly reduces reaction time and impairs judgment. Pedestrians are particularly vulnerable to accidents caused by impaired drivers due to their smaller profile and decreased ability to react quickly. Never get behind the wheel if you are intoxicated. If you notice someone else driving erratically, report them to your local authorities immediately.
  • Road Hazards. Cracked sidewalks, potholes, construction zones, improperly marked crosswalks, and defective signage, all can cause pedestrian accidents.

It’s important for both drivers and pedestrians to exercise caution and follow traffic laws to prevent accidents from occurring. As a driver, it is your responsibility to prioritize the safety of pedestrians on the road. However, negligent drivers can still cause pedestrian accidents to happen. If you or a loved one have been injured by a driver’s negligence, contact The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000.

Pedestrian Rights in Brooklyn

As a pedestrian in Brooklyn, it is important to understand your rights and responsibilities while navigating busy streets. Pedestrian rights in Brooklyn include:

  • Right of Way at Crosswalks. Brooklyn pedestrians have the right of way when crossing the road at designated or undesignated crosswalks within junctions. Motorists are obligated to give precedence to pedestrians and let them cross the street safely.
  • Crossing at Intersections. Pedestrians are entitled to cross the street at intersections, even in the absence of a marked crosswalk. Drivers must yield to pedestrians crossing at intersections.
  • When Traffic Signals are Present. Observing the indications of traffic signals, such as a “WALK” signal or the symbol of a walking person, is both a right and a responsibility for pedestrians. Legally, pedestrians can cross the road when this signal is present. Furthermore, if the signal changes to “DON’T WALK” or the hand symbol begins to flash, pedestrians who have already commenced crossing the road maintain the right to safely conclude their crossing.
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Who Is Liable in a Brooklyn Pedestrian Accident?

New York is a no-fault state. This means that insurance should compensate you for your injuries, regardless of who is responsible for the crash. However, insurance companies will only pay up to policy limits. If your insurance claim is denied, or your damages exceed the insurance policy limit, you may be able to file an injury claim against any party who contributed to your accident. This could include:

  • Motor vehicle drivers
  • Truck drivers
  • Bus drivers
  • Motorcyclists
  • Bicyclists
  • Taxi or rideshare drivers
  • New York City Transit Authority
  • Electric scooter operator
  • Other pedestrians

New York’s no-fault laws can be complex, so it’s important to hire an experienced Brooklyn pedestrian accident attorney at The Barnes Firm to aid you in navigating the complexities. With decades of combined experience, our knowledgeable attorneys will work hard to help you get the best result possible. If you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian accident, call The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE case evaluation.

What Compensation Can I Recover After a Pedestrian Accident?

Following a pedestrian accident, the amount of compensation you can seek relies on the extent of your injuries and the severity of the accident. Our experienced Brooklyn pedestrian accident lawyers are likely to pursue the following damages in the aftermath of a pedestrian accident:

  • Medical costs
  • Lost future earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage
  • Lost wages
  • And more…

Contact The Barnes Firm

Safe walkways are a shared responsibility between pedestrians and motorists. This can only be achieved when both parties obey traffic signals, signs, and laws that are in place for the safety of everyone. However, negligent drivers cannot be prevented from causing pedestrian accidents.

At The Barnes Firm, our team of experienced and dedicated Brooklyn pedestrian accident lawyers will work tirelessly to defend your rights and help secure the compensation you deserve. Call The Barnes Firm at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE consultation and find out what your case is worth.


Our team of experienced pedestrian accident lawyers at The Barnes Firm proudly serve Brooklyn and surrounding neighborhoods: Barren Island, Bath Beach, Bay Ridge, Bedford, Bedford–Stuyvesant, Bensonhurst, Bergen Beach, Beverly Squares, Boerum Hill, Borough Park, Brighton Beach, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Brownsville, Bushwick, Cadman Plaza, Canarsie, Carroll Gardens, City Line, Clinton Hill, Cobble Hill, Coney Island, Crown Heights, Cypress Hills, Ditmas Park, Downtown Brooklyn, DUMBO, Dyker Heights, East Flatbush, East New York, East Williamsburg, Farragut, Fiske Terrace, Flatbush, Flatlands, Fort Greene, Fort Hamilton, Fulton Ferry, Gerritsen Beach, Gowanus, Gravesend, Greenpoint, Highland Park, Kensington, Little Poland, Madison, Maine Park, Manhattan Beach, Midwood, Mill Basin, New Lots, New Utrecht, Ocean Hill, Ocean Parkway, Park Slope, Parkville, Pigtown, Plumb Beach, Prospect Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Prospect Park, Prospect Park South, Red Hook, Remsen Village, Sea Gate, Sheepshead Bay, South Brooklyn, Spring Creek, Starrett City, Stuyvesant Heights, Sunset Park, Vinegar Hill, Weeksville, Williamsburg, Windsor Terrace, Wingate, Wyckoff Heights, and more…

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New York, NY 10170

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