Buffalo Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

Buffalo’s vibrant community and bustling streets are full of pedestrians walking around town, day and night, especially during warmer months. Like any city, Buffalo has its share of traffic and other road hazards, which often leads to pedestrian accidents.

If you are a pedestrian who has been injured in an accident in Buffalo, or a surrounding suburb, it is important to seek the help of experienced attorneys who can provide you with the legal representation you need. Our team of Buffalo pedestrian accident attorneys at The Barnes Firm provide the highest level of service to clients to help them get the best result possible for their accident case. With years of experience and a track record of success, we are the trusted choice for those seeking legal guidance after a pedestrian accident. Call us today at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE initial consultation and find out what your case is worth.

Do I Need A Lawyer After a Buffalo Pedestrian Accident?

Being involved in a pedestrian accident can be a scary experience and can leave you wondering what to do next. After a pedestrian accident, you will likely be contacted by an insurance company who will offer you less than what you deserve without investigating the circumstances surrounding your accident. Never accept the first offer from insurance without speaking with a trusted attorney at The Barnes Firm.

Our team of personal injury lawyers specialize in pedestrian accidents. With over 100 years of combined experience, our attorneys are equipped with the knowledge and skill needed to get you the compensation you deserve. When you choose The Barnes Firm, you can be assured we will:

  • Provide you a FREE case evaluation and advise on next legal steps
  • Investigate the details surrounding your accident
  • Negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf
  • Represent you at trial, if necessary

If you or a loved one were injured in a pedestrian accident due to another person’s negligence, The Barnes Firm can help. Call us today at (800) 800-0000 to start your claim today.

What Should I Do If I'm Injured in a Pedestrian Accident?

If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident, our attorneys recommend taking the following steps to protect your health and legal rights:

  • Get to safety. If possible, move yourself off the road and to a safe place to avoid further accidents and injuries.
  • Contact the police. Contact the authorities and request an ambulance if necessary.
  • Document the accident scene. Take photos and videos of the accident scene, vehicles involved, and your injuries.
  • Exchange information. Get insurance and personal information from all drivers and pedestrians involved in the collision. If anyone witnessed the accident, make sure to gather their information and statements. Seek medical attention. Even if you were not seriously injured, it is important to seek medical attention. A doctor can help diagnose and treat any injuries, even if you feel you aren’t seriously hurt.
  • Call an experienced Buffalo pedestrian accident lawyer at The Barnes Firm. Our attorneys are available 24/7 to take your call and help you get on the road to recovery.

At The Barnes Firm, we know a pedestrian accident can be a traumatic and life changing event. Our attorneys are here to help you every step of the way. From the first phone conversation, through to the final settlement, our attorneys will work hard to help get you the best result possible. Call us today at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE case evaluation.

New York State Pedestrian Laws

In New York State, pedestrians have the right of way in most situations. Drivers must yield to pedestrians in crosswalks and at intersections, even if there is no marked crosswalk.

Pedestrians must also obey traffic signals and signs and use a marked crosswalk whenever possible. When a signal shows a walking person or says “WALK,” a pedestrian may cross. If a signal shows a blinking upraised hand, “WAIT,” or “DON’T WALK” with a countdown, the pedestrian must complete crossing the street before the countdown ends. When the signal shows an upraised hand, “WAIT,” or “DON’T WALK” with no countdown present, a pedestrian must wait for the signal to change to cross the street.

It is illegal and very dangerous to jaywalk, or cross the street at an unmarked crosswalk, in New York.

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Who is Liable in a Pedestrian Accident?

In New York State, the “no-fault” system applies to motor vehicle accidents, including those involving pedestrians. Under this system, drivers are required to carry personal injury protection (PIP) insurance, which provides coverage for medical expenses, lost wages, and other expenses resulting from an accident, regardless of who was at fault. 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 anyone who contributed to your accident. This could include:

  • Motor vehicle drivers
  • Bus drivers
  • Truck drivers
  • Motorcyclists
  • Bicyclists
  • Other pedestrians
  • Taxi or rideshare drivers

Our team of pedestrian accident lawyers at The Barnes Firm have over 100 years of combined experience in New York’s no-fault laws. We know no-fault can be confusing and complex and having an experienced pedestrian accident attorney on your side can make the legal process easier. Call us today at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE case evaluation.

What Injuries are Caused by Pedestrian Accidents?

Pedestrian accidents can cause severe and life-altering injuries due to the lack of protection from a vehicle collision. Some common pedestrian accident injuries include:

These injuries can result in significant medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. It is crucial to seek medical attention immediately following a pedestrian accident.

What Damages Can I Recover After a Buffalo Pedestrian Accident?

After a pedestrian accident in Buffalo, New York, you may be entitled to recover compensation for:

  • Medical expenses, including current and future medical bills
  • Lost wages and loss of earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Property damage
  • Disability and disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

At The Barnes Firm, our experienced pedestrian accident attorneys will work tirelessly to ensure you receive maximum compensation for your injuries and losses. We will investigate the accident, determine liability, and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf. If necessary, we will take your case to court to fight for your rights and hold the responsible parties accountable. Call us today at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE case evaluation.

How Long Do I Have to File an Accident Claim

In New York, the statute of limitations for filing a pedestrian accident claim is three years from the date of the accident. However, it is important to seek legal counsel as soon as possible after an accident to ensure that evidence is preserved, and witnesses are interviewed while their memories are fresh. Waiting too long can also result in the loss of crucial evidence and make it more difficult to build a strong case. Contact The Barnes Firm today to speak with one of our experienced Buffalo pedestrian accident attorneys.

Speak With a Trusted Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Today

At The Barnes Firm, we are committed to providing our clients with the highest level of legal representation and personal attention. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that a pedestrian accident can have on your life and will do everything in our power to help you get back on your feet.

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident in Buffalo, contact The Barnes Firm today for a FREE consultation with one of our experienced pedestrian accident attorneys. Call us now at (800) 800-0000 and let us help you get the best result possible.


Our team of experienced personal injury lawyers at The Barnes Firm proudly serve Buffalo and surrounding areas: Alden, Amherst, Attica, Arcade, Batavia, Cheektowaga, Clarence, Corfu, Darien Center, Depew, Dunkirk, East Aurora, Eden, Ellicottville, Elma, Falconer, Fredonia, Getzville, Gowanda, Grand Island, Hamburg, Jamestown, Kenmore, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lewiston, Lockport, Niagara Falls, North Collins, North Tonawanda, Olean, Orchard Park, Pembroke, Salamanca, Springville, Tonawanda, Wales, West Seneca, Wheatfield, Williamsville, and more…

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500 Pearl Street
Suite #700
Buffalo, NY 14202

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