Queens Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

Amidst the hustle and bustle of the city that trickles into the outer boroughs, pedestrians and motorists alike are responsible for practicing safe walking and driving behaviors to ensure everyone’s safety. Despite this, most pedestrian accidents can be traced back to a negligent or intoxicated motorist. In 2021 alone, there were over 200 accidents on Queens Boulevard.

If you or a loved one were injured in a pedestrian accident, The Barnes Firm is here to help. Our team of Queens pedestrian accident attorneys have decades of combined experience in successfully handling all types of pedestrian accident cases. Call us today at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE consultation.

Should I Hire an Attorney After a Pedestrian Accident?

After an accident, you’ll want to prioritize recovering from the injuries you’ve sustained. During this time, insurance will likely present you with an offer that’s far less than the true value of your case. Before accepting the initial insurance offer, contact a trusted Queens pedestrian accident attorney at The Barnes Firm who can:

  • Evaluate your case for FREE.
  • Collect evidence to support your claim, such as witness statements and medical records.
  • Negotiate with insurance adjusters on your behalf to ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries and damages.
  • Advise you on your legal options and the potential outcomes of your case.
  • Update you on your case status and aid you in decision-making about settlement offers.
  • If necessary, take your case to trial.

Call The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000 to discover the true value of your case—it could be the best call you make.

Pedestrian Rights in Queens

It is important to be familiar with your rights as a pedestrian navigating Queens. These include:

  • Crossing at Intersections. Crossing the street at intersections is a pedestrian right in Queens, even without a marked crosswalk. When no crosswalk is present at an intersection, drivers must always exercise caution and yield to pedestrians.
  • Right of Way at Crosswalks. Queens pedestrians have the right of way when using crosswalks.
  • When Traffic Signals are Present. Pedestrians must adhere to traffic signals:
    • “WALK” or a walking symbol means a pedestrian can cross safely
    • A flashing and “DON’T WALK” or upraised hand with a countdown signals a pedestrian must finish crossing before the countdown is complete.
    • When a solid “DON’T WALK” or a solid upraised hand signal appears, a pedestrian may not cross.

At The Barnes Firm, we are committed to providing the best legal representation to pedestrian accident victims. If you or a loved one were injured by a motorist’s negligence, call The Barnes Firm at (800) 800-0000. Our dedicated Queens pedestrian accident lawyers will fight hard to help you get the best result possible.

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in Queens

The leading causes of pedestrian accidents in Queens are:

  • Aggressive driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Driving under the influence
  • Failure to yield to pedestrians
  • Unsafe reversing
  • Unsafe or illegal turns at intersections
  • Road hazards

Drivers and pedestrians have a shared responsibility to stay cautious and follow traffic laws to prevent accidents. However, negligent drivers can still cause pedestrian accidents to happen. These accidents can be very complex, and an experienced Queens pedestrian accident attorney from The Barnes Firm will thoroughly investigate your case to help you get the best result possible.

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What are Common Injuries Sustained from 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.

NYS Statute of Limitations and Determining Liability in Pedestrian Accident Cases

New York’s statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim related to a pedestrian accident is three years from the date of the accident or discovery of injury. Liability in pedestrian accidents is determined by identifying the party responsible for causing the accident. In most cases, liable parties include:

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

It is essential to collect evidence to determine liability in a pedestrian accident. This can include witness statements, police reports, pictures and videos of the accident scene, and medical records. An experienced Queens pedestrian accident attorney at The Barnes Firm can help collect and analyze this evidence to help build a strong case for your claim.

Contact The Barnes Firm

Pedestrian accidents can have devastating consequences and require an experienced attorney to navigate the legal complexities surrounding this type of case. At The Barnes Firm, our team of Queens pedestrian accident lawyers are dedicated to fighting hard for you to help you get the best result possible while you focus on what’s most important, your recovery.

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, don’t wait to seek legal representation. Contact The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000 for a free consultation with one of our experienced Queens pedestrian accident lawyers.


Our team of experienced pedestrian accident lawyers at The Barnes Firm proudly serve Queens and surrounding neighborhoods: Arverne, Astoria, Astoria Heights, Auburndale, Bay Terrace, Bayside, Bayside Heights, Bayswater, Beechhurst, Bellaire, Belle Harbor, Bellerose, Blissville, Bowne Park, Breezy Point, Broad Channel, Broadway-Flushing, Brookville, Cambria Heights, Chinatown, College Point, Ditmars, Douglas Bay, Douglas Manor, Douglaston Park, Douglaston Hill, Douglaston-Little Neck, Downtown Flushing, Dutch Kills, Edgemere, Electchester, Far Rockaway, Floral Park, Flushing, Fort Totten, Fresh Meadows, Glen Oaks, Hamilton Beach, Hammels, Hillcrest, Hilliswood, Hollis, Hollis Hills, Howard Beach, Howard Park, Hunters Point, Jackson Heights, Jamaica, Jamaica Estates, Jamaica Hills, Kew Gardens Hills, Koreatown, Laurelton, Lindeon Hill, Little Egypt, Little Neck, Little Neck Hills, Long Island City, Malba, Meadowmere, Murray Hill, Neponsit, Oakland Gardens, Ozone Park, Pines, Pomonok, Queens Village, Queensboro Hill, Ramblersville, Richmond Hill, Rockaway Beach, Rockaway Park, Rockwood Park, Rosedale, Roxbury, Seaside, South Jamaica, South Ozone Park, Springfield Gardens, Steinway, Sunnyside, Sunnyside Gardens, The Hole, Tudor Village, Utopia, Warnerville, Westmoreland, Whitestone, Willets Point, Winchester Estates, Woodhaven, Woodside, and more…


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420 Lexington Avenue
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New York, NY 10170

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