Dutchess County Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Representing Hudson Valley clients injured as pedestrians
Navigating the streets of New York’s villages, towns, and cities can be quite dangerous. Pedestrians are inherently at risk when traveling from one location to the next. If a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle, there is no protection from the impact. Pedestrian accidents are some of the worse incidents seen on the road. If you are struck by a vehicle, it is important to consult with an attorney immediately. Your future could be burdened by the loss of income, mounting medical bills, the loss of function, and the impact to your quality of life. If your injuries are serious, you may be entitled to compensation. To retain legal support from an experienced personal injury law firm, contact The Law Office of Raji S. Zeidan, PC.
Examples of pedestrian accidents
There are plenty of reasons pedestrian accident occur. Some are unavoidable and do not constitute a personal injury case while others are caused by negligence. Establishing the faulty party depends greatly on the circumstances. Below are just some notable examples of reasons why pedestrian accidents occur.
- Negligent drivers: the illegal use of electronic devices, driving while under the influence, careless maneuvers, and reckless driving are just some of the negligent acts that lead to pedestrian accidents.
- Road conditions: Mostly maintained by municipalities, road conditions can lead to accidents. When a village, town or city leaves a problem unaddressed, pedestrians can be injured by negligence.
- Weather: Weather conditions, including snow and ice, can greatly impact a driver’s ability. When weather conditions are not handled correctly, it can easily cause a pedestrian accident.
- Obscured visibility: When a driver cannot see a pedestrian or a walker cannot see a car because of obscured visibility, an accident may occur. These accidents can occur because of illegally-parked vehicles, overgrown foliage, objects placed at the curb or lack of lighting, and more.
When a person is struck by a vehicle, it can be hard to determine negligence. Some pedestrian accidents are because of a driver’s negligence. Others are caused by the negligence of a municipality. Some are just terrible luck. When it comes to determining fault, it is important to consult with an attorney.
Contact an effective personal injury attorney
If you are injured as a passenger or know someone who is, it is important to have legal support when pursuing compensation. When you need someone to come to the scene of the accident and collect evidence, our firm will act quickly. The Law Office of Raji S Zeidan, PC has nearly a decade of experience helping injured pedestrians get the compensation they deserve. If you need our help, please contact us for a consultation.