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Are Pedestrians Ever At Fault For An Accident?

It is often said that “pedestrians have the right of way,” and many people assume that a driver of a car, truck or motorcycle is automatically responsible in a collision with a pedestrian. In fact, pedestrians have responsibilities just as they have rights – just as operators of vehicles have rights and responsibilities.

If you were injured or if your loved one was killed in a pedestrian accident in New York, you are doing the right thing by seeking assistance and advocacy from an experienced personal injury lawyer. Contact our trusted attorneys at Subin Associates to protect your rights after an accident.

Failure To Follow Traffic Laws Often Affects Liability

New York statutes have very specific laws covering many common circumstances involving right of way of pedestrians:

  • In crosswalks
  • On sidewalks
  • On roadways without sidewalks
  • At intersections or crossings with traffic control signals
  • Crossing where there is no marked crossing or signal

Prompt accident reconstruction is key in a pedestrian accident case. Interviews with eyewitnesses, surveillance videotapes and other forensic evidence may demonstrate whether a pedestrian committed any illegal acts immediately before an accident.

Stakes may be very high when a pedestrian has suffered broken bones, a back or neck injury, a knee injury, a spinal cord injury or a traumatic brain injury. It is important to consult with a knowledgeable attorney about whether you or the pedestrian may be at fault for injuries. Lawyers at Subin Associates, LLP, are prepared to explain your rights and how to go about pursuing available compensation.

Learn About Liability And How To Seek Compensation

Whether you were injured as a pedestrian or your vehicle struck a pedestrian, contact our New York City law office online today to discuss your rights and options. We are available during regular business hours and by appointment evenings and weekends. You can also reach us by phone at 877-265-4065. We take every personal injury case on a contingency basis. You won’t pay any attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.

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