Hauppauge Personal Injury Attorneys Represent Injured Pedestrians
Long Island law firm seeks compensation for those hit by cars
Accidents involving pedestrians are all too common in our state: in 2014, there were nearly 15,000 crashes in New York involving people on foot, injuring 15,428 and killing 271. At the law firm of Reynolds, Caronia, Gianelli & La Pinta, P.C., our personal injury attorneys have more than 30 years of combined experience representing accident victims in Suffolk and Nassau counties. We work tirelessly to get you the compensation you need so that you can concentrate on healing and move forward.
Common causes of pedestrian accidents
While drivers and passengers in cars and trucks have the protection of safety features and a hard exterior shell, pedestrians have nothing to protect them in a crash. They can be thrown, crushed or run over by nearly any type of vehicle, from bicycles to tractor-trailers, in accidents caused by drivers or other pedestrians. Common causes of pedestrian accidents include:
- Pedestrian carelessness. Pedestrians who cross in the middle of roads, dart into traffic or fail to use crosswalks put themselves at risk. In some cases, pedestrians injured in these ways may still be able to recover compensation.
- Driver recklessness. Drivers often ignore crosswalks or traffic signs. They speed, disregard weather conditions and fail to look out for pedestrians at crossings.
- Intoxication. Drunkenness or intoxication can cause both drivers and pedestrians to use poor judgment or react too slowly.
Many accidents are the result of drivers simply failing to pay attention or leave room for pedestrians. In cases where a driver’s negligence contributed to the accident, you may be able to recover compensation.
Injuries suffered in collisions between pedestrians and vehicles
Typically, the people who suffer the worst injuries in accidents involving pedestrians are the pedestrians themselves. While drivers or passengers are sometimes hurt, those on foot are in the most danger. Pedestrians who bring personal injury cases often seek compensation for injuries including:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Injuries to the head, face and jaw
- Neck and back damage
- Bone fractures
- Crushing damage
- Muscle and ligament damage
Being careful to cross at a crosswalk, look both ways and wear reflective clothing isn’t always enough to prevent an accident. If you have been hurt in an accident with a vehicle, or if you have lost a loved one in a wreck or a hit-and-run, you need the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney in the Central Islip area.
Trust our attorneys when you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident
At the law firm of Reynolds, Caronia, Gianelli & La Pinta, P.C., we represent pedestrians and others injured in auto accidents. If you have been injured in the Hauppauge area, we urge you to speak with our experienced personal injury attorneys. To schedule a free consultation, call us now at 631-231-1199 or contact us online.