Innocent pedestrians are injured by motor vehicles every day. The Long Island Pedestrian Accident Lawyers of Zemsky and Salomon has handled thousands of cases involving pedestrians being struck by motor vehicles. Pedestrian accident injuries can result in substantial losses. You might not be able to work for a long period of time and may sustain serious injuries.
If you or a loved one were the victim of a pedestrian accident, contact the Long Island personal injury lawyers of Zemsky and Salomon New York as soon as possible to discuss your options. The skilled Personal Injury Lawyers at Zemsky and Salomon are available to assist you.
For over sixty years of combined experiences, the Long Island Pedestrian Accident Attorneys at Zemsky and Salomon NY have helped clients across the state recover just and fair financial compensation for injuries sustained as a result of being struck by a motor vehicle. Negligent and dangerous drivers must be held responsible for the injuries they inflict on others. The Manhattan pedestrian accident lawyers at Zemsky and Salomon can help you recover for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.
Do cars have to give way to pedestrians?
There is no clear law stating right of way to pedestrians over vehicles other than in a clearly marked crosswalk. There may be town, cities or counties that grant certain right of ways to pedestrians over cars in an attempt to avoid pedestrian accident lawsuits. Some of these could be police officers issuing tickets to drivers not adhering to town laws. In most cases, vehicles, including bicycles, mopeds and motorcyclists, are at fault:
- Not yielding to pedestrians in a crosswalk;
- Not giving way to persons using a seeing eye guide dog;
- Not allowing clear passage to persons using a white cane with or without a red tip;
- When a car turns left and does not yield to oncoming pedestrians;
The law does not specifically give the right of way to anyone, but it does state who should give up the right of way. Every vehicle, motorcyclist, bicyclist, and pedestrian should, at all times , try to do whatever is possible to avoid collision.
When do pedestrians not have the right of way?
When at a crosswalk, you know you need to wait your turn to cross the street dependent on what is at this crosswalk, like a light, stop sign or flashing signal. One cannot just cross a street whenever you feel like it because you a putting yourself in potential danger and/or could be interrupting the flow of traffic within that area. Just as drivers should yield to pedestrians, pedestrians should take into account their own safety as well as the safety of the vehicle drivers. Common times that pedestrians really do not have the right of way are:
- crossing in the center of a street;
- crossing the street in an area not marked as a crosswalk;
- not adhering to a traffic signal (as in walking when there is a do not cross type of signal);
- walking across a road while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs;
- walking in areas strictly marked as no pedestrians.
Just as drivers can be held responsible for violations of safe driving, pedestrians can be held accountable for engaging in prohibited behavior.
What are the common causes of sidewalk accidents in NYC?
Some of the more causes for common sidewalk accident are as a result of careless construction, improper maintenance or sloppy repair. Sidewalks can then become broken, cracked, icy and uneven causing pedestrian accident injuries. When sidewalk issues aren’t addressed in a timely manner, more dangerous conditions can develop.
In Manhattan, there are sidewalk accidents every day. Most of the time, these pedestrian accidents do not result in serious injuries, but when they do, you need a Manhattan New York pedestrian accident lawyer like Zemsky & Salomon to help you gain the compensation you deserve.
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If you or a loved one was seriously injured or killed in a pedestrian accident, google the best pedestrian accident attorney near me. You will see that the Long Island Pedestrian Accident Attorneys of Zemsky & Salomon P.C. will be a top result. We also provide free consultations as a Manhattan, Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn pedestrian accident lawyer. Reach us at (516) 485-3800 or complete our quick form.
We handle personal injury and pedestrian accident lawsuits on a contingency basis. This means we absorb all fees and costs until we have successfully secured compensation for your injuries. We do not get paid unless you get paid.
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