New York Lawyers Committed to Protecting Pedestrians Pedestrians Hit by Negligent Drivers

Our New York City auto accident and car accident attorneys have successfully handled thousands of car accidents where pedestrians have been hit by cars. With the highly populated urban areas in New York City, NY, Manhattan, White Plains, Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, Yonkers, New Rochelle, Ossining, Mamaroneck, Mount Vernon and Nyack, pedestrian knock down accidents and personal injuries are a fact of life.  Too often, careless drivers hit people who are crossing the street and just trying to live their lives. When a pedestrian is hit by a car, serious personal injuries are frequently the result.  If you were injured because you were hit by a car, you need an experienced personal injury attorney. Our New York pedestrian accident lawyers  fight hard to get our clients the compensation that they deserve. Our lawyers  take on the big insurance companies every day and we don’t back down.

Being hit by a car or truck can be devastating to your life. Suddenly you might have medical bills and you don’t know where to turn. One of the most frequent questions our New York City car accident attorneys are asked is "I was hit by a car, who is going to pay for my medical bills?: Fortunately our expert car accident lawyers can protect you and make sure you get the medical treatment and compensation you deserve. Unfortuantely pedestrian knock down accidents continue to account for a high number of serious personal injury and death cases in New York.

If you were a pedestrian hit by a car, the insurance company for the car that hit you is responsible to pay your medical bills and any lost wages while you are disabled. A pedestrian who was hit by a car or truck, does not have to prove that the other driver was at fault to get no fault benefits, which are payment of your medical bills and lost earnings. It is often confusing for people who are hit by a car. One moment you are crossing the street, the next you are hit by a car and then on your way to the hospital with no information.

Our Westhchester car accident lawyers who represent people that were hit by cars or trucks, know exactly how to find the information for the other driver and determine the insurnace company that is responsible to pay for your medical bills. The accident report is available at the police department or precinct that responded to the accident or after a week, you can get a copy of the accident report on line at the New York Department of Motor Vehicle's website. You can find out who the other insurance company is by looking at the police report. The standard New York police motor vehicle accident reports have a DMV insurance code box, which will identify the insurance company for the driver who hit you.


 No matter whether you were hit by a car, truck or bus, our attorneys have the experience to win your case and get you the compensation that you deserve.  Our New York City personal injury lawyers and White Plains car accident lawyers, only represent injured people. We never have and never will work for the insurance companies. We represent injured people only and fight hard for people who were hit by cars. 


One of the most frequently asked question that our New York City and White Plains personal injury lawyers hear from prospective clients is "I was hit by a car, can I sue the driver that hit me". Most often the answer is that you have a case and can sue. 

Both New York State and New York City have strict rules that give the pedestrians in the cross walk, with the light in their favor the right of way. That means that if you are a pedestrian in the cross walk and you were hit by a turning vehicle, that vehicle probably violated New  York's Vehicle and Traffic law and you can sue, if you have an injury.  New York law requires that turning vehicles yield to pedestrians who are in the crosswalk. Many drivers try to blame the pedestrians they hit, by claiming that they didn't yield to them. Our Manhattan car accident lawyers who handle cases against negligent drivers who hit pedestrians know better. Our New York City car accident attorneys and Westchester pedestrian rights lawyers hold careless drivers accountable for their actions.  

Additionally, if you have a serious personal injury, our New York personal injury lawyers can get you the monetary compensation you deserve. The law in New York clearly protect the rights of New York’s pedestrians. Under New York’s vehicle and traffic law section 1151 when there are no traffic-control signals, the driver of a car or truck must yield the right of way by slowing down or stopping if need be to so yield, to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a crosswalk, except that any pedestrian crossing a roadway at a point where a pedestrian tunnel or overpass has been provided shall yield the right of way to all vehicles. Also New York vehicle and traffic law 1151 requires that when any vehicle is stopped at a marked crosswalk or at any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection to permit a pedestrian to cross the roadway, the driver of any other vehicle approaching from the rear shall not overtake and pass such stopped vehicle. New York’s vehicle and traffic law 1156 states that where sidewalks are provided and they may be used with safety. This law is particularly important in New York City where parking lots often require cars to travel over the publicly traveled sidewalk. In other words, when  cars are exiting parking lots in Manhattan or driveways in the Bronx, with limited fields of vision and there are pedestrians walking on the sidewalk in front of the parking lots, the driver has ther responbility to exit the parking lot or driveway in a safe manner.  Our New York City and Westchester personal injury lawyers who represent people hit by cars, know the law so well, that we have won countless cases, without even going to trial, by making motions to win, based upon evidence that the car violated the Vehicle and Traffic law.  

If you sustained a personal injury becuase you were hit by a car, you have a case, and our attorneys will fight to make sure you get what you deserve. Our New York auto accident lawyers have handled virtually every type of car and truck accident case that can be brought and regularly appear in all of the New York City Metropolitan area Courts including Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Westchester and Rockland.  Our attorneys who represent injured pedestrians who were hit by a car, have successfully represented thousands of personal injury victims in accidents arising in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, New Rochelle, Bronxville, Mamaroneck, Ossining, Valhalla, Port Chester, Yonkers, Hartsdale, Valhalla, Mount Vernon, Scarsdale, Rye, Tarrytown, Greenburgh and Elmsford. 

For a consultation with our Manhattan Pedestrian Rights Lawyer, call our New York City Office at (212) 858-0503,  or for a consultation with our Westchester car accident lawyers who represent pedestrians, call our White Plains office at (914) 574-8330. 




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For Cases Where Pedestrians Were Hit By Cars,
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If you were a pedestrian that was hit by a car, that fled the scene, you have rights under New York Law. Most victims of hit and run accidents are not aware of the protections that New York Law provides them with. Our New York City hit and run accident accident lawyers have handled numerous hit and run cases. Typically an accident is considered to be a hit and run accident, if the driver flees the scene of the accident and cannot be identified. If the vehicle can be identified, the normal rules of no fault and lawsuits, discussed above apply. 

One of the most frequently asked questions that our Manhattan and Westchester hit and run lawyers are asked is "I was the victim of a hit and run, who is going to pay for my medical bills?"  The answer is that New York law requires that if you own a car or live in the same household as someone that owns a car, New York law requires that the insurance company for the car that you own or that is owned by someone in your household, provide uninsured motorist benefits, which are also called unidentified motorists benefits.  These benefits include payment for your medical bills, lost wages and your own insurance company is required to compensate you for personal injuries that you sustained in the hit and run accident. 

If you were injured in a hit and run accident, but did not own a vehicle then New York State has a fund called the Motor Vehicle Accident Indemnification Corp, or more commonly konwn as MVAIC. The MVAIC, will provide no fault benefits and pay your lost wages. The MVAIC, can also provide compensation for personal injuries, up to $25,000. 

Our pedestrian injury lawyers have represented countless injured pedestrians in New York City and Westchester and we have the experience to win your case. 

If you were injured in a hit and run accident in New York City, call our Manhattan hit and run accident lawyers at (212) 858-0503 or if suffered personal injuries in a hit and run accident in Westchester or Rockland, call our White Plains, hit and run accident attorneys at (914) 574-8330. 

The Law Office of Michael H. Joseph, PLLC

Law Office of Michael H. Joseph, PLLC

The Law Office of Michael H. Joseph, PLLC has been helping injured victims recover compensation for their injuries for over a decade. Our attorneys are members of several prestigious organizations, including: 

  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • New York County Bar Association
  • Westchester County Bar Association

To request your free initial consultation with our team, call our New York City office at (212) 858-0503 or our White Plains office at (914) 574-8330. You can also request a case review online.

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