Pedestrian Accident

Borough Park, also sometimes spelled Boro Park, is in the southwestern part of the borough of Brooklyn, Kings County in the City of New York. Bordering neighborhoods include Bensonhurst, Dyker Heights, Sunset Park, Kensington and Green-Wood cemetery to the northeast. The primary zip code is 11219.Bottom of Form

At some point in your life, you might find yourself in a pedestrian accident. A pedestrian accident is the phrase that describes when a person is struck by a moving vehicle. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents are relatively common occurrences in Boro-Park, Brooklyn. It is important, therefore, to always stay vigilant while walking, as well as when behind the wheel of a car. That’s why it’s important to know experienced Brooklyn pedestrian accident lawyers who can help you in the event of an accident.

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact a Borough Park, Brooklyn pedestrian accident lawyer at Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC as soon as you can. Our experienced team can help answer any questions you may have regarding your potential case. Further, we can fight for your legal rights and help build you the strongest case possible. Contact Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC at 212-240-9465 to schedule your free, in-office consultation in our Downtown, NYC law office and get the wheels of justice spinning for you now!

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

Pedestrian accidents occur every day in the United States. Additionally, more than 100,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency departments for nonfatal injuries resulting from an accident with a car. Also, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car crash per trip.

So, who is most at risk for a pedestrian accident? Studies show that alcohol was a contributing factor in almost half of all pedestrian accidents. This means that half of all crashes resulting in a pedestrian death involved alcohol consumption from either the pedestrian or the driver. Further, 33% of fatal pedestrian crashes involved a pedestrian with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or higher. Another risk factor for pedestrian accidents is pedestrian age.

If you have been injured by a motor vehicle while you were walking on the side of the road or while on a designated walkway, contact a Brooklyn pedestrian accident lawyer at Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC at 212-240-9465 and get the wheels of justice spinning for you.

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents are often tragic and can occur in a number of different ways. This may be due to the actions of a motor vehicle driver or to the pedestrian themselves. The right Brooklyn pedestrian accident lawyer at Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC can help investigate your case and determine the cause of the accident. Below are examples of common causes of pedestrian accidents:

Pedestrian’s Failure to Cross the Road at a Designated Crosswalk

As mentioned, not all pedestrian accidents are due to the negligence of a motor vehicle driver. For their safety, pedestrians should only cross a road at a designated crosswalk. Pedestrians who cross the road at undesignated locations may be hard to notice, resulting in an accident with a car or truck. On the other hand, drivers should always be aware of their surroundings and look for pedestrians while driving.

Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol

Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is extremely dangerous and may result in harming yourself or others. When a driver is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, he or she is more likely to make poor judgement decisions, which may lead to an accident.

Distracted Driving

Distracted driving includes all activities that take the motor vehicle operator’s attention away from the act of driving. There are three main kinds of distracted driving:

  1. Visual. This means any distraction that takes your eyes off of the road. This may include reading a billboard or checking your makeup in the rearview mirror.
  2. Manual. This is any distraction that takes your hands off the wheel. Examples may include texting or fiddling with the radio.
  3. Cognitive. This is any distraction that takes your mind off driving. An example of cognitive distraction may include talking on your cellphone instead of paying attention to the road.

Driver Speeding

Almost one-third (1/3) of all accidents in the United States involve speeding. Although modern life often requires juggling a busy schedule, speeding endangers everyone on the road. Speed limits are put into place to protect drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. Speeding also causes the driver to have less control over the vehicle and prolongs stopping times. No matter how busy you are, or where you need to be, keep your speed at, or below, the speed limit.

If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident and believe the motor vehicle driver was at fault, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Hiring the right pedestrian accident attorney is an important step in your legal process. We can help investigate your case, determine who was at fault, and build you the strongest case possible to get you the compensation you deserve.

Safety Precautions for Pedestrians and Drivers

Whether you are walking to the store, to a neighbor’s house, or just taking a leisurely stroll on a nice day, you should always be aware of your surroundings. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents are far too common within the United States, including Boro Park, Brooklyn. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has put forth a number of safety tips for both pedestrians and motor vehicle drivers. These tips are key to keeping everyone on the road safe, including pedestrians. If you have any questions or concerns regarding these safety tips, contact an experienced Brooklyn pedestrian accident lawyer at Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC today.

Safety Tips for Pedestrians

The safety tips put forth for pedestrians include:

  1. Always follow the rules of the road and any posted signs or signals.
  2. Stay on the sidewalk if there is one available.
  3. Before crossing at crosswalks or intersections, look in every direction for an oncoming motor vehicle.
  4. Watch for vehicles entering or exiting driveways or parking spaces.
  5. Do not ingest alcohol or take drugs while walking, as they impair your judgement.

Safety Tips for Drivers

The safety tips put forth for drivers include:

  1. Always keep your eyes out for pedestrians, no matter where you are driving.
  2. Be more cautious when driving in inclement weather or at night.
  3. Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks and stop far enough from the crosswalk so other drivers can see the crossing pedestrian as well.
  4. Always follow posed speed limits, especially in areas where pedestrians are present, such as in school zones or neighborhoods.
  5. Be cautious when backing up and always check your entire surroundings for pedestrians.

Although these tips are not all inclusive, they will help to keep pedestrians and drivers safe. If you were harmed by a motor vehicle driver, however, and believe the driver was negligent, contact a Brooklyn injury lawyer at Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC today. We can help investigate your case and determine who was at fault for the accident and your resulting injuries.

Can I Afford a Boro-Park Brooklyn Pedestrian Accident Attorney?

Following a Brooklyn car accident or pedestrian accident, you may be left feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next. Further, you may be faced with significant medical bills, therapy costs, and other related expenses. You may also be concerned with whether or not you can afford a pedestrian accident attorney to fight on your behalf. Some Brooklyn lawyers will require you pay for each hour worked on your case, while others will only ask you to pay once you have been awarded monetary compensation from a judge. Below are the different kinds of fees and costs you may be required to pay an attorney following an accident in Brooklyn:

Hourly Fees

Many attorneys work on an hourly fee basis. This means that you will pay them for each hour they work on your case, no matter the outcome of your case. Further, this fee may change depending on the type of work the attorney is doing. For instance, their hourly fee may be $150 per hour for document review, but $175 for trial work. The attorney at Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC does not charge per hour for work in a personal injury case. Your consultation is free, and you do not owe us anything unless we win your case.

Consultation Fees

Some attorneys will also charge a consultation fee before discussing your potential case. This consultation fee does not guarantee that the attorney will take your case, nor is it refunded if you chose not to use that attorney. This fee may be the attorney’s hourly rate, or it may be slightly discounted. Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC does not charge our potential clients a consultation fee for personal injury cases.

NEWS: September 12, 2023: A tragedy unfolded at a Brooklyn intersection when a grandmother was struck and killed while crossing the street and pushing her granddaughter in a stroller, according to senior police officials. The incident when the driver of a Dodge pickup truck was making a left turn and hit a woman in the street. The victim, a 66-year-old woman, was pushing a stroller with a 2-year-old girl inside, according to senior police officials. The woman was taken to Lutheran Medical Center, where she died. The child was taken to Maimonides Hospital with minor injuries, officials said.

Contingency Fee Agreement

A contingency fee agreement is when the attorney agrees to work on your case with no payments up front. The lawyer will only get paid from a fixed percentage of any money recovered on your behalf. This means that you do not pay a cent unless the attorney is successful in getting you a monetary settlement of some kind. A contingency fee agreement also means that you do not have to set aside thousands of dollars to pay for an attorney, allowing you to focus on your medical injuries or other fees associated with your accident.

Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC is proud to work on a contingency fee basis with respect to all injury cases. This gives our personal injury attorneys added incentive to work quickly and more efficiently to get our clients the maximum amount of compensation they deserve for their injuries and property damage.

If you have been injured in a Borough Park pedestrian accident, contact us now at 212-240-9465 to get the wheels of justice spinning for you!

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