New York Crosswalk Accidents Lawyer
Protecting New York Pedestrians from Crosswalk Accidents
The city streets of New York and the roads of the quaint villages throughout the Hudson Valley are constantly filled with pedestrians. As more and more tourists flock to our streets to explore all the exciting things New York has to offer, the risk of being injured in a crosswalk accident is higher than ever before. A moment’s distraction or the negligence on the part of a driver can cause a serious or fatal accident for an innocent pedestrian or a family who are just trying to enjoy their day. Most people don’t think they could become the victim of a crosswalk accident in New York or anywhere for that matter. You never think it can happen to you until of course, it does.
The Law Offices of Sobo & Sobo have a history of protecting the rights of New Yorkers or visitors to New York who have been injured in crosswalk accidents. They have knowledge and experience that is backed by a strong desire to make the journey through the litigation process as smooth as it can be for victims and their families. Their reputation of winning cases goes before them. If you or a loved one has been injured in a crosswalk accident, you owe it to yourself to contact Sobo & Sobo. They will listen to your story and walk you through the entire process.
Driver Negligence is a Top Reason for Crosswalk Accidents
Once a driver is behind the wheel, they are taking responsibility to drive and operate their vehicles safely and not endanger others. Oftentimes, crosswalk accidents are caused by driver negligence such as:
- Distracted driving
- Texting while driving
- Changing the radio stations
- Failing to give pedestrians the right-of-way in a crosswalk
- Disobeying traffic laws
- Disregarding traffic signs or signals
- Failing to signal when turning
- Driving recklessly
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Disregarding outside conditions such as bad weather
Crosswalk Accidents Cause Serious Injuries, Including Death
Pedestrians who are hit while in a crosswalk can be projected several feet into the air. A crosswalk accident can cause the following trauma to pedestrians:
- Head injuries
- Neck injuries
- Musculoskeletal injuries such as dislocations
- Broken bones
- C-spine dislocations
- Chest and abdominal injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Leg, knee and hip injuries
- Internal bleeding
Even though you may have suffered potentially debilitating injuries as the result of a crosswalk accident it takes more than proof of injury to win your personal injury case. It takes lawyers who know how to obtain solid evidence and prove negligence on the part of the driver. The New York Personal Injury Lawyers at the Law Offices of Sobo & Sobo are here to collect evidence and build your case. We will aggressively pursue all possibilities to be sure you receive the compensation you deserve.
When the crosswalk accident results in a fatality, it is important to know that in New York there is a shortened time frame to file a claim for a wrongful death. If someone you love died in an accident that was someone else’s fault, it is important to seek legal advice from an experienced New York crosswalk accident attorney as soon as possible.
Sobo & Sobo Can Represent You in A Crosswalk Accident Injury Case
Any pedestrian crossing the street has the right to safety. If you live in New York or the surrounding areas of the Hudson Valley, and have been injured in a crosswalk accident, we recommend you contact the Law Offices of Sobo & Sobo. We understand that the physical and mental injuries caused by a crosswalk accident can be exhausting, not to mention the financial toll it puts on you, and your family. Let us help. Sobo & Sobo is here to hear your story during a free consultation and determine whether you have a case. Contact us at 855-468-7626 any time to set up a first meeting. We have offices conveniently located in Middletown, Newburgh, Pine Bush, Warwick, Poughkeepsie, Kingston, Rockland County, and New York City. We look forward to hearing your story and taking the next step toward Winning Together.