If you were hit by a car while walking or jogging in Brooklyn, call Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C. right away. Our pedestrian accident attorneys have handled these cases for years. We know how to collect evidence, build a strong case, and win fair compensation for your injuries.

To set up your free initial consultation, contact us online or call (212) 490-5700. You deserve to know more about your rights and options after being in a pedestrian-car accident.

Why You Should Have a Pedestrian Accident Attorney’s Help

A small car at a low speed can still cause a severe pedestrian injury. If the car is moving at 30 mph or higher, the results can be catastrophic. You’re looking at a long recovery, high medical bills, and lost wages. All of these are reasons why you should hire a lawyer to handle your claim and fight for maximum compensation.

We have years of experience handling insurance claims and lawsuits arising from car accidents with pedestrians. We know how to investigate, collect evidence, hire experts, and build successful compensation claims. Let us put our knowledge and skills to work for you.

Causes of Brooklyn Pedestrian Accidents

We’ll thoroughly investigate the cause of the crash. We might find evidence of:

  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Running a red light or stop sign
  • Turning on red
  • Unprotected left turns
  • Drunk driving
  • Failing to yield to the right of way
  • Improper lane changes or merging
  • Backing up
  • Failing to check blind spots

Were You or a Loved One Hit By the MTA?

If an MTA bus struck you or a relative in Brooklyn, call us immediately. You have 90 days to file a notice of claim against the New York City Transit Authority. Your claim process differs from the typical personal injury case. You need a pedestrian accident attorney with experience in MTA claims – we have that experience and guide you through this process.

We Find Out What Happened and Why

To bring a successful compensation claim, you need proof that the other driver was negligent. That’s why we gather as much evidence as possible, including:

  • Police report
  • Photos
  • Video footage
  • Medical records
  • Eyewitness testimony
  • Expert testimony

Reviewing this evidence will create a picture of what happened, including the at-fault driver’s behavior and responsibility. We’ll also identify the liable, which could differ from the negligent driver.

New York Pedestrian Laws

Building a strong claim requires understanding New York traffic and pedestrian laws. In New York, pedestrians have to follow traffic signals at intersections. But at intersections without signals, then pedestrians have the right of way while in crosswalks. Vehicles have to let people pass first. Unfortunately, cars, commercial trucks, and other vehicles often hit individuals crosswalks after failing to yield.

People can be wholly or partly at fault for accidents, although drivers are usually to blame. But that won’t stop a driver and their insurer from claiming you were negligent, too. Our lawyers prepare for comparative negligence claims.

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We Fight While You Recover From Your Injuries

Nothing about this situation is easy, but hiring a lawyer should reduce your stress. We take on the legal work for you. We gather evidence, communicate with the insurer, hire experts, demand compensation, represent you in court, and negotiate a resolution. We do as much as we can throughout this process to win you compensation while you get back on your feet.

Pedestrian Accident Injuries

We’ve handled cases involving:

We Handle Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Brooklyn

It’s no surprise that a pedestrian-car accident can be fatal. Motorists are well-protected behind metal frames and airbags, while people have nothing to shield their bodies from the impact. In these devastating circumstances, you and your family should work with our fierce pedestrian accident lawyers. We’ll guide you through a New York wrongful death claim.

Wrongful Death Compensation

Call a Brooklyn Pedestrian Accident Lawyer ASAP

We highly recommend you hire a pedestrian accident attorney to represent you. With an attorney’s help, you’re more likely to win your claim and maximize your compensation. It’s worth it.

If you’re ready to get started, call Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C. at (212) 490-5700 or contact us online. Your initial consultation is free, and there’s no fee to hire us. You only pay us if we recover a settlement or court award for you.

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05/01/2015

“I cannot recommend Jon Damashek highly enough. I attribute the favorable outcome of my case to his consummate and tireless dedication and tenacity. Just as important, he was truly there with me every step of the way. He was very…

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“I had the opportunity to work with Jon Damashek and had an amazing experience. I have known Jon for many years and always felt very comfortable relying on his expertise, knowledge of the law, and more importantly – his ability…

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06/05/2019

I had the opportunity of having this amazing team of lawyers work on my case. When I first met with Jordan Hecht and Michael Kusz, I really liked their energy and the spunk that they had, it meant business and…

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07/05/2015

I cannot recommend Jon Damashek highly enough. I attribute the favorable outcome to my case to his consummate and tireless dedication and tenacity. Just as important, he was truly there with me every step of the way. He was very…

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07/05/2015

I had the opportunity to work with Jon Damashek and had an amazing experience. I have known Jon for many years and always felt very comfortable relying on his expertise and knowledge of the law and more importantly his ability…

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I have worked with countless attorneys over the years and Jon Damashek stands out among them. I have seen first hand him advocate for his clients vigorously. He fights for the rights of the seriously injured, does not back down…

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07/05/2015

I know all three named partners at this firm and highly recommend them. They are very professional and tireless advocates for their clients. If you need a personal injury attorney, you cannot do better than Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek.

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07/05/2015

After meeting with Jon Damashek I knew immediately he was the right attorney for me. I had met with other attorneys in the past, but Jon’s experience, knowledge, and track record were most impressive. I highly recommend Jon Damashek and…

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07/05/2015

After meeting a half dozen lawyers at different firms, I decided to go to Hecht, Kleeger and Damashek. As soon as I met Jon Damashek, I knew I had to look no further. Mr. Damashek made me feel at ease…

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07/05/2015

I retained Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek for a serious personal injury case. They were very professional and managed to obtain a settlement for me that far exceeded my expectations. I would strongly recommend this firm for anyone’s legal needs.

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