Have you been injured in a pedestrian accident? At Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, our pedestrian accident attorneys have years of experience helping injured pedestrians in New York get the compensation that they deserve, including a recent $1.5 million settlement for a pedestrian accident.

Need to speak with a pedestrian accident lawyer in NYC after getting hit by a car? You can reach us online or call 212-490-5700 to schedule your free consultation. There are no costs up-front, and you won’t owe us anything until you recover compensation.

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The reality is that if you live, work, or are visiting New York, you could be hit by a car while crossing the street. New York City’s streets are as exciting as they are congested and dangerous. Fatal pedestrian accidents increased by 7.5% in 2018, and tens of thousands of pedestrians in New York are injured by motorists each year. The injuries sustained in these wrecks can be catastrophic, requiring serious medical care and time away from work. Also, determining fault in these cases can become very contentious. That makes it essential to work with a New York pedestrian accident lawyer from the beginning, who can handle your claim and ensure that you recover everything you need.

Hit by a Car in NYC? Our Pedestrian Accident Attorneys Can Help

If you were recently hurt or a loved one was killed in a pedestrian accident, it is time to contact a New York City personal injury lawyer with Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C. With decades of experience and hundreds of millions of dollars recovered for victims in similar situations, we know what it takes to see your case all the way through and secure fair and full compensation.

We will review the details of your pedestrian accident, answer all your questions, help identify the at-fault party, and work tirelessly to hold them accountable. Contact us today at 212-490-5700 to set up a free, no-risk consultation.

Compensation for Pedestrians Hit by Cars in New York

Being injured in a pedestrian-auto accident usually results in staggering medical bills and time away from work. Whether we believe it will be necessary to take your case to trial or are confident that we will negotiate a settlement, we will always pursue the maximum compensation possible for all the various damages you incurred from getting hit by a car.

Through a personal injury claim, you may recover your:

As a pedestrian accident law firm, Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., is proud to have recovered significant compensation for those injured in pedestrian accidents in New York. However, there is no way to tell the precise value of your claim without speaking to an attorney. To discuss your injuries and what you can expect through a settlement or court award, call our pedestrian accident lawyers in NYC right away.

New York Pedestrian Traffic Laws

New York has strict traffic laws regarding pedestrians. These traffic laws require motorists to yield to pedestrians in almost every situation and to do everything possible to avoid pedestrian accidents.

NY Pedestrian Crosswalk Law

Generally, pedestrians in a crosswalk always have the right-of-way.
New York pedestrian traffic law states:

  • Pedestrians must obey traffic control signals, signs, and pavement markings. Failure to follow traffic directives could impact your case and possible compensation if you were a pedestrian hit by a car. New York is a “pure comparative negligence” state, meaning no matter how much you might be at fault, recovery is not automatically barred. Instead, the percentage of your fault would reduce any damages awarded.
  • Pedestrians are given the right-of-way (vehicles must yield to them) when there is no traffic control device, especially if in a crosswalk. Drivers must yield or be liable for any damages sustained by a pedestrian struck while in a crosswalk. Our pedestrian accident attorneys can help assess the extent of your damages from being hit in a crosswalk or roadway and fight to get the compensation you deserve.

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Common Injuries From Pedestrian Accidents in NYC

In a collision between a car and a pedestrian, you have virtually zero protection. As a result, the injuries are both severe and one-sided. At A Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., we have assisted many pedestrians recover from:

What to Do if You’ve Been a Victim of a Pedestrian Accident

The odds of being a victim of a pedestrian accident in New York are very high. For that reason, it is important to know what you need to do if you find yourself in this type of situation:

1. Remain calm

Do not get into an argument with the driver who hit you and call 911 to report the accident. Cooperate with the police and medical staff. If EMTs suggest you need hospital care, get in the ambulance and go to the emergency room. Answer the police officer’s questions honestly and ask how to get a copy of the police report.

2. Document the accident scene

If possible, take pictures of the scene, including the car that hit you, the pavement behind the car, the car’s license tag, and the location.

3. Gather driver and witness information

Name, address, driver’s license number and insurance information from the driver who hit you are key. Take notes of witnesses’ names and contact information.

4. See a health professional

Even if you feel okay, visit a doctor within 24 hours of the accident as some injuries may appear later. Request a medical report that will provide evidence of your injuries.

5. Contact a lawyer

Hire an experienced NYC pedestrian accident attorney who can handle all legal aspects of your case, including dealing with insurers and making sure you obtain proper settlement.

Fatal New York Pedestrian Accidents

Due to the exposure involved in a pedestrian accident, the likelihood for fatalities is drastically increased. Your loved one may have lost their life immediately or succumbed to their injuries in the days, weeks, or months following the crash. Whatever the case, we recommend you call a New York pedestrian accident lawyer as soon as possible.

When your spouse, parent, child, or other close relative’s death is the result of a reckless driver, your family may have the right to pursue compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. This requires a lawyer with practical experience and prior success in these types of claims, like the team with Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do Pedestrians Have the Right of Way in New York City?

Pedestrians must obey traffic control signals, signs, and pavement markings. However, when there are no signs, vehicles must give pedestrians right of way. If a car hit you while you were walking on or near a road, you should contact a pedestrian accident attorney right away.

2. What Kinds of Evidence are Used in Pedestrian Accident Cases?

Most pedestrian accident cases rely heavily on evidence collected from the scene, which is why an investigation is important. We will collect information from eyewitnesses, traffic cameras, dash cams, accident reconstructionists, and expert witnesses to prove you deserve compensation.

3. What If a Taxi or Uber or Lyft Driver Hit Me While I Was Walking in NYC?

Taxis and Uber and Lyft drivers often drive closer to sidewalks than they should. They also fail to adhere to rules of the road when trying to pick up riders. If you were a pedestrian and got hit by a taxi or Uber/Lyft driver, then you should contact a pedestrian accident attorney right away.

Call Our NYC Pedestrian Accident Attorneys Today

Pedestrians involved in car accidents can be seriously injured or killed and deserve compensation for their losses. In addition to your physical injuries, you must address the psychological impact and navigate the financial difficulties that follow unexpected medical expenses and lost wages. At Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., we will gather the facts, assess your damages, and help get you back on your feet. Don’t let insurance companies pressure you into accepting less than you deserve and always be aware of your rights.

You can reach us online or call 212-490-5700 to schedule your free consultation. There are no costs up-front, and you won’t owe us anything until you recover compensation.

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09/09/2021

When I spoke to Mr.Noah Reiss he gave me valuable legal advice. Connected the dots who and why. He is a great asset to this firm. Will call him again as a friend. Thank you so much.

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08/11/2021

Ross Raggio, did an amazing job on my case. The office staff was responsive and very helpful to my questions and concerns. I had a very good experience. I highly recommend this firm.

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06/22/2021

I had a great lawyer with a great Paralegal that made everything easy to understand.

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04/01/2021

I am extremely satisfied and pleased most of all grateful for the services of Jonathan and his team! It is such a relief to have a strong team supporting you through a process that’s stressful. Thank you again for everything.

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03/01/2021

Hetch,Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., is the law office I highly recommend. My attorney Judd Kleeger, accomplished to represent me, support my needs & secure my future after suffering a traumatic accident. Other lawyers couldn’t guarantee this to me but Judd…

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02/25/2021

I can say without hesitation that if you are injured due to someone else’s fault, that no one will fight harder and more passionately for you than Jordan Hecht and Judd Kleeger. I have worked side by side with them…

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02/23/2021

Amazing job, settled my case in 90 days.

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02/23/2021

I highly recommend the law firm of Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek – as well as my attorney, Jordan Hecht. Jordan was able to answer all of my questions and put me at ease. He was always responsive and patient. He…

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02/23/2021

I have referred numerous cases to Judd Kleeger and the team at HKD. I feel very confident when i refer a client that they will be treated with the highest regard. Each of my referrals has had very positive experiences…

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01/29/2021

I was always able to reach my attorney Judd Kleeger with any concern I had about my case. He responded timely and with the utmost courtesy to my sometimes desperate phone calls and email. He knew exactly what to do…

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01/19/2021

The attorneys at Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek are smart, professional, responsive and dedicated to achieving the best results for their clients. Most importantly, they are trustworthy and genuinely good people who you can depend upon.

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01/18/2021

Judd Kleeger and his team are extremely competent, super professional and have achieved consistently better results than I or my clients had anticipated. He is my “go to” PI team. This was my experience over a decade and not just…

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01/15/2021

I have known Judd Kleeger for over a decade now. By far the smartest hardest working attorney I have ever dealt with. His advice has been spot on time and time again. Highly recommend him.

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01/15/2021

I retained Judd Kleeger for a personal injury case. I would, without hesitation, recommend Judd, and his firm, for anyone who finds themselves in a situation that demands a tenacious advocate who will not stop fighting until he gets results.

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01/15/2021

I can’t recommend Judd Kleeger enough. He is without a doubt the most professional lawyer I’ve encountered. Judd Kleeger is diligent and quick in his responses, always making sure his clients are in the right hands. I’ve never had to…

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01/14/2021

Judd Kleeger is an exceptional attorney who makes sure to get the best possible outcome for his client. He is always available, and is knowledgeable, prepared and dedicated to his clients. He is not afraid to go to trial and…

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01/14/2021

Mr. Judd Kleeger and his team at Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek are great! They always provide very thoughtful and caring advice. Mr. Kleeger is extremely professional and very easy to work with.

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01/06/2021

We quickly had to get legal counsel and we contacted Jordan Hecht. The rapport and guidance was outstanding at all times, prompt, timely and open for calls and updates. I can’t thank Jordan enough for his care, work and expertise….

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12/29/2020

Had a great experience with attorney Ross Raggio. He was professional and attentive every step of the way – would highly recommend.

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12/28/2020

Mr. Ross Raggio and his team at Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., provided excellent legal services. His team and him were absolutely great, always returning calls or emails when we had questions about the case. Always very cordial, caring and…

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12/11/2020

My wife and i are very grateful to Mr. Jordan Hecht for his sincere compassion and legal assistance during one of the most challenging time in our lives. He was extremely professional and answered all of our concerns. Mr. Hecht…

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12/10/2020

Very professional and very responsive. I would highly recommend this firm to anyone in need of an attorney. The attorney Ross Raggio, who was personally assigned to my case consistently followed through and was able to bring the case to…

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12/08/2020

Mr. Ross Raggio went above and beyond to settle my case during the height of the pandemic, a time when my options appeared limited and the likelihood of a satisfactory resolution seemed slim. He was responsive and professional, and was…

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12/07/2020

I was a sole practitioner specializing in personal injury law in NYC for more than 36 years. When I decided to retire, I had to make several critical decisions before terminating my practice. To whom should I refer my clients…

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12/07/2020

Ross was always available and working with my best interests, also very thorough with any questions I had along the case. Will recommend to others!

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12/04/2020

Jordan Hecht of Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek is the best lawyer I’ve ever worked with.  He is smart, tough, and very professional. I highly recommend the firm and could not have asked for a better outcome.

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12/03/2020

The HKD law firm is highly professional, responsive and caring. They were willing to handle my case when other firms declined. Not only did we win our case, but received a huge settlement.

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12/03/2020

My representation by Jordan Hecht and the whole staff at Hecht, Kleeger and Damashek was top notch professional and very productive

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12/02/2020

I have had the pleasure to work alongside Ross Raggio on several matters. He is an extremely talented attorney with an exceptional understanding of the law. I would recommend him and HK&D to anyone looking for a personal injury attorney.

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12/02/2020

I came to know the firm through my relationship with one of the partners, Jordan Hecht. Jordan and I became close friends in law school. I have since referred several cases to Jordan and his firm ranging from a mesothelioma…

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12/02/2020

From the moment that I contacted this Law firm and got assigned Mr. Ross. They have been nothing but helpful, Especially Mr. Ross. In the time that Mr. Ross took my case, it took him 3 months to a get…

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10/27/2020

The best

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01/21/2020

I cannot speak highly enough about this firm. The situation that necessitated my need for legal representation was very stressful on me and my family and the lawyers here were with me every step of the way. I could always…

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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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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

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

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

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 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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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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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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05/01/2015

“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, knowledge of the law, and more importantly – his ability…

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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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