New York City Pedestrian Accident Lawyer


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.



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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. 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.

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.

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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 Pedestrian Accident Injuries

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


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Our legal team has the experience and record of success you can trust. If you’re suffering and think you need a lawyer, we can help and know what it takes to win.

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Compensation for Pedestrian Hit by Cars

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.

Through a personal injury claim, you may recover your:

  • Medical bills, including future medical expenses
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish and emotional distress
  • Permanent disfigurement
  • Disability
  • Lost wages between the date of the accident and your return to work
  • Lost Benefits
  • Reduced earning capacity when you are disabled and cannot return to work or earn as much as your previous position
  • Loss of Enjoyment of life

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 us right away.

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 Right of Way?

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 an 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 Rideshare Driver Hit Me While I Was Walking in NYC?

Taxis and rideshare drivers often driver 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, Uber driver, or Lyft, then you should contact an attorney right away.

HKD Helps Pedestrians Recover

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.