Pedestrian Accidents

Kingston pedestrian accident attorney

Representing victims of pedestrian accidents across the Hudson Valley

When pedestrians navigate the sidewalks and streets of communities across New York State, they are at risk of being injured. In some unfortunate cases, they are struck by vehicles of all kinds. Even though municipalities take all precautions to protect the safety of its citizens, accidents happen. If you are hit by a vehicle as a pedestrian, you have no protection. Pedestrian accidents can lead to serious injury and even death. If you are seriously injured in a pedestrian accident, you need to contact an attorney. You could face an uncertain future burdened by overwhelming medical bills, lost wages, and impacted employment. Jeff Brody Injury Law has been a legal resource for the people of Kingston, Ulster County, and all of New York State for over 30 years. Attorney Brody has a great deal of experience successfully representing clients faced with serious injuries in a pedestrian accident. If you need an effective and passionate attorney, contact Jeff Brody Injury Law.

What causes pedestrian accidents?

Dangerous drivers: Most pedestrian accidents are caused by the negligence of motor vehicle operators. Those who drive their vehicles irresponsibly are a major cause of injuries to pedestrians. People who illegally use electronic devices while operating a vehicle puts everyone at risk. In addition, irresponsible speeding, driving while impaired, and other forms of reckless driving also put pedestrians and other drivers at risk.

Road conditions: Pedestrians are at risk for injury caused by numerous road conditions, some avoidable, others not. Unfortunately, our roadways are not always well maintained. Everything from potholes, uneven pavement, and closed sidewalks that force pedestrians into the street are just some of the factors that can lead to pedestrian injuries. Weather conditions, including snow, ice, and standing water are hazards that can put pedestrians and drivers at risk for injury. In some cases, the driver could have taken the necessary precautions to avoid the hazard, but in some cases, they cannot be held responsible for their accidents. Depending on the type and location of a hazard, a commercial, municipal, or private property owner may be responsible for your injuries.

Obscured visibility: There are various hazards on the roads and walkways that can limit the visibility of drivers and pedestrians. Parked vehicles, overgrown foliage, objects placed on the curb, and more play their part in pedestrian accidents. They can make it difficult for pedestrians and drivers to see each other. The liable party may not be the driver. There are many variables to consider and explore. Speaking with an attorney is in your best interests.

Contact an Ulster County pedestrian accident attorney

Jeff Brody Injury Law represents victims of pedestrian accidents in Kingston, Ulster County, and all of New York State. Unfortunately, accidents happen. If you are injured by a pedestrian accident, you need to contact an attorney. You may be facing injuries that can devastate your life, even some that are dormant and have not surfaced yet. If you need a law firm to assess your case, guide you through your option, and passionately advocate on your behalf, contact Jeff Brody Injury Law for a free consultation.