Crossing the streets of New York City can seem like a war between the pedestrian and the drivers of taxicabs, cars, trucks, and city buses. Even in the suburban areas, where cross walks are not always well defined, crossing roads, or even walking along the side of road that has no sidewalk, can be very dangerous. Even where a pedestrian is not using the appropriate cross walk, drivers must give the pedestrian the right of way.
Traffic lights and walk/don’t walk signs can be very confusing. Vehicles making turns often don’t see the pedestrians who are crossing. The injuries sustained can be very serious. Unlike a passenger in a motor vehicle, the pedestrian does not have a ton of metal surrounding him or her. Fractures are common.
At the law office of Norman M. Block, P.C., we can assist you if you have been injured after being struck while walking on the streets or roads. We will obtain the police report, contact the insurance companies and collect your medical records. If there are witnesses to the accident, we will contact them as well. While we try to settle most cases, we are prepared to file suit and aggressively represent you in court. We have over 25 years of experience representing people injured in accidents. Let us put that experience to work for you. Call us today.