Pedestrian Accidents in Rochester
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Motorists on the busy streets of New York need to be constantly aware of
their surroundings. In many cities around the state, foot traffic is heavy
during rush hour and certain parts of the day. If a driver acts negligently
or recklessly, they can easily strike a pedestrian, causing
serious injury with lifelong consequences, or even a
Careless actions that endanger pedestrians walking the streets include:
- Quickly rounding blind corners
- Failing to stop at crosswalks
- Speeding through school zones
- Texting and driving
If you were hit by a motorist in New York,
contact our Rochester personal injury attorneys today.
Pedestrians Have the Right of Way
Everyone who is getting their driver’s license in the state of New
York is taught that pedestrians always have the right of way. This is
not just a kind gesture that is meant to encourage the safety of travelers
and passerby, it is also the law. Even if there is no crosswalk present,
someone entering the street must be respected. This means that swerving
around them is not reasonable; instead, a driver must slow to a safe speed
or stop, allowing the pedestrian to continue on unharmed and unhindered.
Your Rochester Personal Injury Lawyer
There is really no excuse for a driver to collide with a pedestrian on
foot. When the evidence is reviewed and eyewitnesses are spoken to, the
usual answer points to
driver distraction, not pedestrian wrongdoing. If you have been in a
car accident or
truck accident and are now suffering physically, mentally, and financially, you might
be able to win financial compensation.
fight for a settlement that helps you pay for:
- Necessary medical treatments
- Rehabilitative programs (years later)
- Adjusted living costs (wheelchair access, handrails, etc.)
- Lost wages
Do not hesitate to dial 585.286.5124 today and speak with our professionals.
We even offer
free case evaluations to get you started!