Queens Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
Queens contains some of the most densely populated areas in the United States, and extremely busy streets and highways as a result. Many of the people who live in Queens rely on their feet to get from place to place, and unfortunately, a large number of these pedestrians are injured in traffic accidents every year. These accidents occur primarily in residential neighborhoods, where many drivers do not realize how important it is to slow down when traveling through these areas. A variety of factors contribute to the occurrence of pedestrian accidents, including:
- Speeding - Speeding is a significant hazard on small residential streets. A driver who is trying to avoid a pedestrian may not be able to do so without space to maneuver their vehicle.
- Turning right on a red light - Within the limits of New York City, it is illegal to turn right on a red unless a sign is posted giving permission. Drivers unfamiliar with this law, or drivers who ignore it, can pull into the right-hand crosswalk on a red, striking pedestrians who crossing the street.
- Running through stop signs - Stop signs are everywhere in Queens. It is not uncommon for a driver to become frustrated, ignore a stop sign, and collide with a pedestrian who is crossing the street.
- Failing to watch out for children at play - Children frequently play in or near the street without adult supervision, and they are prone to unpredictable behavior. A driver who fails to slow down and watch out for children will have an increased likelihood of striking a child while navigating a city street.
If you need legal help after being hurt in a pedestrian accident, a Queens car accident attorney can provide you with representation in your case.
Queens Car Accident Attorney
At The Law Offices of Scott A. Felicetti, we have provided legal help to accident victims throughout Queens for a number of years. We are intimately familiar with the area, and the dangers it presents to pedestrians on a daily basis. If you are a victim of a pedestrian accident, we are immediately available to help you. You will receive personal assistance from an attorney who is dedicated to obtaining maximum compensation for the injuries you have suffered.
Contact a Queens pedestrian accident attorney who can help you pursue maximum injury compensation in your pedestrian accident case.