Crosswalks often provide pedestrians with a false sense of security. The truth is many crosswalks are insufficiently marked and lack flashing lights, stop signs, or other warnings to alert drivers well in advance to slow down and yield to people who are crossing the street. Although Federal standards have changed to allow pedestrians more crossing time, many cities have failed to adjust the timing of their crosswalk signals. While both pedestrians and drivers have a responsibility to ensure safety at crosswalks and intersections, in most cases, driver negligence or hazardous walkway conditions are the primary causes of pedestrian injury.
Crosswalk accidents can result in permanent, catastrophic injury, brain damage, or fatalities. Whenever a person is injured or killed in a pedestrian crosswalk accident, they or their loved ones could have legal options for pursuing damages. The result of the lawsuit would depend largely on the specifics of the case and should be discussed with an experienced pedestrian injury attorney.
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a pedestrian accident, seek the counsel and advice of a legal firm thoroughly experienced in the specific complexities of pedestrian-related cases and proven in the courtroom. Personal injury attorneys at Nelson, Robinson & El Ashmawy, PLLC can clearly explain your legal options and handle the critical details associated with your case while you focus on your recovery and well-being. If you have questions regarding such matters, please contact us by email or call us at (212) 962-1740 and let us help you protect your rights.