Jamaica, Queens Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Serve the New York City Area

Determined firm represents people hit by vehicles while walking

Any car accident has the potential to cause injury, but when someone is struck by a vehicle while walking, they have nothing to protect them from the force presented by an object weighing thousands of pounds and possibly traveling at a high speed. Even New York City has recognized the epidemic of pedestrian accidents and attempted to curtail the damage through the Vision Zero campaign. Despite good intentions and certain measures that have been established, people are still getting hit by cars and trucks, often leading to serious or fatal harm. From our office in Jamaica, Queens, Aguwa & Metu, P.C. is dedicated to giving pedestrians the effective legal representation they need to collect the payment they require to cover medical costs, lost income and other expenses connected to their injuries. 

Queens pedestrian injury attorneys work to hold drivers accountable

Over a period of more than 20 years, our attorneys have achieved outstanding results in personal injury and wrongful death litigation. We know how to deal aggressively with the lawyers and insurance companies who want to limit the compensation they pay out to victims of car accidents.  No matter how simple or complex your claim might be, we have a thorough understanding of pedestrian collision cases and the factors that lead to them, including:

  • Smartphones and other distractions — People who drive while texting or performing some other activity on their smartphone usually claim that they can keep track of what’s on the road while also using their device. This is not true, especially when it’s a person in the corner of their eye, not a car or truck. Whether smartphone use or some other distracting behavior such as eating or drinking in the car might be linked to a pedestrian accident, we make every effort to get to the truth and hold the negligent driver liable. 
  • Dangerous intersections and crosswalks — Poorly marked crosswalks, intersections where vision is poor, long stretches where pedestrians don’t have a safe place to cross a street and numerous other hazards plague the five boroughs and Nassau County. If unsafe street design or failure to properly maintain equipment contributed to an injury incurred while walking, our firm evaluates the pertinent circumstances and seeks relief from the parties responsible for creating or allowing the dangerous condition. 
  • Drivers who violate traffic laws — Even a slight increase in speed can lengthen the distance a car needs to break and that gap could be the difference between a severe injury and a near miss. New York law requires vehicle operators to yield to individuals in a crosswalk when they are obeying a traffic signal or no signal is present. When these rules or others are violated, we present that information to establish the defendant’s liability.  

From start to finish, our aggressive litigators will confront negligent parties and advocate for full, fair compensation in trial or through settlement discussions. 

Proven litigators pursue compensation for injuries suffered by pedestrians

People on foot who require medical care after a car accident are likely to face significant medical bills, and the financial pressure can be even worse if you’re unable to work because of your injuries. All types of physical problems can result from a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian, including traumatic brain injuries, bone fractures, internal bleeding and spinal damage. Even if your injuries are not devastating, don’t assume that the pain will go away or try to “tough it out,” or you might risk losing your legal right to compensation. 

Contact a tenacious New York pedestrian accident lawyer to arrange a free consultation 

Aguwa & Metu, P.C. litigates cases on behalf of New Yorkers hit by a vehicle while walking. For a free consultation regarding your legal options, please call 718-739-4444 or contact us online. We meet with clients in our Jamaica, Queens office but also see clients at our Lower Manhattan location by appointment only.