Hit by a Car in a New York Crosswalk? Call Our Firm

Nearly 20 million people call the State of New York home, and half of them live in New York City. Yet, the City accounts for 72 percent of all of the state’s vehicle vs. pedestrian accidents and 59 percent of pedestrian deaths. Obviously, New York City is a dangerous place to walk around in. If you have been hit by a motor vehicle or had a family member killed by a motor vehicle, it is vital that you contact an experienced NY car accident lawyer.

For decades, the legal team at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP has successfully represented New York pedestrian accident victims and their families. To find out more about your legal rights and options, call our offices today at (212) 986-7353 to schedule a free consultation.

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Your Rights as a New York Pedestrian

Under Article 27 § 1151 of New York State’s traffic laws, when a pedestrian is in a crosswalk where traffic-control signals are not in place or not in operation, the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right of way. Anyone who’s ever visited The Big Apple knows that drivers don’t always respect this law.

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Damages in a New York Pedestrian Accident

If you or a family member has been hit by a motor vehicle and suffered injuries as a pedestrian, you could be able to pursue any of the following damages:

  • Medical bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • Costs of physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Home and vehicle modifications (such as wheelchair ramps, lifts, etc.)
  • Permanent injury or disability
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of career or earning ability
  • Punitive damages
  • Loss of a limb
  • Wrongful death damages if a family or other loved one is killed in a pedestrian accident

When your body is hit by several tons of galvanized steel, you’re going to suffer some serious injuries. To get the settlement you deserve, it is crucial that you contact a skilled New York crosswalk injury attorney.

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Contact Our NY Crosswalk Accident Lawyers Today For Help

Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP has over 50 years of experience to put behind your case. For a free consultation with one of our New York personal injury lawyers, call us today at (212) 986-7353.

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Our Pedestrian Accident Case Results

$4.79 Million - Woman Injured by NYPD Vehicle

On October 24, 2018, Bryce Moses, an attorney at the New York personal injury law firm Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP, obtained a $4.79 million verdict in Kings County for a 46-year-old Brooklyn woman.

Bryce Moses

$3 Million - Pedestrian Struck By Vehicle Required Multiple Surgeries

Attorney Thomas Pardo and attorney Brielle C. Goldfaden settled a case for a client who was struck by a vehicle as a pedestrian and required multiple surgeries.

Thomas Pardo, Brielle Goldfaden

$1.925 Million - NY Pedestrian Knockdown

WRSMH attorney obtained a $1.925 million settlement during trial on behalf of a client who was struck by the defendants' van and knocked to the ground as he stood in the street.


$1.8 Million - Pedestrian Struck By Car in Crosswalk

The firm recieved a large verdict in Kings County Supreme Court on behalf of a man who was struck by a car in the crosswalk.

Stephen Wagner

$1.5 Million - New York Pedestrian Knockdown

Our client, a 63 year old home health worker was injured when she was struck by a city vehicle walking in a cross-walk in the Bronx.

Clifford Shapiro

$1.45 Million - Pedestrian Knockdown

Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP settled the case of a 63 year old woman who was knocked down by a city bus.


$1.3 Million - Pedestrian Struck by Motor Vehicle

Based on the evidence, Noah successfully settled the case before trial for $1,300,000 - the entirety of the defendant's insurance policy.

Noah Katz

$1.25 Million - Pedestrian Knockdown by NYPD Vehicle

Attorney Konstantin Burshteyn represented a Bronx woman who was struck and injured by a NYPD vehicle, requiring surgery for her injuries.

Konstantin Burshteyn

$1.23 Million - Pedestrian Injured in Knockdown Accident

Konstantin Burshteyn obtained a large settlement on behalf of our client who was injured after being struck by an SUV while crossing the street.

Konstantin Burshteyn

$1.2 Million - Pedestrian Struck by Tractor-Trailer

WRSMH attorney obtained a verdict in excess of $1.2 million dollars for a 58 year old woman who was hit by a tractor-trailer which jumped up on the sidewalk where she was walking.


$1 Million - Pedestrian Struck by Company Van While Crossing Street

Kenneth J. Halperin recently obtained a $1,000,000 settlement for a woman who was injured while crossing the street.

Kenneth Halperin

$1 Million - Pedestrian Accident Resulting in Spinal Cord Injuries

Our client was struck by a vehicle while entering his parked car at night, resulting in injuries to his spine.

David Hoffman

$1 Million - Bronx Pedestrian Knockdown Resulting in Multiple Surgeries

Plaintiff sustained multiples injuries when he was struck by a vehicle while walking in the Bronx on Jerome Avenue.

David Hoffman

$975,000 - Plaintiff Struck by Bus While Crossing the Roadway

The case settled prior to trial at mediation for $975,000 by Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro attorneys, Clifford H. Shapiro and Michael J. Fitzpatrick.

Clifford Shapiro, Michael Fitzpatrick

$800,000 - Pedestrian Knockdown in Brooklyn

Konstantin Burshteyn obtained $800,000 on behalf of a client who was injured after being struck by a motor vehicle while crossing the street in Brooklyn.

Konstantin Burshteyn

$800,000 - Pedestrian Injured in Sidewalk Collapse

Our client was hurt as a pedestrian when a metal plate on a sidewalk collapsed, requiring a surgical procedure for the injuries.

Ryan Lawlor

$695,000 - 12-year-old Was Struck by a Car

Trial Counsel Robert J. Bellinson recently received a verdict of $695,000 on behalf of our 12-year-old client who was involved in a pedestrian knockdown case.

Robert Bellinson

$600,000 - Woman Struck on Highway Ramp

Our client was walking on the shoulder of a busy street on her way to a Metro-North station on a dark and rainy winter morning.

Brielle Goldfaden

$600,000 - Pedestrian Injury

Our client, a 36 year old mother of two, was walking to her job at Burger King when she was struck by the defendant's car. As a result of the collision, she sustained injuries to her shoulder, knee and lower back.


$540,000 - Wrongful Death/Pedestrian Knockdown

Michael J. Fitzpatrick settled this case during trial for $540,000. The settlement included $100,000 from the defendant's insurance carrier and $440,000 from defendant driver's personal assets.

Michael Fitzpatrick

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