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 & Halperin, LLP has successfully represented New York City area 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.
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.
If you or a family member has been hit by a motor vehicle and suffered injuries, 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
- Loss of a limb
- Punitive damages
- Wrongful death damages if a family or other loved one is killed in a pedestrian accident
When your body is hit by several tons or more of galvanized steel, you’re going to suffer some serious injuries. To get the settlement you deserve, it is crucial that contact a skilled New York injury attorney.
Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & 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.
On October 24, 2018, Bryce Moses, a partner with the New York personal injury law firm Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP, obtained a $4.79 million verdict in Kings County for a 46-year-old Brooklyn woman.
Attorney Thomas Pardo settled a case for a client who was struck by a vehicle as a pedestrian and required multiple surgeries.
Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro and Halperin settled the case of a 63 year old woman who was knocked down by a city bus.
Based on the evidence, Noah successfully settled the case before trial for $1,300,000 - the entirety of the defendant's insurance policy.
WRSH Partner 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.
Kenneth J. Halperin recently obtained a $1,000,000 settlement for a woman who was injured while crossing the street.
Plaintiff sustained multiples injuries when he was struck by a vehicle while walking in the Bronx on Jerome Avenue.
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
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.
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.
After jury selection, Bill Hepner obtained a $530,000.00 recovery for our client who was injured when his car got a flat tire on the Cross Island Parkway.
William Hepner obtained a $475,000 recovery out of a $500,000 insurance policy for a pedestrian after a liability trial in which the jury decided that the defendant automobile driver was 75% at fault for the accident.
Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin partner William Hepner settled the case, during mediation, of a jogger who was struck by a bicyclist in Prospect Park in Brooklyn for $450,000.00.
William Hepner, Mitchell Kahn
Kenneth J. Halperin recently obtained a $300,000 settlement for a sixty five (65) year old woman who was struck by a bicyclist while she was crossing the street in Central Park.
Kenneth Halperin, Mitchell Kahn
William A. Wingate negotiated a $300,000 settlement for a woman who was struck by a van and suffered multiple fractures of her right knee, a subdural hematoma, and fracture of the right occipital bone.
Our client, a 43 year old artist, was hit by a school bus while walking her child to school in Queens.
Michael Fitzpatrick settled a case involving a 53 year old Russian immigrant woman who was struck by defendant's vehicle while crossing Bay Parkway at or near the corner of 67th Street in Brooklyn.