Many people rely on New York City’s sidewalks to get around, or at least to get to the subway station. Regardless, any time an individual walks on city streets, they are putting themselves at a certain level of risk simply because of all of the motor vehicles sharing the road. When a pedestrian is hit by a motor vehicle, it is important that they take action as soon as the accident happens.

At the time of the accident, if possible, the pedestrian should be sure to contact the police department in order to report the accident. It is important to remain at the scene of the accident until law enforcement has arrived. The driver of the vehicle that hit the pedestrian also needs to make sure they stay at the scene. If they fail to do so, they may be charged with a hit and run and face additional serious penalties. While waiting for law enforcement to arrive, the parties involved should make sure to collect the names, contact information, and insurance information of each other.

Another crucial step is to contact an experienced personal injury attorney to ensure that the victim is not blamed for pedestrian negligence. If you have been the victim of an accident, contact our firm today.

The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny is committed to representing clients throughout New York City who have been injured due to the negligence of another party. If you are the victim of someone else’s negligence, contact our firm today for strong legal representation when it matters most.