When pedestrians are involved in motor vehicle accidents, the result is almost always a serious injury or death. According to the New York City Department of Transportation, approximately three out of four of these serious pedestrian accidents occur at intersections throughout the city. Brooklyn and the Bronx typically lead the city in the rate of pedestrians killed or severely injured each year (per miles of street in the borough).
At Godosky & Gentile, we serve the needs of those who have been injured in pedestrian and crosswalk accidents or who have lost a loved one due to a motorist’s negligence. Whether your accident was the result of driver inattention, failure to yield, speeding, disregard for traffic signals, improper turns, drunk driving or any other cause, our seasoned team of litigators can protect your rights.
We have been named as a Tier One firm — the highest ranking — by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms publication. Our reputation as exceptional trial attorneys is also well-known in the legal community; our peers often refer their most complex cases to our accomplished litigation team.
A Long History Of Success In Pedestrian Cases
We have obtained many multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts on behalf of injured pedestrians and their families. Some examples of our successes include:
- $4 million settlement for an 87-year-old woman hit by auto failing to yield to pedestrian in crosswalk resulting in fractured leg and ankle, and requiring surgery with skin grafting.
- $3.6 million verdict on behalf of four people who were struck by a taxi that mounted a sidewalk.
- $3.5 million settlement for a 62-year-old woman crossing the street and struck by NYCT bus failing to yield to a pedestrian in crosswalk crushing both feet.
- $2.4 million settlement for the family of a young woman pedestrian who was struck and killed by a drunk driver.
Contact Godosky & Gentile
Call our office at 212-742-9700 or fill out our online form to arrange a consultation with our knowledgeable attorneys. The pedestrian accident attorneys of our firm serve clients in the Bronx and all other boroughs of New York City, as well as all other parts of the tri-state region.