DSD Law Firm


With years of experience in personal injury law, our dedicated New York pedestrian accident lawyers at Dalbir Singh & Associates, P.C. are committed to handling your case with care and compassion.

Whether you were directly involved in a pedestrian-vehicle collision or sideswiped due to other vehicles colliding, our team will vigorously fight on your behalf to ensure you receive rightful compensation for your injuries.

Contact Dalbir Singh & Associates, P.C. today! Call 212.428.2000 to arrange a consultation. We speak English, हिंदी, ગુજરાતી, ਪੰਜਾਬੀ , বাংলা, and Español.

From motor vehicle accidents to hit-and-run incidents, truck accidents, and bus accidents, our knowledgeable personal injury team is here to support you if you have been injured as a pedestrian in New York.

Our track record of success includes:

  • Securing $4.0 million in compensation for an infant involved in a stroller accident resulting in wrongful death.

  • Obtaining $3.4 million in compensation for a pedestrian accident that led to wrongful death.

  • Recovering $1.5 million in compensation for injuries sustained in a pedestrian accident.


New York Traffic Rules

The New York City Department of Transportation outlines traffic rules that encompass regulations regarding signals, speed limits, parking, stopping, motor vehicles, and pedestrian behavior on the road.

No-Fault Law

According to New York's no-fault law, under your auto insurance policy, you are entitled to receive compensation of up to $50,000 for medical care, lost income, and other injury-related expenses, regardless of who caused the accident.

Contributory Negligence

Under New York's contributory negligence law, if you bear partial responsibility for a pedestrian accident, your compensation will be proportionately reduced based on the percentage of your fault.

Amount of Recovery

There are no damage caps for personal injury settlements in New York, as per the Amount of Recovery law. This means that our pedestrian accident lawyers at Dalbir Singh & Associates, P.C. will diligently seek maximum compensation for your losses and injuries.

New York Statute of Limitations

You have a maximum of three (3) years from the date of a pedestrian accident to file a lawsuit. Failure to meet this deadline may result in the dismissal of your claim. In the case of wrongful death, the time frame to file a lawsuit is two (2) years.

When filing a lawsuit against a government agency, the city, or the state, you have one (1) year and 90 days after the accident to take legal action. The initial step in this process is filing a Notice of Claim within the first 90 days after the accident.


Liability for pedestrian accidents in New York extends to all parties involved in the accident, including:

  • Bicyclists

  • Motorcyclists

  • Electric scooter operators

  • Motor vehicle drivers

  • Manufacturers of defective scooters

  • Government agencies

If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident in New York, there are various avenues for seeking compensation for your injuries.

If you have auto insurance or household insurance, your Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance can assist in covering immediate medical expenses, lost wages, and other accident-related costs. However, if your PIP coverage falls short or you lack insurance coverage, you have the option to file a claim against the party responsible for the accident to seek compensation for medical expenses.

Moreover, you have the right to pursue compensation for:

Pain and Suffering:By filing a personal injury claim against the at-fault party, you can seek compensation for the physical and emotional pain and suffering caused by the accident.

Property Damage:If the accident resulted in damage to your personal property, such as clothing, electronics, or other belongings, you can file a claim to seek compensation for the property damage.

Wrongful Death:In the unfortunate event of the loss of a loved one due to a pedestrian accident, you have the right to file a claim for wrongful death, seeking compensation for the emotional and financial hardships endured.

At Dalbir Singh & Associates, P.C., our dedicated team of attorneys will guide you through the process of collecting evidence and filing the necessary claims to pursue the compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses.

Pedestrian Accident FAQs

If you are involved in a pedestrian accident in New York City, prioritize your safety and seek medical attention for your injuries. Report the incident to the police, gather information from witnesses, and consult with an experienced personal injury attorney.

Several parties can be held liable for a pedestrian accident in New York City, including negligent drivers, property owners, government entities responsible for maintaining safe walkways, and even manufacturers of defective products that contributed to the accident.

Yes, if you are injured in a pedestrian accident in New York City due to someone else's negligence, you may be eligible to pursue compensation. This can include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages resulting from the accident.

If the driver flees the scene after hitting you as a pedestrian, try to gather as much information as possible, such as the license plate number, make and model of the vehicle, and any identifying details. Report the incident to the police immediately and seek legal assistance to explore your options for compensation.

To prove negligence in a pedestrian accident case in New York City, it is important to establish that the at-fault party breached their duty of care, directly causing your injuries. This may involve gathering evidence, such as witness statements, surveillance footage, accident reconstruction, and medical records.

In a pedestrian accident personal injury claim, you may seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, rehabilitation costs, permanent disabilities, emotional distress, and other damages resulting from the accident.

Yes, there is a time limit, known as the statute of limitations, to file a personal injury claim for a pedestrian accident in New York City. It is crucial to consult with an attorney promptly to ensure your claim is filed within the required timeframe.

New York follows a comparative negligence system, which means that if you are partially at fault for the pedestrian accident, your compensation may be reduced proportionally. It is still possible to seek compensation as long as you were not more than 50% at fault.

An experienced personal injury attorney can assist with a pedestrian accident personal injury claim by investigating the accident, gathering evidence, assessing liability, calculating damages, negotiating with insurance companies, and advocating for your rights to secure fair compensation.

Finding the right attorney for your pedestrian accident case in New York City is crucial. Look for attorneys with experience in personal injury law, specifically handling pedestrian accident cases. Seek recommendations, read client reviews, and schedule consultations to find the attorney who best meets your needs.

Disclaimer: This content is an attorney advertisement. Prior successful results do not guarantee a similar outcome in your case. It is essential to consult with qualified legal professionals to understand your specific circumstances and legal options.

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