In 2005, there were 10,880 accidents involving pedestrians and motor vehicles in New York City. This lethal combination resulted in 159 pedestrian deaths. Catastrophic injury to the head, brain or spinal cord, multiple fractures, abrasions and contusions also frequently result from pedestrian accidents. Inattentive drivers, drunk drivers, failure to stop at a stop sign or red light, or poor lighting can spell trouble for the pedestrian crossing a street, waiting for a bus, hailing a taxi or servicing a car breakdown. The pedestrian accident attorneys at Bader, Yakaitis and Nonnenmacher work to win injured pedestrians or the family of the deceased compensation for significant medical care and losses. We investigate the cause of the accident and driving record of the driver at fault, and gather important evidence that links the accident to the injuries or death. If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, our knowledgeable attorneys are available to help you through this trying time. Contact us today.