Strong Advocacy For Victims Of Pedestrian And Cycling Injuries

Every driver must obey the traffic laws. Almost always when a pedestrian or cyclist is struck by a vehicle, that person is injured — sometimes severely. A vehicle could be making a slow turn or backing up in a parking lot and still cause a person significant injury.

At The Matera Law firm, we take distracted driving seriously. If you were walking, jogging or cycling and were injured by a distracted driver we will aggressively seek full compensation for your injuries. No matter what you were doing when the accident happened, call us at 631-240-0445. We will assess your case and tell you how we can help. You pay nothing unless we recover for you.

Distracted And Negligent Driving

Drivers must be attentive to the road and aware of their surroundings at all times. Yet, every day on Long Island drivers disobey common sense and traffic laws. This negligence puts other people's well-being and lives at incredible risk. There are many ways drivers can be negligent, these include:

  • Texting
  • Speeding
  • Eating, drinking, applying makeup or changing music
  • Not yielding to pedestrians
  • Running a red light
  • Rolling through a stop sign

Especially Vulnerable To Drivers

One pedestrian is killed every two hours and injured every eight minutes. When you are out for a walk, run or bike ride, you are not wearing a suit of armor. Especially, during the hot summer months on the island. However, when a vehicle comes in contact with you this means there is little to protect you. It is not uncommon to suffer major injuries from even low impact collisions. Cycling injuries and pedestrian injuries include:

  • Brain, spine, neck and face injuries
  • Road rash
  • Broken bones
  • Deep cuts, lacerations and ligament tears

In New York pedestrians have the right-of-way in crosswalks, all sidewalks and all public roads and highways.

Decades Of Skilled Personal Injury Experience

At The Matera Law Firm, we have more than 30 years of combined experience that includes extensive trial experience. As former prosecutors, we know what it takes to present a winning case. We aggressively pursue full compensation for you. Our long history of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for injured pedestrians and cyclists bears this out.

Get The Help You Need Today

If you were injured because someone else was negligent turn to The Matera Law Firm. To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our Long Island lawyers, call 631-240-0445 or contact us online. Located in Melville, New York, we serve clients throughout Long Island.

We only collect attorney's fees in personal injury cases if we obtain compensation for you.