Can I Sue If I Was Hit By a Car Outside of a Crosswalk?

Were you or someone you love injured when hit by a car outside of a crosswalk. It’s important to know that just because you weren’t inside of a crosswalk, there could still be negligence involved by the party that struck you. At The Matera Law Firm, we help injured pedestrians recover the compensation they deserve when injured as a result of another persons negligence. Schedule a free consultation today and let our 25+ years of experience work for you.


Many times we get asked whether or not an individual is able to bring a claim against a vehicle if they were crossing a street and not in the crosswalk. And the answer is it depends on the circumstances. But typically there are other factors that are involved in a claim for a pedestrian knock down that go above and beyond just whether or not an individual was in the pedestrian crosswalk. That’s only one factor. Other factors include was the vehicle being driven in a safe manner, was a vehicle being driven at a high rate of speed

Was the vehicle in the right lane of traffic? At our firm, we’re going to look into all of these issues to determine the best way to pursue a claim on your behalf.

When people are facing difficult legal situations what matters is results. At The Matera Law Firm, we have over 25 years of experience helping people when they need it most. That commitment has allowed us to generate a record of success that includes obtaining millions of dollars for victims of pedestrian accidents in New York.

If you or someone you love is in need of an experienced Long Island pedestrian accident attorney, contact us today for a free confidential consultation. We proudly serve Suffolk County, Nassau County, Long Island, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, and throughout New York State.

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