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If you have come to this site, you most likely have had a pedestrian related accident in New York City. You have questions and need answers. In any type of litigation, one wants to know if they actually have a case. The Law Office of Joel J. Turney specializes in personal injury litigation. We always consider it a privilege to represent a client and our goal is to provide the best guidance and representation possible. If we take a case, we are with you step by step through the process. We are small enough to provide our clients with the day to day counsel they need during the entire legal procedure from the start to an actual settlement, resolution or trial, but big enough to deploy the necessary financial resources to get you the maximum recovery. Our many years of experience with the Courts of New York City and with insurance companies give us the understanding necessary to realistically evaluate, pursue and resolve any pedestrian related accident case we undertake.

The risk of serous injury as a pedestrian in New York City is a risk that we all face. Operators of motor vehicles making careless turns at intersections. Moving motor vehicles failing to see pedestrians. Trip and fall related accidents due to broken and defective sidewalks. Sidewalks with embedded hardware improperly maintained. During winter months, unreasonable snow and ice conditions that are not timely removed pursuant to statutory obligations. Material falling from buildings that is a result of negligent maintenance or in violation of Local Law 11.

Our firm represents pedestrians involved in the following types of accidents:

  • Pedestrians struck by cars and other motor vehicles;
  • Pedestrians involved in trip and fall related accidents due to improperly maintained sidewalks;
  • Pedestrians involved in slip and fall accidents due to sidewalk snow and ice conditions; and
  • Pedestrians struck by falling objects from buildings.

The City of New York is making efforts to reduce the risk of pedestrian motor vehicle related accidents. In 2010 the Department of Transportation released a report as a result of the study of over 7,000 records of serious injuries or fatalities to pedestrians. Some key findings are that pedestrians are 10 times more likely to die than a motor vehicle occupant in the event of a crash. Driver inattention was cited for 36% of motor vehicle accidents with pedestrians in New York City. 27% of fatal pedestrian motor vehicle accidents were caused by the driver failing to yield. Pedestrians accounted for more than half the traffic related fatalities from 2005 to 2009.

If you or a family member has been involved in a pedestrian related accident in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens or Staten Island, please contact the Law Office of Joel J. Turney to seek advice and to find out your rights under the Law. Mr. Turney has been in the business of litigation since 1996. He will advise you of the course of action that you should pursue. The clock is always ticking when an accident occurs. Take a moment to call the office or E-mail for a quick and honest response. You can be assured that you will get the best advice and counsel. There is no fee unless you recover compensation.



  • First Judicial Department,
    New York State
  • United States Federal Court – Southern District
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • New York County Lawyers Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

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