We are happy to announce that The Grandelli Firm will now be known as


The addition of Leigh Eskenasi as a named partner recognizes his dedication to our clients, and his contributions to the numerous multi-million dollar recoveries the firm has obtained, which are among the highest in New York State.


Pedestrian Car Accident Settlements

Since 1992 we have been serving our clients and secured numerous multimillion-dollar
pedestrian car accident settlements. We put the same skills and experience that helped
us win those recoveries to work for every person we help.

Verdicts & Settlements

In cases involving serious injuries and death, we have the expertise and proven track record in obtaining excellent awards and recoveries which include the following:
$16 Million
Brooklyn man - motorcycle accident
$10 Million
truck accident settlement pursuant to a confidential agreement
$3.10 Million
Long Island man - rear end collision
$3 Million
New York City Police Officer – car accident
$2.95 Million
Husband and Wife – rear end collision
$2.75 Million
Staten Island resident - rear end collision
$2.50 Million
Brooklyn man - motorcycle accident
$2.25 Million
Construction Work hit by truck while working in the roadway
$1.75 Million
Bronx woman - head on collision caused by drunken driver
$1.6 Million
Long Island Woman - after overcoming a sudden and unforeseen medical emergency defense
$1.5 Million
Staten Island man - one car collision
$1.4 Million
Staten Island woman - pedestrian knock-down
$1.3 Million
intersection accident on Staten Island
$1 Million
Brooklyn man - intersection accident
New Jersey man - pedestrian knock down
Staten Island woman - rear end collision
Brooklyn woman - intersection accident
truck accident settlement pursuant to a confidential agreement
Bronx woman - intersection accident
Brooklyn woman - bus accident
Staten Island man - brake failure

Pedestrian Car Accident Settlements – How We Can Help

Car accidents where pedestrians are struck in the roadway are far more likely to result in catastrophic injury or death than many other types of car accidents. There are laws in place in New York State and New York City which require drivers to use reasonable care when operating their vehicles, since the negligent operation of a vehicle can be especially dangerous when pedestrians are present on the roadway. This is especially true for children, who sometimes walk or run into the street in pursuit of a friend, ball or pet.

We have obtained numerous significant recoveries for pedestrians who have been seriously injured due to a negligent driver of a car including $2.25 Million, $1.4 Million and $975,000. Our firm has helped numerous other pedestrians, including children, that have been seriously injured after being struck by a car, and families of those who have had loved ones killed in pedestrian knock-down accidents. In these cases, we retain experienced investigators and experts to establish liability when it is required to assist us in proving your case.

In recent years, many pedestrian car accidents have been caused due to a driver’s inattentiveness since the driver was talking on their cell phone or texting. Both New York State and New York City have strict laws prohibiting texting or talking on the cell phone while driving that are meant to protect other people in the roadway, including pedestrians. Pedestrian accidents also are commonly caused by drivers who use excessive speed, operate their vehicle through traffic control devices or simply failed to yield the right of way to pedestrians. Often times, an innocent pedestrian who is walking in a crosswalk with the right of way, is struck by a car. In the situations, under New York law, if the pedestrian can establish that he or she was walking in the crosswalk with the pedestrian light in their favor, summary judgment may be obtained on the issue of liability in the lawsuit. If your lawyer is able to establish a negligent driver’s liability in this manner, New York law provides that the innocent pedestrian is entitled to 9% statutory interest on any future verdict from the date that the Court Order granting summary judgment is entered with the Clerk of the Court.

With pedestrian car accident settlements, it is also important to know that the injured pedestrian may be entitled to file a claim for No-Fault insurance benefits through the insurance carrier for the offending vehicle to have their medical expenses paid, lost wages reimbursed and for the costs of household care. However, the No-Fault insurance regulations in New York State are very strict and usually require that an application be submitted to the motor vehicle insurance carrier within 30 days. If an injured pedestrian fails to show good cause why they have not submitted the application in a timely manner, the claimant’s insurance benefits may be jeopardized.

At the Grandelli & Eskenasi, we have extensive experience handling pedestrian car accident settlements. If you or a loved one has been struck by a vehicle, please contact us to discuss your case.

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