Pedestrian Accidents


When an unsuspecting or unprotected person is struck by a motor vehicle, the outcome is almost always severe if not fatal. Despite the devastating effect on the whole family, extracting full and fair compensation is no easy task. The defense will often portray that the victim was at fault to deny or reduce the award. Sad as this seems, it is true.

At The Gucciardo Law Firm, we will not let the defense’s tactics succeed. To the contrary, we are relentless in our endeavor to prove the careless actions of any negligent driver. We stand up to wrongdoers and their insurance companies to demand rightful compensation, and we will take these cases to trial and verdict before a New York City or Long Island jury.

Was Your Child Or Family Member Hit By A Car?

In more than 30 years of focused practice, Charles Gucciardo has successfully represented pedestrians in every scenario:

  • Crosswalk accidents
  • Joggers or dog walkers on the shoulder
  • Drivers failing to yield when turning
  • Pedestrians hit by buses and taxis
  • Delivery trucks and commercial vehicles in a hurry
  • Children hit at crossings or bus stops or simply in the street
  • Parking lot accidents

We oversee a thorough investigation to establish that the driver was distracted, driving aggressively, violating traffic laws, intoxicated or otherwise negligent. Our lawyers are likewise skilled at countering allegations that our clients were crossing against the light or otherwise to blame. We hire accident reconstructionists and other experts as necessary to legitimately support our claim.

Following a month-long trial, The Gucciardo Law Firm recently secured a $16.6 million award for a 5-year-old student who suffered brain damage, nerve damage, loss of eyesight and other permanent injuries when she was struck at a busy intersection with inadequate crossing guard supervision.

“A result like that is unusual against a municipality. Our dedication again resulted in an award that was appropriate to compensate this severely disabled client.” ∼ Charles Gucciardo

Maximum Compensation For Severe Injuries

We have obtained verdicts and settlements for serious pedestrian accident injuries, including head trauma, broken bones, paralysis and internal injuries. Our goal is 100 percent of the value of the case, as opposed to a quick settlement that fails to cover future medical care, lost earning capacity and diminished quality of life.

We try far more cases than most firms and we are not shy to have even turned down multimillion-dollar settlement offers when we knew the case was worth significantly more. (Not many attorneys can say that.) This stems from confidence in our abilities and steadfast commitment to our clients’ long-term interests.

Call The Gucciardo Law Firm at 516-280-7100 for a free consultation, or contact us online. The sooner we start the investigation, the better the odds of a favorable result. We have convenient office locations in Manhattan and Mineola, or we can come to you at your home or hospital.

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