Pedestrian Knockdowns

A pedestrian knockdown accident, often referred to as a pedestrian collision or accident, occurs when a vehicle, such as a car, motorcycle, or bicycle, collides with a person who is walking or standing on or near a roadway. These accidents typically result in varying degrees of injury to the pedestrian, ranging from minor scrapes and bruises to severe or even fatal injuries. Such incidents can happen due to factors like driver negligence, distracted driving, speeding, or failure to yield the right of way. Pedestrian safety measures and adherence to traffic laws are essential in reducing the risk of these accidents. In the aftermath of one of these accidents individuals are often left to deal with a myriad of legal, financial, and emotional challenges. This is where the importance of having The Ridge Law Firm becomes evident. Lawyers play a crucial role in ensuring that accident victims receive the justice and compensation they deserve.

Legal Guidance

One of the primary reasons to hire The Ridge Law Firm after a car accident is their experience in the field of personal injury law. Pedestrian accident cases can be complex, involving a web of laws, regulations, and insurance policies. A skilled attorney understands the intricacies of these laws and can navigate them effectively on behalf of their clients. They can provide valuable guidance on how to proceed, ensuring that you don't make costly mistakes in the legal process.

Protection of Rights

In the aftermath of a pedestrian accident, victims may find themselves at a disadvantage when dealing with insurance companies and the legal system. Our lawyers act as advocates for their clients, protecting their rights and interests. We can prevent insurance companies from pressuring victims into accepting unfair settlements or making statements that could be used against them later. This protection is crucial in ensuring that accident victims are not taken advantage of during a vulnerable time.

Evidence Collection and Investigation

Building a strong case requires thorough evidence collection and investigation. Our lawyers have the resources and experience to gather crucial evidence, such as accident reports, witness statements, medical records, and expert testimonies. This comprehensive approach to evidence gathering is essential in establishing liability and securing a favorable outcome for the victim.

Negotiation and Settlement

In many pedestrian accident cases, insurance companies will attempt to settle quickly and for as little compensation as possible. The attorneys at Ridge Law Firm are skilled negotiators who can engage in discussions with insurance companies to ensure that victims receive fair and adequate compensation. They can assess the full extent of your damages, including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and future expenses, to ensure that you are not shortchanged in a settlement.

Litigation Support

While many car accident cases are resolved through negotiation and settlement, some may need to proceed to court. The Ridge Law Firm is well-equipped to represent their clients in litigation. Having The Ridge Law Firm by your side is a path is important in the courtroom.

Peace of Mind

Pedestrian accidents can be traumatic experiences that take a toll on an individual's mental and emotional well-being. Having The Ridge Law Firm to handle the legal aspects of the case can provide much-needed peace of mind. Knowing that a capable professional is handling your legal matters allows you to focus on your recovery and emotional healing.

The importance of having The Ridge Law Firm when you get in a pedestrian accident cannot be overstated. Our lawyers bring legal experience, protection of rights, evidence collection, negotiation skills, litigation support, peace of mind, and an understanding of legal deadlines to the table. All of these elements are essential for ensuring that accident victims receive fair compensation and justice in the aftermath of a car accident.

The Ridge Law Firm has recovered millions of dollars to compensate victims of automobile accidents for their financial losses, pain and suffering, and more. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or death in a pedestrian accident, you have the right to seek compensation for your financial losses and pain and suffering. Please call us now at 1-800-THE-BRONX (1-800-843-2766) or email us at and speak to an experienced attorney who can help you recover for your losses.

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Automobile Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of serious injury and death in America. These accidents just don’t “happen”; they are almost invariably caused by negligent or careless driving. The Ridge Law Firm has recovered millions of dollars to compensate victims of automobile accidents for their financial losses, pain and suffering, and more. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or death in a motor vehicle accident, you have the right to seek compensation for your financial losses and pain and suffering.

Please call us now at 1-800-THE-BRONX or email us at and speak to an experienced attorney who can help you recover for your losses.


Slip and Falls

A slip and fall injury is a common occurrence with thousands of claims made each year. Many victims suffer serious, life-altering injuries that can even result in wrongful death. Unlit stairwells, wet floors, and construction site defects can often have catastrophic results. You should know what to do in the event of a slip and fall accident. Consult us to determine whether you are owed damages for the negligence of a property or business owner.

Our slip and fall personal injury attorneys can help you understand the law. There are many factors to consider, such as previous complaints about an existing hazard, determining negligence of a business or property owner, and determining negligence, if any, of the individual injured. These are only a few of the factors that a personal injury firm will analyze when investigating your case.

If you or a loved one has suffered from a slip and fall injury and don't know what to do or if you still have a question that has not been answered, call us now at 1-800-THE-BRONX or email us at .


Trip and Falls

Trip and fall accidents can be extremely dangerous for those who unexpectedly catch their feet on uneven surfaces. These accidents are much more likely to occur when any of the following conditions exist:

If you tripped and were injured as a result of your fall, you may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering, medical bills and other losses. Our personal injury lawyers have been helping trip and fall victims from all walks of life for over 30 years.

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Ceiling Falls

Ceilings in apartment complexes and other residential buildings that fall or collapse can cause serious injuries. Property owners have a responsibility to keep tenants safe by properly maintaining their buildings, including ceilings, and taking reasonable care to fix problems that may result in future accidents. When owners fail to live up to this responsibility, they should be held financially responsible.

We understand how inadequate maintenance and repair of the apartment complex can result in ceiling falls and other accidents. With significant experience handling personal injury and premises liability claims in New York, we can represent your interests and help you pursue the compensation that you deserve for your injuries when your apartment has not been properly maintained by the building owner.

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Pedestrian Knockdowns

People who are struck by a car or other motor vehicle face a trying and difficult time. There are medical expenses, lost wages, and other hardships. They have unanswered questions.

We understand the hardships victims of a pedestrian knockdown accident face. We know how to help them regain some semblance of their prior life through financial security.

If you have been injured in a pedestrian knockdown accident, we will explain all of your rights and options to you. If we determine that we are willing to pursue your claim, it is only because we believe that you suffered a serious injury due to the fault of another party or entity. We will aggressively and professionally pursue your claim to get you the maximum compensation you deserve.

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False Arrests

Under the laws of the State of New York, a Police Officer must have probable cause to arrest and detain an individual. If there is a lack of probable cause, the arrest and detention may very well be unlawful.

If you have been the victim of the following, you should speak to one of our false arrest attorneys about your legal rights and the possible compensation that you may be entitled to:

Our office has successfully handled dozens of New York False Arrest cases.

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Police Brutality

Those in positions of authority, such as police officers, are required to protect and defend citizens against potential harm, including arresting and prosecuting criminals and dangerous individuals. But sometimes a law enforcement officer can take it upon his or herself either individually or in a group to punish or subjugate an individual by using excessive force. This type of treatment is called police brutality.

Police brutality may include:

If you or your loved one has been the victim of police brutality, please call us now at
1-800-THE-BRONX or email us at for a free consultation.


Wrongful Death

When someone dies through the negligent act of another, a wrongful death claim can result. In a wrongful death case, the personal representative of the estate of a deceased person is authorized to file a lawsuit against those responsible for the person's death. A wrongful death case can arise from any type of personal injury case including medical malpractice , automobile accidents , construction accidents , airplane accidents and all other torts.

The death of a loved one is a profound and horrible event. Our firm specializes in dealing with families that have experienced such tragedy and we have developed a unique ability to help those affected by the death. We realize how important it is to provide our clients assistance with basic legal issues that arise after a death and how important it is that the wrongful death action be tenaciously prosecuted so that a full financial recovery can be obtained. The law in a wrongful death case in New York is multifaceted and our attorneys have both the experience and expertise to build a solid case against all negligent parties.

If you lost a loved one as a result of an accident, medical malpractice or defective product, please call us at 1-800-THE-BRONX or email us at .


Medical Malpractice

When a licensed healthcare professional acts negligently, causing injury or death to a patient, that patient or their loved ones may be entitled to collect damages. Our medical malpractice attorneys are experienced professionals in seeking due compensation for such occurrences.

When a medical provider fails to follow procedure or performs an operation they should not have, this could be a case of medical malpractice.

If you or a loved one was injured as a result of medical malpractice or you simply have a question that has not yet been answered, please call us at 1-800-THE-BRONX or email us at .


Construction Accidents

If you or someone you know is injured in a construction accident in New York State, it is vitally important to understand the seriousness of the case and to seek legal help from a trusted and successful New York construction accident lawyer.

While most construction workers who suffer an accident are eligible for Workers' Compensation, unfortunately, it rarely provides enough money for all the damages sustained, including pain, suffering, lost wages, and lost job opportunities. Many workers do not realize that there are specific time limits on how long a worker is eligible to collect benefits nor do they know that depending on the events leading up to the accident, the company may be liable for damages.

We can help you settle your construction accident claim. We have construction accident lawyers who have the legal knowledge, expertise and experience to help you pursue and win the compensation you need and deserve.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a construction accident, please call us at
1-800-THE-BRONX or email us at .