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Albany Pedestrian Car Accident Attorney

Pedestrians and Bicyclists Hit by Cars

Upstate New York Personal Injury Lawyers

Drivers accused of running into a pedestrian will blame the victim, the glare of the sun, an obstructed view or anything but themselves. If your family member was struck by a car, a lawyer experienced with these cases can keep the focus on the carelessness or recklessness of the driver.

The Law Offices of Hacker Murphy, LLP, has handled many car-pedestrian and car-bicycle accidents in 20 years of personal injury litigation, including wrongful death lawsuits for fatal accidents. Our attorneys work diligently to establish fault and convince the insurance companies to award full and fair compensation for the devastation.

If a loved one was badly hurt in a bicycle or pedestrian accident, contact us now.

We work fast to obtain witness statements, examine the vehicle, preserve debris and document conditions at the site of the accident, with the help of expert investigators if necessary. We are skilled at establishing the failure to yield, lane change, illegal turn, sudden right turn or other kinds of aggressive or inattentive driving that led to impact.

Our veteran trial lawyers are well aware of the drastic injuries to pedestrians and bike riders hit by cars: head trauma, spinal cord injuries, broken limbs, severe lacerations and secondary injuries from striking the pavement. We know that the initial settlement offers will not cover the damage; our lawyers prepare a comprehensive case that includes future medical care, lost earning capacity, pain and suffering, and other appropriate damages.

Under New York law, the actions of the victim do matter. Crossing against a light, jaywalking or other comparative negligence can reduce compensation. In such cases, we believe that our experience can make the difference between partial recovery and no recovery. If we can prove that the driver was reckless or grossly negligent — racing, intoxicated, texting while driving, speeding in a residential zone, etc. — we may yet recover total compensation.

If the driver fled the scene without being identified, we will pursue compensation under the family's underinsured/uninsured motorist policy or other avenues.

Albany Pedestrian Car Accident Attorney • Troy Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Our practice welcomes clients from the Capital District and Upstate, Central New York and the Hudson Valley. Call 866-919-9031 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation.

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  • James E. Hacker

    Jim has a reputation second to none in personal injury law. His record of verdicts and settlements is very impressive.

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  • David R. Murphy

    David heads our commercial real estate and property tax law division. He has written extensively in the area of tax certiorari & more.

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  • John F. Harwick

    Our business collection efforts are led by partner John Harwick. He has practiced in commercial litigation for more than 15 years. has extensive experience regarding real property executions, sheriff's sales and other collection-related topics.

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  • Patrick L. Seely Jr.

    Patrick handles Property Tax Litigation and eminent domain and condemnation proceedings for land owners and municipal authorities alike.

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  • Cathy L. Drobny

    Cathy works in Property Tax Litigation before Administration Boards of Assessment Review and the New York State Courts.

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Location Albany, NY

Hacker Murphy, LLP
7 Airport Park Boulevard
Latham NY 12110

Phone: 518-213-3710
Toll Free: 866-919-9031
Fax: 518-783-8101
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Hacker Murphy, LLP
99 Pine Street, Suite 108
Albany NY 12207

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