Walker & Mackenzie, P.C. • Attorneys at Law

Pedestrian Knockdowns & Bicycle Accidents

In only one second for a tragic accident to happen. However, its consequences may become life changing. If you or your loved one was struck by a car as a pedestrian or was injured in a bicycle accident, he/she may be entitled to a financial compensation for his/her pain and suffering.

Walker & Mackenzie, P.C. prides itself in providing diligent, meticulous and zealous representation to its clients who have been injured as a result of a pedestrian knockdown or bicycle accident. Our attorneys achieve fair and just results for our clients because at Walker & Mackenzie, P.C. we see the bigger picture and strive to fully understand exactly how the accident changed our client’s life.

After being restricted due to COVID-19 for months, Long Islanders of all ages are finally able to enjoy their walks, jogs and bike rides.

While walking or riding a bicycle can bring a lot of health benefits, it can pose just as many dangers to your safety. Unfortunately, according to the CDC:

  • “[i]n 2017, 5,977 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States. That’s about one death every 88 minutes;
  • additionally, an estimated 137,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency departments for nonfatal crash-related injuries in 2017.2 Per trip, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car crash.”​

What causes these disturbing statistics? Usually, it is distracted driving, driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, violation of traffic control devices and hit and run incidents.

Common injuries, resulting from pedestrian knockdowns and bicycle accidents include foot, knee, ankle, leg and hip trauma, fractures, torn ligaments and tendons, dislocations, neck and back injuries, spinal cord injuries, concussions and traumatic brain injuries.


To prevent such accidents, Walker & Mackenzie, P.C. encourages everyone to follow these basic safety guidelines:

  • Pay attention to your surroundings;
  • Avoid looking at your phone or utilizing headphones while walking/riding a bicycle;
  • Avoid walking or riding a bicycle if you consumed any drugs or alcohol as your judgment and/or coordination may be impaired;
  • be visible: carry a flashlight, wear reflective or colorful clothing;
  • cross streets within designated crosswalks;
  • walk on sidewalks;
  • if no sidewalk is available, walk/ride bicycle on the shoulder facing traffic;
  • stay alert.

If you were injured in a pedestrian knockdown or in a bicycle accident, contact Walker & Mackenzie, P.C. for a free consultation. When it comes to injures caused by a motor vehicle, time is of the essence. Our attorneys are available 24/7. We are here to help you get your life back on track.