Pedestrian And Bicycle Accidents

Kingston Pedestrian Accident Attorneys


At Basch & Keegan LLP, we represent some of the most vulnerable people on the roads: Pedestrians and bicycle riders. On average, there are over 300 deaths as a result of motor vehicle accidents according to

When a person who is walking or biking is hit by a car, the damages are often catastrophic. Pedestrians and cyclists have little to protect them from the impact of a collision and can sustain severe and life-threatening injuries in accidents. As a result, victims and their families are left with extensive financial responsibilities in the wake of a tragedy.

Our pedestrian and bicycle accident attorneys in Kingston can help you if you or a loved one was injured in a collision. We understand what it takes to recover the compensation you deserve and are prepared to apply our experience and knowledge to your case.

Contact us online or call (845) 251-4545 to discuss your case during a free initial consultation.

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in Kingston

Drivers are required to yield to the right-of-way to pedestrians in most situations. However, drivers often fail to watch for pedestrians at intersections and when turning onto another street. Speeding is also a major cause of pedestrian accidents, as fast speeds make it more difficult for drivers to see pedestrians and to stop in time to avoid an accident.

Other causes of pedestrian accidents include:

  • Drunk driving

  • Drivers rolling through stop signs

  • Drivers making unsafe U-turns

  • Poorly timed crosswalk signals

  • Poor sidewalk conditions

  • Trees, posts, and other obstructions

  • Street repair and construction sites

In many cases, pedestrian accidents should never have happened. We work to hold distracted and irresponsible drivers accountable for their behavior behind the wheel.


Sadly, many bicycle accidents are the result of preventable, reckless behavior by car and truck drivers. Drivers who fail to observe their surroundings or practice safe driving can seriously endanger cyclists.

Common causes of bicycle accidents include:

  • “Dooring” (when a driver opens their door into a bicyclist

  • Unsafe lane changes

  • Distracted driving

  • Road conditions

  • Poor bike maintenance and repair

  • Defective or insufficient safety equipment

  • Alcohol intoxication and drug use by drivers

The negligence of car and truck drivers can cause severe injury to cyclists. Bicycle riders may sustain injuries such as broken bones, traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury, lacerations, and bruising, among other injuries. The injuries caused by bicycle accidents often require expensive medical treatment, and can contribute to additional costs such as lost wages. Bicycle accident victims may also sustain non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering.

Contact Kingston's Trusted Pedestrian and Bicycle Accident Lawyers Today

We fight for victims of pedestrian and bicycle accidents. If you or someone you love has been injured in a pedestrian or bicycle accident in Greene, Dutchess, Ulster, or any surrounding county, contact Basch & Keegan LLP today for a free initial consultation. We get proven results for our clients.

Call us 24/7 at (845) 251-4545 or complete our contact form to schedule a free consultation.

Client Testimonials

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    “Above everything, John and Katie showed genuine concern for me and my family. It’s clear how passionate John is about his work and doing what’s best for his clients.”

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    “Throughout the 2+ years, Maureen Keegan continued to persevere on my behalf, contacting doctors, etc. and continually informing me of the status of my case.”

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    “John was quick to respond, helpful and honest regarding my situation and the questions I had. Also easy to talk to which is always appreciated!”

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    “Everyone in the firm was pleasant. Thank you for helping to achieve this victorious win! I highly recommend this amazing firm!”

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What sets us apart?

  • Here to Help Win the Fight

    Backed by our experience and insight, we’ve become known for taking on the toughest claims. If you or someone you love has been injured by the negligence or wrongful acts of another, we’re here to help you fight for the justice you deserve.

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    At Basch & Keegan LLP, we have the resources and experience to help victims level the playing field with even the most powerful adversaries – and we have the record of success to back it up.

  • HERE TO HELP When You’re Hurt

    We serve as the support system you can rely on as you begin your recovery. We go the extra mile to ensure you can focus on getting better while we work on the legal aspects of your claim.

  • HERE TO HELP Regardless of Who You Ask

    We place an emphasis on personal attention. This approach allows us to create legal strategies custom-tailored to each client’s unique circumstances and has earned us the respect of our peers.

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    Our Kingston-based lawyers have deep roots in the community and a lengthy history of giving back to Ulster County. When the community needs us, we are always here to help.

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