New York Personal Injury Lawyers
For Pedestrian Accident Victims
New York can be one of the most hazardous places in the entire nation for pedestrians. Whether they are crossing the street or walking down the sidewalk, the potential of being hit and knocked down by a car is tremendous. There is a large number of pedestrian accidents in this densely populated city that ‘never sleeps.’ Many times, drivers fail to obey the ‘yield to pedestrians’ signs posted along the roadways and other times they may simply be distracted. No matter the cause of the accident, the injuries sustained can be catastrophic. A human being is no match for moving machinery, especially an automobile. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a pedestrian accident, call The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, immediately. Our experienced pedestrian accidents attorneys are dedicated to fighting for the rights of victims and ensuring that they receive the compensation that they deserve for their injuries.
What causes pedestrian accidents?
In a populated area, such as New York, there are a variety of reasons why a pedestrian may be struck or knocked down by a vehicle. Here are some of the most common reasons we see that pedestrians are struck, knocked down, and injured by motor vehicles:
- The driver was not paying attention
- The driver failed to see road signs
- The driver did not use a turn signal
- The driver was impaired by alcohol or another controlled substance
- The driver doesn’t know how to drive
- The driver disobeyed traffic laws
- The driver wasn’t paying attention because they were texting or on the phone
- The driver made a turn without looking for pedestrians
- The driver ran a red light
- The driver was distracted
- The driver was driving too fast for conditions
There are many other reasons why these accidents may occur, and the results are usually tragic, as a motor vehicle can and will do significant damage to the human body.
How much money can I get from my pedestrian accident claim?
The type and amount of damages awarded in these claims will vary with each individual case. The damages will also be significantly impacted by the type and severity of the injuries sustained. Every claim is different and treated on an individual basis. One who is left physically impaired and unable to return to work will have a different claim than someone who sustains serious injuries but is able to make a full recovery. The amount of compensation in a claim will also depend on whether the perpetrator was driving a private vehicle or was on the job at the time of the accident. An experienced New York personal injury lawyer should be able to give you more insight about your specific claim.
What types of damages can I be awarded?
The types of damages awarded will be dictated by the circumstances surrounding your case. Many times, victims can be awarded medical expenses, lost wages, physical impairment, disfigurement, and more. In extreme cases, victims can also be awarded damages for pain and suffering.
How long will it take to resolve my case?
The length of time it takes to resolve a claim will depend on many different factors, such as the number of parties involved. A case that goes to trial will take a little longer to resolve than a case that is settled in the pretrial stage. At The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, our attorneys are tough negotiators who use a thorough approach. Many times they are able to reach a fair and reasonable settlement while avoiding litigation altogether. This will significantly shorten the length of time necessary to resolve your case.
What if my loved one sustained fatal injuries from a pedestrian knockdown accident?
If a pedestrian accident results in a fatality, then you may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. These accidents can be catastrophic and tragic in nature. No amount of money can compensate for the loss of a loved one, but it may help ease the financial burden. The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, will fight diligently for your rights and help win the financial compensation that you deserve for your loss.
How long do I have to file a claim?
The length of time you have to file suit will depend on the type of claim you are filing. The state of New York imposes a two-year statute of limitations on wrongful death claims. This means that you would have two years from the date of your loved one’s unnecessary passing to file a claim.
The statute of limitations on a personal injury claim in New York is three years. However, there are often injuries that may not be immediately apparent. In these cases, you have three years from the date that you should have reasonably known about the injury to file a claim.
If you or a loved one have sustained serious injuries, or you have lost a loved one due to the injuries sustained in a pedestrian accident, call The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, immediately. Our experienced New York personal injury attorneys will investigate thoroughly to ensure that you win the maximum amount of compensation that you deserve.
Call a skilled New York personal injury attorney after a pedestrian accident
The knowledgeable New York personal injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, are committed to helping pedestrian accident victims recover the full amount of compensation available for their injuries. We understand what a delicate and confusing time this can be for you and your family. This is why we offer personal attention and professional representation for the duration of your case. We are dedicated to resolving your pedestrian accident case in a successful and timely fashion while obtaining the maximum amount of compensation available for your loss. You can call the toll free number at (877) 675-4529 to set up your initial consultation, or you can fill out our quick and easy consultation request form and we will get in touch with you shortly.