New Yorkers are run over every day at busy intersections, waiting at bus stops or crossing in crosswalks throughout the 5 boroughs or New York City. Or even in Westchester, on Long Island on sidewalks or crossing the street. Unlike a car, bus or taxi passengers who are inside a vehicle or a motorcyclist who is wearing protective gear, a pedestrian hit by a car is vulnerable to devastating injuries. We have seen people deal with broken bones, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and paralysis, to name a few serious injuries. If someone in a crosswalk or strolling down the street is hit by a car, he or she could be thrown a long distance, crushed under the vehicle’s wheels or pushed into a parked car and be instantly killed. When a child is struck by a car after darting into the street, the parents will need a skilled and determined pedestrian accident lawyer who knows how to pursue full compensation.
Can a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Help me Prove Negligence in My Case?
Being the victim in a pedestrian accident case can be incredibly taxing on your day-to-day life. For many pedestrian accident victims, the injuries sustained in a pedestrian accident can be life-changing. When it comes to filing a personal injury claim, it may be best to seek professional legal help to guide you through your case from beginning to end. Of all of the duties of a pedestrian accident lawyer, one of the most important things they can do to help you is to prove negligence in your case. Negligence is a critical aspect of a pedestrian accident case. Did the alleged negligent party in your case act negligently, leading to your injuries? It can be much harder to prove than you may believe. Proving negligence requires a lot of evidence and effort to achieve. With the help of our law firm, you can prove negligence in your pedestrian accident case with much greater ease. Contact us today at 1-855-RIZZUTO (749-9886) to learn more about your potential accident case.
Do Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Negotiate with the Insurance Company on My Behalf?
Another major role a pedestrian accident attorney can play in your case is handling negotiations with the insurance company to ensure you receive the fairest possible settlement. Insurance adjusters and insurance companies work in their best interests. This means that they often lowball settlement offers to accident victims like you. We can keep them in line and negotiate with them to ensure you receive the best results possible for your pedestrian accident injury.
How Much Does a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Cost?
A lot of pedestrian accident victims can be put off by the potential price of a lawyer. However, many accident lawyers are far more affordable than you may think. You should consider the cost of missing out on potential compensation by not hiring the right injury lawyer for the job. Our law firm has years of experience and will do whatever it takes to ensure you get the justice and treatment you rightfully deserve.
Do I Need to Hire a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer for My Case?
Reckless, speeding, drunk or distracted drivers crash into pedestrians in all types of locations including:
- People hailing cabs
- People coming out of theaters at night
- Commuters getting onto or off of a bus
- Kids on their way to school or walking home from school
- A runner on the shoulder of a road without sidewalks
- An elderly man or woman moving slowly in a crosswalk
- Families in strip mall or shopping center parking lots
- Tourists looking at guidebooks as they cross a street
Pedestrian-vehicle accidents are common occurrences across the region in Long Island, Manhattan, Westchester County, Queens County, Staten Island and Brooklyn. If you walk to work or rely on public transportation or taxis, every time you leave your house, you’re at risk of being injured while walking or killed by an out-of-control car. Even if you think you have the right-of-way at a “Pedestrian Crossing” or “Walk” sign at a green light, you might hear screeching brakes, car horns and people yelling to get out of the way. With so many drivers texting behind the wheel, making cell phone calls while driving or drinking and driving, New York pedestrians are more vulnerable than ever before.
Although hiring a pedestrian accident lawyer isn’t mandated by law, doing so can take the burdens off of your shoulder to get the justice you deserve. Our law firm provides exceptional and client-oriented representation. What this means is that we always keep you in the loop to ensure that you understand every turn of your case. We give you the tools to make informed decisions about your case going forward. Contact us today at 1-855-RIZZUTO (749-9886) to get the tireless representation you deserve for your case. We represent clients throughout all 5 boroughs in New York City, including Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, as well as Westchester County, Nassau County and Suffolk County on Long Island.