New York Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Representing Injured Clients With Compassion and Determination
Pedestrian accident victims often have to suffer the consequences of someone else’s negligence for a long time after their accident has occurred. Injured pedestrians are known for suffering serious injuries. Common pedestrian accident injuries include traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, road rash, lacerations, neck injuries, leg fracture, and more. While the human body can take a lot of punishment when it comes to pedestrian accidents, fatal accidents involving pedestrians occur a lot more than you should think. Fatal pedestrian accidents are tragic. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident contact an attorney at our firm now for a free consultation.
We understand the negative impact a pedestrian accident can have on you. That is why we work diligently to make sure you and your family receive compensation and justice for pedestrian accidents caused by careless drivers, poorly maintained roadways, dangerous intersections, construction site safety issues, vehicular defects, drunk or reckless drivers, and more. For legal representation and advice on how to best move forward with your case, contact Mark E. Seitelman Law Offices, P.C. today at 212-962-2649.
How Do Pedestrian Accidents Occur?
Pedestrian accident cases involving a motor vehicle happen for a variety of reasons. Some are the fault of the driver while others are completely out of their control.
Pedestrians, unfortunately, can be difficult to see at times due to a lack of lighting or other weather conditions that make it more difficult for drivers to see pedestrians crossing the street. Other common causes include poor roadway design, construction zones, obstruction by snow and ice, inadequate signage, distracted driving, drunk driving, and speeding among many other causes.
New York is known for its densely populated city. Many pedestrians are at risk of suffering severe injuries due to vehicle accidents. The consequences of pedestrian accidents can be extremely costly which is why it is important for pedestrians who have suffered serious injuries due to another party’s negligence to hire an attorney immediately. Our firm has helped many pedestrians overcome significant injuries and get on track toward a successful financial outcome.
Our New York personal injury attorneys will make sure you receive all the compensation you deserve after suffering harm in a pedestrian accident. Allow us to act as your advocate while we work diligently on your case.
How Much Financial Compensation Can I Recover?
Injured pedestrians hurt in motor vehicle accidents can claim various damages including:
Medical expenses: Medical expenses such as medical bills, therapy, and rehabilitation can be recovered by accident victims. There is no cap on the amount you would receive for medical expenses incurred as a result of your injuries.
Lost wages: You may also be entitled to compensation if you or a loved one were injured and lost time from work as a result of the injuries sustained in an accident with another person’s vehicle. Lost wages can include money earned by those who are self-employed as well.
Loss of quality of life: Pedestrian accidents that cause serious injuries such as broken bones, spinal cord injuries, or traumatic brain injuries do not just affect the victim they also impact everyone around them. A family member will likely take off time from work to care for their loved one and earn less income than before.
Pain and suffering: If you or a loved one suffered pain, anguish, anxiety, loss of enjoyment of life, etc., then you are entitled to claim these damages in your personal injury case. These are intangible losses that can be difficult to put a price on but they are recognized by the courts in New York when determining how much money the injured pedestrian is owed.
The size of your compensation depends on factors including the severity of your injuries, the current state of medical advancements for treating it, age at the time of accident or death, life expectancy, income level prior to the accident, permanent disability status post-accident, future loss of earnings potential if you are unable to return to work following an accident due to your injuries, among other things. No matter what type of case we handle our lawyers will fight tirelessly to protect your rights.
What are the Benefits of Hiring a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer?
Reckless drivers operating motor vehicles pose a serious threat to pedestrians. If you’ve suffered a serious injury as a pedestrian crossing the street, we can help you hold the negligent driver accountable for the recklessness. We can prove the extent of your injuries and negotiate a favorable settlement with the driver’s insurance company to ensure you are compensated for your damages. You can have peace of mind knowing you’re being represented by competent counsel who has successfully won many cases just like yours.
Are All Personal Injury Attorneys the Same?
All pedestrian accident attorneys are not the same. There are many things you should consider before hiring an attorney to represent you in your case. Look for a personal injury lawyer who is experienced, local, and well-respected by other lawyers, clients, and legal organizations. Our New York law firm has demonstrated success in numerous claims just like yours which is why we are confident that your case will be handled with professionalism from start to finish. Reach out to Mark E. Seitelman Law Offices, P.C. at 212-962-2649 to learn more about your legal options going forward.