According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, there were over 6,500 pedestrian accident fatalities in the U.S. in 2019 alone. This is a disturbing number, however, it is not an entirely shocking one. In today’s day and age, people seem more distracted than ever on the road, which almost always leads to serious accidents. If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident, please continue reading and speak with our experienced New York City personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you.
How do pedestrian accidents happen?
Pedestrian accidents happen for a variety of reasons, though most commonly they are the result of driver negligence. Texting and driving, driving under the influence, and speeding are all common causes of car accidents. However, more recently we are also seeing a spike in pedestrian injuries as a result of negligent cyclists failing to observe the rules and regulations of the road throughout New York City. No matter the cause of your accident, if someone else is to blame, you most likely have a shot at recovering financial compensation via a personal injury claim.
Can I sue someone for injuring me as a pedestrian?
Pedestrian accidents are among the most gruesome auto accidents, as people stand little chance against a moving car, truck, or another motor vehicle. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, you are most likely now looking to sue the party responsible for your pain and suffering. Our firm is here to help. When you hire our firm, you will receive the personalized attention and quality legal services you deserve.
Our firm can use pictures of the accident, medical documents, police reports, witness statements and more to prove your claim. Additionally, in many cases, we can subpoena security camera footage on your behalf as well.
How long do I have to file a personal injury claim in New York City?
If you have recently sustained an injury at the hands of a negligent party, you will have three years from the date of your accident to sue. Though this may sound like a lot of time, the truth is, the sooner you file your claim, the quicker we can help you win the compensation you need to make a full recovery. We are here to help–all you have to do is ask.
Contact our experienced New York City firm
Our entire legal team is dedicated to providing the advice you need and the personalized attention you deserve. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, call 212-421-0300 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with a New York City personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to financial compensation, which can help you on your road to recovery.