Do I Qualify for Compensation if I’ve Been Injured in an NYC Pedestrian Accident?

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Do I Qualify for Compensation if I’ve Been Injured in an NYC Pedestrian Accident?

If you were walking down the street and were suddenly struck by a moving vehicle, there is a good chance you are now severely injured. This is one of the most frightening and damaging types of motor vehicle accidents because you are essentially completely unprotected. If you were injured in a pedestrian accident due to another motorist’s negligence, you must do everything in your power to recover the financial compensation you deserve. This compensation may be used to cover your lost wages, medical bills, in-home care, and more. Here are some of the questions you may have about pedestrian accidents and how our NYC personal injury lawyer can help if you’ve been hurt in one:

What are some common NYC pedestrian accident causes?

Pedestrian accidents happen for many different reasons. Inclement weather conditions, such as ice or heavy snow, or even heavy rain may all contribute to a motor vehicle sliding out of control and into a pedestrian. Low visibility, such as dim or no lighting in necessary areas also may contribute to pedestrian accidents. Poor road design or conditions, such as potholes play a part, and even defective car parts may be the culprit. Whatever the case may be, the primary cause of pedestrian accidents is always driver negligence.

How may I recover compensation after being injured?

The main thing you need to know when it comes to recovering compensation is whether or not you are able to prove another party’s negligence. Here are some examples of negligent driving behavior:

  • Texting while driving
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Eating, smoking or navigating directions while driving
  • Excessive speed
  • Disciplining children while driving
  • Fatigued or drowsy driving
  • Failing to check blind spots
  • Failing to comply with traffic signs, lights, and other rules of the road

If you are injured by a motorist guilty of behaving in any of these negligent ways, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible. You will most likely qualify for compensation. While an attorney will help you prove the other party’s negligence, there are a few things you can do on your own as well. First, if you or a security camera records the incident or its aftermath, this will drastically boost your chances of proving your claim. Additionally, it is extremely important that you seek medical help immediately after the incident occurred. Not only will you need medical treatment, but a medical professional will then provide you with the necessary medical documentation regarding your injuries that you may also use to prove your claim, if necessary.

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