Pedestrian accidents are far from uncommon here in NYC, and if you or a loved one has sustained serious injuries in one, you should strongly consider reaching out to a knowledgeable Manhattan car accident lawyer as soon as you can. These accidents are frequently devastating, and anyone hurt in such an accident deserves competent and skilled legal representation in their corner. Continue reading and reach out to our firm to learn more about what we can do for you. Here are some of the questions you may have:
Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in NYC
Pedestrian accidents can occur for a variety of reasons, but they are most often caused by negligence on the part of motorists here in NYC. Some of the frequent causes of pedestrian accidents are as follows:
- Driving while intoxicated
- Ignoring traffic signals
- Driving while distracted
- Poor lighting
- Driving while fatigued
- Inclement weather conditions
What should I do if I’m a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle?
If you are struck by a motor vehicle, there’s a strong chance you won’t be able to do anything other than await the arrival of emergency services. However, if you can, you should call the police, take pictures of the accident, collect witness contact information, get the other driver’s insurance information, and keep a copy of all medical documents pertaining to your injuries. Finally, you should hire a knowledgeable New York City pedestrian accident lawyer who can help you bring your personal injury claim.
Will I have to take my case to court?
In most cases, personal injury claims won’t have to go to trial. Typically, when we file a personal injury claim, we can attain a favorable settlement outside of the courtroom setting, but there’s no guarantee of this. Sometimes, insurance companies will hold out and insist on a lowball settlement that doesn’t fully compensate an accident victim. In this case, if we believe it’s the right move, we can take your case to trial and fight for the full and fair compensation you deserve.
For further questions, give us a call or contact us online today so we can begin working on your case.
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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.