If you live in New York City, there is a very good chance you primarily walk or take the subway to reach your destination. Walking is a healthy, cost-efficient means to travel in the City, however, it can sometimes be extremely dangerous. Pedestrians are far more exposed to the elements than any other motorist on the road, which means if they are hit, they will most likely get seriously injured. This is why most people who are injured in pedestrian accidents seek financial compensation to help cover the cost of their medical bills, in-home care, and more. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, here are some of the questions you may have:
What are some of the most frequent causes of pedestrian accidents?
Pedestrian accidents can be caused by any number of factors. For example, inclement weather conditions, such as rain or snow contribute to accidents. Additionally, poor road conditions or negligent road design also sometimes contributes to pedestrian accidents. Occasionally, pedestrian accidents can even be caused by faulty car parts, causing motorists to go skidding off the road. However, the most common cause of pedestrian accidents is driver negligence.
What are some examples of driver negligence?
Some examples of driver negligence are as follows:
- Texting while driving
- Smoking while driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Eating while driving
- Driving while fatigued or drowsy
- Failing to comply with traffic signs and lights
- Disregarding all other rules and regulations of the road
How do I know if I qualify for financial compensation?
To qualify for financial compensation, you must first prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. This is why you must hire an experienced attorney who is ready and willing to help you do so.
How do I prove another party’s negligence?
To prove another party’s negligence, you and your attorney will have to gather a sufficient amount of evidence. You may recover security camera footage of your accident, pictures of the accident, witness statements, medical documentation detailing the extent of your injuries, police reports, and more to help prove your claim.
What is the statute of limitations in New York State?
The statute of limitations in New York State is three years, which means you have three years from the date of your accidents to file a personal injury claim. If you do not, you will most likely be denied the compensation you deserve.
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.