What You Need to Know About Pedestrian Accidents in the Bronx

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What You Need to Know About Pedestrian Accidents in the Bronx

There is nothing more jarring than being struck by a motor vehicle as a pedestrian. Unfortunately, these accidents are also oftentimes the most damaging, as pedestrians stand very little chance against a moving motor vehicle. If you are someone who has recently been injured due to no fault of your own, you should continue reading and reach out to our knowledgeable Bronx personal injury attorney to learn more about pedestrian accidents and how our firm can assist you if you’ve been hurt in one. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding the claims process:

How do pedestrian accidents happen?

Pedestrian accidents, like most accidents, are frequently the result of negligence, and generally on the part of other motorists. Some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents are as follows:

  • Motorists failing to notice pedestrians at night
  • Drivers speeding
  • Drivers ignoring traffic signs and lights
  • Driving while under the influence
  • Driving while distracted
  • Driving while fatigued

What should I do if I’m hit as a pedestrian?

If you are hit as a pedestrian, there is a chance that you may not be able to do anything other than awaiting the arrival of emergency services. That being said, if you can, you should do everything in your power to document the facts surrounding your accident. This means taking pictures of the scene of the accident, taking pictures of your injuries, asking anyone who witnessed the accident for their contact information, and ensuring that you receive immediate medical treatment. Finally, you should ensure that you retain the services of a knowledgeable Bronx personal injury lawyer who can work to obtain all other evidence you need to win your personal injury claim.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in NY?

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York State is, generally, three years, which means that in most cases, you will only have three years from the date of your accident to sue the liable party for your injuries. Our firm can begin the claims process on your behalf today–all you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.

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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.

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