Drivers in New York have an obligation to yield to pedestrians at intersections and obey other rules of the road. If they fail to live up to this obligation and injure a pedestrian in a collision, they may be legally liable for the victim’s injuries under New York’s personal injury laws.
If a negligent driver injured you under such circumstances, Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. may be able to help you. Whether you were on foot, on a bicycle, or on another device such as a scooter, a pedestrian accident lawyer servicing Babylon from our firm may be able to represent you.
You may already be in the process of dealing with insurance companies, or you may simply be wondering if your injuries qualify you to take legal action and what the next steps may be. Either way, Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. invites you to call our firm for a free consultation on your case at (631) 451-7900.
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Laws and Liability in Pedestrian Collisions in New York
New York is clear about the rules that drivers have to obey to keep pedestrian road users safe. For example:
- Per New York Vehicle and Traffic Law (VAT) §1151, drivers must yield the right of way to pedestrians at certain intersections.
- Per VAT §1234, bicyclists have a right to use the roadways in certain situations.
- Per VAT §1146, drivers must exercise “due care” to avoid collisions with pedestrians and bicyclists.
These laws may be key to establishing liability in your personal injury case. When Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. represents you, we can evaluate your collision and determine who was at fault based on New York’s traffic laws. We can also gather evidence to demonstrate the responsible party’s liability. This may include:
- Video of the collision from any available security, CCTV, or dashcam footage.
- Photos of the scene of the collision.
- Statements from witnesses.
- The police report.
- Your medical records.
- Testimony from crash reconstruction experts.
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Injuries When a Vehicle Hits a Pedestrian
Even at low speeds, a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian can result in serious injuries. These may include:
- Internal bleeding or organ damage
- Broken bones or fractures
- Ligament damage
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Back or spinal injuries
- Cuts, scrapes, and bruises
If a car hit you, we recommend seeing a doctor as soon as possible after your collision. A doctor can examine, diagnose, and begin treating your injuries. Seeing a doctor soon after your collision can also help establish the origin of your injuries with evidence from your medical record.
Building Your Case for Compensation
When you work with a pedestrian accident lawyer servicing Babylon from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P., we can take over the legal work in your case so that you can focus your time on your treatment and recovery. The legal services we provide include:
- Answering any questions you have, and providing legal advice and updates throughout the process.
- Communicating with all parties on your behalf
- Investigating your collision and collecting evidence of liability
- Evaluating your damages
- Handling settlement negotiations with the responsible party’s insurance company
- Bringing your case to trial, if necessary
To learn more about these services in a free consultation of your case with a member of the Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. team, call us today at (631) 451-7900.
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Recoverable Damages in Personal Injury Cases
Depending on the nature of your injuries and other factors, the compensation for the following damages may be available in your case:
- Emergency room care, ambulance fees, and hospital stays
- Current and future costs of treatment
- Lost wages for any time where your injuries prevent you from going to work
- Reduced earning capacity if you can no longer work the same job
- Pain and suffering
Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. can hire medical and vocational experts to testify about the value of these damages as we build your case.
We Also Handle Wrongful Death Cases
If your loved one lost their life in a pedestrian collision in Babylon, please accept our condolences. Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. also helps surviving family members pursue compensation for damages in wrongful death cases. This may include funeral costs, pre-death medical care, and loss of household income.
The Deadlines for Filing a Lawsuit in New York
When considering legal action for your injuries, it is important to be aware of the deadline that pertains to your right to sue, also known as the statute of limitations.
Per New York Civil Practice Law and Rules (CVP) §214, you generally have three years to file a personal injury lawsuit in New York. Per New York Estates, Powers and Trusts Law (EPT) §5-4.1, you generally have two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit. In either case, there may be exceptions that could significantly shorten your deadline, such as when bringing a lawsuit against a municipality.
Failing to act within your statute of limitations means that you may lose your right to sue and your ability to recover compensation at a trial. For details on what specific deadlines pertain to your case, contact our firm today.
Call for Your Free Consultation
The team at Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. understands the uncertainty and frustration that can accompany a pedestrian collision. You may have multiple concerns as you juggle your physical recovery, missed paychecks, and the insurance claims process.
A pedestrian accident lawyer servicing Babylon from our office can relieve you of the stress of legal work in your case when we represent you. For a free case review with a member of our team, call us today at (631) 451-7900. We can go over your collision, your injuries, and your legal options. We also assist clients in Spanish.
Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. offers representation on a contingency-fee-basis. If we work together on your case, this means that there will be no advanced payments due, and we will not collect attorney fees unless and until you recover compensation in a settlement offer or lawsuit.