Causes of Pedestrian Collisions
There are many causes of pedestrian accidents. Common causes include:
- Driver inattention or distraction.
- Pedestrian distraction.
- Aggression or recklessness.
- Drunk driving.
- Improper merging or unexpected turns.
- Traffic signal issues.
- Unclear or obscured signage.
- Crowded sidewalks and crosswalks.
- Sudden changes in traffic patterns.
- Mechanical failures.
A pedestrian accident lawyer serving Brookhaven can help you determine the causes of your pedestrian accident so that you can evaluate your damages and file a claim if your case warrants one. Call Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. at (631) 451-7900 to learn more.
Compensation for Pedestrian Collisions
Motorists should drive cautiously and with respect for pedestrians, especially in highly populated areas. A pedestrian collision caused by a motorist’s failure to exercise due caution on the road may cause the motorist to be held liable for the pedestrian’s damages. Depending on the circumstances of your case, compensation sometimes includes the following:
- Lost income from missing work
- Medical care costs
- Diagnostic testing and medication costs
- Funeral and burial costs, in the case of a pedestrian fatality
Photo or video evidence—as well as eyewitness testimony—can often help to back up claims in a pedestrian accident. Police reports, the results of medical testing, and the testimony of a doctor may also be helpful in supporting your claim.
Contact Us for Legal Assistance
If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident, Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. may be able to assist you. A pedestrian accident lawyer serving Brookhaven can provide you with legal guidance and will walk you through the different legal options you have. Please contact our team at (631) 451-7900 for a free case evaluation.
We take cases on a contingency-fee-basis, so you pay nothing upfront. We only collect if you win a claim. Do not hesitate to contact us if you need assistance or have questions about pedestrian accidents. We provide services in Spanish as well, so please call today.