If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a pedestrian collision, you might be entitled to financial compensation for your damages.
An East Hampton pedestrian accident lawyer from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P., can help you bring an injury case against the liable party. We can gather evidence, identify who is legally responsible for the crash, and advocate on your behalf during settlement negotiations or a trial.
For a free legal consultation with a pedestrian accidents lawyer serving East Hampton, call 516-451-7900
Negligence Often Causes Pedestrian Collisions
The term “negligence” refers to carelessness or recklessness. When a party’s negligent actions cause someone to be hurt or killed, the negligent party may be liable for damages.
Negligent driving is a top cause of pedestrian collisions in New York. Negligent drivers may:
- Use a cellphone while driving
- Divert their attention from driving
- Ignore traffic signs and signals
- Drive above the posted speed limit
- Fail to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk
- Drive while too sleepy to drive safely
- Drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Drive too fast for poor weather or road conditions
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Damages You May Be Entitled to
A human is no match for a motor vehicle. Pedestrian collisions often result in painful, often deadly injuries. Traumatic brain injuries, spine injuries, broken bones, and internal organ damage are just some of the injuries suffered by pedestrian crash victims.
A third-party claim or personal injury lawsuit may allow you to recover financial compensation for your injuries. You could receive compensation for your monetary losses as well as the non-financial harm caused by the collision.
The medical bills incurred by a pedestrian collision can be massive. You may be able to recover financial compensation for medical expenses related to:
- Emergency room care
- Ambulance transportation
- Hospital bills
- Physical or occupational therapy
- X-rays and other medical tests
- Medical devices
- Psychological treatment
- Additional medical care needed to treat your injuries
Lost Wages From Missed Work and Impairment to Your Earning Capacity
Pedestrian collision injuries often require the injured person to miss work. When you miss work because of your injuries, we can help you recover compensation for your lost wages. Past and future lost wages may be recoverable.
A severely injured pedestrian may suffer from physical or mental impairments for years after the collision. This may prevent them from ever returning to work. If long-term or permanent disability resulted from your crash, you could recover compensation for the harm to your income-earning ability.
Pain and Suffering
Being struck by a motor vehicle is a very traumatizing experience to go through. The physical and mental scars from a pedestrian collision can last a lifetime.
You may be entitled to financial compensation for the non-economic damages resulting from the crash, including:
- Physical pain
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Disfigurement and scarring
How a Pedestrian Collision Lawyer From Our Firm Can Help
If you are recovering from a pedestrian collision or your loved one’s death, the last thing you should have to worry about is complicated legal paperwork or settlement negotiations. Let a lawyer from Rosenberg & Gluc, L.L.P. serving East Hampton handle your case for you.
Our team knows how to build a powerful case and fight for compensation on your behalf. While making your case, we can use evidence including:
- Photographs and videos of the crash scene
- Footage from dash cameras, red-light cameras, or security cameras
- Police reports
- Medical records
- Damage to the vehicle that hit you
- The results of the driver’s blood alcohol concentration test or drug test
- Testimony from eyewitnesses to the collision
- Testimony from your friends and family who can attest to the severity of your injuries
- Testimony from medical experts, crash reconstruction specialists, and other relevant professionals
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Legal Remedies for Families Who Lost a Loved One in a Fatal Pedestrian Crash
If your loved one died following a pedestrian collision, our law firm can help you bring a wrongful death case on their behalf. A wrongful death case can help you hold the negligent driver or another at-fault party accountable for your loved one’s death.
A wrongful death case may also allow you to recover damages.
Damages you can recover in a wrongful death action include:
- Costs related to your loved one’s funeral and burial
- Medical expenses incurred between the collision and your loved one’s death
- Lost wages suffered between the collision and your loved one’s death
- The lost services and support your loved one provided
- The loss of parental nurturing suffered by children
- Lost inheritance suffered by children
- Your loved one’s pain and suffering
Shared Fault for a Pedestrian Collision
New York injury and death cases are subject to a legal doctrine called comparative negligence. This means that even if your actions or the actions of your deceased loved one somehow contributed to the collision, you may still have a valid case.
You could still be entitled to compensation for your damages even if you were jaywalking or did not look before you crossed the street. If your negligence or your loved one’s negligence played a role in the collision, the damages you may recover diminish proportionally.
For example, if you are 20 percent liable for the collision and the driver is 80 percent responsible, you could still recover 80 percent of the damages you sustained.
Contact Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P., for a Free Consultation
If you or a loved one was the victim of a pedestrian collision, you might be able to claim damages. You could receive compensation for medical or funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and more.
An East Hampton pedestrian accident lawyer from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P., can advocate on your behalf throughout your case.
There is generally a three-year statute of limitations for personal injury cases (CVP §214) and a two-year statute of limitations for wrongful death cases (EPT §5-4.1). However, some cases are subject to shorter deadlines, so speak with our firm for personalized guidance.
Call our office at (631) 451-7900 for a free, confidential case evaluation today. We can help clients in Spanish as well.