Compensation You May Recover After Being Injured in a Pedestrian Crash
Being involved in a pedestrian accident can lead to agonizing, disabling injuries. These injuries may lead to considerable expenses. Through an injury claim against the liable third party, you may be able to recover compensation for:
- Past, present, and future medical expenses related to the injury
- Home modifications or vehicle modifications needed to improve accessibility
- Lost wages from time spent off of work
- Reduced earning capacity
- Out-of-pocket expenses related to the injuries
You should note that there is a time constraint for filing an injury lawsuit in New York. The statute of limitations is generally three years, per New York Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) §214. In some cases, such as those involving a claim against a municipality, the statute of limitations is shorter.
If you do not file your lawsuit within the applicable statute of limitations, you may be denied compensation. Reach out to Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. today to maximize the amount of time we have to investigate and build your case. Call (631) 451-7900 now.
Losing a Loved One in a Pedestrian Collision
If your loved one has passed away after being struck by a car, you may be able to bring a wrongful death claim against the at-fault party. While a legal claim cannot bring back your loved one, a wrongful death claim may accomplish two important tasks.
First, it may hold the driver accountable for your loved one’s tragic death. Secondly, it may recover financial compensation for qualifying family members who were financially affected by the death.
Wrongful death claims in New York are brought by a personal representative of the deceased person. Damages may include:
- The decedent’s lost wages
- The value of lost services and support the decedent provided
- Funeral and burial costs
- Medical expenses
- Lost inheritance
- Pain and suffering experienced by the decedent before their death
According to New York Estates, Powers & Trusts (EPT) §5-4.1, the wrongful death statute of limitations in New York is generally two years. However, there are also exceptions to this rule, so you may want to consult an attorney to receive individualized guidance regarding the statute of limitations in your case.
Contact Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. Today for a Free Consultation
If you or a loved one was involved in a pedestrian accident in New York, consider hiring a pedestrian accident lawyer serving Freeport from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. to take your case. Our team may help you establish the at-fault party’s negligence, determine the damages you sustained, and pursue financial compensation on your behalf.
Call our office at (631) 451-7900 today for your free case assessment. Our team is equipped to assist clients in Spanish.