A pedestrian accident lawyer serving Hicksville from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. may be able to help you seek compensation for your pain and suffering, medical care, lost wages, and other losses if a car hit you on Long Island. Pedestrians struck by cars often suffer serious injuries and may require extensive medical care and rehabilitation before they can return to work and life as they knew it.
Allow Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. to handle the legal work and communications in your settlement negotiations or personal injury lawsuit when we represent you.
Call Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. today at (516) 451-7900. We offer free reviews of pedestrian injury cases. We also handle these cases with our attorney’s fees contingent on securing a payout in your case. In other words, we only get paid if and when you receive compensation.
For a free legal consultation with a pedestrian accidents lawyer serving Hicksville, call 516-451-7900
Drivers Have a Duty of Care to Pedestrians New York
According to New York Vehicle and Traffic Law (VAT) §1146, drivers in New York have a duty to drive in a careful manner that helps to protect pedestrians and prevent injuries. This is in addition to following all traffic laws and exercising the due caution required of all drivers when they are behind the wheel.
When a driver does make a careless or reckless mistake and strikes a pedestrian with their vehicle, they may be held legally liable if they violated one or more of these laws.
A pedestrian accident lawyer serving Hicksville from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. may be able to help you prove the motorist caused your injuries and is, therefore, responsible for your damages.
Call Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. today at (516) 451-7900 to discuss your legal options with a member of our team in a free consultation.
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Paths for Pursuing Compensation
Based on the facts of your case and the severity of your injuries, you may have one or more options for holding the at-fault motorist responsible and pursuing a settlement or award in your case.
- For relatively minor injuries, you may be able to file a claim based on the motorist’s no-fault insurance coverage and receive basic coverage for medical care costs and a portion of your lost wages.
- For serious injuries or permanent impairments, you may be able to pursue a bodily injury claim based on the at-fault driver’s liability insurance policy and recover a wider range of damages.
The Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. team can determine if you qualify to file a fault-based claim and hold the motorist who hit you accountable for your expenses, injuries, and intangible losses.
If so, a pedestrian accident lawyer serving Hicksville from our firm may be able to gather evidence to prove your case and file the claim on your behalf. It may be possible to negotiate a settlement in your case, or we may need to take your case to trial to try to secure a payout based on your losses.
Recoverable Damages in a Pedestrian Collision Case
While no-fault coverage may payout to cover your basic damages such as medical care up to the policy limits and a portion of your missed pay, these may only represent a fraction of the damages a pedestrian suffers when struck by a car. This is why the law allows injured pedestrians to bring a suit against the at-fault driver to recover for pain and suffering and other losses not covered by no-fault.
In a third-party liability claim, you typically have to prove that the responsible party caused the collision and your injuries. Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. can take care of this step when we represent you.
The recoverable damages in this type of case may include:
- Current medical care costs and related expenses
- Future medical needs related to your injuries
- Current and future lost wages and benefits
- Reduced ability to earn wages if you have long-term or permanent injuries
- Pain and suffering damages
- Other intangible losses
Wrongful Death Damages
Unfortunately, some pedestrians suffer fatal injuries when hit by a car. If a member of your family passed away under such circumstances, a different set of damages may be recovered in a wrongful death lawsuit. Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. also handles wrongful death cases and invites you to call our firm to discuss your case with a member of our team today.
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Time Limits on Pursuing Damages
New York State law generally gives victims three years to file a personal injury lawsuit under New York Civil Practice Law and Rules (CVP) §214. For wrongful death lawsuits, the deadline is generally two years under New York Estates, Powers, and Trust (EPT) §5-4.1. However, there may be exceptions to these statutes of limitations, especially when the victim is a minor or when the at-fault party is a government agency or municipality.
For example, if a government employee hits you while working, you may have as little as 90 days to notify the agency of your intent to seek damages for bodily injuries. Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. encourages you to reach out to us for a collision review as soon as you can so that we can inform you about what specific deadlines pertain to your case.
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At Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P., we strive to provide the best service possible to our clients, including answering your questions and being available for status updates when you want them. When we work together, a pedestrian accident lawyer serving Hicksville from our firm can coordinate the legal work in your case while you concentrate on your recovery.
Get started today by calling Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. at (516) 451-7900 for a free, no-obligation consultation on your case. We can also assist callers in Spanish if it is needed.
Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. handles many cases on a contingency-fee basis with no up-front payments necessary.