In 2017, 5,977 pedestrians were fatally injured in car crashes across the U.S., according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Accounting for 16% of all traffic collision fatalities, most pedestrians are struck by the front end of vehicles in collisions.
Pedestrian accidents can lead to catastrophic injuries because of the lack of pedestrian protection. As a pedestrian, a collision with a vehicle exposes your entire body to the full impact of the crash. If you or someone you love was injured in a pedestrian accident in Long Beach, you might be entitled to financial compensation from the at-fault driver.
When our personal injury team fights for your financial recovery, a pedestrian accident lawyer serving Long Beach might be able to help you prove the cause of your injuries and the costs you endured. Contact the client intake team at Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. by calling (516) 451-7900 today.
For a free legal consultation with a pedestrian accidents lawyer serving Long Beach, call 516-451-7900
Pedestrian Accident Injuries
The police officer who investigates your collision may make an initial determination of the severity of your injuries and note any fatalities. When you are injured in a pedestrian accident in Long Beach, New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (NYSDMV) guidelines categorize your injuries according to their severity. DMV data uses the following categories to define injuries:
- Fatal injuries that occur either immediately or within 30 days of the collision
- Severe injuries, including head injuries, broken limbs, and loss of consciousness
- Clearly visible injuries, including open wounds, abrasions, and lacerations
- Less visible injuries, including hysteria, nausea, and physical pain
We may use the injury classifications on your crash report and the details in your medical records and bills to prove the degree of your injuries. Our legal team may ask for copies of your medical records to ascertain the severity of your injuries and the cost of your required treatments. We might be able to help you recoup these costs by filing a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver.
Recover the Cost of Your Pedestrian Accident Injuries
As a pedestrian involved in a collision with a vehicle, you might sustain injuries that range from minor to catastrophic. The cost of treating your injuries can also be significant. A pedestrian accident lawyer serving Long Beach might help you understand the types and amounts of recoverable damages New York Insurance (ISC) §5102 allows you to recover. You may be eligible for compensation of your:
- Medical care
- Hospital admissions
- Necessary surgery
- Ambulance fees
- Diagnostic exams
- Prescription drugs
- Physical therapy
- Loss of earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Mental distress
- Emotional anguish
Obtain copies of all emergency and follow-up medical bills related to your injuries. Because these bills might come from a variety of sources, you might find it difficult to track down and obtain all related medical providers and treatment facilities.
If you hire us, we can help ensure all medical costs are accounted for prior to assigning a monetary value to your potential compensation package. Contact the case assessment team at Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. by calling (516) 451-7900 when you are ready to discuss the financial value of your personal injury lawsuit.
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The Benefits of Hiring a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
A personal injury lawsuit requires a large amount and variety of paperwork and other forms of proof to establish your right to monetary compensation from the at-fault driver. You do not have to prepare your lawsuit, prove the negligence of the at-fault driver, and establish the cost and validity of your lawsuit on your own. Our client support team can:
- Explain personal injury law
- Glean details from your crash report
- Determine the value of your injuries
- Negotiate with the at-fault driver
- Build an effective case file
- Obtain and submit insurance forms
- Ensure timely filing of your lawsuit
We might also be able to negotiate a favorable financial settlement that helps you avoid a lengthy trial. If we cannot reach a settlement agreement, our team can represent you at trial.
Ensure Your Lawsuit Is Filed on Time
After a pedestrian collision in Long Beach, you might have the legal ability to file a civil lawsuit against the at-fault driver. If you were injured or a loved one was fatally injured, New York State law might impose one of several time limits on your right to file a lawsuit:
- New York Civil Practice Law and Rules (CVP) §214 generally limits your ability to file a personal injury lawsuit to three years, starting from the date the collision occurs.
- New York Estates, Powers, and Trusts (EPT) §5-4.1 generally limits your ability to file a wrongful death lawsuit to two years, starting from the date of your loved one’s demise.
In addition to these general timelines, there might be certain exceptions that could shorten the deadline, such as suing a municipality. Establishing the correct timeline after a collision can be complicated. A lawyer on our team can help you understand the statute of limitations in relation to your potential lawsuit. Given adequate notice, we may also help you ensure your lawsuit is compliant.
You Are Not Alone in Your Pursuit of Compensation
After a pedestrian accident, the physical damage you sustain might require you to focus on your healing and recuperation. While you recover, our team can get to work building your personal injury lawsuit. You do not have to pursue financial compensation from the at-fault driver on your own.
Our pedestrian accident lawyers serving Long Beach can fight for the financial compensation you are entitled to due to negligence. We also serve Spanish-speaking pedestrian accident clients. Contact the personal injury team at Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. by calling (516) 451-7900 today.