Long Island Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

Long Island Pedestrian Accident LawyerIf you suffered injuries as a pedestrian, you can pursue compensation for your medical bills and other costs. A Long Island pedestrian accident lawyer can manage your claim’s obligations while you recover. Our injury team can start advocating for you today.

At Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP, we provide free consultations for pedestrian crash claimants. During our discussion, we can offer advice and explain your next steps. Our strategies and services could secure the financial recovery you deserve after a serious collision. We help clients in Spanish, as well.

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Our Pedestrian Accident Attorneys on Long Island Serve Injured People

At Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP, our attorneys handle traffic accident claims and lawsuits daily. We understand how these crashes happen, the state laws that guide the claims process, and how to navigate the court system.

Working with our team offers several advantages. Not only do our attorneys have knowledge and experience handling claims like yours, but we also:

Have a Dedicated Support Staff

Our team includes a highly trained, knowledgeable support staff that helps our attorneys manage cases. They also answer claimants’ questions when their attorneys are occupied. This ensures there is always someone to help when you need answers immediately.

Build Comprehensive Strategies to Win Cases

Our attorneys aim to develop strong claims.

We do this by:

  • Researching the outcomes of cases similar to yours
  • Consulting with field experts
  • Relying on our experience to navigate the claims process
  • Evaluating our clients’ losses
  • Preventing any challenges from delaying your case

We pride ourselves on offering reliable legal help to injured pedestrians and their loved ones.

Gather Evidence to Support Your Claim

Our firm employs private investigators who know how to investigate pedestrian accident cases and provide the evidence necessary to support them. They seek and gather evidence from the scene, interview eyewitnesses, work with accident reconstruction experts, and uncover critical background information in these cases.

Work for Our Clients Based on Contingency

Our attorneys work based on a contingency-fee basis. We do not charge retainers or upfront fees. Instead, we work for a percentage of the compensation we recover for the client. If we do not recover money for them, we do not charge attorney’s fees. This ensures crash victims do not have to pull money from their own accounts to get legal help. We aim to make everything about the claims process as straightforward as possible.

We Follow All Case-Related Deadlines

State law generally gives us three years to sue the at-fault driver who caused your accident. This filing deadline begins from the date of the collision. Yet, some exceptions could give you even less time to act. For instance, if you want to file a wrongful death case, state law gives just two years to file. Municipal cases give you as little as 90 days.

Our team can identify your case’s filing deadline and act accordingly. That way, we protect your right to damages.


We Determine the Cause of Your Pedestrian Accident on Long Island

In most pedestrian crashes, the driver who hit the pedestrian bears fault. This is because of the way traffic laws work. Drivers must take certain actions to avoid hitting pedestrians when possible. To recover damages, we must have evidence to prove how your collision happened.

We may find that one or more of the following factors caused your injuries:

  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Other aggressive driving behaviors
  • Reckless driving
  • Failure to yield the right-of-way to the pedestrian
  • Drunk or drugged driving
  • Drowsy driving
  • Mistakes behind the wheel

Your lawyer may find that another factor caused your collision. For instance, imagine the at-fault driver’s car malfunctioned, and they couldn’t brake in time to prevent the accident. In that case, you could file a product liability claim or lawsuit.

Knowing the Cause of Your Crash Helps Us Prove Negligence

To hold the other party financially liable for your losses, we need to show negligence occurred.

This requires four elements:

  • Duty of care
  • Breach of duty
  • Causation
  • Damages

For example, imagine a driver did not stop on red before turning right. A pedestrian was crossing the street in the crosswalk, and the driver struck them. The driver owed a duty of care to the pedestrian. This required driving with reasonable care and obeying traffic laws. Failing to stop breached the driver’s duty of care, causing the collision and the pedestrian’s damages.

Your Lawyer Uses Evidence to Prove Negligence

As noted, proving negligence requires evidence, such as:

  • The police report
  • Accident reconstruction data
  • Traffic camera footage
  • Eyewitness testimony
  • Photos and videos of the crash scene
  • Your medical records
  • Forensic evidence

Our attorneys know how to build cases based on negligence. We have skilled private investigators who look into each case we handle.

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Recoverable Damages in a Long Island Pedestrian Accident Case

Each case is different, but some common recoverable damages in pedestrian collisions include:

  • Medical bills and related expenses
  • Future treatment and care costs
  • Income losses from time away from work, including tips and bonuses
  • Reduced future earning ability (if you have long-term impairments)
  • Miscellaneous-related expenses, such as childcare costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Other non-economic damages, such as disfigurement

Unfortunately, some pedestrians suffer injuries that are too severe, and they pass away. Our attorneys can build a wrongful death case against the at-fault driver and help your family recover compensation.

No financial recovery can compensate for losing a loved one, but it can make some obligations easier. Whether through a claim or lawsuit, compensation in a wrongful death case could include funeral costs, burial fees, and other related expenses.

You Have Financial Recovery Options After a Pedestrian Accident on Long Island

Our team of attorneys helps clients weigh their options. Then, we take the route that best suits their situations. You could recover compensation by:

Filing a Claim With Your Own Insurance Provider

Under state law, all drivers must carry no-fault insurance that provides basic coverage for medical care and lost income. If you have a vehicle and this insurance coverage, you could file a claim against your own policy— even if you were on foot when the crash occurred—if the vehicle that hit you was uninsured or underinsured.

When one of our team members assesses your case, we can explain your options. Based on your case’s facts, you could resolve your case through negotiations with your own insurer or have another avenue for seeking financial recovery.

Filing a Claim With the At-Fault Driver’s Insurance Provider

You may file a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurer if no-fault insurance doesn’t fully cover your losses. When our attorneys handle one of these cases, we manage all aspects. Our team gathers evidence while we build a strategy and pursue a fair settlement. We do not leave our clients on their own. We have someone available to answer your questions 24/7.

Suing the At-Fault Party Following Your Pedestrian Crash

While most cases settle through insurance negotiations, some go to court. In select instances, we file a lawsuit to show the liable insurer and its policyholder that we’re serious about recovering damages. There are several reasons why we might recommend suing the driver in your case.

Some of these reasons may include:

  • Your case’s statute of limitations risks expiring.
  • The insurance company denied the claim.
  • The insurance adjuster refuses to offer a fair settlement agreement.
  • There are disputes about the facts of the case.
  • Our team believes we need to sue for another reason.

When we file a lawsuit, it begins with submitting paperwork alleging negligence. The accused driver has an opportunity to respond, then each side investigates what happened and builds their cases. Throughout this process, negotiations generally continue. The insurer might offer a higher settlement once it learns more about your situation.

Our team intends to do everything possible to resolve your case. Our trial-ready lawyers can present your case, argue for what you need, and secure your injury-related losses.

We Advocate for People Suffering From These Conditions

The attorneys from Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP help pedestrian accident victims on Long Island suffering from serious conditions.

When a car crashes into another car, numerous safety features protect the occupants of both vehicles. When a car hits a pedestrian, the person on foot has none of these protections, making serious and catastrophic injuries common.

In our years of serving injured people, we’ve advocated for people suffering from:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Serious burns and scarring
  • Traumatic amputation
  • Fractured bones
  • Crush injuries
  • Internal injuries and bleeding
  • Severe lacerations and abrasions
  • Soft-tissue injuries
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Concussions
  • Joint injuries

When a pedestrian suffers serious injuries on Long Island, they often require the most extensive trauma care available. This often means transferring them from the scene to a Level I trauma center by ambulance or helicopter. The hospital is often NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island or Stony Brook University Hospital, although there are several others in the region, as well. Level I trauma centers can provide immediate surgery to address wounds, around-the-clock care for critical patients, and rehabilitation following initial treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions About Pedestrian Accident Cases on Long Island

If this is your first time filing a personal injury claim, you may have many questions about how to move forward. Below, you can get some general answers to some general questions. If you want more information specific to your circumstances, feel free to connect with our injury team.

How Long Does It Take to Resolve a Pedestrian Crash Case?

Pedestrian collision cases don’t come with pre-determined timelines. Some cases settle in a matter of days. Some can drag on for years. It all depends on the insurance company’s willingness to settle, the cost of your damages, and other details. Our team actively works against any tactics that delay your case. That way, we can pursue the money you need as soon as possible.

What’s the Leading Cause of Pedestrian Accidents on Long Island?

Driver error is the leading cause of collisions in general. Driver error can include honest mistakes stemming from inexperience to intentional acts, such as road rage. Our team can determine your collision’s cause by evaluating your case’s evidence. Once we learn what caused your collision, we can seek damages from the party responsible.

What Challenges Can a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Address?

A pedestrian injury lawyer can address any challenge that prevents you from securing financial recovery. Some of these challenges include:

  • Uncooperative claims adjusters
  • Disputes regarding fault and liability
  • Problems contacting the insurance provider
  • Issues finding evidence
  • Bad faith insurance practices

You don’t have to tackle these problems alone. When you entrust your case to our team, you can rest easy knowing we’re advocating for you.

Will I Have to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

Whether you need to file a pedestrian accident lawsuit depends on many factors. Your lawyer can explain whether litigation could yield damages. They can also guide you through each step of the financial recovery process.

What Should I Do After My Pedestrian Accident on Long Island?

After your collision, we suggest that you seek medical attention as soon as possible. There’s no such thing as a minor pedestrian collision. Even seemingly minor bumps and bruises can turn into serious conditions if unaddressed. We also recommend following through with your doctor’s treatment plan. This may include attending physical therapy or taking medications as prescribed.

Other considerations include:

  • Limiting what you share with the claims adjuster
  • Restricting your social media use
  • Keeping all information regarding your claim and accident
  • Considering legal help
  • Referring all potential settlement offers to your lawyer

At the beginning of our partnership, you can learn about other considerations that could benefit your situation.

Discuss Your Pedestrian Accident With Our Legal Team Serving Long Island

Attorney for Pedestrian Accident in Long Island, NY area
Pedestrian Accident Attorney in Long Island, Michael Gluck

Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP offers free case reviews for victims of pedestrian versus car collisions on Long Island. A team member can discuss your case and assess your options.

Our Long Island personal injury attorneys can answer your questions and explain our services. We also talk to families whose loved ones suffered catastrophic injuries and cannot call us on their own.

To get started, contact us through our website or call us today at (631) 451-7900.

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