Most roadways are used by a variety of different vehicles, as well as pedestrians who either need to cross the street or walk along the side of the road in the absence of sidewalks. If one or more of the people you share the road with are not careful, you could end up paying the price. A pedestrian accident lawyer serving Westbury from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. can help you fight for fair compensation.
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The Toll of Pedestrian Collisions
Pedestrian collisions can happen in a variety of ways. According to the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT), a total of 115 pedestrians were struck and killed by motor vehicles in 2018. “Motor vehicles” may include cars, trucks, or any other vehicle with an engine. While no pedestrians were killed by bicycles that year, fatal bicycle collisions are possible, though rare—one pedestrian was killed in such an accident in 2017.
The number of pedestrian deaths has decreased since 2004. However, pedestrian collisions still have the potential to upend all aspects of your life, including your:
- Physical health
- Mental health
- Financial stability
- Employment and career
- Social life
Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. understands how difficult pedestrian collision injuries are to recover from. Contact our office at (631) 451-7900 at any time, day or night, to learn more about how we can help.
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Getting Compensation from the At-Fault Party
One option for seeking compensation is to sue the liable party. When bringing a suit, you can make a claim for all damages related to the collision.
If you are unsure of what you can sue for, go over the examples included below. They should give you a good idea of what types of injuries are compensable.
Economic and Non-Economic Damages
In both personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits, you may be eligible to recover both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are for those who suffered any type of financial damage due to the accident, such as:
- Loss of wages, such as the money you could not earn while recovering from your injuries
- Loss of earning capacity, such as the money you will not be able to earn in the future because your injuries prevent you from working or earning as much as expected
- Medical expenses, such as the money you spent or will spend to help your injuries heal as much as possible
- Funeral expenses, such as the money you spent laying your deceased loved one to rest
Non-economic damages serve as direct compensation for your injuries rather than reimbursement for the expenses associated with them. For example, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Pain and suffering, such as the negative impact your injuries had on your physical and mental health
- Loss of consortium, such as the negative impact your injuries had on your relationship with your spouse
- Quality of life, such as the negative impact your injuries had on your lifestyle and ability to live independently
- Loss of companionship, such as the fact that your loved one has passed away and can no longer emotionally support you
Per the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS), no-fault insurance can help you cover basic economic losses, such as loss of wages or medical expenditures, after a crash.
No-fault insurance coverage can be very helpful, and a pedestrian accident lawyer serving Westbury from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. can help you file such a claim. However, if you would like a chance at recovering non-economic damages or additional economic damages, you will need to file a lawsuit against the liable party. Information on how to do this can be found in the next section.
What Legal Representation Can Do for You
While no lawyer can guarantee a successful outcome in your case, they can make the legal process easier on you. They can do this by assuming full responsibility for all of your legal responsibilities, including:
- Gathering evidence: Medical records, witness statements, police records, and more can be used to prove and strengthen your claims.
- Calculating damages: Discuss your injuries with your lawyer. They will make sure you are suing for a fair amount of damages.
- Negotiating hard: Your lawyer is not afraid to fight aggressively for the compensation that you and your family need.
- Going to trial: Unfortunately, the insurance company does not always offer a fair pretrial settlement. In that case, your lawyer can schedule a trial and try to convince a jury to award you the money you deserve.
In addition to the “big” tasks listed above, your lawyer can help with the “little” tasks, like filing paperwork, communicating with the liable party on your behalf, and answering any questions you have about your case.
The Cost of Legal Representation
How much will all of this cost? That varies from case to case. However, Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. works on a contingent basis and only gets paid a fee if we recover for you. In other words, you pay nothing upfront, and our fee is contingent on whether and how much you are awarded in damages. If we cannot get money for you, then no fee is owed.
If you need a law firm that serves Westbury, New York, call on Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. To find out if a pedestrian accident lawyer serving Westbury can help you, call our office at (631) 451-7900. We provide services in both English and Spanish.