If you or your loved one was injured in a Garden City pedestrian accident, a pedestrian accident lawyer on Long Island from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. can help you recover compensation.
At Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P., our personal injury lawyers have a long track record of recovering damages for pedestrian accident victims in Garden City. We will take on the responsible driver and their insurance company and make sure you get compensated fairly. We offer a free case evaluation and do not collect a fee until you get paid. To learn more, and to schedule a free, no-risk case evaluation, call us today at (631) 451-7900.
A. Drivers’ Responsibilities in Garden City
Drivers in New York have a duty of care under NY § 1146 to operate their vehicles safely and carefully around pedestrians. When motorists fail to uphold these duties, collisions result, frequently with disastrous results. The human body, while resilient, is no match for a thousand-pound-plus motor vehicle. For that reason, almost 300 pedestrians are struck every year in New York, according to the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee
New York’s laws governing motorist and pedestrian interactions include the following and more:
- Drivers must exercise due care around pedestrians at all times.
- Pedestrians in crosswalks always have the right of way, and drivers must slow down and stop if there is a pedestrian in a crosswalk or about to enter a crosswalk.
- Drivers may not pass other vehicles that are stopped at crosswalks
- Drivers must yield to pedestrians at all intersections in which a digital “Walk” sign is displayed
- Drivers must yield to pedestrians at crosswalks with digital controls even if the sign changes to “Don’t Walk” while the pedestrian is still crossing the street.
If you were hit by a motor vehicle while on foot, the pedestrian accident lawyers at Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. will gather evidence showing that the driver who hit you violated one or more of these laws or was otherwise negligent in the operation of their vehicle. We will pursue them and their insurance company aggressively for damages and help you get paid the compensation you deserve.
To find out more about how a pedestrian accident lawyer in Garden City, NY from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. can help you get paid for your pedestrian accident damages, call us today at (631) 451-7900.
A. Holding the Driver Responsible for Your Garden City Pedestrian Accident
We can hold the driver who hit you liable by showing they violated a traffic law, such as the ones listed above. Our team also seeks out evidence showing other types of negligence on behalf of the driver who hit you. These include:
Thanks to smartphones, touchscreen consoles, and other technology, distracted driving has skyrocketed in recent years. Sadly, pedestrians are often the victims when New York drivers take their eyes or minds off the road because they are distracted by something else. We can obtain cell phone records and other evidence that the driver who hit you was distracted and use that evidence to help you recover compensation.
We can order an accident reconstruction to show that the driver who hit you was traveling in excess of the posted speed limit.
Failure to Yield
A substantial percentage of pedestrian accidents occur because the driver did not yield to the pedestrian. We can show evidence that you had the right of way at the time of the collision.
If the driver who hit you was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the collision, we can use this fact as evidence of liability.
To learn more about how we hold drivers responsible for collisions with pedestrians, set up a free case evaluation with Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. by calling (631) 451-7900 today.
B. Our Attorneys Help You Win Fair Compensation
A pedestrian accident lawyer in Garden City, NY from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. can help you win the fair compensation you deserve for your injuries. We help you collect a settlement or award that includes compensation for the following and more:
We make sure the responsible party and their insurance company pay you not only for your current medical bills but also for your anticipated future costs.
We pursue compensation to cover the money you have been unable to earn while missing work due to your pedestrian accident injuries.
Reduced Earning Capacity
If your injuries have reduced your earning capacity long-term, we help you get paid for the difference.
Pain and Suffering and Inconvenience
We can win noneconomic damages, such as pain and suffering, from the driver and their insurance company.
Depending on the circumstances of your pedestrian accident, you may be eligible for additional damages not listed above. Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. can let you know what to expect at your free case evaluation. Call us today at (631) 451-7900.
C. The New York Statute of Limitations
The statute of limitations on filing a pedestrian accident injury claim in New York is generally three years under NY § 214, but this deadline may be longer or shorter depending on a number of factors. It is important to speak with an attorney about the specifics of your case to avoid the statute of limitations or any other deadline expiring.
D. Call for a Free Case Evaluation in Garden City with Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P.
A pedestrian accident lawyer in Garden City, NY from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. is ready to get to work on your case right away. We can help you recover the compensation you deserve, and we do not collect a fee until we do. For a no-obligation case evaluation, call us today at (631) 451-7900. We can assist clients in Spanish and Russian as well.