Traffic laws are put into place to help protect pedestrians and others on or near roadways. Tragically, when traffic laws are violated severe and fatal injuries are often the outcome of accidents involving pedestrians. If you were injured in a pedestrian accident, you have the right to seek compensation from the liable party.
When you retain the services of an experienced and dedicated New Hyde Park personal injury lawyer from Friedman & Simon Injury Lawyers LLP, we will stand by your side every step of the way. We will fight for your right to recover compensation from the physical, financial, and emotional outcomes of the accident. If you are dealing with the aftermath of a pedestrian accident, let us handle the legal aspects of your case while you focus on recovering from your injuries.
- How Much Compensation Will I Receive After a Pedestrian Accident?
- Benefits Of Using a New Hyde Park Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
- Call Us Today for Your Free Consultation After a Pedestrian Accident
How Much Compensation Will I Receive After a Pedestrian Accident?
There are different factors that impact your case. No two accidents are the same. A personal injury lawyer from our team will prepare your accident case and fight for compensation on your behalf while you focus on the road to recovery.
Types of Damages
Your particular losses after the accident impact the amount of compensation you could receive. Damages include both economic and non-economic losses. Some examples include:
- Medical costs – past and future
- Income losses
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Emotional distress
- Wrongful death damages (if you lost a loved one to an accident)
Our attorneys will discuss each type of damage with you to help determine its value.
While walking, as opposed to being inside a vehicle, there is nothing protecting you from getting injured, which increases the chance of injuries ranging from minor to life-threatening. Some injuries lead to long-term disabilities, requiring ongoing medical treatment. Even if your injuries seem minor at first, they could grow into major concerns over time. That’s why it’s crucial that you see a doctor as soon as possible after your accident.
Examples of injuries include:
- Brain injury
- Spinal injuries, including neck and back
- Broken bones
- Deep cuts
- Deep Bruises
- Road Rash
A lawyer who is familiar with pedestrian accident cases will review your case and determine a just value for your case.
Family Members Could Recover Compensation If Your Loved One Passes Away in a Pedestrian Accident
According to the most recent government statistics available at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “More than 7,000 pedestrians were killed on our nation’s roads in crashes involving a motor vehicle in 2020.1 That’s about one death every 75 minutes. One in six people who died in crashes in 2020 were pedestrians. There were also an estimated 104,000 emergency department visits of pedestrians treated for non-fatal crash-related injuries in 2020”.
If you lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, we extend our heartfelt condolences. We consider it a special privilege to fight for the surviving family members of pedestrian accident wrongful death victims. We are determined to win the compensation you need and the justice your departed loved one deserves.
For a free legal consultation with a Pedestrian Accident lawyer serving New Hyde Park, call 516-932-0400
Benefits Of Using a New Hyde Park Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
A pedestrian accident lawyer from our team will fight for your rights. Hiring a lawyer allows your case to be handled efficiently while you focus on getting your life back. Our team has the ability to assist in a variety of languages (Spanish, Greek, Bengali, Tamil, and Kannada).
How Our Firm Helps You
Benefits of hiring a lawyer go beyond filing a claim. Our team passionately advocates for you. Not only do we investigate your claim but we also:
- Keep you updated on your case
- Identify liable parties
- Communicate with all parties for you
- Gather evidence
- Determine the value of your case
- Retain the services, as needed, of the appropriate expert witnesses. These include: Medical experts, vocational rehabilitation specialists, life care planners, and economists,
A personal injury attorney from Friedman & Simon Injury Lawyers LLP will assist you through the process of a claim. Our personalized services are custom to each and every one of our clients. After having handled many cases for over 30 years, we know that no two clients are the same. Once you are comfortable that our firm is the right one to prosecute your claim and you ask us to get started on your behalf, one of our experienced and dedicated lawyers will begin working on your case right away.
It is important you act as quickly as possible after your accident to ensure you meet the statute of limitations. New York Civil Practice Laws & Rules § 214 states you have three years from the accident date to file a lawsuit. If you are unable to reach a settlement with the insurance company, you must file the lawsuit within that time frame, or you lose all rights to compensation. Depending upon the facts of your case, a much shorter statute of limitations may apply.
In addition to statutes of limitation, claims and litigation are governed by other deadline-rules as well. (As just one of numerous examples, an application for No Fault benefits which include covering medical bills and a portion of lost earnings, must be filed within 30 days of the accident.)
Finally, a variety of practical considerations also make prompt action the best way to proceed. Evidence such as witness statements and dashcam and surveillance video for example, should be obtained as soon as possible, before memories fade and video potentially becomes unavailable for any one of many possible reasons.
Contacting an attorney’s team soon after the accident ensures you will meet all deadlines.
Will I Be Able to Afford a Lawyer?
Our attorneys will provide a free consultation. We will listen to you and answer your questions during our conversation. We will also discuss all legal fees. Do not let the fear of paying legal fees deter you from seeking representation. We provide services on a contingency-fee basis. This means we will never be paid a fee unless and until we win a money recovery for you
Clients that have used Friedman & Simon Injury Lawyers LLP attest to the unique service we provide.
- “I received excellent service and the best possible outcome, given the circumstances.” (Michael)
- “I was astonished at how hard he fought for me to get my life back financially.” (David)
- “They’re great people, they’re honest, they care about you…it’s like a friendship.” (Doug)
- “This law firm is highly trustworthy, very professional, and client-friendly.” (Moulton)
We aim to make your legal experience as stress-free as possible. We will work to lift the burden while you focus on your family and getting your life back in order. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we will be able to get started on your case and the greater our opportunity to build the strongest case possible on your behalf.
New Hyde Park Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Near Me 516-932-0400
Call Us Today for Your Free Consultation After a Pedestrian Accident
Ensure your rights are protected by contacting a New Hyde Park pedestrian accident lawyer at Friedman & Simon Injury Lawyers LLP. Call us today for your free consultation or complete an evaluation from our website.