How a New York City Pedestrian Accident Attorney Can Help You
If you have a case for compensation following a pedestrian accident in New York City, an experienced attorney can help you maximize the value of your case in several ways, including:
- Evaluating your case and answering all of your questions for free.
- Identifying the responsible parties, including the at-fault driver and potentially the driver’s employer, if they were on the clock at the time of the accident. The state or a municipality might be responsible if the accident was caused by the negligent design of an intersection or traffic controls.
- Uncovering and safeguarding the evidence from your accident.
- Documenting your injuries and damages.
- Retaining experts to maximize the strength and value of your case.
- Negotiating for a financial settlement and being fully prepared for trial, if necessary.
Why Choose the New York City Pedestrian Accident Lawyers at Finz & Finz, P.C.?
When you or a loved one have been struck by a vehicle while a pedestrian, you will need an experienced pedestrian accident attorney. The attorney can help you pursue total and fair compensation for your injuries and other damages. In New York City, you have many attorneys and law firms. So how do you choose the best pedestrian accident attorney and law firm for your case?
At Finz & Finz, P.C., our New York City pedestrian accident attorneys have the experience, expertise, and skill that clients need. As a result, we help our clients maximize the value of their cases. Our firm focuses exclusively on personal injury law. We have decades of experience and knowledge in the law. For over 35 years, we have litigated complex personal injury cases in New York. As a result, we have compiled a track record of six and seven-figure settlements and verdicts for our clients.
Our firm has a hand-picked team of accomplished and experienced litigators in New York. Our legal team includes four former judges. Our attorneys are supported by compassionate, dedicated support staff. They work tirelessly to ensure our clients get focused, top-quality service and legal representation.
We also work with world-renowned experts to help with complex liability (including accident reconstruction) and financial and medical issues that arise. Using these experts, we develop persuasive, successful cases. At Finz & Finz, P.C., we leave no stone unturned in getting our clients total and fair compensation – we settle for nothing less than the maximum value of our client’s cases. That is our never-ending commitment to you.
How to Get Maximum Compensation in New York Pedestrian Accident Claims
As a pedestrian struck by a negligent driver, you may be entitled to compensation for damages that you incur as a result of your injuries.
Damages in a New York pedestrian accident can include:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost quality of life
- Lost wages and earning capacity
In addition, you may be entitled to seek compensation for any property damage incurred in your accident, such as destroyed clothing or broken glasses or a damaged cell phone. While these items are generally small in value, we stop at nothing to help you receive the compensation that you deserve.
Statute of Limitations on NY Pedestrian Accident Cases
In a pedestrian accident, you have limited time to file a lawsuit over your injuries and damages. This period is called the statute of limitations. If you do not file your lawsuit before the period expires, the court can permanently dismiss your lawsuit. Under New York law, the statute of limitations for a pedestrian accident case is three years from the accident date.
Suppose you assert your pedestrian accident claim against the state or a municipal government. In that case, you must also provide the government with notice of your claim within 90 days of the accident. Provide timely information with leave of court to avoid your case being permanently barred.
Help for New York City Pedestrians Hurt in Hit-and-Run Accidents
Pedestrians hurt in hit-and-run accidents may not know who hit them. But they may still be able to secure compensation for their injuries and damages. One of the primary options for payment is the pedestrian’s car insurance.
An injured pedestrian may be entitled to access the personal injury protection coverage under their auto policy. The policy provides no-fault coverage for medical expenses or lost wages. In addition, because auto insurance companies consider a hit-and-run accident the equivalent of an uninsured motorist accident, an injured pedestrian may be entitled to claim their auto insurance policy’s uninsured motorist coverage.
Unfortunately, insurance companies may try to disclaim coverage in these situations. That is why a New York City pedestrian accident lawyer can help. The lawyer can ensure an injured pedestrian’s insurance company pays out the proper coverage.
A pedestrian may also be able to claim compensation with the New York Motor Vehicle Accident Indemnification Corporation.
What Are Common New York City Pedestrian Accident Injuries?
A pedestrian can be severely injured in a collision with a vehicle. Common New York City pedestrian accident injuries that our clients suffer include: