How a New York Pedestrian Accident Attorney Can Help You
If you have a case for compensation following a pedestrian accident in New York, 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 not only the at-fault driver, but also potentially the driver’s employer if he or she was on-the-clock at the time of the accident. The state or a municipality may 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 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 full and fair compensation for your injuries and other damages. In New York, you have many attorneys and law firms to choose from. How do you choose the pedestrian accident attorney and law firm that is best for your case?
At Finz & Finz, P.C., our New York pedestrian accident attorneys have the experience, expertise, and skill that clients need. 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. 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 a compassionate, dedicated support staff. They work tirelessly to ensure that our clients get focused, top-quality service and legal representation.
We also work with world-renowned experts to help on complex liability (including accident reconstruction), 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 full and fair compensation – we settle for nothing less than the maximum value of our clients’ cases. That is our never-ending commitment to you.
Demanding Maximum Compensation in 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 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.
NY Statute of Limitations on Pedestrian Accident Cases
When you’ve been in a pedestrian accident, you have limited time in which to file a lawsuit over your injuries and damages. This period of time is called the statute of limitations. If you do not file your lawsuit before the time 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 date of the accident.
If you are asserting your pedestrian accident claim against the state or a municipal government, you must also provide the government with notice of your claim within 90 days of the accident. Failure to provide timely notice without leave of court can result in your case being permanently barred.
Help for 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 compensation is the pedestrian’s own car insurance.
An injured pedestrian may be entitled to access the personal injury protection coverage under his or her 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 make a claim against his or her auto insurance policy’s uninsured motorist coverage.
Unfortunately, insurance companies may try to disclaim coverage in these situations. That is why a NY pedestrian accident lawyer can help. The lawyer can ensure an injured pedestrian’s insurance company pays out proper coverage.
A pedestrian may also be able to make a claim for compensation with the New York Motor Vehicle Accident Indemnification Corporation.
Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries
A New York pedestrian can be severely injured in a collision with a vehicle. Common pedestrian accident injuries that our clients suffer include: