PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS IN WESTCHESTER, NY
The ability to walk from place to place is one of the key benefits of living in Westchester County, New York. Sadly, every year there are thousands of pedestrian accidents across the state. Being in an accident is a frightening experience, especially when you are a pedestrian and not just another motorist on the road. If you were a pedestrian accident victim in Westchester, NY, then you might be hurt badly and incur large medical expenses. Let a Westchester pedestrian accident attorney help you fight to get the maximum compensation you deserve. At the Law Offices of Norman Gershon, we recognize that the rights of pedestrians are often overlooked and overshadowed, so contact us to discuss the details of your pedestrian accident case and learn how we may be able to help.
What Causes Pedestrian Accidents
Distracted driving can have devastating results, especially for unwitting pedestrians. While not the only cause, distracted driving is a leading cause of pedestrian accidents.
Causes of pedestrian accidents may include:
- Driving without headlights in situations that require headlight usage
- Drivers ignoring crosswalks, street lights, and stop signs
- Speeding drivers
- Driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs
- Drivers not paying attention to the road and pedestrian traffic
- Roads with obstructed visibility
What Compensation May I receive?
If you have been hit by a car in New York, you may have countless medical bills piling up. You may be out of work without pay to add to your stress. Luckily, you may be able to recover compensation for the burdens you have faced. After reviewing your case, we may be able to help you recover the following losses:
- Medical Bills
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
You shouldn’t accept a settlement that won’t even come close to covering your accident-related costs. And you shouldn’t have to pay out of pocket for the negligence of another. Let the Law Office of Norman Gershon fight to maximize your compensation. We’re available any time – day or night – so reach out to us for assistance today.
What Are Some Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries?
The human body is not meant to withstand the impact of a moving, thousand-pound, metal motor vehicle. This is why pedestrian accidents are so tragic. The impact of being hit with a vehicle can cause serious injury, including:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Dental or facial injuries
- Lost limbs
- Broken bones
- Back and neck injury
- Spinal cord injuries
- Organ damage
- Wrongful death
Who is Liable for My Injuries?
In the State of New York, any party who contributes to your pedestrian accident may be liable for your injuries and damages.
If found to be negligent parties, you may recover from the responsible:
- Owner of motor vehicle
- Transit company
- Third-party employer
- Manufacturer of defective vehicle
- Government Agency
The State of New York considers Comparative Negligence. This allows for the liability of one party to be reduced proportionally to the negligence of the other party. bIt may be likely that the defendant in your case will try to escape or reduce liability by arguing that you were also negligent. Contact a Westchester pedestrian accident attorney to help you get the justice and compensation you deserve.
What is the Statute of Limitations for My Case?
In the State of New York, the statute of limitations for a pedestrian accident injury case runs for three years, starting from the date of your accident. The statute of limitations and requirements are different when dealing with a public or governmental entity. Don’t wait to contact an experienced pedestrian accident attorney. Getting an early start on your case will help protect and secure your interests!
Speak to an Experienced Westchester Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Today
If you were injured in a pedestrian accident in Westchester, NY, contact the Law Offices of Norman Gershon. Hiring the right attorney can be one of the most important decisions you can make. Our decades of expertise and experience can help you secure the settlement you deserve.