Pedestrian Car Accidents
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), approximately 5,000 pedestrians are killed by car accidents every year in the United States and an additional 50,000 pedestrians are seriously injured by car accidents. Studies have shown that a car traveling at a speed of more than 30 MPH is much more likely to cause serious physical injury or death to the pedestrian. However, even a slowly moving car presents a significant danger to the human body.
Our New York, Connecticut and Westchester County pedestrian car accident lawyers will explain to you that, under the law, a driver owes a higher duty of care to a pedestrian than he does to other motorists.
They will also explain to you the higher degree of care imposed on drivers with respect to minor children in the road.
Finally our pedestrian car accident attorneys in our main office in White Plains, and our branch offices in New York and Stamford, will fight to hold the offending driver accountable if the accident occurred in an area where he knew, or should have known, there was an increased likelihood of coming into contact with small children in the road (because of nearby schools, parks or playgrounds).
Our New York, Westchester and Fairfield car accident lawyers have handled all types of cases involving cars striking people in the road, including:
- Driving recklessly in inclement weather
- Driving under the influence or DWI
- Disobeying traffic signs
If the accident occurred in New York State, New York State’s No Fault Insurance Law requires that the offending driver’s insurance pay all of your medical bills, as long as you apply for it on time.
This medical coverage is separate from any recovery you may obtain from a personal injury lawsuit against the driver and his insurance carrier arising out of the car accident.
Accordingly, if you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, our New York and Connecticut car accident lawyers ensure that your medical bills are covered in full before the lawsuit even begins.Reading Police Reports
Oftentimes the way police fill out a an accident report will have a significant impact on whether and what you are able to recover as a result of the injuries caused by the car accident.
The New York, Stamford and White Plains car accident lawyers in our offices have over 25 years experience in reading police reports involving car accidents.
A police report includes a narrative sections containing a police officer’s opinion of how the accident occurred.
If you think the police failed to properly account for how the accident occurred in their report, our lawyers may be able to convince the Officer to file a supplemental or amended police report, provide that not too much time has elapsed since the accident.
Our New York, White Plains and Stamford car accident lawyers have served pedestrians who have been injured in car accidents in locations such as Ossining, White Plains, Valhalla, Tarrytown, Yonkers, Irvington, Ardsley, Yorktown, Elmsford, West Harrison, Port Chester, Mount Vernon, Mamaroneck, Larchmont, Greenburgh, Yonkers and New Rochelle and the New York Boroughs like Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Manhattan as well as Connecticut jurisdictions like Bridgeport, Byram, Greenwich, Millford, Danbury, Norwalk, Stamford and New Haven.
Immediately after we agree to take your case, our Connecticut and New York car accident attorneys will educate on the most relevant factors to obtain recovery.
These factors include:
- The driver’s negligence (i.e. was he for example texting prior to the accident?)
- The limits of a driver’s insurance policy
- Prior Court decisions on similar cases to yours
- The pedestrian’s negligence
Accordingly, if you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, call our New York pedestrian car accident attorneys immediately. The call is free and our attorneys are available 24/7 to assist you.