When you walk around your neighborhood, you expect to be safe. Crosswalks, stop signs and traffic signals all help to protect you from vehicles in the roadway. Unfortunately, drivers sometimes ignore red lights or fail to stop at crosswalks. In these situations, pedestrians can be hit and may suffer serious injuries, and some may lose their lives due to a driver’s negligence. As a personal injury attorney at the Law Office of Jeffrey I. Schwimmer, I provide tenacious legal representation to injured pedestrians and their families throughout New York in pursuing the compensation they deserve when they’re the victims of accidents.
Pedestrians can be hurt anywhere that people walk. From driveways and parking lots to sidewalks and crosswalks, there is always a possibility of danger from drivers of cars, motorcycles, buses and trucks hitting those on foot.
Some of the most common reasons for these accidents include:
My firm will press to hold all drivers accountable for dangerous behavior and help victims of pedestrian accidents get the justice and compensation they deserve.
Those injured in hit-and-runs and other pedestrian accidents may suffer a variety of serious injuries. Broken bones are common, as are injuries to the hands, feet, back and neck. Many pedestrians hit their head during accidents. The head may impact a vehicle, the road or other surfaces. Traumatic brain injuries come in many forms and can range from a minor concussion to serious and debilitating forms of brain damage. Some pedestrians who suffer head injuries lapse into a coma and may never recover. Pedestrians may also be killed when they’re struck by vehicles. At the Law Office of Jeffrey I. Schwimmer, I will seek justice for that loss by representing families in wrongful death lawsuits involving a pedestrian accident.
Depending on the jurisdiction, pedestrians may be able to recover their medical expenses from their own insurance company or the insurer of a family member or they may seek compensation from the driver who was at fault or that driver’s insurer. In most states, victims who have suffered serious injuries are able to recover damages in a lawsuit. These damages usually cover the cost of medical expenses, lost wages and loss of earning capacity. Compensation for mental anguish and physical pain are often awarded in a lawsuit or agreed upon in a settlement. Some states also allow for punitive damages when the driver at fault was intoxicated. As an experienced personal injury litigator, I will ensure you understand your rights under New York law and work tirelessly to get you full, fair compensation for the harm you’ve suffered.
At the Law Office of Jeffrey I. Schwimmer, I provide relentless representation to injured pedestrians and victims of hit-and-run accidents. If you or a loved one has sustained injuries due to the negligence of a driver, I will seek the full compensation you deserve. Call me at 212-344-6700 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation at my New York office.
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