Compensation for a Pedestrian Accident Injury in New York
Compensation for a pedestrian accident is usually given when a person suffers an injury from being hit by a car. Pedestrian accident injuries can range in severity and therefore the amount of compensation you are entitled to may differ depending on what part of your body was injured, recovery time, and if you will have long term complications or residual effects from the injury.
One thing that is important to keep in mind though if you have been injured in an accident where you were hit by a car is that the person who hit you will more than likely go through their insurance company to have you compensated. It is important to understand the insurance company and how they work. If you were seriously injured the insurance company claims adjuster may have already been in contact with you already. It is important to understand that while the insurance company may seem eager to offer you compensation (a settlement amount) they often times end up compensating injured parties less than what they should. This can affect the injured person because the money received from a injury settlement can be used to help pay for medical bills from the accident, rehabilitation for the injury and for any medication or additional expenses you may be incurring from the injury from being hit by a car.
A personal injury attorney is useful when the insurance company is offering you a settlement amount for your injuries. A personal injury attorney will be able to let you know if the amount you are being offered is a fair amount OR if the amount is lower (sometimes by tens of thousands of dollars) than what they should be offering you. If the amount they are offering you is lower than it should be the attorney will be able to help you with getting the amount you deserve.
If you were injured in a pedestrian accident in New York and would like to speak with Staten Island pedestrian lawyer Frank J. Dito Jr. call 718-701-2776 or fill out our contact form to discuss your injuries and the compensation amount you deserve. Also, do not accept any offers from the insurance company before speaking with an attorney. If you do you may actually legally not be allowed to receive additional compensation and, if need be, you may not be able to start a lawsuit for your injuries.