Pedestrian Accident: Legal Information for Pedestrians Hit by a Car in Staten Island, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Bronx, or Other Areas of New York
When a automobile collides with a person such as in the case of a pedestrian-car collision the results can be devastating and life changing.
Every year there are approximately 70,000 pedestrian injuries and 4,500 pedestrian deaths resulting from automobiles hitting pedestrians. The injuries caused by a pedestrian hit by a car are often traumatic, especially if the car, truck or van involved is going at a considerably high speed, but even when an vehicle is traveling at a low speed and hits a pedestrian the injuries can be severe.
Common injuries associated with pedestrian accidents are:
- Herniated Discs
- Fractures (Arm, Leg, or Other Part of Body)
- Head Injuries
- Spinal Cord Fractures
- Internal Organ Damage
These injuries can often lead to a loss of time from work, a lot of medical bills, and may disrupt your lifestyle. They can also cause permanent injuries such as:
- Brain Damage
- Loss of Limbs
You may be entitled to compensation from the driver-at-fault's insurance company by starting a claim with their insurance company or by starting a pedestrian injury lawsuit if you were severely injured. Compensation will assist with medical bills from the accident, continued medical treatment such as rehabilitation for any injuries that are present and for any changes to your emotional state and ability to work.
Speaking with a lawyer will allow you to understand you rights and the laws in your area concerning pedestrian-car accidents. It is important that you speak with a reputable injury lawyer who will be able to let you know if you need an injury lawyer or if your case is one that can be handled on your own.
To speak with a pedestrian injury lawyer in Staten Island or a lawyer who handles pedestrian accident cases in New York contact Frank J. Dito Jr. to find out what your rights are as a pedestrian in New York and laws in New York concerning pedestrians. Based on your injuries and how the accident occurred we will be able to let you know if you are entitled to compensation and how much. For a free injury consultation call 718-701-2776 or fill out our online contact form.
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