Each year, thousands of pedestrian accidents occur on the street of New York. In many of these situations, reckless motorists strike or hurt unintentional pedestrians who use the road with them.
It is unlikely that the drivers or their vehicles will be impacted. The same cannot be true for the pedestrians who are the victims of these accidents.
Banville Law promises to assist pedestrians who have suffered bodily injuries or worse as a result of an accident. Victims of pedestrian injuries can seek compensation from those who caused them injury through filing a civil suit. Call us right away for a free legal consultation to learn more.
A pedestrian is anybody who walks through a public space on foot. Individuals who fall within this category include those who are:
It's not always easy to figure out who's responsible for a pedestrian accident. It's natural to assume that the driver of a vehicle is to blame, and many pedestrian accidents are caused by inattentive drivers. Examples of this include:
There are also several other factors that can be examined when trying to gauge is who should be held responsible for the accident. Some other common liable parties are as follows:
Although the exact reason for a pedestrian accident may appear clear at first, it is vital to perform an investigation to determine the root of how the incident occurred in the first place. It's possible that a combination of circumstances, rather than just one, contributed to the disaster. As a result, if a pedestrian accident case is brought, it may be filed against a variety of parties.
When you choose to hire a pedestrian accident law office to represent you, the attorneys will look into all of the circumstances surrounding the event.
They'll go to the scene of the accident in order to gather as much evidence as possible. This might include eyewitness evidence as well as video records from places like nearby businesses. Your attorney and his or her team will also call road safety specialists, who may perform their own investigation of the accident to establish who was at blame.
If you were injured or a family member was killed in a pedestrian accident, you will almost certainly need to file a personal injury claim to be compensated for your loss. The amount of compensation you can get is typically determined by the injuries you've endured. The following are some things to consider when calculating the value of a pedestrian accident lawsuit:
Punitive damages will be pursued in some cases as well. This implies that you will be awarded money because the individual who caused the accident was found to have acted negligently or with the intent to inflict injury on purpose.