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Fault And Damages In Pedestrian Accidents

New York City has one of the highest levels of foot traffic in the country. Pedestrian accidents frequently involve an individual being struck by a car or other motor vehicle, but victims can also suffer serious injuries by stepping into a pothole or other road hazard. The speed, size and momentum of a car or truck is no match for an unprotected human being. Pedestrians involved in car accidents often suffer broken limbs, brain injuries, spinal injuries and paralysis. Fatal injuries are not uncommon.

Brian J. Levy & Associates, P.C. has the experience and the track record to represent you if you or a loved one was injured in a pedestrian accident. We have devoted the past 15 years to practicing personal injury law in New York City and the tri-state region, and we have served thousands of happy clients. We have recovered more than $25 million in damages for our clients. Whether your injury came from being hit by a drunk driver, a motorist who failed to yield or collateral damage from a car spinout, our attorney will diligently analyze the evidence in your case and prepare a claim that will not only cover your present needs, but ensure the security of you and your family for the long run.

How Injuries And Loss Are Assessed For Pedestrians

Each personal injury case is unique, but there are common threads through many pedestrian accidents:

  • Strong claims for pedestrians usually include more serious injuries (broken bones, head injuries) that have been treated by physicians and other medical professionals.
  • Your attorney may review which party is most likely to be able to pay damages for your accident – the insurance company for the driver who hit you or your own auto insurer.
  • If a vehicle malfunction caused the collision, you may be able to sue the manufacturer for negligence in producing a defective product.
  • In certain cases, you may ask for punitive damages if the conduct of the other party was extreme or intentionally reckless.

Call 718-423-0757 For Accessible Legal Help

Our firm has offices in the Bronx and Long Island (Syosset) for your convenience, and we take clients from across New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. We operate on a contingency fee basis, so you pay us nothing if we do not win compensation for you. To arrange a free case consultation, call us at 718-423-0757 or use our online contact form.

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