Flushing Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Getting hit by a car is traumatic, and the injuries are usually serious. Pedestrians make up roughly 50 percent of New York City traffic fatalities. Those who survive may face a long recovery. Some will never fully recover and must deal with a permanent disability.
If this has happened to you, do not despair. Help is available. Focus on recovery, and let our team of New York City pedestrian accident lawyers at Douglas and London work aggressively to hold those responsible for the accident accountable. We can help get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
What to Do After an Accident
Head to the emergency room or an urgent care center right away, even if you do not think you were injured. Many injuries do not show up until the next day or even the following week. Failing to undergo an immediate medical examination threatens not only your health but also harms your ability to file a personal injury lawsuit. The driver’s insurance company will argue that by failing to go to the ER or a doctor promptly, the person’s injuries were not serious. They may even allege the person’s injuries were not caused by the impact but from some other incident.
Pedestrian Accident Liability
Often, the driver who hit the pedestrian is not the only liable party. For example, if a person was hit by a taxi or delivery truck rather than a personal vehicle, the driver is not necessarily the only defendant in the case. Besides suing the driver, the company may also bear responsibility if the vehicle was not maintained properly or drivers were not properly trained or vetted.
A pedestrian accident lawyer investigates to determine which parties may prove liable. Sometimes, this is simple– such as a driver failing to yield and striking a person in a crosswalk. Other times, the situation is more complex. Most pedestrian accident claims are settled, but you should look for an attorney with extensive courtroom experience if the case goes to trial.
Contact our team of Flushing Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
If you or a loved one were hit by a car and seriously hurt, you need the services of an experienced pedestrian accident attorney at Douglas and London. Schedule a free consultation today by calling or texting 24/7 or submitting our online form.
We will discuss your claim, answer your questions, and let you know your options. Our dedicated attorneys work on a contingency basis, so there is no fee unless you receive compensation. Hablamos Español.