Hollis Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Walkability is one of the great attractions of Hollis, Queens, and other New York City neighborhoods. Along with that comes a high rate of pedestrian accidents due to driver negligence or recklessness.
Although New York is a no-fault state when it comes to car accidents, the severity of most pedestrian accidents means they fall outside of the no-fault system. A person with serious injuries may file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver or other entities responsible for the collision. If a person succumbs to their injuries, family members may file a wrongful death lawsuit.
The New York City pedestrian accident lawyers at Douglas and London can help prove that the driver or other parties involved were negligent, so that you may obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Pedestrian Accident Causes
While there are numerous causes of pedestrian accidents, the majority occur due to driver distraction or failing to yield. By law, pedestrians always have the right of way.
Speeding drivers, those under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or those operating the vehicle in a reckless manner also cause numerous pedestrian accidents. Drivers who back up without using their mirrors or considering the car’s blind spot are also dangerous to those on foot.
Pedestrian Accident Injuries
Pedestrian accident injuries are often catastrophic. They are generally those involving the brain, spinal cord, or spine. The person is usually permanently disabled. Even those injuries not deemed catastrophic are severe and may involve a long recovery and rehabilitation. These include:
- Broken bones
- Internal bleeding or organ damage
- Road rash or burns
A pedestrian accident lawyer works diligently so that the insurance company will offer a fair settlement. If the insurer refuses to pay a reasonable amount, the case is brought to trial. That is why choosing a legal team with a track record of winning court cases is critical. Our attorneys have recovered more than $18 billion in verdicts and settlements for clients.
Statute of Limitations
The statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim in New York is three years from the date of the accident. If your family member was killed by the driver, the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death lawsuit is two years from the death date. It is vital to obtain legal counsel as soon as possible, as waiting too long can mean crucial evidence, such as surveillance videos, may vanish.
Contact our team of Hollis Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
If you or someone you know was struck by a reckless driver, you need the services of an experienced pedestrian accident attorney at Douglas and London. Take advantage of our free consultation by submitting our online form or calling or texting 24/7. After evaluating your case, we will discuss your options.
Because our attorneys work on a contingency basis, you pay no fee unless you receive compensation. Hablamos Español.