Inwood Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
You had plans for the future, but the negligence or recklessness of a driver has put those plans on hold, possibly permanently. Pedestrian accident injuries are often severe, for those fortunate enough to survive the impact. You may face months or even years of recovery, and life will never be the same.
In this challenging time, do not depend on the at-fault driver’s insurance company to have your best interests at heart. They want to pay out as little as possible, and a badly injured pedestrian needs legal representation to ensure they receive a fair settlement.
The New York City pedestrian accident lawyers at Douglas and London will protect your rights while helping you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries. Our dedicated attorneys have recovered more than $4 billion in settlements and verdicts for clients.
What to Do After a Pedestrian Accident
In the aftermath of getting hit by a car, you may not have the ability to take action while awaiting first responders. However, if you are able, or have a companion with you, call 911 and take photos and videos of the accident scene. Obtain the name, address, and contact information of the driver, as well as insurance and driver’s license information. If there were eyewitnesses, get their contact information as well and record their statements on your phone.
Always seek prompt medical attention, even if you think you were just knocked down and not hurt. Many soft tissue injuries, for example, are not apparent right away, especially after the burst of adrenaline. Failure to undergo an examination not only can damage your health but can compromise your personal injury case.
Pedestrian Accident Damages
Damages, or compensation, for a pedestrian accident, may include:
- Medical expenses, present, and future
- Rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Mental anguish
Based on a doctor’s testimony and analysis by an economic expert, a pedestrian accident lawyer knows the amount the client requires for their future medical expenses and care needs. For example, if the client will need home or vehicle modification because they are now confined to a wheelchair, the attorney will negotiate with the insurance company to provide for those needs.
Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Far too many victims of pedestrian accidents succumb to their injuries. Under these circumstances, family members may file a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver and any other liable parties.
Contact our team of Inwood Pedestrian Accident Lawyers for a free consultation
If you were seriously injured due to driver negligence, contact an experienced pedestrian accident attorney at Douglas and London. Just fill out our online form to arrange a free consultation, or call or text us 24/7. After evaluating your case, we will go over your options. Since we work on a contingency basis, you pay no fee unless you receive compensation. While most pedestrian accident claims are settled, our attorneys will litigate cases if the insurance company does not agree to a reasonable settlement. Hablamos Español.