Yonkers Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Approximately half of all traffic fatalities in New York City are pedestrians. Those people are more than statistics. They are individuals whose lives were cut short because of a driver’s negligence. If you were seriously injured, you are also more than a statistic. You are a person whose life has been turned upside down because of someone else’s reckless behavior.
The New York City pedestrian accident lawyers at Douglas and London will negotiate aggressively with the driver’s insurance company, and also identify any other parties that may be held accountable. We fight so that you may receive the maximum compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Pedestrian Accident Causes
Drivers are most likely to strike pedestrians due to failure to yield the right of way, or because of distracted driving. The latter goes beyond texting or using the cellphone, although these are among the most common. Drivers who eat, fiddle with the radio, or other devices in the car or rubberneck rather than watching the road are also distracted motorists.
Driving under the influence is another frequent cause of collisions with pedestrians– so is speeding or general reckless driving. While a pedestrian can get hit by a car at any time, they are particularly vulnerable at night and when bad weather affects visibility.
What to Do After a Pedestrian Accident
- Many pedestrian accident victims are too severely hurt to do anything after the impact of the crash and must depend on another person to notify 911 and emergency responders. However, if you have the ability, take photos and videos of the accident scene and your injuries.
- Get the contact information of the driver, as well as their driver’s license number and insurance information. If there were eyewitnesses to the accident, obtain their names, and contact information. You may ask them to record what they saw with your phone.
- Even if you think you were not hurt, go to the emergency room immediately. An urgent care center is an alternative, but time is of the essence. If you wait a few days before seeing a healthcare provider, the insurance company will downplay the severity of your injuries.
- Before speaking with the driver’s insurance company, seek the counsel of a pedestrian accident lawyer. Never agree to any settlement without legal advice.
Contact our team of Yonkers Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
If you or a family member were hit by a negligent driver, contact a dedicated pedestrian accident attorney at Douglas and London. Just submit our online form to schedule a free consultation, or call or text us 24/7.
Our experienced attorneys have recovered more than $4 billion for clients in settlements and verdicts, and our track record speaks for itself. Because personal injury cases are taken on a contingency basis, you pay no fee unless you receive compensation. Hablamos Español.