Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in Brooklyn NY
In New York City, 52 percent of all traffic fatalities were suffered by pedestrians
Across the state, more and more people are walking for health and, increasingly, as an easy and inexpensive way to get to work, school or shopping. Whether you are commuting by foot or running for exercise, you have to cross or walk on the shoulder of a busy avenue in Brooklyn, a suburban street in Westchester or Staten Island, or even a village road in Greenport.
When the driver of a car, truck or motorcycle fails to stop at a crosswalk, cuts too close to a curb, jumps a sidewalk or is otherwise negligent or reckless, the chance that a pedestrian will suffer a serious injury is great. If you are a pedestrian who has been harmed by a reckless driver, we can help. Before you talk to an insurance company, talk to a Brooklyn pedestrian accident lawyer at Bisogno & Meyerson, LLP. When you schedule a free consultation, we listen to you and evaluate your case, getting you started on the road to full and fair compensation for:
- Loss of wages
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Loss of enjoyment
- Future medical expenses
Who is liable for your injury?
In a pedestrian accident, the insurance company for the other party (the driver of the motor vehicle) will try to prove that you are at least partially to blame for your injury. This is called comparative negligence. For instance, if you tried to beat the no-walking sign while crossing the street, you may bear some responsibility. At the same time, if the driver was speeding, he would be at least partly to blame. In New York, the standard is pure comparative negligence, which means that even if you did cross against the light, if the driver could not stop in time because he was going too fast, you would receive some compensation.
Proving your claim and making sure that you get the fairest compensation requires skill and experience. As Brooklyn car accident lawyers, we are well aware of the strategies the insurance company will use to minimize your damages. We also know that pedestrians are often injured in mass transit accidents. If you have been injured by a city bus, subway or train, contact our Brooklyn pedestrian accident lawyers as soon as possible, as a strict statute of limitations applies when filing claims against government transit operations.
Learn more about how the personal injury law firm of Bisogno & Meyerson, LLP can help you
Our Brooklyn and Staten Island pedestrian accident lawyers provide winning legal strategies for people throughout New York State. It costs you nothing to learn more about your rights and how we may be able to help you receive the compensation you deserve. To schedule your free consultation, please contact us online or call us at 718.745.0880. Home or hospital meetings can be arranged.