NYC Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
One of the best things about New York City is how easy it is to get around by foot. With its ever growing population and driver distractions, however, being a pedestrian can lead to serious injuries.
Not unlike bicycle riders, pedestrians are completely exposed. Any accident involving a pedestrian and a larger vehicle can be devastating, more so to the individual who is not protected by tons of steel.
If you have been injured on New York City streets, it is important that you contact a New York City pedestrian accident lawyer as soon as possible. Contact Michael Gunzburg, P.C., to learn more about how we can help
Select An Experienced Pedestrian Accident Attorney
When choosing a New York City Pedestrian Accident Lawyer, our clients want to speak directly with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney. With 30 years of legal experience, have handled many pedestrian’s struck by vehicles in New York City. We strive to give you the best personal service available, communicate with you regularly, and get you the best possible outcome in your case.
In many areas of New York City, drivers are constantly distracted by cellphones, texting, eating, drinking, talking, etc., and just fail to see what is obvious- you walking across the street. Let us put 30 years of successful trial experience to work for you on your case.
NYC Pedestrian Accidents FAQ
If I have been in an accident, what should I do?
Call an ambulance, call the police, and then call us. If possible, take photographs of the vehicles involved in the accident. Take photographs of your injuries, and also the accident scene. Gather the names of witnesses and their contact information. You should provide all of this information to us.
Should I seek medical attention immediately after an accident?
Yes, even if you think your injuries are minor or may go away. No one wants to be in an accident, and people are generally in denial about their injuries. But the best way to protect yourself, and your case, is to get medical attention and make sure that all of your injuries are addressed by a medical professional.
Do I still have a case, even if I was partly at fault for the accident?
In New York State, you are allowed to file a claim against others for your injuries, even if you were partly at fault for the accident which resulted in the injury.
Is there any way that I can have my medical expenses covered?
If your injury was caused by an accident which involved an automobile, then that vehicle’s no-fault coverage may be liable for your lost wages and all “reasonable and necessary medical expenses” related to the crash.
What type of damages can I recover for in a pedestrian accident?
If you were injured on a pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to recover damages for past and future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and in certain cases, punitive damages. Here at Michael Gunzburg P.C. we nsure that every plausible claim will be pursued in order to bring you the relief you deserve.
What if another investigator wants to take my statement?
Our policy is not to provide statements to insurance company investigators and other people looking to take statements from our clients. Tell the investigator that you already have an attorney, and refer them to us. Do not make a statement to anyone in person or even over the phone. Investigators and insurance companies record their telephone conversations. These recorded statements can be used against you at the time of your trial.
Do I need to have a serious injury to seek compensation in a motor vehicle accident in NYS?
Yes, in NY you must have a serious injury in order to recover compensation for your personal injuries in an accident involving a motor vehicle. If your injuries do not rise to the level of a serious injury, your case may be dismissed by a judge. That is why it is important to consult with MICHAEL GUNZBURG, P.C. to ensure that you obtain the right information and guidance for your accident case. We can give you that important guidance that can make the difference in a case that gets reasonable compensation, or gets dismissed by the court.
What injuries qualify as a serious injury in New York State?
Under the Insurance Law of the State of New York a serious injury is defined as: death; dismemberment; significant disfigurement; a fracture; loss of fetus; permanent loss of use of a body organ, member, function or system; permanent consequential limitation of use of a body organ or member; significant limitation of use of a body function or system; or a medically determined injury or impairment of a non-permanent nature which prevents the injured person from performing substantially all of the material acts which constitutes such persons usual and customary daily activities not less than ninety (90) days during the hundred and eighty (180) days immediately following the occurrence of the injury or impairment.
Contact Our Manhattan Crosswalk Injury Attorney To Learn More
If you want to speak directly with a New York City Pedestrian Accident Lawyer, in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens or Staten Island, please call 212-725-8500 to schedule a free initial consultation or submit your information and questions online.