Understanding Pedestrian Knockdown Accidents
Pedestrian knockdown – the legal term for an accident in which a person is struck by a motor vehicle – occurs once every 8 minutes in the U.S. New York City, with its density of population, and a subway and walking way of life that is so common for many, is a prime location for pedestrian accidents and injuries.
Injured pedestrians deserve a caring and qualified lawyer to assess circumstances, collect evidence and negotiate with or litigate against insurance companies that deploy tactics to deny claims. At Greenberg Law P.C., we know how to fight for your rights. Our goal will be to get justice for you along with maximum available compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Who Should Compensate You?
Determining who was liable is important for the pursuit of compensation for an injured pedestrian’s medical expenses and other losses. The law identifies pedestrian knockdowns as crashes – not accidents – because safe driving can prevent them. Some key points to consider during a pedestrian accident include the following:
- It’s considered a crime to hit a pedestrian who has the right of way in a crosswalk.
- Drivers must be vigilant while navigating areas where foot traffic and vehicle traffic coexist.
- Negligence behind the wheel may involve distracted driving, speeding or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
If we represent you after a pedestrian accident, we will fight to get justice for you along with maximum available compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
You Need And Deserve A Capable, Determined Legal Advocate
Find out how our compassionate, committed and capable personal injury attorneys can make your pedestrian accident case a priority. Our goal is to help you recover both physically and financially. If we represent you, we will do so on a contingency basis, You will not owe attorney fees until you receive a settlement or verdict with our help.
If you or someone you love was hit by a car while on foot in New York, New Jersey or Connecticut, we would be honored to offer you rays of hope. As a family-run law firm, we are especially aware of how this type of accident can affect your whole family. We are here for you and can meet with you by phone, in a videoconference or in person to explain how we can help. Contact Greenberg Law P.C. by phone at 646-791-9982 or by email.