Westchester Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
When you’ve been hit by a car while walking or running, you might have grounds to seek financial compensation. Find out by speaking with a Westchester pedestrian accident lawyer.
As a pedestrian, being involved in a car accident can be a traumatizing and horrific experience. The size and weight of a motor vehicle can cause serious and life-threatening injuries.
This can lead to endless trips to the doctor for medical care and procedures that can be incredibly expensive. The result can cause you to accumulate a lifetime of debt.
When negligence was a factor in your pedestrian-car crash, you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover financial compensation for the damages you sustained. To recover the maximum settlement available, a Westchester pedestrian accident lawyer from Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP will build a compelling case and aggressively protect your rights.
Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
Whether you were walking in a crosswalk or standing on the sidewalk, a pedestrian accident can cause serious and fatal injuries. Every year, these accidents account for about 150,000 injuries and nearly 5,000 deaths. When a negligent driver causes your crash, he or she should be held accountable for the carelessness that hurt you.
There are many different factors that will need to be considered during the investigation into your accident. A lawyer from our firm will examine all the evidence to determine cause and confirm fault so that you can proceed with your personal injury claim.
Common causes of pedestrian accidents can include any of the following factors:
- Distracted Driving – Cell phone use, texting, eating, grooming
- Drowsy Driving – Driving after a long shift or driving too many miles without stopping to rest
- Driver Error – Failing to stop or yield at crosswalks and intersections, backing into a pedestrian
- Drunk Driving – Intoxication by alcohol or drugs
Dealing with Insurance Companies
Dealing with insurance companies after an accident can be an overwhelming and exhausting experience. Insurers want to pay you as little as possible in order to maintain to their profit margins. They’ll use several tactics to place partial blame on you and will omit losses, such as your emotional distress and your pain and suffering.
To ensure that you receive the maximum settlement, a Westchester pedestrian accident lawyer from our firm will negotiate with the insurance companies on your behalf so that they cannot take advantage of you. We are committed to securing the best possible payout for you.
Recovering the Compensation You Deserve
Determining the value of your claim is an important step in the personal injury claim process. After we confirm cause and verify fault, we will examine your losses—both economic and non-economic—to calculate the full settlement amount you are entitled to under the law.
Common losses seen in pedestrian accidents can include any of the following:
- Any lost income and future earning potential
- Costs for current and future medical care
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Modifications to your home and car made necessary by a new disability
Contact a Westchester Pedestrian-Car Accident Lawyer
At Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP, we are committed to securing the compensation you deserve for the injuries you sustained due to a negligent driver.
Contact us online through the form below or call 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) for a free, no-obligation consultation with a Westchester pedestrian accident lawyer.