If you or a loved one was hit by a car, the first thing you probably heard from the driver was "they just darted out of nowhere." The driver and his or her insurance company will almost certainly try to lay the blame on the victim. Don't talk to an insurance adjuster or give any statement without talking to an attorney with the skill and experience to protect your rights and your ability to recover financial compensation after a pedestrian accident.
At the New York City personal injury law firm of Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., our lawyers can step in quickly to prevent the negligent driver and the insurance company from avoiding their responsibility to cover your pedestrian accident injuries. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Things You Should Know About Pedestrian Accidents
You should know that the law is often in the favor of pedestrians hit by a car, truck, city bus or cab - especially if the victim was in a crosswalk. It may not matter whether the light was against you or you were crossing illegally. Drivers still have to exercise proper caution and avoid hitting pedestrians.
If you were hit by a city-owned and operated vehicle, you should know that New York City is a self-insured entity. That means you will need a lawyer who has the skill, experience and dedication to take on the bureaucracy and fight for the compensation you need. It can take even more skill to recover compensation if the person who hit you was running a livery or gypsy cab service illegally. We can help.
Pedestrian accidents often result in severe and even fatal injuries. Not every attorney has the experience to handle cases in which a pedestrian accident or crosswalk collision has resulted in life-changing injury or the wrongful death of an innocent loved one. You need to know that your attorney understands your situation and has a proven record of producing results in these cases. That's what we offer at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum.
From offices on Wall Street, Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum represents clients in litigation matters throughout the New York City metro area and the state. Contact us to schedule a consultation with an experienced New York pedestrian accident lawyer today.