Were you or a loved hit by a car in the Bronx? It’s time to call a lawyer. At Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., we have years of experience successfully handling auto accidents, including car accidents with pedestrians. Our priority is to help you recover the compensation you need to move forward in life.
Pedestrian accidents are devastating. Even at low speeds, a small car can cause a person severe or catastrophic injury. Suddenly, you or a relative find yourself in dire need of medical care, which costs a lot. Because the stakes are high, we recommend working with a lawyer from the very beginning. With a lawyer’s help, you have a better chance of building a strong claim and maximizing your compensation.
Throughout the claims process, our pedestrian accident attorneys make sure you understand your rights and options. Most personal injury claims are resolved with pre-trial settlements. But we won’t hesitate to tell you when filing a lawsuit is in your best interests. We aren’t afraid to fight for compensation in court.
Drivers often cause pedestrian accidents by:
Were you hit by an MTA bus? Call a pedestrian accident attorney immediately. Your claim is different than a typical personal injury case, and you have 90 days to file a notice of claim against the New York City Transit Authority. We’ve handled this unique process before and will help you through it.
When we represent pedestrian accident victims, we thoroughly investigate what caused the crash and who was at fault. We collect evidence that we’ll use to prove the other driver was at fault, including:
As we review the evidence, we look for any signs that the driver violated a traffic law. That might be speeding, running a red light, or a BAC over the legal limit. We also will look for signs of general carelessness, like failing to look out for people in a crosswalk before turning right on red.
It’s common for drivers and their insurers to argue the pedestrian was entirely at fault. That’s why we recommend hiring a pedestrian accident lawyer if you were hit by a car. You need to be prepared to prove you weren’t at fault or to minimize your comparative negligence.
In New York, pedestrians have to obey traffic signals. But when there isn’t a traffic control device at a crosswalk, pedestrians have the right of way. Cars, trucks, and other vehicles have to yield to the pedestrians.
We’ll determine whether the driver failed to yield. If you walked against the traffic signal, we’d strive to minimize your degree of fault.
You and your family are going through a lot right now. You don’t need to deal with insurance companies right now outside of your health insurer. By hiring a pedestrian accident attorney, you have someone to do this work for you. We collect evidence, communicate with the insurer, and negotiate a settlement. In some cases, we represent you in court. Our goal is to reduce your stress, so you can focus on recovering from your injuries.
We are fierce about winning our clients full and fair compensation for their injuries. When a car or bus driver hits you and causes you harm, we demand justice. We demand the negligent driver take responsibility for the harm they’ve caused.
Talk with us today about how we calculate the value of a pedestrian accident claim, including your pain and suffering. Your case may be worth much more than your medical bills.
Our team also handles fatal pedestrian accident cases. If your spouse, parent, or child was killed in a car-pedestrian crash, give us a call. We’ll explain New York wrongful death law and if you have a valid compensation claim.
Through a wrongful death claim, some surviving relatives may receive compensation for:
Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C. is proud to help pedestrians recover after serious car-pedestrian crashes. We know you’re going through a tough time. No one expects their life to be put on hold by a devastating accident. We want to guide you through this claim, win compensation, and get you back on your feet.
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