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How a Manhattan Pedestrian Accident Attorney Can Help

After a pedestrian accident in Manhattan, it is imperative to seek legal representation. Insurance companies and the driver who hit you may refuse to pay up. Hiring an accident attorney will show them you mean business. You should have an experienced legal advocate fight on your behalf and hold the negligent parties accountable.

The NYC injury attorneys at HKD will investigate your accident and examine the evidence. During our investigation, we might discover a driver behaved recklessly, such as running a red light or speeding. Medical records and input from doctors also help us determine the extent of your injuries. HKD’s thorough approach after a pedestrian-involved collision can strengthen your case and increase the odds of recovering maximum compensation.

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in Manhattan

As a pedestrian walking on a busy Manhattan Street or crowded parking lot, you must follow traffic laws. However, you can adhere to the rules of the road and still be injured due to a driver’s negligence or inattention.

Common reasons motorists hit pedestrians include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Running a red light or stop sign
  • Turning on red
  • Unprotected left turns
  • Drunk driving
  • Failing to yield to the right of way
  • Improper lane changes or merging
  • Backing up
  • Failing to check blind spots

A pedestrian accident lawyer in Manhattan can help prove the driver disobeyed the law and drove recklessly, even if the driver is uninsured.

Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries

Pedestrian accidents often cause significant injuries. Whether in a wheelchair, on a skateboard, walking, or running, you likely had minimal defenses against a moving car. The impact can be traumatic.

Common injuries in a pedestrian accident include:

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Manhattan

Unfortunately, pedestrian accident injuries can be fatal. When you lose a relative in a Manhattan pedestrian accident, you could be entitled to compensation.

Contact a compassionate New York wrongful death attorney for legal guidance. We know your grief might feel overwhelming. We’re here to help however we can.

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Who Pays for Your Medical Bills After a Pedestrian Accident?

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Accidents involving pedestrians and accidents involving other motor vehicles are similar in that you're looking to the negligence of the person driving the motor vehicle. However, ... there's other considerations when it comes to no fault, which is who pays your medical bills, who pays your lost earnings, aside from your claim against the driver of the other vehicle. For example, if you're in a pedestrian accident, the car that hits you is responsible for up to $50,000 of your medical expenses and lost earnings. However, in a vehicle on vehicle accident, it's the host vehicle who will be responsible for the medical expenses and the lost earnings. And that's aside from your lawsuit for pain and suffering and other expenses relating to the accident.

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Compensation for Injured Pedestrians

HKD understands the financial burdens you may face after a pedestrian accident. When it comes to your injuries, you deserve to focus on recovery, not worry about debt. Our team will comb through your case to calculate the amount for all your damages, including:

We don’t settle for less than our clients deserve. That’s why we work closely with every accident victim to keep them informed about their case and what they can expect. HKD will also communicate with medical providers, experts, witnesses—anyone who can supplement your case. We fight hard for you to win every cent for every damage. Although most pedestrian accident claims settle, our NYC accident attorneys can take your personal injury case to court if needed.

Don’t Negotiate with Insurance Alone

Dealing with insurance companies after a pedestrian vs. car accident can be a hassle. It’s not rare for a negligent driver to spin the story and blame a pedestrian for an accident. For example, they may claim that you were not in the crosswalk if you were hit while crossing the street. Their insurance company will likely call you and try to get information to use against you as defense in your personal injury claim.

Instead, let your Manhattan pedestrian accident lawyer communicate with them on your behalf, so they can protect you from being taken advantage of.

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If you or a loved one were injured in a Manhattan pedestrian accident, you owe it to yourself to recover. The responsibility of paying for your damages shouldn’t be on you. A lawyer can shoulder the burden and fight for everything you deserve. Hecht, Kleeger, & Damashek, P.C. can help you obtain compensation to move on with your life.

Call an HKD pedestrian accident attorney at (212) 490-5700 or use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation.

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