New York Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Unfortunately, drivers of taxicabs, cars, trucks, and city buses don't always observe crosswalks and fail to yield the right of way to pedestrians at intersections. With thousands of tourists in Manhattan on any given day, pedestrian knockdowns are not uncommon in Times Square, Washington Square, Harlem, or the Lower East Side.
NY City Pedestrian Hit By Car Attorney
At the law office of Tolmage, Peskin, Harris & Falick, our New York pedestrian accident attorneys work closely with investigators in tracking down eyewitnesses, collecting evidence, and reconstructing what happened in pedestrian knockdown accidents.
When necessary, we consult medical experts to verify the extent and nature of your injuries, undermining claims on the part of no-fault insurance doctors attempting to downplay the severity of your injuries.
Tourists are not always familiar with how New York liability and no-fault insurance laws work or how accident claims are handled in New York. Our office is prepared to request a copy of the police report, contact insurance companies on your behalf, and ensure necessary paper work is filed on time.
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident in Manhattan, Brooklyn or anywhere in New York City, contact the New York pedestrian accident attorneys at the law office of Tolmage, Peskin, Harris & Falick today and schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.
Protecting Yourself After a NYC Pedestrian Accident
Most insurers are eager to settle a case as soon as possible after a pedestrian accident - before the full scope of an injury is clear. Since it can take months for the full impact of a head, neck, or back injury to be made known, claims adjusters may try and convince you to accept a settlement. Too often, tourists who were hit by a car when walking accept a quick settlement, thinking they've only suffered minor contusions and a few sore muscles.
Week or months later after they've returned home, debilitating pain, numbness, loss of mobility or cognitive impairment sets in. However, if they've accepted an offer and signed a legally binding claims agreement, they will be unable to pursue further damages in court. At Tolmage, Peskin, Harris & Falick, our attorneys handle all communication between you and a claims adjuster to ensure you aren't taken advantage of or misled into accepting a low-ball settlement offer.
The Cost of a Pedestrian Knockdown
Crosswalk accidents cause serious injuries to pedestrians. The costs associated with head trauma, spinal cord injuries, and disfigurement can be significant. In order to ensure our clients receive compensation proportional to their injuries, our attorneys consult medical economists and life care planners. We take into consideration costs associated with surgery, hospitalization, physical therapy, medical equipment, in-home nursing, and lost wages.
If you were involved in a pedestrian accident in Times Square, Greenwich Village, the Lower East Side, China Town, or anywhere in Manhattan, contact the New York pedestrian accident lawyers at Tolmage, Peskin, Harris & Falick today to schedule a free consultation.
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