Manhattan Pedestrian Accidents
Manhattan 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, the Empire State Building, or Lower East Side.
At the law office of Tolmage, Peskin, Harris, Falick, our Manhattan 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 wounds, undermining claims on the part of no-fault insurance doctors attempting to downplay the severity of your injuries. And, since tourists are not always familiar with how liability and insurance matters 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.
Manhattan Pedestrian Hit by Car Attorney
If you are a tourist who has been injured in a pedestrian accident in Manhattan or anywhere in New York City, contact the Manhattan 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 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.
Our Manhattan personal injury lawyers are proud to offer home, hospital, and nursing home visits in the event that you are unable to travel to our office. We can travel to you!
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 Manhattan pedestrian accident attorneys at Tolmage, Peskin, Harris, Falick today to schedule a FREE consultation.