Every year, numerous New York residents or visitors to the state suffer injury or death in pedestrian accidents. When these collisions involve buses, trucks or other larger vehicles, pedestrians may be pulled under and dragged for some time before the drivers are even aware of what has happened. Those who survive these incidents or the family members of victims who do not may have legal recourse. Following a pedestrian accident, personal injury or wrongful death claims may be filed in an effort to seek financial relief.
If you were hurt or lost a loved one in an auto-pedestrian accident, you likely have a lot of questions about what compensation may be available to you. The simple truth is, as you know, the financial, emotional and physical losses associated with such incidents can be quite significant. If negligence contributed to the event, compensation for all damages deemed legally recoverable — such as medical expenses, funeral costs, emotional trauma and lost income, among many others — may be sought.
If you are not sure if you have a case for compensation, it is okay to seek legal guidance. An experienced attorney has the ability to review the facts of your case and help you determine if legal action would be appropriate. To learn more about how an attorney may be of assistance to you, please visit our firm’s website.
The losses suffered in a pedestrian accident can have long-term consequences for victims and/or their families. If a negligent driver caused you or a loved one harm, you do not have to shoulder the burden of covering your losses on your own. With the assistance of a New York-based personal injury attorney, you can take the right steps toward seeking maximum relief.