Manhattan Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Helping Accident Victims & Their Families Pursue Fair Compensation
In New York City, pedestrians are at a higher risk of getting into an accident than in most other places in the state. Pedestrians and drivers alike in the Big Apple are often distracted by the hustle and bustle of the city, and may not be paying enough attention to the traffic around them. When a pedestrian and a driver of a vehicle collide, the pedestrian is almost always the one who gets hurt.
If you were injured in a pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to compensation. At KI Legal, we understand the difficulties that pedestrian accident victims face. We also understand how insurance companies work and how they calculate their payouts. Our pedestrian accident lawyers in Manhattan are prepared to fight for the compensation you deserve, and we can help you understand your legal options.
Contact us online or call (646) 766-8308 today.
Who Is Liable for a Pedestrian Accident?
When a pedestrian and a driver collide, the driver is almost always at fault. Drivers are responsible for paying attention to the road and making sure that they do not hit anyone who is outside of their vehicle. However, not all drivers are responsible for the damages that a pedestrian sustains in an accident.
The following drivers may not be liable for pedestrian accident damages:
- A driver who hits a pedestrian because they were hit by another vehicle
- A driver who hits a pedestrian because they were hit by a non-vehicle hazard, such as a sign or a tree
- A driver who hits a pedestrian because they were in a crosswalk but were not following the rules of the crosswalk
- A driver who hits a pedestrian because they were outside of a crosswalk but were not paying attention
In order to win your case, you will need the help of a knowledgeable pedestrian accident lawyer. KI Legal can help you build a strong case from the very beginning.
What Damages Can I Receive in a Pedestrian Accident Case?
In most cases, the driver who hit you is liable for the damages you sustain in a pedestrian accident. The damages you can receive will depend on the severity of your injuries and on how much you are able to prove that you have been impacted by the accident.
The damages you can receive may include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
- Property damage
The amount of compensation you can receive will depend on the specific circumstances of your case. For example, if you are hit by a driver who was speeding, you may be able to receive more compensation than if you were hit by a driver who was traveling at the speed limit.
At KI Legal, we can help you calculate how much compensation you can receive. We can also help you figure out how to best use that compensation to recover from your injuries and get your life back on track.
Contact Our Firm for a Consultation
If you or a loved one was injured in a pedestrian accident, you should not have to worry about the financial burdens that come with an accident. KI Legal can help.
Our Manhattan pedestrian accident lawyers can provide you with the legal guidance you need during this difficult time. Contact our firm online or call (646) 766-8308 today.