Victims of pedestrian accidents in New York City usually have a long road to recovery ahead of them, and in the worst-case scenarios, their families are left to cope with unbearable loss. Drivers and others whose negligent actions cause serious crashes should be held responsible for the damage they have done. The Manhattan pedestrian accident attorneys at Zlotolow & Associates have more than 20 years of experience successfully securing full compensation for individuals and families who have unjustly suffered due to a crash. Our Manhattan pedestrian accident lawyer provides dedicated and compassionate legal assistance, with the goal of relieving our clients of any financial burden caused by the accident. If you or a family member has been hit by a motor vehicle while crossing a street or walking on a sidewalk in Manhattan, contact us now for a free legal consultation. We will investigate your accident and injuries on a contingency fee basis and only charge for our services if and when we recover compensation for you.
After any crash, it is crucial that we launch an investigation as soon as possible. When you enlist the help of our Manhattan pedestrian accident lawyers, you can expect that we will work to:
Our pedestrian accident lawyers in Manhattan are aggressive negotiators and skilled trial attorneys. We can start you toward financial recovery from your accident with a free, no-obligation legal consultation. Contact us today to learn how we can help you and your family.
When you work with our Manhattan personal injury attorneys, our team will leave no stone unturned in our search for evidence to build a strong claim. This includes:
We will work with you to help you document your costs and losses, including records of the pain and suffering your injuries have caused you. This is evidence that can strengthen your claim for “non-economic” damages (compensation).
Our NYC pedestrian accident lawyers will also keep you up to date and answer any questions about your claim. However, we want to allow you to focus on recovery and your life ahead, instead of worrying about your legal claim.
We will investigate your accident to identify who should be held responsible for your injuries, as well as all of your costs and losses. Then we will file all possible insurance claims for full compensation to you, and aggressively press insurers to do the right thing. This includes demanding compensation for:
You should not face debt from an accident someone else has caused. A Manhattan pedestrian accident lawyer from our firm can document what has happened to you and aggressively seek every bit of compensation available to you under the law.
Additionally, you should not deal with insurers or anyone who contacts you about your accident and injuries. By signing statements or otherwise cooperating with insurance company representatives, you could unwittingly implicate yourself or give up rights to compensation that you deserve.
A pedestrian hit by any kind of motor vehicle is likely to be seriously hurt, and it is common for pedestrian accident injuries to prove fatal. Some of the most common injuries we see when assisting pedestrians hit by a motor vehicles in Manhattan include:
The medical bills from treatment for any one of these types of injuries can cost thousands of dollars. In cases of disabling injury, the victim will require medical treatment and personal care for years, or perhaps the rest of his or her life. Medical costs may include delayed surgery or other treatment, ongoing medication and therapy, assistive or adaptive equipment, or even renovations to the injured person’s home. In a pedestrian fatality, the victim’s death may happen any time after medical care has begun, saddling the family with medical expenses on top of their grief.
Unfortunately, if there is any cause to dispute a claim, insurers will try to avoid paying. In a pedestrian accident, it is often easy to point fingers and blame the victim. Insurers who actually agree to pay claims instead of denying them typically offer far less than a seriously injured pedestrian deserves.
An experienced Manhattan pedestrian accident lawyer at Zlotolow & Associates is here to fight for your best interest. Schedule a free consultation now to learn about your legal rights.
At Zlotolow & Associates, our dedicated injury attorneys will demand maximum compensation for your medical bills, lost income, pain, suffering, and more after a pedestrian accident. Contact us today to learn how our Manhattan personal injury lawyers can help you and your family during this difficult time.