If you or a loved one was injured in an accident with an inattentive or reckless driver in Hempstead, New York, and you would like to find out if your injuries entitle you to compensation, a Hempstead pedestrian accident lawyer can determine this for you. Our team offers free consultations.
We can Help you Hold a Negligent Driver Accountable
Drivers must operate their vehicles safely and cautiously, which means they should not engage in distracting or reckless behavior while driving. Dangerous behaviors could include:
- Texting on a phone
- Driving while fatigued or under the influence
- Speeding through areas where pedestrians are present
- Swerving around vehicles
- Failing to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians
If the driver who hit you was engaging in careless behavior, it is our job to help you hold them accountable for causing you to suffer. We start by looking at your injuries and the impact they have on your life. If you need to undergo extensive medical treatment or surgery and/or your injuries have affected your ability to work, then we definitely want to explore all the avenues that can help you recover compensation.
Filing an Insurance Claim
While most accident victims assume the insurance claims process is an easy one to get through, they may find that the at-fault party’s insurer:
- Doesn’t want to pay
- Refuses to process their claim promptly
- Is only willing to offer the victim a settlement that doesn’t quite cover their damages
Why should you have to deal with an adjuster who doesn’t want to answer your calls or explain your rights? You shouldn’t, especially not after going through the traumatic experience that you did.
That’s where the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP comes into the picture. When you have a Hempstead pedestrian accident lawyer working on your side and helping you through the insurance claims process, you don’t have to discuss your case with an adjuster who doesn’t have your best interests in mind. At our firm, our lawyers handle all of this for you so that you can focus on getting better.
Suing the Negligent Driver
Another potential avenue we can take to help you recover any compensation you might be due is to file an injury lawsuit against the driver. This could happen in a situation where insurance limits have been reached, and there are still unpaid expenses.
For instance, let’s say the driver who hit you carried only the minimum liability insurance coverage (as described by the New York State Department of Financial Services [DFS]). This will only pay up to $25,000 for bodily injuries if you were the only injured party in the accident. Now, let’s say your medical bills alone have amounted to more than $50,000, and you haven’t been able to work in weeks.
If you weren’t liable for causing the accident, you certainly shouldn’t be held accountable for covering the remainder of the costs. Instead, the other driver should. To learn more about your case’s potential, call our law firm today.
Compensation to Which You May be Entitled
Pedestrian accidents often lead to severe or even fatal injuries. They can leave victims disabled, with ongoing medical bills and no way to pay for them. Our team will fight for the following on your behalf:
- Medical bills, including hospitalization costs, emergency care, and transport, medication costs, assistive devices, and ongoing care
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Miscellaneous expenses
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
If you lost a loved one due to a pedestrian accident, you may be eligible to recover the following:
- Any medical bills incurred between the accident and your loved one’s passing
- Any pain and suffering your loved one endured between the accident and their passing
- Loss of inheritance, support, and services
- Loss of care or guidance for children
- Wages or benefits your loved one would have earned between the accident and their passing
- Wages or benefits your loved one would have earned after their passing
- Reasonable funeral or burial expenses
Our Firm Can Help You Seek Compensation for Your Injuries
Pedestrians are more prone to suffering severe injuries in motor vehicle accidents as they have limited protection that helps absorb some of the impact. The more serious an injury is, the more costly it is to treat. If you suffered any type of injury and you need help paying for your medical care, surgery, medication, therapy, or any other injury-related costs, you are encouraged to seek legal help from a Hempstead pedestrian accident lawyer.
We Charge Nothing Upfront for Legal Help
Our legal team handles cases on a contingency-fee-basis. You pay nothing upfront and no fees until you recover compensation. If your case is not successful, you do not pay us for our time.
Our Attorneys are Ready to Help you Starting Right Now
While your health and overall wellness are top priorities, we also understand that you may be struggling financially, especially if you aren’t working and need ongoing medical care. Our team of lawyers can help you explore the legal options that are available to you. Call our legal team today at (516) 358-6900 for information.
For a free legal consultation with a pedestrian accidents lawyer serving Hempstead, call 516-358-6900