Pedestrians can be left with devastating injuries after a car accident. You don’t have to bear the cost of your losses if you were injured in such a manner, however. The negligent driver could be responsible for compensating you.
Our pedestrian accident lawyers will offer you compassionate guidance through every step of your Huntington case, advising you on your legal options and fighting for every dollar available to you.
How Much Compensation Might You Be Entitled to if You Were the Pedestrian in the Accident?
If you were injured as a pedestrian hit by a motorist, you may not realize how much compensation you could seek. Even though you may have no major vehicle or property damage costs, your injuries could leave you out of work, in pain, and facing mounting medical bills. All of these losses are compensable.
Often, several factors will affect the value of your personal injury case. These include:
- The cost of your medical care, both in the past and the future
- The severity of your injuries
- How much your life was affected by your injuries
- Whether or not you are able to work (temporarily or long-term) because of your injuries
We don’t recommend estimating how much your case is worth on your own, as you may not realize what losses qualify for compensation. Our team can determine the value of your expenses and fight for financial recovery either at negotiations or in court.
Types of Damages
In a pedestrian accident, some forms of damages we may seek in your case include:
- Pain and suffering, which may reflect the degree of your pain and hardships brought on by your injuries.
- Medical care, including the cost of hospitalization, surgery, medications, visits to a doctor, emergency room visits, physical therapy, and more.
Lost income, which can include both the income you have already lost and income you can expect to lose in the future.
We will fight hard to ensure that the big picture of your losses is understood when we seek a settlement on your behalf. We want you to get the money you need to heal from your injuries and safeguard your finances as you move forward into the future.
If your life has been impacted by your accident and injuries, be sure to tell us as much as you can so that we can add all possible losses to your case’s value.
Is It Worth Working With a Lawyer after a Pedestrian Accident?
While it is not required to work with a lawyer in your Huntington injury case, we can help you figure out your case’s value, fight for full compensation, and pursue all liable parties—all at no upfront cost to you.
There Are No Upfront Fees to Get Started
Because we take personal injury cases based on contingency fees, we only receive payment for our services if we secure a settlement or award for you. This means that:
- There are no surprises with our legal fees.
- You don’t have to pay for our help out of pocket.
- We take a percentage of the settlement we seek for you as payment for our services.
We Will Determine the Value of Your Losses
There are many ways that we try to seek compensation for our clients. You may already be getting phone calls from the insurance company, offering you a fast and easy settlement. However, it’s very possible that the insurance company’s first offer will not reflect your full losses.
You don’t have to leave any money on the table when we work for you. We will negotiate for the best possible outcome in your case.
We Will Identify the Responsible Party
There are many potential parties that could be liable in a pedestrian accident case. Depending on the information we find, we could hold the following parties accountable for your losses:
- A motorist
- A trucking company, if you were hit by a commercial truck
- A rideshare company, if one of their drivers hit you
- A government department
- A vehicle parts manufacturer
We Will Take Care of the Paperwork and Help You Meet Important Deadlines
Handling a personal injury case comes with a host of legal details and paperwork. We will do all of this for you, ensuring that all the necessary forms are filed, the right documents change hands, and your case is in compliance with important deadlines.
One of the most important deadlines is the statute of limitations. In New York, you have three years to file a personal injury lawsuit, according to CVP §214. For a wrongful death case, EPT §5-4.1 gives you two years to file. We’ll ensure that your case is on track.
If You Lost a Loved One in a Huntington Accident
We can help you seek compensation for your losses. A wrongful death case can help you recover the costs of your loved one’s final medical care, funeral and burial costs, and the loss of their income.
Our pedestrian accident lawyers can tell you more about how to pursue a wrongful death case.
Why Choose the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP?
We are proud to serve personal injury claimants on Long Island. Our personal injury lawyers:
- Have obtained million-dollar settlements for our clients
- Are engaged in the community, as Richard Jaffe is a trained EMT
- Work on contingency, requiring no upfront fees to get started
Contact Our Knowledgeable Attorneys for Help Today
Call us today at (516) 358-6900 for a free case review to learn how we can help you move forward with your case. We can help determine how much your case may be worth and discuss with you how we plan to seek fair compensation on your behalf.
For a free legal consultation with a pedestrian accidents lawyer serving Huntington, call 516-358-6900