If you were injured as a pedestrian in Queens, our law firm can represent you as you seek compensation through an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit. If you lost a loved one due to a pedestrian accident, we can also handle your wrongful death case.
Depending on your injuries and other losses, you may qualify to receive economic and non-economic damages. Compensation can include things like medical bills, lost wages, reduced earning capacity, and pain and suffering.
How Long You Have to File a Lawsuit after a Pedestrian Accident in New York
If your pedestrian accident occurred in Queens, NY, you typically have three years to pursue a personal injury lawsuit, per CVP §214. The deadline is determined based on the date of your accident.
When it comes to filing a wrongful death lawsuit, however, you have less time. Under EPT §5-4.1, you only have two years beginning from the date of your loved one’s death to take action.
Do not hesitate to reach out to our law firm, as time plays a major role in your chance to recover compensation. We can begin negotiations as soon as possible to protect your right to financial recovery.
Potential Forms of Compensation after a Pedestrian Accident in Queens
Your injuries and the losses stemming from them will determine what kinds of compensation you can seek. We can determine how much your case is worth based on your employment records and medical bills. Some potentially compensable losses include:
- Medical expenses, including hospital bills, doctors’ appointments, medications, and therapy
- Lost wages if your injuries prevented you from going to work
- Reduced earning capacity if your injuries prevent you from working in the future or alter the capacity in which you can work
- Pain and suffering, both for your physical anguish and your emotional turmoil
- Loss of quality of life
Compensation for Wrongful Death
If you lost your loved one in a pedestrian accident, a successful wrongful death case may yield:
- Loss of consortium
- The pain and suffering your loved one experienced prior to their passing
- Medical bills your loved one accrued due to their injuries
- Your loved one’s lost income
- Burial and funeral expenses
A lawyer with our firm serving Queens can evaluate your losses and determine what expenses you can fight for.
Why Hire an Attorney to Help With Your Claim or Lawsuit?
After experiencing a Queens pedestrian accident, the last thing you likely want to deal with is frustrating negotiations or a time-consuming legal battle. This is where we can help you.
Our firm can handle your claim or lawsuit from beginning to end. We want you to spend time with your family and heal from your injuries. A personal injury lawyer with our firm can deal with the pursuit of fair compensation.
We Can Evaluate the Evidence in Your Case
We begin your case by conducting a thorough investigation. Doing this may require us to look into:
- The official police report written about the crash
- The insurance policies held by the parties involved
- Eyewitness testimonies
- Dashboard camera footage
- Footage taken from cameras in the area where the accident occurred
We can analyze this information to support your claim for compensation.
We Will Negotiate with Liable Insurers
After establishing the liable party (or parties), we can begin communicating with their insurers. They may have a policy that covers your losses.
On the other hand, their insurers may deny your claim or undervalue it. This is where our services come in. We can negotiate for fair compensation on your behalf, handling all communications with the liable parties and their insurers, so you do not have to.
Our Team Can Calculate Fair Compensation
One of the key components of the negotiation process involves accurately calculating your losses. Some victims of pedestrian accidents face months or years of rehabilitative therapy in order to reach maximum medical improvement. Other victims may never fully recover to the state they were in before their accidents.
If you face a temporary or permanent disability, we want to make sure you seek compensation that accounts for the expenses that come with these challenges. If you have expenses related to your injuries, we will take those into account when fighting for a fair settlement.
We Can Represent You at Trial
If negotiations with insurers do not result in a fair settlement offer, we can then file your personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. When we do this, we handle all of the necessary paperwork and represent your argument for compensation before a judge or jury.
Sometimes, when insurers see that we filed a lawsuit, they come back to the table with a fair offer. In this situation, your case does not even need to go to trial.
Still, if we need to represent you in a court of law to seek what we believe is fair, we will not hesitate to do so. In this case, you could recover compensation through a court award.
Call Our Attorneys to Learn More
You do not have to do any of the work alone, whether you begin with an insurance claim or have to file a lawsuit. We can handle your case and give it the attention it deserves. For a free consultation about how our pedestrian accident lawyers serving Queens can help you, call (516) 358-6900.
For a free legal consultation with a pedestrian accidents lawyer serving Queens, call 516-358-6900