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Assessing Fault for Low Visibility Pedestrian Accidents

When driving down the road, staying vigilant and attentive to the surrounding area is essential. However, various factors may contribute to drivers’ visibility levels, including the time of day, the weather, and traffic conditions. In some cases, a driver’s lack of a clear line of sight may result in a severe, life-threatening pedestrian accident.

Regardless of the outside factors, drivers are responsible for looking out for pedestrians and taking the necessary precautions to prevent accidents. If you suffer damages in a low-visibility pedestrian accident, you may have the right to recover compensation from the negligent party. Before you start the claim process, learn about who to hold accountable and what types of compensation you may recover in a low visibility pedestrian accident in our article. 

Who Is Responsible for a Low-Visibility Pedestrian Accident?

The National Traffic Highway Safety Administration reports most pedestrian accidents occur between 6 p.m. and 12 a.m. As visibility levels diminish, the risk of suffering major injuries in an accident increases. However, it’s important to note that even if outside factors inhibit a driver’s line of sight, they are still responsible for how they act and any injuries resulting from their actions.

While it’s anticipated that the driver who caused the accident holds some liability, there are other parties who may not be directly involved and hold partially responsible. For example, if a crosswalk’s lights weren’t working properly at the time of the accident, you may be able to hold the organization in charge of maintenance and crosswalk safety partially responsible. 

Every accident, person, and case is unique and requires a thorough investigation to determine all the potentially responsible parties. Holding negligent individuals and organizations accountable for your damages not only helps relieve your financial burden but protects others from suffering a similar accident. Speak with a pedestrian accident lawyer at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP to start the claim process today.

Types of Recoverable Damages in a Pedestrian Accident Claim

The challenges you face after a pedestrian accident may place a heavy weight on your shoulders. Our team at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP will provide you with a reliable and indestructible support system. We will calculate and present the full extent of your damages to a judge, so you can focus on recovering from your injuries. Some of the recoverable damages you may receive compensation for include:

  • Present and future medical bills
    • Surgical costs
    • Prescription medication 
    • Rehabilitation/physical therapy
    • Long-term assisted medical care
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disability
  • Disfigurement or physical impairment
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Property damage
  • Punitive damages

To recover the full extent of your eligible compensation, you will need to file your claim within the designated time frame. New York law requires individuals to file within two years of the accident, but the sooner you start the process, the more time your team has to investigate and gather evidence for your claim. 

Discover a Highly-Qualified Pedestrian Accident Attorney at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP

Pedestrian accidents often result in debilitating injuries due to the individual’s lack of safety equipment. You deserve to hold the responsible party accountable when you suffer major damages in a pedestrian accident. Our lawyers at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP provide clients with experienced and highly-qualified legal advice throughout their claims process. 

With over 100 years of combined experience fiercely fighting for New York residents, our team is prepared to do whatever it takes to protect your rights and compensation. By advocating for injured individuals and holding careless parties accountable, we have protected our community and gathered extensive connections. Don’t wait to start your claim process, and call (516) 358-6900 or complete our contact form today. Also, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

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