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Long Island Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Long Island Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Injury Claims For Pedestrian Accidents

There are contributing factors — but no good excuses — for pedestrian accidents. The bottom line is that the driver of a two-ton vehicle always has an obligation to the safety of others.

Don’t Be Victimized Twice

What if the driver blames you? What if driver fled the scene? What if an insurance adjuster offers a settlement? In each of these scenarios, you could be deprived of full compensation for the aftermath of your injuries. The Long Island personal injury attorneys at The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, have the proven ability to hold negligent drivers and insurance companies accountable for your losses.

Protect your rights. Contact us today for a free consultation. Our Long Island personal injury lawyers handle pedestrian accidents in Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens and across New York City. Se habla español.

Crosswalk Accidents and Pedestrian Injuries

Motorists often try to deflect blame. The lighting was bad. She was not in the crosswalk. The kid ran into the street. Those issues are irrelevant if the driver was not following traffic laws or paying attention.

Personal injury attorneys, Richard Jaffe and Stephen Cohen, have decades of experience with car accidents, including pedestrian accidents. They are skilled at demonstrating how the driver who hit you or your family member was negligent:

  • Failure to yield when turning
  • Running a stop sign or stoplight
  • Backing up or pulling out without looking
  • Speeding or driving too fast for conditions
  • Careless operation in a school, residential or downtown zone
  • Distracted driving (e.g., talking or texting on a cellphone)
  • Impaired driving (alcohol, drugs, prescription meds)

When pedestrians are hit by a motor vehicle (or even a fast-moving bicycle), they are vulnerable to serious and permanent injuries, including head trauma, broken bones, spinal injuries and internal injuries. Richard Jaffe is a licensed EMT (emergency medical technician). This unique qualification helps him truly understand your injuries and advocate more effectively in pursuit of appropriate monetary damages. We have also recovered wrongful death damages for fatal pedestrian accidents.

Long Island Hit-and-Run Accident Attorneys

If the driver fled the scene and was not identified, victims are covered under the uninsured motorist provision of the family’s own auto insurance. Our attorneys pursue every source of coverage to secure compensation for medical care, lost income, lasting disability, and pain and suffering.

We help clients with immediate issues such as finding good doctors and getting medical bills paid while we build the case for damages. Call our personal injury law firm at 516-358-6900 or e-mail us and we will respond immediately. Our Long Island pedestrian accident attorneys offer a free consultation, including home and hospital visits.