A crowd of people walking on a wide street with several yellow pedestrian crossing lines. They are dressed in various casual outfits, carrying bags or backpacks, and some are holding phones. The street is grey and appears to be in an urban area, where personal injury attorneys might often be needed.

Westchester Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

The area we live in is great for people to walk from place to place when trying to get around. Unfortunately, there are thousands of pedestrian accidents across the country each year. Victims of these accidents are often faced with very serious injuries, some of which may even be fatal. The consequences of being injured in a pedestrian accident can burden a person for the remainder of his or her life in more ways than just physical pain. Emotional turmoil and financial strain that is related to the accident can also impact a person for years. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, it is essential to retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney who can effectively represent your interests and hold the negligent party liable. Contact the pedestrian accident attorneys at Hausman & Pendzick today.

Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in NY

Today it seems like everyone is distracted from the thing that they are actually supposed to be doing, whether it is driving, walking, or any other action that requires careful attention. Distracted driving is only one type of driver negligence, but it is often the cause of pedestrian accidents in New York. Sometimes, it is the pedestrian who is at fault because they failed to walk within a crosswalk or pay attention to the drivers around them. Some of the other causes of pedestrian accidents that occur may include:

  • Speeding drivers
  • Driving without headlights at night or in bad weather
  • Drivers that do not pay attention to crosswalks, stop signs, or street lights
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Roads that have obstructed visibility
  • Pedestrians who cross the road outside of the crosswalk
  • Pedestrians who are not paying attention to where they walk

Recovering Damages in a Pedestrian Accident

If you have been hit by a car in New York, you will likely need medical attention and have to miss work for some time to recover from your injuries. Of course, the loss of income in combination with overwhelming medical bills can result in a great deal of stress. Luckily, you may be able to bring a personal injury case against the party that hit you that may recover compensation for the burdens you have faced. In order to file a lawsuit against the negligent party, you must be able to identify the driver and prove that their negligence resulted in the accident. You may be able to recover economic and non-economic damages in your case. Economic damages include any financial burden that was suffered as a result of the accident, such as lost wages, medical expenses, and more. Non-economic damages include emotional distress, pain and suffering, and more.

Contact Our Pedestrian Accident Attorneys Today

Being injured in a pedestrian accident can have long-term consequences on your life. While a lawsuit may never reverse the impacts of the accident, it can reduce the burdens substantially. If you need an effective personal injury lawyer that can fight on your behalf, contact Hausman & Pendzick today. Our firm has decades of experience representing clients in Westchester County and the surrounding areas.

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