Startling U.S. Pedestrian Accident Statistics in 2019
2019 capped out at the highest number of pedestrian accident fatalities since 1988–over 6,500. This can be attributed to a variety of factors, however, no matter the cause, if you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, you most likely now require financial compensation to help you recover. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced Westchester County personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can assist you through the claims process. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What causes the most pedestrian accidents?
Pedestrian accidents are all too common because we live in a world where everyone is so distracted. Texting while driving is a prevalent cause of pedestrian accidents, as well as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol or driving while fatigued, and, of course, speeding. These three actions, as well as any other actions that disregard the law, are considered negligent.
Can I sue someone for a pedestrian accident injury?
Fortunately, if you are an injured pedestrian, there is a very good chance you are entitled to compensation. However, insurance companies will frequently try and deny you this compensation, which is why you must retain the services of an experienced New York personal injury attorney who knows how to satisfy the burden of proof. Our firm can prove you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence via subpoenaing security camera footage of your accident, using medical documents and police reports of the incident, and even seeking out witness testimony.
Once you file, however, you should significantly limit your social media activity, if not halt it altogether until your case is resolved. The insurance companies monitor your accounts and use anything you post against you. Do not let this happen.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York?
The phrase “statute of limitations” refers to the amount of time people have to sue a negligent party. Since the statute of limitations for pedestrian accidents in New York is three years, you will have three years from the date of your auto accident to sue the party responsible. If you wait past the statute to file, however, you will generally be barred from suing. We are ready to begin the claims process on your behalf immediately. All you have to do is ask.
Contact our experienced Westchester County firm
Hausman & Pendzick effectively represent victims of negligence in Westchester County and across the state of New York. We understand how challenging life can be without financial compensation for serious injuries you have wrongly sustained. If you need a knowledgeable and skilled personal injury attorney to help you recover compensation after an accident, contact Hausman & Pendzick today.