In New York, people on foot have the right of way. Crosswalks and sidewalks are designed to give pedestrians some level of protection.
Yet, in New York, cars, trucks, buses and taxis hit pedestrians every day. Every year, thousands of people are injured or killed when negligent or distracted motorists ignore signs, make illegal U-turns, fail to yield the right of way to pedestrians and hurry through intersections without watching for pedestrians in crosswalks.
Whether the injury is severe or simply consists of “aches and pains” you have a right to be compensated for your loss. As an accident victim, you may have the right to receive compensation for:
• Past and future lost wages
• Past and future medical expenses
• Past and future pain and suffering
At Suris & Associates, P.C., our New York pedestrian accident attorneys will help you use that law to recover for the damages that you have suffered, including your emotional, physical and financial damages. Since 1999, our law office has provided vigorous representation to people injured in serious pedestrian accidents in New York.
Contact Suris & Associates, P.C. to schedule a free consultation about your pedestrian or bicycle accident or the wrongful death of your loved one.
What You Need to Know If You Were in a Pedestrian or Bicycle Accident
Call the Police After an Accident: If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident – whether it was a hit-and-run accident or the driver stopped – it is very important that you report the accident to the police. Take time to write down every detail about the accident, including time, place, weather conditions and identity of any witnesses at the scene. Oftentimes, the insurance companies and defense will question the truth of your claim, which is why it is vital to have evidence to support it.
30-Day No-Fault Deadline: In New York, there is a 30 day statute of limitations to file a claim under New York’s no-fault insurance law. The 30-day no-fault deadline is in addition to the Statute of Limitations deadlines that exist.
Statute of Limitations. All motor vehicle accident and personal injury cases in New York must be filed within a certain amount of time. That deadline is called the Statute of Limitations. The statute of limitations limits the amount of time you have to file a claim for compensation, so contact a lawyer as soon as possible to PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS. Suris & Associates handle your case from beginning to end, ensuring deadlines are met and evidence is documented.
Here at Suris & Associates, we will deal with the insurance companies and fight for your rights to ensure that you receive full and fair compensation for your injuries. We work to protect your financial interests. If the insurance company will not make a reasonable offer, we will take your case to trial.
WE ONLY GET PAID IF WE WIN!! Our personal injury law firm does not charge any fee until we win money for you. We share in our client’s success by charging a percentage of the amount recovered. It is a win – win situation.