The Perils Of Walking
Drivers Aren’t Looking For You
Being a pedestrian in New York City can present unique dangers because of the close proximity of trucks, buses, cars, taxis and bicycles. While the law gives pedestrians the right of way, the reality is that many drivers aggressively maneuver near pedestrians.
If a negligent driver has hurt you or injured a loved one, you need a knowledgeable lawyer who understands pedestrian crashes and can explain your rights. This includes the right to pursue personal injury compensation for medical costs, pain and suffering, lost earnings, and other damages caused by negligence.
At the Sheindlin Law Firm, I focus on helping pedestrians and their loved ones maximize compensation following crashes in NYC. This includes representing people who are hit crossing the street in crosswalks, as well as pedestrians who are hurt on sidewalks and in parking structures.
Don’t Forget Your Own Insurance
If you have auto insurance, you can use your own policy benefits to ensure you get immediate medical treatment and, sometimes, additional benefits if the negligent driver failed to obtain proper insurance. This is particularly helpful in the event you are struck by a driver who is uninsured or otherwise lacks adequate coverage. This often comes into play when pedestrians are struck in a hit-and-run or a driver that failed to pay their insurance premiums.
I will thoroughly investigate all available coverage in your situation to ensure you are not left without the resources you need to recover after a crash.
Consult With An Attorney To Protect Your Rights
I will deal with the insurance companies so you can focus on getting better. Contact my Manhattan office today for a free consultation. Write to me using this email form or call 212-256-9729 to schedule your appointment.