Even though pedestrians have the right of way in almost every traffic situation, motorists do not always yield to them. Motorists have a legal obligation to more vulnerable users like pedestrians to operate their vehicles with reasonable caution, and if they fail to meet this standard, they can be held liable for a resulting pedestrian accident.
When a car, motorcycle, or bicycle collides with a pedestrian, the pedestrian often suffers serious or catastrophic injuries. To recover from their injuries, they may need to take significant time off from work and forgo participating in recreational activities. In the meantime, medical bills begin to accumulate. Injured pedestrians may be entitled to recover compensation for these losses in a pedestrian accident lawsuit.
This is most effectively accomplished with the expert legal assistance of a personal injury attorney. At Cellino Law, we are invested in maximizing your compensation and ensuring that your experience with the personal injury claims process is as stress-free as possible. Reach out to our team at (800) 555-5555 or use our online form to schedule a free consultation.
Pedestrian Accident Attorneys Investigate Fault and Prove Liability
The basis of any personal injury claim is proving that a party was negligent and that they are legally responsible for the injured party’s damages. The injured party must present enough evidence of both to meet the burden of proof. While this may seem like a straightforward task, it requires time, resources, and legal knowledge that most plaintiffs do not have, especially when they are in the midst of physical recovery.
A pedestrian accident lawyer will have access to experts like accident reconstructionists and medical providers who can provide key evidence to establish liability. They will also have investigative experience obtaining evidence like eyewitness testimony, police reports, and video footage. Pedestrian accident attorneys will handle the work of proving that:
- The defendant owed you a duty of care
- The defendant breached their duty of care
- The breach resulted in your pedestrian accident injuries
- Your pedestrian accident injuries resulted in your damages
Explain What Damages Are Available for Compensation
Many plaintiffs are unaware of the scope of what damages are eligible for compensation. Plaintiffs often focus on the economic losses they have sustained, such as medical bills or lost wages, and don’t realize that the sentimental and intangible losses they experience are also eligible for compensation.
Plaintiffs are also potentially able to recover the value of losses they have not yet sustained but will experience in the future, such as the ongoing cost of a prescription. A pedestrian accident attorney will discuss your case with you to learn more about how your injuries have impacted your ability to work, care for yourself and your family, and enjoy life both in the present and in the long term.
Communicate With the Insurance Company and Bill Collectors on Your Behalf
Once you hire a pedestrian accident attorney, they become the point person for any party related to your claim, including the negligent party’s insurance company and bill collectors. They are effectively in charge of the administrative tasks associated with your case, including meeting deadlines. For example, the other driver’s insurance company will likely want a statement from you, and a deposition, both of which will be used to establish key facts of the case.
Additionally, your pedestrian accident lawyer will negotiate your settlement to extract the maximum amount possible from the insurance company. When it comes to bill collectors, your pedestrian accident attorney will intercede if any harassment is occurring and explain that you are seeking compensation to pay for your bills in a personal injury lawsuit.
Negotiate to Recover the Maximum Compensation for Your Pedestrian Accident Claim
One of the most important facets of a pedestrian accident lawyer’s job is negotiating your settlement. After both parties have agreed on the facts of the case, including who is liable, and gone through pre-litigation, a pedestrian accident attorney will make a strategic argument for what they believe the claim is worth and offer rebuttals to the insurance company’s attempts to devalue your damages.
The goal is to find a compromise that is fair to both parties, but this is not always possible in negotiations. If your pedestrian accident lawsuit goes to trial, they will be responsible for delivering the opening statement, presenting evidence persuasively, examining witnesses, and providing the closing arguments.
Choose Cellino Law to Negotiate Your New York Pedestrian Accident Lawsuit
Injured New Yorkers have looked to the Cellino family for over 65 years to represent them, and we are immensely proud of the work we have accomplished in that time. Our team has grown in number, experience, and skill, which has allowed us to recover billions of dollars worth of compensation for our injured clients.
We measure the success of our firm in more than just results. Client satisfaction is a priority for our team, and we take great pride in the trust that our clients have in our skills. The pedestrian accident lawyers of Cellino Law will not hesitate to rise to the occasion on your behalf to ensure that your settlement acknowledges your damages.
Contact Cellino Law About Your New York Pedestrian Accident Lawsuit
In the aftermath of a pedestrian accident, you may feel like you have nowhere to turn for support to manage your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. The personal injury lawyers of Cellino Law are prepared to step in and guide you through the process of pursuing the compensation you deserve for your damages.
Our team will work diligently and strategically to prove the defendant’s liability, document the value of your damages, and then negotiate for a fair settlement. We are known as aggressive negotiators who don’t hesitate to take on powerful insurance companies for our injured clients.
A New York pedestrian accident can alter your career, quality of life, and health in a matter of seconds, but you shouldn’t have to struggle with the fallout alone. Reach out to our team at (800) 555-5555 or use our online form to schedule a free consultation. Our capable personal injury attorneys will provide you with the legal perspective you need to maximize your compensation in your pedestrian accident lawsuit.
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I just want to let you know that I did receive my settlement check. More importantly, I want to thank you again for all you did for both me and my family. I could not be more pleased with my experience at Cellino Law. From the moment I first spoke with you I felt comfortable - you took a sincere interest in my case, clearly explained the process and effected a quick settlement. From this day forward, when someone asks if I can recommend a good lawyer I will, without hesitation, say "Cellino Law". Thanks again.
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This is to express our gratitude to you and your team in helping us and Stephanie navigate through the legal process following her car accident. We are very satisfied with the outcome and grateful for your hard work and attention to details. We fell confident that with this compensation, Stephanie will be able to move forward with her studies and her life with the ability to care for some of her health needs resulting from the injuries sustained following her car accident. Thank you very much and may God continue to bless your efforts.
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