Long Island Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Pedestrian accident

As a pedestrian, you don’t have much to protect yourself if you’re involved in a traffic accident. When you get hit by a car, the consequences can be devastating. Unfortunately, many of these accidents happen because drivers of large vehicles don’t share the road safely. They’re distracted and in a rush. It’s the pedestrians who, all too often, suffer the consequences.

Have you been injured in a pedestrian accident on Long Island? Did you get hurt because someone else was negligent or careless? If so, do not hesitate to contact the Long Island personal injury lawyers at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. for immediate assistance. You may have the right to seek compensation. Our tenacious legal team can help you fight to maximize your financial recovery.

We offer a free consultation, so reach out to us online or give us a call to schedule yours today. We’re always available to take your call – morning, noon, or night – 365 days a year.

How Will a Long Island Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Help Me?

After you get hit by a car, few things will be more important than recovering compensation for your injuries. The money you get can help to minimize the financial stress of your accident by covering things like medical bills, lost wages, and even chronic pain. 

However, even though you may be entitled to money from an at-fault party, they won’t make it easy for you. You’ll probably have to deal with an insurance company. Insurers will do everything they can to deny or drive down the value of your injury claim. They’ll fight you tooth and nail because they’re more interested in protecting their profits than helping you out.

Fortunately, you don’t have to navigate a complicated injury claim or lawsuit on your own. Hiring an attorney can give you time to focus on getting better. When you turn to Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. for help after an accident on Long Island, you can also level the playing field and put yourself in the best position to secure maximum compensation. 

You shouldn’t hesitate to call the Long Island personal injury lawyers at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. after a pedestrian accident because:

  • We’ll stand up to manipulative insurance companies on your behalf and fight to make them take your demand for compensation seriously.
  • It’s hard to know what your case is worth. Our law firm will investigate and rely on experts to help us understand the more nuanced aspects of your case. With their help, we can better understand what your injuries are worth.
  • More than one person might be responsible – and financially liable – for your accident and injuries. We’ll do our best to determine the cause(s) of your accident and identify anyone who shares fault. Then we can seek compensation from anyone who caused you to get hurt.
  • You might be blamed for your accident and injuries. If those efforts are successful, it could hurt your ability to get the money you need and deserve. Our team of experienced attorneys will work hard to protect you from these (often baseless) claims.

When you call Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. for help, you’ll get the benefit of more than 200 years of combined experience handling complex personal injury cases in New York. Our goal is to hold whoever caused you to get hurt accountable for their negligent or careless actions. We’ll take an aggressive approach to your case. Our tenacity pays off – we’ve secured more than $1 Billion in settlements and verdicts for our clients.

If you’ve gotten hurt as a pedestrian on Long Island, we’re here to help. All you have to do is give us a call and set up a time to discuss your case. It’s that easy.

Causes of Pedestrian Accidents on Long Island

Roads in the United States are becoming increasingly dangerous for pedestrians. Intersections and crosswalks are particularly problematic. The crossroads in New York are no exception. Studies show that New York leads the nation in pedestrian deaths at intersections. Many of those accidents and deaths happen in Nassau County and Suffolk County.

Why are Long Island roads and intersections so dangerous for pedestrians? Common causes of pedestrian accidents include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Making unsafe or illegal turns at an intersection
  • Failing to yield the right of way to a pedestrian
  • Running a stop sign or red light
  • Speeding through an intersection to beat the light before it changes
  • Speeding
  • Failing to obey reduced speed limits in school zones or construction zones, and
  • Drunk driving.

It’s important to note that drivers aren’t always responsible for pedestrian accidents. Studies suggest that pedestrians are increasingly responsible for causing accidents. Why? More and more people seem to be distracted by their phones while walking. Rather than paying attention to their surroundings, pedestrians are focused on checking social media or texting. 

Pedestrian Are Vulnerable to Severe, Catastrophic Injuries

Bad things can happen when a pedestrian is struck by a car, truck, or bus. Passengers in those vehicles can benefit from a large steel frame, airbags, and seatbelts. Pedestrians don’t have any of that safety equipment to minimize potential injuries. As a result, pedestrians often sustain severe, even life-threatening injuries when they’re involved in a traffic accident.

At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., our pedestrian accident lawyers are prepared to help you fight to get money for all of your injuries, including:

  • Back and neck injury
  • Bruises, sprains, strains, and other soft tissue damage
  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Chest injury
  • Concussion
  • Crushing injury
  • Degloving
  • Head injury
  • Lost limbs
  • Paralysis
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Wrongful death, and more.

Can’t make it into our law office after your accident? Don’t let that stop you from getting the help you need. At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., we’ll come to you. We can schedule a time to visit you at the hospital, at home, or even at work. All you have to do is contact our law firm and set up a time to discuss your case. 

Who’s Liable For My Long Island Pedestrian Accident and Injuries?

Pedestrian accidents can – and do – happen for a lot of different reasons. In New York, you can potentially recover compensation from anyone whose negligence, carelessness, or wrongful actions caused you to get hurt. This might include:

  • Drivers of cars, trucks, buses, and other motor vehicles
  • Bicyclists
  • Other pedestrians
  • Employers of negligent parties
  • Property owners
  • Government agencies
  • Transit companies, or
  • Companies responsible for manufacturing defective vehicles or products.

You deserve to know who caused you to get hurt. The attorneys at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. will launch an independent investigation into your accident. We’ll work hard to find out why it happened and who is to blame. Then we can seek compensation from anyone who is responsible for your injuries. This approach can help us secure maximum compensation on your behalf.

Damages Available After a Pedestrian Accident on Long Island

The costs of a pedestrian accident can be overwhelming. If someone else put you in this situation, you don’t have to suffer the consequences on your own. You can file an injury claim or lawsuit and demand monetary damages. You might be able to secure compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income and wages
  • Disability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment of life, and more.

Don’t let an insurance company pay you less than what you deserve. Call Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. and let us negotiate a settlement on your behalf. If insurers won’t budge or offer you a fair settlement, our skilled NYC trial attorneys won’t hesitate to take your case to court. Insurers in New York are all too familiar with our track record of success, and they’ll probably want to avoid a showdown in front of a jury at all costs.

How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit After a Long Island Pedestrian Accident?

The days, weeks, and months following an accident can be challenging. However, you can’t wait too long to assert your right to recover compensation. In New York, the statute of limitations for pedestrian accident lawsuits is generally three years from the date of your injury. You risk losing the right to get anything, at all, if you hesitate to demand the money you deserve. 

You might have more or less time to file a claim, depending on the specific circumstances of your case. The best thing you can do is to call the compassionate personal injury lawyers at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. for help as soon as you can after you get hurt. We can get to work on your case right away and fight to preserve your right to get the cash you need.

Call Our Long Island Pedestrian Accident Attorneys For Help

Have you been injured as a pedestrian on Long Island? Contact the legal team at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. to learn about your legal rights and options. You may have the right to seek compensation from at-fault parties. Our Long Island pedestrian accident lawyers can help you fight to get every dollar you need and deserve.

Just give us a quick call or reach out to us online to schedule your free, no-obligation case assessment today.