Pedestrian & Bicycle Accidents
Have you been injured by a vehicle while you were a pedestrian crossing the street?
Pedestrian injuries and deaths are very common and are often caused by negligent operation of a motor vehicle. Thousands of pedestrians are injured every year in New York and hundreds in the Central New York area. In 2011, in New York, there were almost 16,000 pedestrian/motor vehicle accidents resulting in over 15,500 injuries and 300 deaths.
If you have been injured by a negligent driver, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
If you have been hit by a car in a sidewalk or on the side of the road, getting information about the accident may be the most difficult thing. Insist on calling the police and make sure that there is an accident report filed that accurately reflects the accident scene as it occurred. Hopefully there will be witnesses. If you are able to obtain the names of witnesses, make sure that you get their contact information because it is possible that it is the only way you can prove what happened.
The law protects pedestrians generally and vehicles must yield the right of way to a pedestrian in a crosswalk in many areas. If the police are called, they will conduct an investigation and certainly any investigation that follows, will comb through all of the information available to determine whether or not you exercised the requisite care in crossing the road and whether you used a proper crossing locations.
If you have been injured when crossing the road, or have had a friend or family member who needs legal assistance, call the Snyder Law Firm, PLLC at (315) 451-3040 or submit an online contact submission form.
The Snyder Law Firm offers free initial consultations. If your case is strong and if you have sufficient damages, we will likely agree to represent you on a contingent fee basis. Under a contingent fee contract, the attorney doesn’t get paid unless you do.
Please call right away to ensure that you do not lose your case due to missing the statute of limitations to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for your serious injuries.
Call the Snyder Law Firm, PLLC today at 315-451-3040.