With countless miles of picturesque streets and sidewalks, Harrison offers a wide variety of opportunities for scenic and enjoyable walks. However, pedestrian accidents are among the top ten causes of hospitalization and death for all age groups in New York state. With over 3,000 victims hospitalized annually, careless drivers, through their insurance companies, must be held responsible for accident-related accidents and injuries they cause.
Unfortunately, insurance companies are known to aggressively deny claims or seek to diminish their value, to make it as challenging as possible for pedestrian accident victims to obtain the complete compensation they deserve. The Harrison pedestrian accident lawyers at Lever & Ecker, PLLC, are prepared to fight for your legal rights, providing highly experienced guidance every step of the way. We have 65+ years of combined legal experience advocating for New Yorkers’ rights, from initial consultation to resolution.
Every driver owes a reasonable duty of care to other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians sharing the road. Any breach of a lawful duty of care constitutes negligence under the law. For instance, if a driver was texting while driving and hit a pedestrian crossing the street, they could be held liable for the accident-related damages they caused.
Other examples of driver negligence in a Harrison pedestrian accident may include:
More than one party may be legally liable for accident-related injuries. At Lever & Ecker, PLLC, our Harrison pedestrian accident attorneys can identify each potentially liable party that contributed to your accident, including the following:
We will thoroughly investigate the details of your pedestrian accident so we can build a robust case utilizing evidence such as police reports, eyewitness testimony, accident reconstruction information, or video surveillance footage. Having an experienced Harrison pedestrian accident attorney can make a meaningful difference throughout the legal process.
As a no-fault insurance state, New York has complex rules surrounding pedestrian accidents. As a victim of driver negligence, you may pursue both no-fault coverage and a claim against the negligent party or parties (called a “third-party claim”):
Under New York law, you can file a case against a negligent driver if you suffered injuries that qualify under the law as “serious injuries,” including:
The Harrison pedestrian accident lawyers at Lever & Ecker, PLLC, are well-versed in pursuing compensation for victims harmed due to driver negligence. With millions recovered and a 99% success rate, we aggressively advocate for your rights throughout the legal process.
If you suffered harm in a pedestrian accident, obtaining monetary compensation is essential to support your recovery. Due to the unique nature of your pedestrian accident lawsuit, it may be challenging to pinpoint exactly how long a resolution may take. Some cases may resolve in a few months, while more challenging cases may take several years.
The duration of your pedestrian accident case may depend on the following factors:
At Lever & Ecker, PLLC, we understand how imperative it is to obtain the compensation you deserve as soon as reasonably possible for your recovery and closure. We work tirelessly to resolve cases as efficiently as possible and to obtain the most favorable settlement. However, we dedicate the necessary time to ensure your best interests are protected at all times. We are ready to go to trial if necessary to secure the compensation you deserve.
If you have been harmed in a Harrison pedestrian accident, the legal team at Lever & Ecker, PLLC, is prepared to protect your legal rights with a hands-on, aggressive approach. With our track record of proven results and 65+ years of combined legal experience, we understand how to best advocate for New Yorkers’ rights.
Schedule a no-cost consultation with one of our award-winning pedestrian accident lawyers today by calling (914) 288-9191 or filling out our contact form.
Tragic bus collision involving pedestrian in crosswalk, causing catastrophic injuries which ultimately resulted in pedestrian’s wrongful death two weeks later. Lever & Ecker, PLLC, was able to obtain $12 million in compensation on behalf of the pedestrian’s surviving family. Not only was this settlement (the specific terms of which are confidential) one of the largest personal injury settlements in New York in 2020, we were able to resolve the case at an early stage, allowing the family to obtain a measure of closure and avoid the trauma of reliving the experience in court.