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Harrison Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

With countless miles of picturesque streets and sidewalks, Harrison offers many opportunities for scenic and enjoyable walks. However, pedestrian accidents are among New York State’s top ten causes of hospitalization and death for all age groups. 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 personal injury attorneys at Lever & Ecker, PLLC, are prepared to fight for your legal rights, providing highly experienced guidance at every step. We have 65+ years of combined legal experience advocating for New Yorkers’ rights, from initial consultation to resolution.

Liability in a Harrison Pedestrian Accident Lawsuit 

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: 

  • Aggressive driving 
  • Distracted driving 
  • Speeding
  • Driving off the shoulder of the road 
  • Driving under the influence 
  • Failure to yield the right of way 
  • Improper vehicle maintenance
  • Running stop lights or stop signs 

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 responsible party that contributed to your accident, including the following: 

  • Driver, including a private driver, commercial driver, bus driver, etc.
  • Negligent Uber & Lyft drivers
  • Bicyclist
  • Employer of a negligent third party
  • Electric scooter or moped operator
  • Government agency
  • Manufacturer of a defective vehicle or product
  • Motorcyclist
  • Pedestrian
  • Transit company

We will thoroughly investigate the details of your pedestrian accident to build a robust case utilizing evidence such as police reports, eyewitness testimony, accident reconstruction information, or video surveillance footage. An experienced Harrison pedestrian accident attorney can make a meaningful difference throughout the legal process. 

Compensation in a Successful Pedestrian Accident Case 

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” ): 

  • No-fault claim: Covers reasonably necessary medical expenses and a portion of lost wages. 
  • Third-party claim: Separate from no-fault coverage, you may pursue a case against the negligent driver or driver for your injuries and other related damages from the accident, such as medical expenses and other out-of-pocket expenses, lost income, wages, and others.

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:

  • Death
  • Dismemberment
  • Fractured bones
  • Limitation of body function or system
  • Loss of a fetus
  • Permanent limitation of a body organ or limb
  • Permanent loss of an organ, limb, function, or system
  • Significant disfigurement
  • An injury or impairment of a non-permanent nature that prevents you from performing daily activities for at least 90 out of the first 180 days after the accident

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. 

Duration of a Pedestrian Accident Case in Harrison 

Obtaining monetary compensation is essential to support your recovery if you suffered harm in a pedestrian accident. 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 complex cases may take several years. 

The duration of your pedestrian accident case may depend on the following factors: 

  • Court’s calendar
  • Whether there is a dispute as to liability or causation
  • The extent to which the insurance company is cooperative
  • Nature of the evidence
  • Number of parties involved
  • The severity of the injuries

At Lever & Ecker, PLLC, we understand how imperative it is to obtain the compensation you deserve for your recovery and closure as soon as reasonably possible. We work tirelessly to resolve cases as efficiently as possible and to get the most favorable settlement. However, we dedicate time to ensure your best interests are always protected. We are ready to go to trial to secure the compensation you deserve.

Contact the Harrison Pedestrian Accident Lawyers at Lever & Ecker, PLLC 

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

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Pedestrian struck by bus/wrongful death following lengthy conscious pain and suffering

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.

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