New York Pedestrian Accidents: What Compensation Can You Recover?

Lever & Ecker, PLLC January 22, 2023 Pedestrian Accidents

While anyone should be able to walk safely on a sidewalk or through a crosswalk, New York unfortunately sees its fair share of catastrophic pedestrian accidents from negligent car or truck drivers. All too frequently, pedestrian accident victims suffer severe injuries that can significantly alter the course of their lives. Many victims are forced to contend with extended hospital and rehabilitation care and treatment, and associated costs, and time off of work, all of which can take a significant physical and financial toll on victims and their families. If you have suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident due to a driver’s negligence, you deserve compensation for the full extent of your injuries and other losses. 

The skilled and experienced attorneys at Lever & Ecker, PLLC, are committed to skillfully representing pedestrian accident victims in New York. Our talented attorneys have over 65 years of combined experience and a 99% success rate of achieving the best possible results for our clients. We understand that no two pedestrian accidents affect victims the same way, and we will fight tirelessly for your right to the monetary compensation you deserve to heal from your physical, emotional, and financial losses. 

Types of Compensation You May Be Eligible to Recover After a New York Pedestrian Accident

Following a pedestrian accident, you may feel overwhelmed and confused as you cope with and seek treatment for your injuries. Unfortunately, treatment costs can add up quickly, overwhelming victims and their families. If you have suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident due to someone else’s actions, you deserve to hold the driver responsible and recover compensation for the full extent of your injuries and other accident-related losses. The skilled attorneys at Lever & Ecker, PLLC, have extensive experience recovering the maximum compensation available for pedestrian accident victims in New York. A few types of damages we may be able to recover include:

Pain and Suffering (Past and Future)

While the physical and emotional pain you suffered from your accident is impossible to quantify, you certainly deserve compensation for these intangible losses. Lawyers use a variety of methods to determine the value of your injuries, factoring in the severity of the injuries, the need for surgery, the recovery process and the impact of the injuries on the victim’s day-to-day existence.  

Medical Expenses (Past and Future)

Pedestrian injuries from cars and other vehicles tend to be very severe, given the lack of protection pedestrians have from these incidents. Victims of pedestrian accidents often require multiple surgeries, multiple and expensive prescriptions, and medical equipment as they heal and recover. Depending on the nature of your injuries, they may impact your life in the future. Our attorneys will consider your current and future needs as they fight for compensation for the full extent of your medical costs. 

Lost Wages and Income (Past and Future)

Pedestrian accident victims typically must take temporary or permanent leave from work as they heal and recover from their injuries. Since victims will be forced to lose out on wages during this time, they deserve to be reimbursed for any missed pay. If your injuries prevent you from future career advancement, you may also be compensated for your loss of earning potential. Sometimes the services of an expert economist will be needed to calculate these losses.

Punitive Damages

Punitive damages are designed as a punishment for the at-fault party for excessive recklessness or a wanton disregard for the victim’s safety. While they are rarely awarded in New York personal injury actions, you may be eligible for punitive damages if the driver that hit you was engaged in egregious activity warranting such an award. 

Speak to an Award-Winning Pedestrian Accident Attorney at Lever & Ecker PLLC

A pedestrian accident can upend your life in an instant. If you were hit by a driver and suffered severe injuries due to their actions, you deserve to be fully compensated for your pain, suffering, and accident-related expenses. The skilled attorneys at Lever & Ecker, PLLC, are committed to fighting for our clients’ rights and interests and are prepared to take your case to trial if necessary to protect the total value of your claim. To schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can advocate for you, call us at (914) 288-9191 or (718) 933-3632. You can also reach out 24/7 via our contact form.

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