Rockland County
Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

Mitchell J. Schroeder, P.C. is a personal injury law firm dedicated to helping individuals who’ve been harmed due to the negligent acts of others. One of the most common types of accidents we see is pedestrian accidents. Unfortunately, these are also among the most deadly. That said, if you or a loved one has been harmed in a pedestrian accident, we are here to help you fight for the compensation you deserve and need. Contact the Rockland County pedestrian accident lawyers at Mitchell J. Schroeder, P.C. today.

Pedestrian Accident Lawyers | Serving Rockland County & all of NYS

Nothing is worse than sustaining an injury as a result of someone else’s negligence. We understand this, and we give you our pledge to fight for the compensation you deserve and need to get back on your feet again. You can depend on our New York injury lawyers to help you, every step of the way.

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents can occur for a variety of reasons, but some of the most common causes of these accidents are as follows:

  • Distracted driving, such as fiddling with the radio, texting, or drivers otherwise not giving the road their undivided attention
  • Poor nighttime visibility, such as inadequate lighting
  • Reckless driving, such as traveling through intersections at excessive speeds or failing to stop at stop lights/signs
  • Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Failing to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians crossing the road
  • Driving while drowsy or fatigued
  • Illegal parking, such as vehicles obstructing crosswalks or pedestrian paths, forcing pedestrians into dangerous situations

Injuries Commonly Sustained in Pedestrian Accidents

Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents often result in severe, sometimes even permanent injuries. Some of the most common types of injuries we see occur as a result of pedestrian accidents are as follows:

  • Fractures: It is not uncommon for pedestrians involved in accidents to suffer fractures, particularly to the limbs (such as arms or legs), due to the impact of a vehicle or a fall.
  • Head injuries: Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) frequently occur in pedestrian accidents, often due to direct blows to the head or striking the ground.
  • Soft tissue injuries: Pedestrians who’ve been struck by automobiles often experience sprains, strains, or tears in their muscles, ligaments, or tendons.
  • Cuts and lacerations: Contact with broken glass, sharp vehicle parts, or road rash after being struck by a vehicle often results in cuts and lacerations, varying in severity from minor wounds to deep gashes requiring stitches or surgical intervention.
  • Spinal cord injuries: Sometimes, pedestrian accidents can lead to spinal cord damage, resulting in partial or complete paralysis.

Importantly, the severity and type of injuries sustained in pedestrian accidents can vary greatly depending on various factors, such as the speed of the vehicle, the point of impact, the age and physical condition of the pedestrian, and other variables specific to each accident.

Recovering Compensation

To recover compensation after a pedestrian accident, you will have to gather and present a wide range of evidence to prove you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. Valuable forms of evidence when it comes to winning pedestrian accident claims are as follows:

  • Pictures of the accident or its aftermath
  • Witness testimony corroborating your claim
  • A copy of the police report filed at the scene
  • Surveillance footage of the accident
  • Medical documents detailing your injuries
  • Medical bills detailing the financial cost of your injuries

As long as you can satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim, you should receive compensation to help offset the physical, financial, and emotional burdens you’ve incurred as a result of your accident. Ensure you file your claim within three years of the date of your accident (though you should file as soon as possible). If you wait longer than three years, you will most likely permanently lose your right to sue.

Contact Our Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Today

Anyone who has been harmed in a pedestrian accident deserves a competent legal advocate in their corner who can fight for the full and fair compensation to which they are entitled. Contact the pedestrian accident lawyers at Mitchell J. Schroeder, P.C. today.

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