How We Approach Pedestrian Accident Cases on Long Island

There is no question that Long Island is a lovely place to walk around. Surrounded by bays, oceans, and architecture over a hundred years old, it is one of the most scenic locations in the Northeast. Unfortunately, these locations are not always designed to accommodate foot traffic. Countless Long Island roads have no sidewalks, limited lighting, few crosswalks, and only occasional traffic lights, making them dangerous for pedestrians to use. If you get into an accident as a pedestrian, you need a seasoned Long Island pedestrian accidents lawyer from Tucker Lawyers PC on your side.

At our law firm, we approach every pedestrian accident in Long Island as a result of negligence. We assume that your injuries are either the fault of the driver or another party that failed to protect your well-being. With that belief in mind, our attorneys aggressively investigate your case to determine what you are owed and who owes you.

The key to getting you the compensation you deserve in a pedestrian accident case is diligently looking for every possible avenue to obtaining that money. Contact Tucker Lawyers PC today at (516) 399-2364 to speak to an attorney that will leave no legal stone unturned.

What to Expect After a Long Island Pedestrian Accident

Our Pedestrian Accident Lawyers in Long Island Walk You Through the Claims Process

Pedestrian accidents can be more complex than traditional car accidents in more ways than one. For instance, only one person in a pedestrian accident is likely to have car insurance. This can create a tricky situation in a no-fault state like New York. Even though you weren’t in a car, the personal injury protection of your car insurance covers the cost of your injuries, if you have it. But what if you don’t? Or what if you were injured badly enough to reach the cap of that policy? Both situations are extremely likely in Long Island pedestrian accidents.

In such cases, you have the right to file a lawsuit against the driver if they were responsible for the accident. This means that you will need to collect the contact information of the other driver, including their insurance information, just as you would for a typical car accident. If it is safe to do so, you will want to remain at the scene of the accident until the police arrive.

However, injuries are often severe in pedestrian accidents. You may require transport to a local hospital for emergency care. If you sustain a serious injury, make sure to follow any instructions provided by medical personnel and comply with any necessary measures. Seeking appropriate medical attention comes first.

What We Can Do for You

After an accident, you deserve to focus on recovering, not legal matters. This is where our dedicated team comes in. While you are recovering, our pedestrian accident lawyers in Long Island will be diligently working on getting you as much money as possible. This means we will:

  • Speak to witnesses
  • Get a copy of the police report
  • Investigate the scene of your accident
  • Determine whether there is any video footage of the accident
  • Consult with your doctors to determine the full extent of your injuries
  • Consult with experts about the long-term effects of your injuries
  • Negotiate with the insurance company of the driver to get you the maximum possible compensation the law allows.

Our goal is to work on your case as quickly and efficiently as possible. When you have large medical bills hanging over your head and can’t return to work due to injuries, you need money as quickly as possible — and you can’t afford to get less money than you need for a full recovery. We prioritize both speed and a maximum payout in every case.

If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident, you may need thousands or millions of dollars to pay for the expenses you incur. You deserve to be represented by a law firm that won’t give up until it has exhausted every possible means of getting you the money you deserve.

Damages from a Pedestrian Accident Case in Long Island

You Can Potentially Obtain Money for Injuries, Lost Wages, and More

Sadly, when a two-ton or heavier vehicle hits a person that weighs, at most, a few hundred pounds, the results are usually devastating. Injuries from these types of accidents can produce long-lasting and life-altering effects. Some of the common injuries that occur in pedestrian accidents include:

  • Multiple broken or shattered bones
  • Head and brain injuries
  • Spine damage, potentially resulting in paralysis
  • Permanent scars
  • Loss of functionality, including loss of organs.

When you suffer such serious injuries, you may have the right to sue the responsible party for damages. This means you can get full compensation for any medical costs and lost wages resulting from the injuries. You may also be eligible for additional damages to cover pain and suffering or other expenses.

The pedestrian accident lawyers at our law firm will negotiate with the insurance company of the driver to get you as much money as possible. And in the rare case where it refuses to give you fair compensation, our attorneys have the experience necessary to take your case to trial.

Insurance companies are under no mandate to tell you what your rights are. Without a lawyer representing you, you may receive much less compensation than you deserve and face covering the rest of your bills on your own. Protect your rights and your future — contact Tucker Lawyers PC at (516) 399-2364 today to schedule a free consultation.

Pedestrian Accident FAQs

Answers to the Most Common Pedestrian Accident Questions We Receive

New York no-fault laws and pedestrian accidents combine in sometimes unexpected ways. If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident, you probably have questions about how those laws affect your claim. Here are some of the most common questions our Long Island pedestrian accident attorneys receive from clients.

  • What are the most dangerous roads for pedestrians in Long Island?

    Long Island has several major highways that run east and west across the island, including Sunrise Highway and Southern State Parkway. These roads have very few crosswalks, lights, or sidewalks. This makes them dangerous to walk along or cross. If you have to walk along the edge of one of these highways, wear bright colors and walk opposing the flow of traffic.

  • Can I make a claim against my medical insurance if I don’t have car insurance?

    Yes, you can. However, if the driver was liable for the accident, your insurance company will likely collect compensation from the insurance company of the responsible driver. Due to how insurance companies work, it may be easier for you to get compensation from the driver’s insurance company than from yours. Our attorneys will explain your legal options and let you know how much money you can expect to get in each scenario.

  • How long do I have to file a lawsuit after a pedestrian accident in Long Island?

    Because a pedestrian accident counts as a car accident, New York law gives you three years to file a lawsuit for injuries suffered. Keep in mind that time can pass much quicker than you think. It’s important to contact our law firm as soon as possible after an accident, even if you don’t know whether you intend to sue. We will watch the clock and make sure you meet every deadline if you eventually determine that you need to file a lawsuit against the responsible party.

  • Is the driver always responsible for a pedestrian accident?

    They usually are, but they aren’t always. Drivers have the responsibility to watch out for pedestrians. But pedestrians also must follow the law. If a pedestrian isn’t following the law, they may be liable for the accident. Finally, if the street conditions are so poor that they caused the accident, the government agency responsible for maintaining the road may be responsible.

  • Am I required to have car insurance if I don’t own a car?

    No. While your car insurance will cover your injuries if you have car insurance, that doesn’t mean you are required to purchase it if you don’t own a car. The law takes into account that not all pedestrians will have insurance and provides ways for you to get compensation if you don’t. Our pedestrian accident attorneys can explain how the process works during your free consultation.

You may have additional questions of your own. We are happy to provide answers to any questions you may have during your consultation.

Why Choose Tucker Lawyers PC to Handle Your Pedestrian Accident Claim?

At Tucker Lawyers PC, we understand how devastating a pedestrian accident can be. We are committed to protecting the rights of injury victims and fighting for every penny you deserve. By choosing our firm, you choose an experienced team dedicated to advocating for your best interests.

When you need money to cover your injuries after a pedestrian accident in Long Island, our attorneys are ready to help. Contact us today at (516) 399-2364 to schedule a free case evaluation.

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Managing Attorney John. J. Tucker, Esq.

John has personally handled thousands of clients who were victims of another’s negligence and fights relentlessly for their rights. John enjoys bringing closure to a client’s matter so that the injured party can move forward with their life. His background enables him to evaluate complex liability related claims and bring resolution to claims in a record time frame. [ Attorney Bio ]

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