Pedestrian Accidents2018-08-15T21:12:26+00:00

QUEENS PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT ATTORNEY

FREE CONSULTATION
NO FEE UNLESS WE WIN

queens pedestrian accident attorney

WHAT IS A PEDESTRIAN?

A pedestrian is a person on foot that has an accident with a vehicle.  Sometimes it’s not crystal clear whether an injured person was a pedestrian or the operator of a vehicle.  For example, if you are looking for something in your trunk, and you are hit by another car, you are a pedestrian even though you are touching your car.  This is important because your insurance company will most likely not be paying your bills, as the insurance for the car that hit you is responsible. An even closer call is if you are sitting in your parked car, one insurance company might say you were a pedestrian and the other an operator of the vehicle.  It’s a really good idea to talk to a lawyer in these types of situations! Call Queens Pedestrian Accident Attorney Wittenstein & Wittenstein for a free consultation.

QUEENS PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS KNOW HOW TO HANDLE CASES WITH SERIOUS INJURIES

Pedestrian accidents are often the most serious car accidents because there is no protection at all.  If you are a pedestrian hit by a vehicle it would be wise to go to the Emergency Room and immediately get yourself check out, just to be safe.  Sometimes the shock of an accident will reduce pain which will suffer later in a severe form. Some injuries, such as fractures require immediate treatment.  If you are hit by a car, call 911 immediately or try to get somebody else to do so. If you have fallen to the ground and cannot easily get up (assuming you are not in the path of traffic) it is usually best to stay put until help arrives.

QUEENS PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS KNOW HOW TO GET YOUR MEDICAL BILLS PAID

Insurance coverage for pedestrians is tricky.  Your no-fault benefits should be paid by the car that hit you.  If that vehicle was uninsured, and you have a “car in your household,” the no-fault benefits will be paid by your insurance company (who is not allowed to raise your rates due to this type of claim.)  If there is no insurance at all, there is a state fund called MVAIC that will pay benefits. Your bodily injury claim will be against the vehicle that hit you, and the same scheme will apply if they have no insurance.  You will have an uninsured motorist claim against your own company. If there’s no insurance, MVAIC will cover the loss.

If you or somebody you know has had a pedestrian accident in Queens, Forest Hills or anyplace in New York City, you need a strong team to help you navigate your case.  At Wittenstein & Wittenstein we’ve been helping victims of pedestrian accidents in Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, The Bronx, Staten Island and Nassau County for more than 60 years.

If you have any questions about pedestrian accidents, please feel free to give Queens Pedestrian Accident Attorney, Wittenstein & Wittenstein at 718-261-8114

Queens DoorDash Accident Lawyer

With so many people sheltering in place, it’s no surprise that the food delivery business is booming. Unfortunately, this is causing a huge rise in accidents involving delivery vehicles. If you’re involved in an accident with a DoorDash vehicle, it’s going to require a large amount of investigation and [...]

Should I Hire A NYC Grubhub Accident Lawyer?

NYC Grubhub Accident Lawyers New York City has become the epicenter of the Covid 19 Pandemic, making going to the grocery store a terrifying prospect. The streets are quiet except for the blaring of ambulance sirens. Food delivery workers are out on the front lines, delivering breakfast, lunch, and [...]

Do I Have The Right NYC Coronavirus Personal Injury Lawyer?

Coronavirus restrictions have shut down physical access to most attorney’s offices,  but that doesn’t have to mean your case is sitting idle in a file cabinet. It does mean it’s important to choose a firm that is prepared to handle both existing and new cases efficiently no matter how [...]

NEW YORK CORONAVIRUS INJURY LAWYER

The Coronavirus pandemic has changed life as we know it in New York. We’re worried about our health, and the health of our friends and neighbors, doing everything we can to avoid spreading the disease. Some people with sick relatives may be wondering about their legal options if they [...]

COVID 19 CRISIS ANNOUNCEMENT

We are hoping that you and your family are well and managing this crisis smoothly. Please let us know if there is anything at all we can do to help you. Our office is located on the first floor of a townhouse that is accessible without social contact, so [...]

Load More Posts