Crossing the street is something that we all do almost every day. However, in an instant everything can change for a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle.
A pedestrian is no match for a vehicle or truck, even when only a minor impact occurs. In some instances, a pedestrian’s injuries can be life altering or fatal. Insurance carriers and defense attorneys will nevertheless use their best efforts to place fault on the pedestrian (even if the pedestrian was in a crosswalk) and minimize the injured pedestrian’s damages.
Seiden & Kaufman will make sure that the vehicle owner’s insurance carrier immediately pays all necessary medical bills, reimburses lost earnings, and provides various other benefits pursuant to the New York State “No-Fault” Law. To obtain these benefits, a no-fault application must be properly completed and filed with the appropriate insurance carrier within thirty days after the incident. Seiden & Kaufman will help you complete and file these forms to ensure that you receive all of the benefits to which you are entitled.
A pedestrian may also be able to obtain additional compensation (above the amount collected from the vehicle owner’s insurance carrier) from an applicable underinsured motorist provision. Seiden & Kaufman knows how to search for and pursue all avenues of recovery.
With our thorough case preparation, network of experts, and negotiation and litigation skills, Seiden & Kaufman will maximize your recovery.
If you were involved in a pedestrian accident, please call Seiden & Kaufman immediately for a free consultation.