Investigating Injuries to Pedestrian and Knockdowns!
- February 5, 2014
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Pedestrian knockdowns often involve head, neck, back, and broken bone injuries. Far from being minor injuries, most pedestrian knockdowns leave people seriously injured and unable to return to work for quite some time. As a result, it’s important to accurately determine the financial impact of a pedestrian knockdown in terms of immediate medical treatment, physical therapy, future surgery, lost wages, and loss in quality of life. When young people or children are involved, family members must also considered whether or not a structured settlement or special needs trust is preferable when the injured person will require a lifetime of medical care.
Investigating Pedestrian Knockdowns
It’s not uncommon for cab drivers, bus drivers, and car drivers to claim they aren’t at fault when they hit a pedestrian. Usually they claim a pedestrian “came out of no where,” stepping off a curb without warning or crossing when the “don’t walk” sign was on. For these reasons, it’s essential to investigate pedestrian knockdowns, carefully read police reports, interview eyewitnesses if they can be located, and use traffic camera footage when available. Since drivers aren’t always aware of pedestrian rights they don’t always observe crosswalks or intersection right-of-way laws. As a result, pedestrians getting hit while crossing a street according to their right-of-way and getting blamed for it by the driver is not unheard of.
Contact New York Pedestrian Knockdown Attorneys
If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian knockdown, contact New York pedestrian injury attorneys at Sackstein, Sackstein & Lee, LLP today. We have the resources needed to investigate pedestrian knockdowns and hold negligent drivers financially accountable for the injuries they cause.