Pedestrian Collisions

Pedestrian Collisions:

Pedestrians who are hit by motor vehicles may suffer catastrophic injury, including head injury, skull fracture, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation injuries, back injuries, broken bones and/or fractures, and other serious injuries.  Even a relatively slow-moving vehicle can cause major injuries to a pedestrian.  Injuries may require extensive time and rehabilitation to heal, and some injuries may recur in the future.  After an accident, it is important that you receive the proper medical care for your injuries, and that your future medical needs will be taken care of.

Pedestrians who are using the public streets or sidewalks have the same right to recover damages for injuries caused by an accident as any motorist on the road.  Motorists have a heightened duty to watch out for pedestrians at intersections and in high traffic pedestrian areas.  We have extensive experience in pedestrian collision cases, as well as the knowledge and ability to represent even the most challenging pedestrian accident case.

Even if you are hit by a motorist who flees the accident scene, you may still be able to recover for your injuries under your automobile insurance’s uninsured motorist coverage.  However, it is imperative that if you are hit by a vehicle that flees the scene that you contact the police immediately to file a traffic collision report.  At the Law Offices of Zev Weinstein we have extensive experience filing uninsured motorist claims involving pedestrians who are hit by drivers who fail to take responsbility and leave the scene of the accident.