Summertime in New York is a great time to be out and about with friends and family. But, as you walk around this summer, you should be aware of the risks you face as a pedestrian. Unlike motorists, pedestrians don't have anything protecting them if they were to get hit by a car. Therefore, pedestrian accidents can cause serious injuries that may result in years of treatment and rehabilitation. Even after treatment, some people will never be the same again. The sad reality is that many pedestrians do not survive after being hit by a car, leaving their families devastated.
If you or someone you love have been hit by a motor vehicle, you know that the recovery process is not easy. In addition to being physically injured, victims may find themselves emotionally and financially drained. With extensive medical bills and an inability to work, many people find themselves in debt and overwhelmed following an auto accident.
For some people, the best option is to file a legal claim against the driver responsible for the accident. Many drivers involved in pedestrian knockdowns are found to be negligent and are held legally accountable for their actions.
If your case is successful, you may be able to recover damages for your medical bills, lost wages and other costs. Attorney Michael Gaffney has over 33 years of experience dealing with personal injury cases and has handled numerous pedestrian accidents. For more information on how Attorney Gaffney and his staff can help with pedestrian accident cases, please refer to our website.