Plenty of us worry about plane crashes or automobile accidents, but the plain truth is that pedestrian accidents are alarmingly common, happening every day in Central New York, often in circumstances that the victim never saw coming.
If you are the victim of a pedestrian accident, call the experienced pedestrian accident attorneys at Littman & Babiarz Law Office today for a free consultation. We’ll get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries, pain, and suffering.
How Do Pedestrian Accidents Happen?
There are lots of causes of pedestrian accidents. Some of them are quite predictable. Distracted driving, such as texting while driving, is a leading cause. Pedestrian accidents can also happen due to malfunctioning road signals or signs, drunk drivers, public transportation such as buses and trains, motorcycles, rideshare vehicles with Lyft and Uber, and commercial trucks.
What Do I Do After a Pedestrian Accident?
There are certain things you can do to ensure your safety and well-being and to maximize your chances of success if you choose to pursue a claim.
Recommended actions include calling the police and making sure that the responding officer issues an accident report and taking photos of your injuries and the other relevant conditions at play that day (such as the weather, the road conditions, the vehicle that hit you, etc.).
You also should record the names and telephone numbers of eyewitnesses, as well as any relevant insurance information or license plate numbers, and visit a doctor for an immediate medical evaluation. Even if you don’t think you’re particularly badly injured, internal injuries may not be readily apparent. Be sure to talk to the doctor about any part of your body that feels pain.
Your actions immediately following your injury will have a big influence on your ability to file a claim later. So, make sure you have done as many of these things as possible, and then call us for a free consultation.
The pedestrian accident attorneys at Littman & Babiarz Law Office have been helping those injured in central New York for over 30 years. We have law offices in Auburn and Ithaca NY, and are eager to support clients throughout Lansing, Watkins Glen, Owego, Elmira and the surrounding Tomkins County, Seneca County, Cayuga County, Cortland County, Schuyler County, Chemung County, Tioga County, Yates County, Onondaga County and Broome County communities.