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How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help a Pedestrian Struck by A Motor Vehicle

July 5, 2023

It is well known that the State of New York has its fair share of accidents in which a pedestrian is struck by someone driving an motor vehicle.   Depending on the details surrounding a pedestrian accident, the person struck by the vehicle may be entitled to recover compensation from the at-fault driver. Because these types of accidents often leave a pedestrian with traumatic injuries and a lengthy recovery process, the pedestrian accident attorneys at The Law Offices of Spencer M. Fein, P.C. seek out all possible sources of recovery for such victims.

There could be several parties who are liable for compensating you for your losses and our personal injury team will identify them. For example, if a pedestrian is struck by a driver who is found to be uninsured, we can make a claim under the injured parties own insurance coverage under what is known as a Supplemental Uninsured Motorist Claim.   Every individual that owns a car insured within the State of New York would have this coverage.   If the injured party does not own a motor vehicle and the person that struck them in uninsured we can even make a claim under the Motor Vehicle Accident Indemnification Company.   This company has been established in New York for the main purpose of helping individuals in such situation. 

What We May Be Able to Recover for You

When you hire our auto accident lawyers to help you for an incident that occurs within the State of New York, including but not limited to Westchester County, we start fighting for you immediately.  It's critical that evidence and witnesses are secured before they disappear. In addition, we begin laying the groundwork for a demand strategy that will request compensation among other things for Lost Wages, Pain and Suffering, Medical Bills and Emotional Trauma.  Depending on the permanency of your injuries, we may also ask the insurance company to pay for future damages related to ongoing medical services, future loss of earnings and any possible vocational rehabilitation that may be necessary.

When the Insurance Company Claims the Accident Was Not Their Fault

Insurance Companies exposure in these type of accidents can be substation and as such they fight tooth and nail to scrutinize these claims.   Many times they will even claim that the accident was not their fault and even go as far as trying to shift the blame to the pedestrian.   They do so to try and  place some percentage of fault on the pedestrian in an attempt to reduce the amount they have to pay you or even to argue they should not have to pay at all.  Factors such as accident location, automobile speed and whether the pedestrian was fully within a cross walk are need to be examined by your attorney right away to prevent any pitfalls and for the attorney to be ahead of the game for whatever the insurance company may claim to deflect fault.   It is for this reason that if you were involved in this type of accident within Ossining, Briarcliff Manor, Mt. Kisco, Yonkers, White Plains or any other location within the County of Westchester or State of New York that you contact an attorney like the Law Offices of Spencer M. Fein, P.C. right away.

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At The Law Offices of Spencer M. Fein, P.C., we understand that retaining the right injury attorney is crucial.   We have been helping injury victims within the Counties of Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam, Dutchess as well as many other counties within the State of New York for years.   We bring knowledge, expertise and have the experience to be successful for our clients.  We pride ourselves on our communication skills to ensure that our clients are comfortable and involved in their claim and possible litigation.   To ensure any potential client is comfortable with our services we offer free consultations to any individual.   This way you can see if you have a valid claim at no cost to you.   This will also give you the opportunity to see if we are the right lawyers for you.   We have no doubt that after such consultation you will see our commitment to ensuring success.  If you or someone you know within Westchester County or throughout the State of New York was a pedestrian that was struck by a motor vehicle feel free to contact the Law Offices of Spencer M. Fein, P.C. immediately.   We represent those individuals harmed by the negligence due to others.