Were you or a family member injured as a pedestrian in the Bronx, NY? If so, you may be entitled to damages. An experienced Bronx pedestrian accident lawyer at Oresky & Associates, PLLC can help you fight to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and more.
Our award-winning lawyers have recovered more than $400 million in compensation for injured clients across NYC. You can count on us to do everything we can to maximize your compensation award.
Pedestrians are completely unprotected in an accident. Pedestrians involved in car accidents are often left with long-term physical and emotional impairments. If someone else’s careless or reckless acts caused the accident, you deserve compensation.
New York’s personal injury laws give pedestrians the right to seek compensation from all negligent parties. Unfortunately, the law can’t guarantee a fair result. Working with an experienced Bronx personal injury lawyer is the best way to ensure you’re receiving the full compensation you deserve.
At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, we have over 35 years of experience fighting to protect accident victims. Our legal team has been rated by Super Lawyers and earned a place in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
You can count on our Bronx personal injury attorneys to:
Our proven track record of success is based on hard work and dedication. To learn more about an attorney-client relationship, contact us for a free consultation today.
Walking is a great way to get around New York City. Unfortunately, it isn’t always the safest transportation mode. In 2020, 6,815 pedestrians were injured, and 96 people were killed walking in New York City. In the Bronx, 1,302 pedestrian injuries and 21 pedestrian fatalities were reported.
The NYPD also reports monthly data on pedestrian crashes. Citywide, the NYPD reported 7,733 motor vehicle accidents in January 2022, with 668 of those accidents involving pedestrians. Unfortunately, 657 pedestrians sustained injuries, and 11 pedestrians were killed.
In other words, 100% of the pedestrians involved in NYC car accidents during January 2022 were either injured or killed.
In the Bronx alone, 134 pedestrians were injured, and one pedestrian was killed in traffic accidents during a single month.
Your lawyer will first evaluate your current economic losses and work to anticipate your future financial costs. Next, your lawyer will consider your more subjective, non-financial losses.
Many different factors will affect the fair value of your case, including:
Any number of factors can be relevant in calculating the value of your pedestrian accident claim. No two cases are identical, and your lawyer must carefully review the facts before arriving at an estimated case value.
In a successful personal injury case, injured parties can recover compensatory damages to make up for everything they lost in the accident. That includes economic damages and non-economic damages that may not have a clear financial value.
Our lawyers will help you seek damages for all of your losses, which may include:
Punitive damages are also available in rare cases. Courts may award punitive damages if you can prove that your injuries were caused by the defendant’s willful or malicious behavior.
It’s important to remain alert when walking around New York City. Often, pedestrians share blame for an accident because they’re paying attention to smartphones or listening to music. Still, you won’t lose your right to compensation if you’re being blamed for an accident.
New York is a pure comparative negligence state. Liability is apportioned between all parties to an accident, including the victim.
Sharing fault will impact how much money you take home. Your damages will be reduced by your percentage of fault. For example, if you’re 20% liable for the accident, you can take home 80% of your settlement offer.
Of course, insurance companies often use these comparative fault rules to pay less than the victim deserves. If you’re being blamed for causing an accident, call Oresky & Associates, PLLC for a free case evaluation today. We’ll do everything we can to help you fight back.
Many different factors can impact the severity of a pedestrian’s injuries in a crash. Higher speed accidents tend to result in more severe injuries. When a pedestrian’s head hits the concrete, the resulting injuries can be even more serious.
At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, our Bronx pedestrian accident attorneys often represent clients who have sustained:
Pedestrian accidents are often fatal, especially if the victim sustains head or chest injuries. If you lost a loved one in a fatal crash, our lawyers can help you fight to recover damages for wrongful death.
According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) research, most pedestrian accidents happen after dark in urban settings.
Aside from driver distraction, some of the leading causes of pedestrian accidents include:
Pedestrians can also contribute to the cause of an accident by darting into the street, crossing the road while distracted, or walking while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
To recover compensation, you must first prove that someone else’s negligence contributed to your accident. In general terms, negligence is a failure to exercise reasonable caution. The term “reasonable caution” depends on the circumstances.
There are four elements to a negligence claim:
Our lawyers in the Bronx will use many different types of evidence to establish liability, including:
Our team may also work with experts and specialists whose opinions can strengthen your negligence case.
Do you need help establishing liability in your case? We have the resources to help. All you have to do is call our law firm in the Bronx to schedule a free case review today.
The New York statute of limitations in personal injury cases is generally three years. Wrongful death claims must be filed within two years from the date of death. If you don’t file a lawsuit before the deadline expires, you’ll be barred from seeking damages.
If a government entity was partly responsible for your accident, you could have even less time to take legal action.
Were you or a loved one hit by a car while walking in the Bronx? Don’t let the insurance companies push you around. Call Oresky & Associates, PLLC for a free initial consultation with an experienced Bronx pedestrian accident lawyer today. We’ll fight to recover the maximum compensation you deserve.