Babylon Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Skilled Pedestrian Accident Attorneys in Babylon, NY
Have you been injured in an accident while out exercising, shopping or just walking around in Babylon? If so, a Babylon Pedestrian Accident Lawyer can help you to get the compensation that you deserve. Get in touch today to arrange a free, no-obligation case consultation.
Pedestrian Accidents in Babylon
There are an enormous number of road accidents in and around Babylon each and every year. Those occasions where a pedestrian is involved are often the most serious – without the safety measures built into modern cars to protect you, the injuries sustained as a pedestrian can be considerably more substantial, even at lower speeds.
Make sure that you get all the help you can with your medical bills and other costs by speaking to a personal injury lawyer. We can provide you with the support, advice, and representation required to get the maximum compensation available – including for:
- Medical costs
- Property damage
- Missed work/lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Other costs associated with the accident
When Should You Consult a Babylon Pedestrian Accident Lawyer?
The earlier you get in touch with skilled legal representation, the better your chances of receiving compensation. To put it in the simplest terms: as soon as you are able to, contact an attorney like the ones at Palermo Law. We will investigate your case, determine who is liable for your injuries, and make sure that you are in the strongest possible position to move forward.
What are the Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in Babylon?
Vehicles can hit pedestrians for a broad range of reasons. These are some of the more common cases that we see:
- Drunk drivers
- Distracted drivers
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Unsafe reversing
- Blind spots/obstructed views
This is by no means a complete list – if you have been hit by a vehicle in any circumstance at all, reach out to discuss the accident details with us in a free no obligation consultation.
What Should You Do if You Have Been Hit by a Vehicle?
- Your first step should be to make sure that you are safe and get medical help. In the rare case where you do not have obvious injuries after being hit by a car or other vehicle, you should still get a check-up – internal damage and concussions may not be obvious in the heat of the moment.
- Second: get the police involved. You need to get a police report that details the accident – ideally, the police will attend the scene, but you can contact them afterward if necessary.
- Thirdly, you will need to start your claim. This involves contacting the insurance company that covers the vehicle that hit you, as they will be liable for your medical and associated costs through the no-fault insurance part of the policy.
It is essential that you do not, at any point, discuss the extent of your injuries (or the case at all) with the insurance company for the other side. It is in their best interest to minimize your claim; they will take anything you say and use it against you if they can. Instead – you should let your lawyer handle these communications on your behalf.
How Much is Your Babylon Pedestrian Accident Worth?
The compensation available for your accident depends on many different factors. These will include economic factors, such as the actual cost of your medical care, any lost wages, and damage to your property, for example, as well as non-economic costs.
Non-economic damages are more abstract and thus are harder to calculate. They include the value of your emotional distress, sleepless nights, and interruptions to your usual lifestyle (for example, if you normally bowl once a week and now you cannot, you should be compensated).
This is where our 25+ years of experience can be invaluable to you. We know from experience how much compensation a jury is likely to award in any given case and can calculate that figure for you. Then, we will pursue the appropriate compensation on your behalf: in negotiations, settlement agreements, and court.
How Can a Babylon Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Help?
You can arrange a 100% free, no obligation, no pressure case consultation at any of our seven locations throughout Long Island. We will take the time to get to know you, understand the nature of your case, and discuss the impacts on your health and life that have resulted from the accident.
If you agree to let us take your case forward, then we will do so on a contingency (also known as ‘no-win, no-fee’) basis – if, for some reason, we fail to win you any compensation, you do not need to pay us for our time and work. Our experienced team will handle all elements of your case: investigating, collecting physical evidence and witness statements, negotiating, collecting settlements, and litigating where necessary. You can get started by arranging your consultation today. We can meet with you at your home, work, or hospital room if required, as well as in the evening or at weekends.