Huntington Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Skilled Pedestrian Accident Attorney in Huntington, NY
Huntington is a bustling community with many things to do. The Village is filled with music venues, restaurants, bars and shops. There are lots of people coming and going on a regular basis. With all this activity, Huntington sees it’s fair share of pedestrian accidents. If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident in the Huntington area you may have several questions. How am I going to pay my medical bills? Can I get reimbursed for my lost wages? And, am I entitled to compensation for what I’m going through? The Huntington pedestrian accident lawyers at Palermo Law can answer these questions and any other questions that you may have following an accident. We are available twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. We always offer a free consultation for potential clients and can even come to your home for the appointment.
Dealing With Medical Bills After a Huntington Pedestrian Accident
New York is a no fault state. That means that if you are injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident you are entitled to have your medical bills paid by no fault insurance. Further, If you are a pedestrian, the general rule is that the no fault insurance carrier that will be paying your medical bills is the carrier of the vehicle that struck you.
There are a few exceptions to this rule. For example, if the vehicle that strikes you is not insured, you can file a claim with your household’s car insurance carrier. If you or your family members do not own and insure a car, you can file a claim with the Motor Vehicle Accident Indemnification Corporation (MVIAC). That organization is a non profit government run company that exists solely for the purpose of providing insurance to people that have been injured in car incidents and through no fault of their own, are not covered by insurance.
Lost Wages After A Pedestrian Accident In Huntington
Similar to your medical bills, your lost wages are also reimbursed by no fault insurance. However, there are some caveats. First, lost wages through no fault are general capped at 80% of your salary up to $2,000 per month. So, if you earn more than that amount, you will receive the maximum allowed by no fault of $2,000 unless you have purchase enhanced no fault coverage known as (APIP or OBEL). If you have purchased that extra protection, you may be able to receive additional lost wages above $2,000.
Since your primary source of no fault coverage in a pedestrian accident is the insurance company of the vehicle that caused the accident, you can also file a second no fault application with your company if you have enhanced coverages. In cases like that, the other party’s insurance carrier will pay the first $2,000 and your carrier will pay any additional lost wages that you are entitled to receive.
In order to get lost wages, you will need to fill out a no fault application with the proper insurance carrier within 30 days of your accident and you will need to provide a disability note from a treating physician along with wage verification from your employer. Of course, dealing with these forms can become very complicated. Therefore, it’s always a good idea to speak to a lawyer to learn your rights.
How Much Money Am I Entitled to Receive After My Pedestrian Accident in Huntington?
There is no easy formula for determining how much compensation you are entitled to following an incident. Further, not everyone is entitled to compensation following a car crash. Everyone is entitled to receive payment of their medical bills and lost wages through no fault. However, you are only entitled to receive additional compensation for your bodily injury claim if you suffer what is known as a “Serious Injury.”
A serious injury is defined by law and includes such injuries as death, disfigurement, dismemberment, fractures and more. Many types of soft tissue injuries also meet the definition of serious injury. But, it’s always good to speak to a personal injury lawyer to see if your specific situation qualifies as serious thus entitling you to compensation.
How Our Huntington Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Can Help
At Palermo Law, we offer several services that can help ease the stress associated with an car incident and also obtain compensation for your injuries including:
- Conduct an initial investigation to determine all sources of insurance and file all the necessary documentation with those insurance carriers
- Gather all relevant accident reports, photographs, witness statements and medical records to help establish your claim
- Act as a liaison between you and the insurance carriers making sure that all paperwork is submitted timely and that you receive the benefits that you are entitled to receive
- Conduct negotiations with the appropriate insurance carriers to obtain the compensation that you deserve
- If negotiations fail, we will file a law suit on your behalf and litigate the case in court
How We Get Paid
At Palermo Law, we never charge an upfront fee. Further, we do not charge a fee to file your no fault application, get your medical bills paid and get your lost wages reimbursed. We only receive a fee if we win your case and obtain a settlement or verdict from the responsible party’s insurance carrier for your bodily injury claim. If we are successful, we receive 1/3 of the amount we recover. If we are unable to win your case for any reason, we do not get paid. By structuring our fees this way, you can rest assured that you will have an aggressive advocate fighting for you, without the concern of how much money it will cost you. The last thing you need to worry about after an incident is how you’re going to pay lawyers for the justice you deserve. It is our belief that everyone should have access to great legal representation.
Call Our Huntington Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Today
Palermo Law’s Huntington Pedestrian Accident Lawyers are here to help you if you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian accident. Pedestrian accidents can result in serious injuries, and the consequences can be life-changing. That’s why it’s important to seek the help of experienced lawyers who can help you get the compensation you deserve. Our team of lawyers understands the complexities of pedestrian accidents and will work tirelessly to build a strong case on your behalf. We will investigate the accident, gather evidence, and negotiate with insurance companies to get you the compensation you deserve. We have a track record of success in representing clients in pedestrian accident cases, and we will fight for you every step of the way. Don’t wait to seek legal representation. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can start working on your case. We offer a free consultation, so there’s no risk in reaching out to us to discuss your situation. Call us today to schedule a consultation and let us help you get the justice and compensation you deserve.