If you have been struck by a vehicle while walking, it is only right that you seek compensation from the negligent party by filing a pedestrian accident claim. But where do you begin? The first step should be to contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. At the Law Offices of Brian J. Elbaum, we have had great success recovering maximum compensation for New York residents injured in pedestrian accidents. Set up a free consultation today and get started on the road to recovery.
Filing a Pedestrian Accident Claim | Statute of Limitations
The first thing you should be aware of when filing a pedestrian accident claim is the statute of limitations for injury claims in New York. After an injury, you have three years from the date of the accident to file your claim. However, you will want to act much sooner than this in order to give your attorney appropriate time to work on your case. There are many steps that still need to be taken after your claim is filed, which is why you need to contact an attorney as soon as possible after a pedestrian accident.
Now, say, for instance, you were hit by a city bus while walking in a crosswalk. Instead of an individual driver, you will have a claim against a municipality. If this is the case, your deadline to file a lawsuit is considerably shorter. Depending on the government entity, you could have anywhere from 90 days to a year to file a claim. An experienced attorney well-versed in the local laws will ensure that your claim will be successfully filed on time.
Filing a Pedestrian Accident Claim | Contact Our Office
If you were struck by a vehicle, don’t hesitate to call an experienced New York pedestrian accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Brian J. Elbaum. We have extensive knowledge of New York’s pedestrian safety laws, and we’ve helped hundreds of victims recover compensation.
Call now for a free, no-obligation case review. We’re happy to answer any questions you have about your case.