BROOKLYN PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT LAWYER

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Brooklyn’s dense urban layout and bustling streets lead to high foot traffic, which unfortunately increases the risk of pedestrian accidents. These accidents can cause severe injuries when vulnerable pedestrians. If you or someone you know has been struck by a vehicle while walking in Brooklyn, it’s crucial to have a dedicated legal advocate in your corner to defend your rights.

The legal team at Chopra & Nocerino is here to ensure you know your full legal options and help you seek fair compensation for your injuries and losses. To schedule a free consultation with our skilled Brooklyn pedestrian accident attorneys, call (855) NYC-HURT or contact us online.

Why Hire the Brooklyn Pedestrian Accident Attorneys at Chopra & Nocerino?

The costs associated with pedestrian accidents in Brooklyn can be prohibitively high, often resulting in significant financial burdens for victims and their families. Furthermore, insurance companies frequently offer unfairly low settlements to protect their bottom lines at the expense of injured victims. Navigating these complexities without a seasoned Brooklyn pedestrian accident attorney can make it challenging to understand the full and fair value of your claim.

At Chopra & Nocerino, we are committed to securing the maximum compensation for your injuries and losses. We will gather all evidence available to strengthen your case and leverage our extensive experience negotiating with insurance adjusters eager to deny claims.

We are also prepared to take your case to trial if necessary to achieve the best possible outcome. Throughout the legal claims process, our team will assist you with every aspect of your case, from accessing medical care to handling communications with insurance companies, ensuring your case progresses as smoothly as possible at every stage.

Our approach has won us many prestigious accolades. For example, we have been recognized among The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 and The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys Top 10 Under 40.

Our full-service personal injury law firm has secured numerous multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts for our clients. We proudly serve neighborhoods throughout Brooklyn, including:

  • Park Slope
  • Bedford-Stuyvesant
  • Sunset Park
  • Bay Ridge
  • Crown Heights
  • Gowanus
  • Williamsburg
  • Bushwick
  • Ridgewood
  • Coney Island
  • Sheepshead Bay
  • Bensonhurst
  • Flatbush
  • East Flatbush
  • Brownsville
  • Cobble Hill
  • Brooklyn Heights
  • Flatlands
  • Marine Park
  • Fort Greene

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Brooklyn Pedestrian Accident FAQs

It’s understandable to have questions after a traumatic pedestrian accident. We’ve compiled answers to frequently asked questions to help you better understand your rights and the services you can expect from our pedestrian injury lawyers in Brooklyn.

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Who Is Liable for Your Pedestrian Accident?

If you were hit by a car while walking in Brooklyn, you may seek compensation through the driver’s personal injury protection insurance, which covers medical expenses, lost earnings, and other basic economic losses after an accident. This no-fault compensation is available no matter who caused the accident.

If your injuries are severe enough, your economic damages exceed $50,000, or a third party is responsible for the accident, you may also seek compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. Any party whose negligence contributed to your injuries may be held liable for compensating you.

New York’s pure comparative negligence system also means that you may seek compensation even if you were partially at fault for your accident. However, your compensation may be reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to you.

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What Is the Time Limit for Filing a Pedestrian Accident Claim in Brooklyn?

Most pedestrian accident claims in Brooklyn are governed by the New York personal injury statute of limitations, which typically gives you three years from the date of an accident to file a claim seeking compensation for your injuries and losses. However, if you are the personal representative of someone who died in a pedestrian accident, you have two years from the date of their death to file a wrongful death claim.

The time limit is even stricter for claims against a state or municipal entity. In these cases, you must file a Notice of Claim within 90 days from the date of the accident. You must also file your lawsuit within one year and 90 days.

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How Much Is a Pedestrian Knockdown Claim Worth in Brooklyn?

The value of pedestrian knockdown claims in Brooklyn can range from a few thousand to a few million dollars. Important factors include the severity of the injuries, how the injuries affect your quality of life, the application of fault laws, available insurance coverage, and relevant damage caps. Our skilled pedestrian accident lawyers are standing by to evaluate the facts of your case and give you a good idea of how much it may be worth.

Common Causes of Pedestrian Knockdowns and the Injuries Our Attorneys See

Whether due to a distracted driver, poorly maintained sidewalks, or a hazardous intersection, a pedestrian knockdown injury can significantly alter your life. Though each Brooklyn pedestrian accident case is unique, over the years, our attorneys have identified some common causes underlying these accidents.

Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in Brooklyn

Driver negligence is to blame for many pedestrian accidents in Brooklyn. Driving behaviors that commonly contribute to pedestrian knockdown accidents include:

Environmental factors can also contribute to pedestrian knockdown accidents. These include hazardous weather conditions, poorly maintained streets and sidewalks, inadequate lighting, and poorly designed crosswalks. Accidents may also result from a lowered visibility due to construction or parked cars.

Occasionally, a pedestrian’s own actions can also contribute to an accident. For example, a pedestrian who crosses the street outside designated crosswalks or who ignores traffic signals may cause an accident. Though their compensation will be reduced accordingly, New York’s comparative negligence law will still allow them to pursue damages.

Pedestrian Accident Injuries

Unlike motor vehicle occupants, pedestrians have little to no protection from the full impact of an oncoming vehicle. As a result, pedestrian knockdown accidents often result in severe and life-altering injuries.

These injuries frequently require extensive surgeries, physical therapy, and ongoing medical care. Many victims also experience chronic pain, emotional trauma, and long-term disabilities. In the most severe cases, their injuries are fatal. Common pedestrian accident injuries include:

  • Fractured or broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries, including full or partial paralysis
  • Internal bleeding or organ damage
  • Sprains, strains, tears, and bruises
  • Cuts and puncture wounds
  • Abrasions and road rash
  • Scarring and permanent disfigurement
  • Psychological trauma, such as post-traumatic stress disorder

Our Brooklyn Pedestrian Accident Attorneys Are Ready to Go to Bat for You

At Chopra & Nocerino, we treat our clients like family. This makes all the difference when you’re facing physical, emotional, and financial struggles due to a Brooklyn pedestrian knockdown. As the exclusive personal injury law firm of the New York Mets, we are ready to step up to the plate to defend your rights.

We take pedestrian accident cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay nothing unless we secure compensation on your behalf, and there are zero out-of-pocket fees. Call (855) NYC-HURT or contact us online to get started with a free consultation.

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