The cost of simply walking down the street or crossing a busy intersection can be overwhelming if you are hit by a moving vehicle. Sadly, pedestrian accidents are not all that uncommon on busy New York City and suburban streets. When a pedestrian has been hit and suffers injuries, that pedestrian should be aware of his or her rights and what options there may be for victims as they struggle to recover and avoid financial ruin.
A pedestrian accident can lead to serious injuries when compared to a car on car collision. The body is simply no match for the force of a moving vehicle. This is why pedestrians may be more likely to suffer broken bones, neck and back injuries, and head trauma.
Injuries of this nature, or worse, can easily lead to massive medical bills. The costs of extensive hospital stays and rehabilitation can be more than a monetary strain also. These injuries can mean one loses the ability to work for a long time or return to work ever. Enjoyment of once-loved activities and family responsibilities may all be at risk and cause immeasurable pain and suffering beyond what a hospital bill may convey.
Being involved in a pedestrian accident can be an overwhelming event and it may be necessary to turn to others for help dealing with the aftermath. Knowing legal options and whether or not filing a personal injury suit in a New York civil court is warranted can be a great first step toward ensuring the best chance of recovery and much-needed compensation. Our firm has more information online about pedestrian accidents and what legal steps may be possible for New York victims.