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Pedestrian Knockdowns

Pedestrian Knockdowns

Pedestrian knockdown is the legal term for accidents in which a pedestrian is hit by a motor vehicle, such as a car or truck. Victims of pedestrian knockdown accidents face serious injuries and emotional trauma that can majorly disrupt their lives and the lives of their loved ones. Sometimes, pedestrian knockdown accident victims even lose their lives. If you or a loved one have been injured or killed in a pedestrian knockdown accident, Khavinson & Mandronico, P.C. has the experience and compassion necessary to fight for your interests and help you secure compensation during this difficult time.

Every day millions of cars and pedestrians traverse the crowded streets of New York City. It is tragic, but not surprising, that 8600 pedestrian-involved NYC car accidents occurred in 2022 , resulting in 8484 injuries and 116 deaths among pedestrians.

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Common causes of pedestrian knockdown accidents include but are not limited to:

Typically, the driver of a motor vehicle that hits a person is liable for the pedestrian knockdown accident. However, there are additional considerations and challenges, so it is important to get in contact with effective legal counsel if you are ever hit by a motor vehicle as a pedestrian. New York’s No Fault insurance system covers economic losses, including medical expenses, lost earnings, and other related expenses, totaling up to $50,000 for pedestrians and others injured in auto accidents, regardless of fault. However, injured parties need to submit the associated paperwork within 30 days of an accident occurring.

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Common causes of pedestrian knockdown accidents include but are not limited to:

Typically, the driver of a motor vehicle that hits a person is liable for the pedestrian knockdown accident. However, there are additional considerations and challenges, so it is important to get in contact with effective legal counsel if you are ever hit by a motor vehicle as a pedestrian. New York’s No Fault insurance system covers economic losses, including medical expenses, lost earnings, and other related expenses, totaling up to $50,000 for pedestrians and others injured in auto accidents, regardless of fault. However, injured parties need to submit the associated paperwork within 30 days of an accident occurring.

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If an injured pedestrian wants to seek compensation for economic damages that exceed $50,000, or for non-economic damages like pain, suffering, and emotional trauma, they need to sue the driver of the vehicle that hit them and demonstrate their liability. An injured pedestrian and their legal representation must prove three things to show that they are eligible for compensation:

  • The driver of the associated vehicle breached their duty to operate their vehicle in a safe manner and instead acted in a way that was negligent.

  • The driver‚Äôs negligent actions and failure to operate their vehicle in a safe manner caused the pedestrian knockdown accident.

  • The pedestrian knockdown accident caused the pedestrian to be seriously injured and incur damages that need to be compensated for.

All of this is further complicated by the fact that New York is a ‚Äúcomparative negligence‚ÄĚ state in which multiple parties involved in an accident can be assigned a percentage of the blame and liability for that accident. The amount of damages you are awarded can be reduced in court if you are found to be even partially responsible for the accident. In order to maximize your chances of success in your pedestrian knockdown case, you should seek medical attention and start collecting evidence about your case as soon as possible after the accident occurs. It is also essential to seek out expert legal representation as soon as possible after being involved in a pedestrian knockdown accident.

If you or a loved one have been injured or killed in a pedestrian knockdown accident, contact Khavinson & Mandronico, P.C. Our firm has the expertise, experience, and compassion necessary to advise you, represent you, and ultimately help you secure the compensation you deserve.

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