Huntington Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Our Huntington, NY, lawyers are here to protect your rights and fight for justice if you or a loved one suffered serious injuries in a pedestrian accident. We can often hold careless or reckless motorists accountable for the accidents and injuries they cause. Let our legal team seek compensation for your medical care, lost income, and pain and suffering.

A Huntington personal injury attorney from Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC, can handle your pedestrian accident case while you focus on treatment and rehabilitation. You can learn more about our team, your legal options, and how we can help with your case during a free consultation with our team. Call us today to get started.

Our Huntington Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Pursues Compensation Based on your Case

If you suffered severe injuries in a Huntington, Long Island, pedestrian accident, you can count on our personal injury team to seek a payout to compensate you for the injuries, expenses, and losses you incurred. This is the most common way we hold the at-fault motorist responsible for these collisions and the damages they caused.

Your lawyer will identify, document, and value your damages. This includes:

  • Expenses to date
  • Estimated future expenses
  • Economic costs
  • Non-economic damages

Some of these categories are more difficult to value than others. For example, we often work with medical experts, economists, and others to estimate the future care costs of clients with serious injuries.

Each case has unique damages. Some of the most common expenses and losses we recover as a part of a client’s payout could include:

  • Medical treatment, care, and support
  • Medical supplies and equipment
  • Rehabilitation and therapies
  • Income losses and reduced ability to work and earn in the future
  • Related expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Other intangible losses

What If My Loved One Has Catastrophic Injuries?

Some pedestrian accident victims suffer life-altering, catastrophic injuries. If your loved one cannot pursue a case on their own due to their current health status, contact us. We will discuss your options and explain how our Huntington personal injury team would approach their case. You may fight for compensation on their behalf, including the money necessary to provide for their ongoing and future care.

What If My Loved One Died From Their Injuries?

New York State law, EPTL § 5-4.1, gives a crash victim’s estate executor (personal representative) the ability to pursue a wrongful death action if they pass away from their injuries. If your loved one died, you and other heirs might hold the at-fault motorist accountable and secure compensation through this process. Our Huntington, NY, wrongful death lawyers can help.

Discuss your legal options with our team today during a free case review.

Hire a Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC, Lawyer to Manage Your Huntington Pedestrian Accident Case

Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC, is a team of lawyers who have the experience, knowledge, resources, and reputation necessary to take on even the most challenging and complex cases. Since 1938, we have helped injured victims pursue fair compensation for their accident losses.

We know how to navigate the legal process, providing personalized attention and support for you every step of the way. We understand how important your case is to your future. We will not settle for less than you deserve. We will take any case to trial if needed.

Our pedestrian accident team has a proven track record of winning cases and recovering multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts for our clients. Some recent examples include:

  • $2,000,000 mediated settlement for a client who was wearing a reflective vest when she was hit by a vehicle while crossing the street, leaving her with serious injuries and requiring ongoing treatment
  • $1,200,000 settlement for a client who required surgery on her broken leg after a driver failed to yield when making a left turn, striking her in the crosswalk
  • $950,000 settlement for a client hit on the side of the roadway while she stood beside her vehicle
  • $600,000 settlement for a middle school student hit by a careless driver crossing the street after getting off the school bus at an unfamiliar stop
  • $325,000 settlement for a client hit by a distracted driver in a Long Island parking lot

At Trantolo & Trantolo, we work on a contingency fee basis. Our attorneys do not charge upfront costs or fees. Instead, we get paid only from the money we recover in the case. If we don’t win, you won’t pay. Contact us today to learn more during your free initial case consultation with our team.

Our Huntington, NY, Lawyers Understand the Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

As personal injury lawyers, our team handles a variety of traffic accident cases.  We know how to build strong cases based on the most common causes of pedestrian accidents on Long Island. Some of the primary causes and contributing factors in these collisions include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Other impaired driving
  • Failure to yield
  • Speeding or driving too fast for conditions
  • Running red lights or stop signs
  • Not leaving enough room when passing a pedestrian
  • Reckless or aggressive driving habits

While motorists are not always liable for pedestrian accidents, they often are. Drivers owe others sharing the road—such as pedestrians and cyclists—a duty of care. They must drive safely, follow all applicable traffic laws, and be especially careful in areas where pedestrians might need to cross or walk along the road.

This duty of care owed to pedestrians is crucial to building a case against an at-fault driver. Our lawyers must present substantial evidence to show that four elements of negligence are present and hold the driver accountable. These elements are:

  • Duty of care
  • Breach of duty
  • Causation
  • Harm

For example, drivers must yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk when turning. Failure to yield is a breach of duty, and it is a common cause of pedestrian collisions. To recover compensation for our client, we must show that this is what occurred and that our client suffered physical, emotional, and/or financial harm as a result.

Our Huntington Personal Injury Attorneys Build Compelling Pedestrian Accident Cases

Our Huntington, NY, pedestrian accident attorneys investigate each case we handle. We gather evidence to support our claim or lawsuit, documenting what happened, who is liable, and the damages our client suffered. Evidence varies widely from case to case. Some evidence we often use in these cases include:

  • The crash report completed by responding police officers
  • Video of the crash, often from nearby businesses
  • A survey of the crash scene
  • Interviews with eyewitnesses
  • Physical evidence, such as the damage to the vehicle
  • Relevant medical records
  • Accident reconstruction
  • Expert testimony from doctors, economists, and others
  • Property damage evaluations
  • Documentation of expenses and losses

There are several ways we can win a financial recovery for our clients in these cases. Possible resolutions could come from:

  • A negotiated settlement with the at-fault motorist’s auto insurance carrier
  • A settlement through mediation or another alternative dispute resolution measure
  • Taking the case to trial and receiving a verdict and compensation

The legal strategy we use in your case will depend greatly on the circumstances. Many cases settle without ever going to court. However, we will not settle for less than you deserve. We know you need to recover money for your current and future care needs. If we need to litigate your case to secure appropriate compensation, we will.

When Should I Contact a Huntington Pedestrian Injury Lawyer About My Case?

Under CVP § 214, New York State law gives injured pedestrians up to three years to sue. The state’s wrongful death laws give families two years to file the paperwork to initiate a lawsuit. However, there are several reasons to get started within the first few weeks after an accident.

When you have a lawyer on your side, they will protect your right to pursue fair compensation. It is often difficult to protect your own rights when talking to an insurance company and trying to provide the necessary evidence to show how much your case might be worth.

At the same time, a lot of time-sensitive evidence is available in many of these cases. The sooner we know about an accident and injuries, the more support we can gather for our case against the at-fault driver. Contact us or have a loved one make the call on your behalf as soon as you can.

Discuss Your Huntington Pedestrian Accident Injuries With Our Team for Free

Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC, provides free consultations for pedestrian accident victims and their families on Long Island. Our Huntington team can assess your case,  explain your options and answer any questions you have. Let Our Family, Help Your Family.

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