Smithtown Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Unlike many other types of motor vehicle accidents, pedestrian accidents don’t allow the victim any type of protection. If you are injured by a car, bus, motorcycle, or another vehicle while walking, you deserve compensation from the party that hit you. Our Smithtown pedestrian accident attorneys at Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC, are here to fight for the settlement you need.

While you heal, we will handle all the details of your case. Our Smithtown personal injury attorneys are prepared to manage even the toughest cases, and we don’t settle for less than you deserve. Contact us today to learn more during a free initial consultation.

Why Choose Our Smithtown Pedestrian Accident Lawyers to Manage Your Case?

When you partner with our legal team, we put over 85 years of experience into your case. We’ve been helping injured victims since 1938, which makes us prepared to handle all types of pedestrian injury cases. Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC is committed to every case we handle,  and we treat every client like a part of our family.

Our personal injury lawyers won’t settle for less than you deserve, so you can expect us to take your case to trial if that’s what we need to do to recover a fair settlement for you. Our clients also choose to work with us because:

We Take on Every Aspect of Your Pedestrian Accident Claim

Our law firm understands how difficult it is to recover from your injuries when you have to deal with a legal case. We will manage all parts of your personal injury claim for you, such as:

  • Communicating with anyone involved in your case
  • Explaining your legal options
  • Documenting your recoverable losses
  • Gathering evidence to support your claim
  • Hiring expert witnesses to advocate for your right to fair compensation
  • Preparing you for trial
  • Ensuring you understand any laws that apply to your case

When you bring your case to us, we lift the legal burden off your shoulders so you can prioritize your well-being.

We’ve Recovered Millions of Dollars in Settlements and Verdicts for Pedestrian Accident Victims

Our team has experience recovering fair settlements for our injured clients. While the amount of money you can recover depends on the details of your case, some of our previous case results include:

  • $2,000,000 mediated settlement for our client who was hit by a vehicle while crossing the road.
  • $1,200,000 settlement for our client who broke her leg after being struck by a vehicle in a crosswalk.
  • $600,000 for our client, a student, who was walking to the bus stop when struck by a vehicle.
  • $475,000 settlement for our client who was struck by a turning vehicle.
  • $325,000 settlement for our client who was hit by a distracted driver in a parking lot.

Former Clients Have Positive Words to Say About the Service They Received at Our Firm

Our firm aims to not only help you pursue compensation but also make you as comfortable as you can be throughout the legal process. After working with us, former clients say the following about our dedication to customer service:

  • “These guys really do treat you like family. They couldn’t have been more responsive and understanding.” -J.K.
  • “Great staff that work hard for you. I was very impressed with the dedication put into my claim. I appreciate all the work while I was recovering. Extremely professional! Thank you to Chris and Anne!” – D.P.
  • “Thank you so much for taking care of all the stress and legalities of the insurance process after my accident, so that I could take care of myself and my injuries. Blake and his team were amazing.” – D.F.

Damages You Can Recover as a Smithtown Pedestrian Accident Victim

If another party’s negligence led to your accident and injuries, you may be entitled to recover a settlement from them. When we assess your case, we will determine the specific losses you recovered to ensure you’re seeking compensation for your economic and non-economic damages. Some of the types of damages you may recover include:

  • Medical expenses, including the costs of hospital stays, doctor’s appointments, assistive medical devices, prescription medications, medical exams, and more
  • Lost income, if your injuries prevented you from working and earning your usual paycheck
  • Reduced earning capacity, if you lost the ability to work the same job and earn the same amount of money as you could before the accident
  • Property damage, if any of your personal items were lost or destroyed because of the accident
  • Physical pain and suffering caused by your injuries or the medical treatment you needed to heal them
  • Mental anguish, such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or any other types of emotional distress you endured related to the accident
  • Loss of enjoyment of life, if your ability to participate in your favorite activities was hindered by your injuries

Wrongful Death Damages You Can Recover After a Fatal Pedestrian Accident

If your loved one passed away in a pedestrian accident in Smithtown, our legal team is truly sorry for your loss. We will fight for the justice your family deserves, holding the liable party or parties accountable for their negligence.

When you bring your wrongful death case to our team, we will fight for compensation to cover losses such as:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Pain and suffering your loved one endured prior to their passing
  • The medical expenses your loved one incurred related to their fatal injury
  • Loss of support and services the decedent provided to your family
  • Loss of parental guidance and nurturing, if the decedent was a parent
  • Loss of any financial support the decedent would have contributed to your family

Only certain parties are eligible to submit a wrongful death case. We can help you determine who this party is if your loved one did not appoint a personal representative before they passed away. You can spend your time grieving with your family and friends while we manage your wrongful death claim.

You Have a Short Time Frame to File Your Pedestrian Accident Lawsuit in Smithtown, NY

If you plan to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party, you must submit it according to your state’s statute of limitations. Each state has a filing deadline that limits the amount of time accident victims have to file their lawsuit. For cases in Smithtown, accident victims generally have three years to file a personal injury lawsuit, according to CVP § 214. If your loved one passed away in a pedestrian accident, you typically must submit your case within two years, as outlined in EPT § 5-4.1.

Our firm encourages you to get started on your case right away. Not only does this give us time to comply with the statute of limitations, but it also allows us to begin gathering evidence as soon as possible. Certain evidence, like witness statements and surveillance footage may not be available as time passes. Don’t wait to get started with us.

How Much Does It Cost to Hire Our Firm to Manage Your Pedestrian Injury Claim?

It will cost you nothing upfront to hire our legal team to manage your case. We work on a contingency-fee basis, which means we won’t ask you to pay us until after we win or settle your case. Once your case is won or settled, we take a predetermined percentage of your compensation to cover the costs of our legal services.

Our team also offers free initial consultations to all prospective clients. You can call us today to learn more about our services and discuss your case.

Identifying the Liable Party in Your Pedestrian Accident Case

In a pedestrian accident case, there could be one or multiple liable parties. Liable parties could include:

  • A driver of a car, bus, motorcycle, or another motor vehicle
  • A city or entity that failed to fix road malfunctions or street signs
  • A vehicle manufacturer or mechanic that used faulty parts or failed to fix vehicle malfunctions

Our team will gather evidence such as police reports, witness statements, photos and videos, and your medical records to prove liability and establish your need for compensation.

We Must Prove Negligence to Establish Pedestrian Accident Liability

Before we can demand compensation from the liable party, we must establish their negligence. This involves satisfying the following four elements:

  • Duty of care: The at-fault party had a responsibility to keep you safe.
  • Breach of duty: They acted with negligence, violating their duty of care.
  • Causation: Their actions or inactions caused your accident and injuries.
  • Damages: You suffered damages such as lost income and physical pain because of the at-fault party’s negligence.

Once we have proven negligence, we will fight for compensation from all liable parties.

Call Us Today to Begin Your Case With a Free Initial Consultation

Our team is ready to fight your case when you call us today. Remember, you have a limited amount of time to file your case, so don’t wait to reach out to us.

Call us today for your free initial consultation. Let Our Family, Help Your Family.

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