Drivers in New York are required to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks. Unfortunately, many drivers fail to look for pedestrians, particularly at intersections where the crosswalk may or may not be marked.
At DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers, our lawyers represent victims of inattentive or distracted drivers in upstate New York. If you or someone you love was hit by a car, we offer free consultations to discuss your case. Our lawyers have obtained more than $100 million in awards for our injured clients.
Pedestrian Accidents and Insurance
New York is a no-fault state, which means your car insurance will cover your medical expenses related to a car accident, even if you were a pedestrian. If you do not have car insurance, you may be covered under the no-fault insurance of a member of your household or the insurance of the driver who hit you. Our attorneys can help you obtain the coverage and compensation you are entitled to.
If you have suffered a serious injury, however, no-fault insurance will not be enough. If the driver was at fault, our lawyers will seek full coverage from his or her insurance company.
Pedestrian accidents can be complex. Drivers and their insurance companies often look for ways to avoid liability. For example, the driver may claim that you were outside of the crosswalk or that you crossed against a traffic control device. In that case, witness statements and evidence from accident reconstruction may be needed to prove liability. Insurance companies rarely pay large settlements without a fight.
Our lawyers have a proven track record of producing outstanding results in cases involving negligence.
Serving Pedestrian Accident Victims in Syracuse, Upstate New York and Surrounding Areas
Call our Syracuse-based pedestrian accident lawyers at 315-479-9000 or contact us online. We offer free consultations as well as off-site visits and weekend appointments. You will not pay any attorney's fees unless we recover compensation for you.