Top Pedestrian Accident Lawyers New York – Video
The New York pedestrian accident lawyers of Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C. provide dedicated representation to clients who need help with all kinds of cases. Learn more about what to do after you or a loved one is in a pedestrian accident.
My name is Steve Schwartzapfe. I represent people that have been injured when somebody else broke the rules. I seek to go ahead and hold that person accountable.
If you, or a family member, were seriously injured while crossing the street and hit by a car, bus, truck, or taxi, it’s important that you take immediate action.
In this day and age of surveillance, of cameras being on most corners, it’s imperative that you act immediately, to secure the evidence. Often, the vehicle that hit the person keeps going.
We’ve been successful because we get our investigators, experienced ex-police officers, accident investigation squad offices, begin an investigation immediately to determine the cause, and who is responsible.
Simply because the vehicle left the scene of an accident does not mean that you cannot recover the money and benefits you’re entitled to. In New York, there is uninsured motorist coverage that may help and provide coverage for you. In the event you live in a household with a motor vehicle, you would be covered, so long as it was a police report within 24 hours, or as reasonably as practical.
In the event you had no insurance whatsoever, and we cannot find the vehicle that hit you, we can file what’s called an MVAIC claim, motor vehicle accident indemnification Corp, to help you get the money and benefits you’re entitled to.
The key is acting immediately to secure the evidence. In the event you do know the identity, take photos, take pictures. If the police come, or when they come, do not admit fault.
Insurance companies often claim that you walked into the vehicle, or the person was drunk. Well, there’s no law, and it’s not illegal, to be walking while you’ve had a few drinks. It’s not open season so that they can drive like they’re a horse in Central Park with blinders on. They have an obligation to keep a lookout, to make timely use of the steering mechanism, horn, and brakes. If they hit you, and you were in that roadway, it’s not an excuse for that to occur.
So, please, let me help you. Let me make the most difficult situation easier.