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How to File a Pedestrian Accident Lawsuit

If you are injured in a pedestrian accident where you’ve been hit by a car or a bicycle, or a motorcycle or a tractor-trailer then you need to call a lawyer immediately. That lawyer needs to get to the accident scene to interview the police, interview the EMS workers and the ambulance driver to look […]

How to file a pedestrian accident lawsuit

How to file a pedestrian accident lawsuit

If you are injured in a pedestrian accident where you’ve been hit by a car or a bicycle, or a motorcycle or a tractor-trailer then you need to call a lawyer immediately.

That lawyer needs to get to the accident scene to interview the police, interview the EMS workers and the ambulance driver to look for the witnesses and document exactly what happened.

They also need to see the condition of the street, the condition of the sidewalk. Maybe there is something in the street or the sidewalk that contributed to the accident we need to know that for a lot of reasons. One is maybe they are possible defendants. Maybe the utility company didn’t fill the hole right.

When utility companies make holes have to put a mark in the street so you know which utility made that hole. We need to find out what they have, we need to get their records. You need a lawyer in a pedestrian accident to help protect your rights.


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What are the main causes of pedestrian accidents that lead to lawsuits?

The main cause of pedestrian accidents that lead to lawsuits is inattention. Inattention by the drivers of cars, motorcycles, trucks, and tractor trailers.

Also unsafe sidewalks, unsafe roadways, vehicles that ignore traffic laws and signals, speeding, driving while intoxicated, driving while impaired, distracted driving and sometimes the vehicle might have a defect.

Maybe the brakes weren’t working properly, maybe the steering wheel wasn’t working, those are potential defendants and as I said earlier, just not yielding the right-of-way to pedestrians in the walkways.

How long do I have to file a lawsuit if I am injured in a pedestrian accident?

The time to file a lawsuit for a pedestrian accident like any other personal injury accident is governed by the statute of limitations in your state.

Generally speaking in New York state the statute of limitations for a negligence cause of action is three years however if you’re talking about a medical malpractice case it’s going to be less then two and a half years.

And then there are other scenarios when you’re going to be suing a state a city or other municipal agency where you might need to actually file notices as short as 30 days after the accident.

Generally those municipal cases are 90 days but there are a few municipal agencies in New York state where it’s 30 days for the initial notice.

You need to take a look at your state’s statutes because these are regulated by state.

File a Pedestrian Accident Lawsuit: FAQ

What should I do first if I am injured in a pedestrian accident?

Talk a personal injury lawer immediately. It is important that the case is invstigated right away.

What are the main causes of pedestrian accident that lead to lawsuits?

  • Unsafe sidewalks and roadways
  • Ignoring traffic laws and signals
  • Speeding
  • DUI/DWI
  • Distracted Driving
  • Defective vehicles (ie silent electric cars)
  • Failure to yield in pedestrian walk ways

How long do I have to file a lawsuit if I am injured in a pedestrian accident?

The time to file a lawsuit for a pedestrian accident like any other personal injury accident is governed by the statute of limitations in your state.

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If you are involved in a pedestrian accident, contact Parker Waichman immediately calling 1-800-YOUR-LAWYER (1-800-968-7529) for a free case review today.

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