Pedestrians and Bicyclists Hit by Cars
Upstate New York Personal Injury Lawyers
Drivers accused of running into a pedestrian will blame the victim, the glare of the sun, an obstructed view or anything but themselves. If your family member was struck by a car, a lawyer experienced with these cases can keep the focus on the carelessness or recklessness of the driver.
The Law Offices of Hacker Murphy, LLP, has handled many car-pedestrian and car-bicycle accidents in 20 years of personal injury litigation, including wrongful death lawsuits for fatal accidents. Our attorneys work diligently to establish fault and convince the insurance companies to award full and fair compensation for the devastation.
If a loved one was badly hurt in a bicycle or pedestrian accident, contact us now.
We work fast to obtain witness statements, examine the vehicle, preserve debris and document conditions at the site of the accident, with the help of expert investigators if necessary. We are skilled at establishing the failure to yield, lane change, illegal turn, sudden right turn or other kinds of aggressive or inattentive driving that led to impact.
Our veteran trial lawyers are well aware of the drastic injuries to pedestrians and bike riders hit by cars: head trauma, spinal cord injuries, broken limbs, severe lacerations and secondary injuries from striking the pavement. We know that the initial settlement offers will not cover the damage; our lawyers prepare a comprehensive case that includes future medical care, lost earning capacity, pain and suffering, and other appropriate damages.
Under New York law, the actions of the victim do matter. Crossing against a light, jaywalking or other comparative negligence can reduce compensation. In such cases, we believe that our experience can make the difference between partial recovery and no recovery. If we can prove that the driver was reckless or grossly negligent — racing, intoxicated, texting while driving, speeding in a residential zone, etc. — we may yet recover total compensation.
If the driver fled the scene without being identified, we will pursue compensation under the family's underinsured/uninsured motorist policy or other avenues.
Albany Pedestrian Car Accident Attorney • Troy Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Our practice welcomes clients from the Capital District and Upstate, Central New York and the Hudson Valley. Call 866-919-9031 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation.