Pedestrian Car Accidents
Hit by a car while crossing the street?
People crossing a street are run over by vehicles every day. Most people already know that if you are involved in an accident with another vehicle and are injured, your medical bills are paid by your own insurance company regardless of whose fault the accident is. This is the law in NYS, known as the No Fault Insurance Law. But who will pay your medical bills when you are at pedestrian hit by a vehicle?
Medical Bills paid by vehicle (car or Truck) that hit you.
When you are hit by a vehicle while crossing or walking along a street, the insurance company for the vehicle that hit you will pay your medical bills if you are injured. You do not have to submit your medical bills to your own health insurance company or your car insurance company, but you must report the accident to the company that insures the vehicle that hit you. That company will send you a three page form to fill out and send back. Your own insurance company can provide you with the name of the responsible insurance company and how to contact the company.
When can i make a claim when i am injured while walking across or along a street?
You may be entitled to compensation (known as damages) for the injuries you suffer as a result of a pedestrian accident. The same laws and rules apply to this kind of accident as apply to a collision between two or more vehicles. If you suffer a serious injury as a result of being hit by a vehicle, you are entitled to make a claim receive compensation for your injuries. If you are injured as a result of a pedestrian accident or a collision with another vehicle, you should contact a lawyer immediately to find out what your rights are.
If I am entitled to compensation for my injuries, how long will it take to get a settlement?
The answer to this question is difficult to predict. It is difficult to predict how long it may take for the responsible driver’s insurance company to settle your claim. What you need to do in order to move your claim along as quickly as possible is to retain a law firm that is experienced in handling personal injury lawsuits. Such firms deal with the insurance companies on a daily basis and can get your claim resolved as quickly as possible.
The lawyers and paralegals at GMP have dozens of years of experience in handling all kinds of personal injury claims and are ready to help you obtain the recovery you are entitled to.