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Gathering Evidence in a Pedestrian Accident: The More the Better

Jan 26, 2016 | Pedestrian Accidents

The nature of a pedestrian accident in New York City is usually such that an accident victim needs to acquire all the necessary evidence within the first few days if he or she is planning to file a personal injury case. If the affected injury victim does not feel fit enough to complete these tasks alone, he or she should get the help of a friend, family member, or colleague to finish all the necessary tasks as

In a pedestrian accident, evidence may be photographs of persons causing the accident, photographs of the accident site

In a pedestrian accident, evidence may be photographs of the people causing the accident, photographs of the accident site, and so on.

quickly as possible:

  1. Identify and locate eye witnesses and take their contact information for future legal purposes.
  2. Document all the details of the accident memory – data, time, location, cause of accident, visible injuries, suspected internal injuries, and so on. If you have already made medical expenses, then add those expenses, lost earnings, lost routine activities too.
  3. Make notes of detailed conversations you has with people at accident site, such as local police, shop owners, passer-by, or other people. If you go back to the site, make notes of new conversations.
  4. If someone else is also involved in the accident or injury claim, then write down their details too.
  5. Hopefully, you collected some material evidence right after the accident. Carefully preserve them for the personal injury law firm that you will engage. These evidence may be photographs of persons causing the accident, photographs of the accident site, New York City Police records, and photographs of you with injuries.
  6. Notify any guilty party that you plan to file for personal injury claims. Before sending the notification, contact a reputed personal injury attorney in New York and take legal advice regarding the notification.
  7. Take all your medical reports, medical bills & receipts, insurance details to the attorney and discuss your case with your.

What happens if the pedestrian is partially at fault?

Traffic and civic laws require that every pedestrian obeys all applicable road rules and traffic laws while travelling in the busy city roads of New York. Thus, in a traffic or pedestrian accident, if a pedestrian’s negligent action is partly the cause of the accident, then during a personal injury claim, that responsibility will be factored in, and the injury claims will be suitably reduced.

Recoverable damages in a pedestrian accident 

Here are some typical damages you can hope to recover from a personal injury claims related to a pedestrian accident:

  • All past, present, and future medical expenses
  • All wage losses since the accident
  • Pain and suffering.
  • Punitive damages if the defendant appears remorseless and defiant.

If you or your close family member was recently injured in a pedestrian accident in New York City, then you must contact an able personal injury attorney, such as the Rosenberg, Minc, Falloff & Wolff of RMFW Law at 212 697 9280.

RMFW Law is a sensational law firm. We know how to win cases and can win yours but you need to give us a call. We have won millions of dollars for previous clients. You be on the list if you want. We will cordially wait for your phone call.