‘I’m Walking Here!’
There’s a famous scene in Midnight Cowboy with Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight crossing a New York street. A car nearly hits the actors in mid-conversation, and Hoffman yells the iconic line above. According to movie legend, that incident was unplanned, the accident was almost real and Hoffman’s reaction was genuine.
In West Islip and all of Long Island, pedestrians are at significant risk. However, you have a right to walk on the streets in New York, and if you are stuck, you have a right to compensation.
At Toresco & Simonelli Attorneys At Law, we are personal injury lawyers who care. You shouldn’t have your life turned upside down by a driver not paying attention.
Common Injuries After A Pedestrian Knockdown
If you get hit by a car while walking or riding a bike, you are at much greater risk for an injury than the driver. You have little protection, and cars heavily outweigh you. The most common injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Head and neck injuries
- Abrasions and scrapes
- Spinal cord injuries
- Crushing injuries
The above injuries represent difficulties ranging from relatively small to long-lasting. Keep in mind that even a broken foot is an extensive burden. Between the initial treatment, follow-up visits, missed time at work, difficulty getting around and any rehab you may have, the bills pile up fast.
For more severe injuries, like those involving the brain or spinal cord, the timelines become more prolonged, and the bills become much more extensive.
Insurers Don’t Want To Help
Insurance companies like to present themselves as helping hands, but the reality is far different. Insurers are large, profit-focused companies that want to pay as little as possible. They’ll try to ignore you, but we won’t let them. We will fight for the outcomes and compensation you deserve.
Talk To Us About Your Accident
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