Walking is one of the easiest ways to improve your overall health. Sadly, whether a person is on foot while running errands, out getting exercise, or merely traveling from their vehicle through a parking lot, being a pedestrian comes with risks. Collisions from driver negligence can result in life-altering injuries and damages.

If you have suffered an injury involving a motor vehicle while on foot, a Cheektowaga pedestrian accident lawyer can help you recover for your losses. At Richmond Vona, LLC, our trusted personal injury attorneys are ready to listen to your story, explain your legal rights and obligations, and build powerful cases against at-fault drivers seeking the compensation you deserve.

Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries

Motorists have an obligation to protect all other people they encounter while behind the wheel. This protection extends to individuals on foot in crosswalks, sidewalks, or parking lots. Unfortunately, when a driver fails to uphold this duty and a collision with a pedestrian or bicyclist occurs, the resulting injuries are often catastrophic. Some examples include:

  • Multiple broken bones
  • Separated joints
  • Severe cuts and scrapes
  • Friction burns
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Amputations
  • Paralysis

Regardless of the type or extent of injury a person sustains, cases resulting from driver negligence will seek out the payments needed to cover all necessary medical care. This includes both past costs and estimated future bills.

These events can also impact a person’s life in other ways. For example, a crash may leave an individual with emotional trauma or PTSD. Physical injuries may also result in a person experiencing a significant amount of pain, a diminished quality of life, and the inability to return to work temporarily or permanently. A Cheektowaga pedestrian accident attorney is dedicated to helping injured parties pursue their cases for the appropriate compensation. We are ready to hear how the event has impacted a person’s life and demand proper payments within the three-year statute of limitations mandated by New York Civil Practice Law & Rules § 214.

Proving Fault in Pedestrian Accident Cases

While there may be no doubt that an accident and injuries are present, pedestrians hoping to collect compensation for their losses still bear the responsibility of establishing that a defendant driver was to blame for the crash and resulting harm. The most direct way to accomplish this is to show that a driver violated a rule of the road leading up to the impact. This may include ignoring a crosswalk, speeding, failing to yield at a traffic light or stop sign, driving while distracted or texting, or operating their vehicle while under the influence.

Other cases rely on the idea that a motorist’s simple carelessness led to a collision. This can apply to situations where a driver does not check behind them before backing out of a spot in a parking garage. In either scenario, a pedestrian accident attorney in Cheektowaga can analyze the details of an event and gather and preserve evidence to determine its cause and leave no doubt concerning liability.

Let a Cheektowaga Pedestrian Accident Attorney Pursue Your Case

Collisions between pedestrians and motor vehicles rarely end well for people on foot. These crashes can result in significant physical injuries, severe emotional traumas, and substantial financial losses. A driver who is to blame for these incidents must provide full compensation to injured parties. However, this is only possible if the injured pedestrian successfully establishes fault.

A knowledgeable Cheektowaga pedestrian accident lawyer is ready to help with this process. Our attorneys can thoroughly investigate the incident and discover how it has impacted your life. With this information, we can build powerful cases against negligent drivers that demand the payments you need to make things right. Contact Richmond Vona, LLC as soon as possible for dedicated legal guidance you can trust.

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John E. Richmond
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As one of New York’s top personal injury attorneys, John E. Richmond understands that clients come first. With over a decade of experience representing plaintiffs, he knows how to hold negligent corporations and big insurance companies liable.
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In his nearly 15 years in practice, Keith has been consistently recognized for his client service and record of results. He has been selected for inclusion in the New York Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list four times (2013 to 2016), an honor reserved for the top up-and-coming attorneys.
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