Not all pedestrian accidents involve the use or operation of automobiles. Motorcycles can be just as dangerous to pedestrians. Point in case- a pedestrian who recently suffered serious injuries in Brooklyn, New York after he was hit by a motorcycle zooming down the street.
Surveillance video from a nearby car wash shows the pedestrian waiting at the red light waiting for several cars to pass by. He then proceeded into the cross walk. The footage shows that only seconds later, the 28-year-old pedestrian was struck head-on by the biker. The impact tossed the pedestrian into the air.
Both men were ambulanced to Jamaica Hospital in Queens. The motorcyclist is in stable condition, while the pedestrian is still fighting for his life.
Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries
Pedestrians are not afforded any protection when involved in an accident with any type of vehicle, including a motorcycle. This makes pedestrians more susceptible to suffering catastrophic and even fatal injuries during an accident.
Common injuries suffered by pedestrians involved in an accident include:
- Traumatic brain injury and other closed head injuries
- Broken or fractured bones
- Back and neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Loss of limbs
- Internal organ injuries
Compensation For Pedestrian Accident Victims
Pedestrian accidents involving any type of vehicles can be tragic. If a victim is lucky enough to survive an accident, he or she may suffer serious, lifelong injuries requiring extensive medical treatment and attendant costs.
When seriously injured in a New York pedestrian accident, an injured person must take every step to be legally protected. One of the most important things to do is to hire an attorney who is experienced in handling pedestrian accident cases.
An experienced New York City pedestrian accident attorney can help you get compensation for:
- Past and future medical bills
- Loss of income
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional and mental suffering
- Any other out of pocket expenses you may have incurred as a result of the pedestrian accident
Call Experienced Attorneys When Injured!
At Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., we understand the ramifications of pedestrian accidents on the lives of the victims and their loved ones. When you are injured in a pedestrian accident, you need to hire an experienced New York pedestrian accident attorney to protect your legal rights.
The attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek P.C. have more than 30 years of experience and knowledge to aggressively fight for your rights and get you the full extent of monetary compensation that you deserve. To schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our New York pedestrian accident attorneys, please call 1-800-529-9997.