Pedestrians hit by Car
Recently, there have been too many reports in the Buffalo News and local television news of pedestrians being hit by cars. A Niagara Falls man was struck by a car, suffering injuries to his collarbone and head. Another woman was hospitalized after being struck by a car on Main Street in Amherst and is reported to have serious head trauma along with and leg injuries. In Batavia, New York a pedestrian was killed while crossing Main Street in November. In December a woman in Buffalo was riding a mobility scooter when she was hit by a car and killed. The driver who unconscionably left her and fled the scene.
The attorneys at Feroleto Law represent pedestrians that have been hit by a car or truck and are injured. We also represent the families of pedestrians who lose their lives. New York law provides for a wrongful death claim against the driver, owner of the vehicle or employer if the driver wasn’t the course of employment.
Here is an interview of Feroleto Law attorney Jill Wnek which was shown on WGRZ TV Buffalo discussing a fatal crash on Niagara Falls Boulevard where Amherst and Tonawanda border Niagara Falls Blvd. The fatality occurred after several other fatalities and pedestrian injuries which were reported with public concerns about the safety of the roadway design and lighting. https://www.wgrz.com/article/news/local/loved-ones-speak-out-about-most-recent-pedestrian-death-on-niagara-falls-blvd/71-608499017
It is important to know your rights and how to get hospital and medical bills paid, how to recover financial losses from not being able to work and recover other expenses that may come up as a result of being hit by a car. In New York State, No-Fault insurance coverage applies to people in a vehicle and pedestrians hit by a vehicle. It also covers bicyclists that are hit by a car or a truck. This no-fault insurance pays medical expenses, lost wages and other expenses for a pedestrian injured in an accident with a vehicle.
If you are an injured pedestrian or bicyclist, you should file a claim with the insurance company of the car or truck that hit you. You can find the insurance company of the driver listed on a police report if there is one filed. In New York State the Department of Motor Vehicles provides codes for insurance companies and those codes can be searched on the website. https://dfs.ny.gov/consumers/auto_insurance/dmv_insurance_codes_and_contacts
There are deadlines that apply to no-fault applications. One of the lawyers at Feroleto Law can help you fill out your no-fault forms at no cost to you. A lawyer can also discuss New York State laws regarding a potential “serious injury” claim. Section 5102(d) of the State Insurance Law defines what is considered a “serious injury” and includes death, scarring, fractures such as broken arms, legs or other bones, loss of a limb, loss of fetus, permanent compromise or limitation of use of a part of the body, organ, permanent loss of use of a body part function or system, permanent injury which is consequential are not trivial, s or 90 days disability from one’s typical daily activity following the accident, even if there is no permanent injury or impairment. It for a little law we have 39 years years of experience handling personal injury cases, no-fault cases, pedestrian accident cases, tractor-trailer cases and have been getting excellent results for our clients. Call the Buffalo injury attorneys at Feroletolaw today for a free confidential consultation with one of our lawyers. 716-854-0700.