Can I Sue for a Sports or Fitness-related Injury?

Can I Sue for a Sports or Fitness-related Injury?

One of the biggest trends over the past decade has been the growth of intense sports and fitness programs for adults, with many working professionals heading out to engage in Crossfit, triathlons, kickboxing, rock climbing gyms, intramural sports, and all other types of physical activities that can carry with them a high risk of physical injury. And when injury does happen either through another’s negligence or intentional actions, the question arises of whether the victim can bring a personal injury lawsuit for his or her injuries.

Winning a Personal Injury Suit Generally

A defendant may raise a number of defenses in a sports/fitness related suit. The defendant might argue that you as the plaintiff was also negligent, but so long as the defendant was negligent, this only means that the plaintiff’s award might be reduced (and not that the plaintiff would be blocked from bringing a case). A defendant might also argue that a plaintiff consented to the injurious action, e.g. by agreeing to participate in a boxing match in which both participants would be hitting each other. Similarly, a defendant can argue that a plaintiff voluntarily assumed a risk by appreciating the nature of the risk of injury and nonetheless proceeding. While consent and assumption of risk may be valid arguments, you should work with your attorney to determine whether facts in your case negate those defenses.

What about Waivers?

Many gyms, recreational, and sporting organizations will require participants to sign a waiver of liability prior to participating in an activity. In some cases, this will limit the plaintiff’s ability to bring a suit, but this is not always the case, and you should always speak with an attorney to determine whether you have a viable personal injury suit in spite of a waiver. Waivers must be very explicit in what they entail in order to be effective, and courts will construe the waiver in favor of the plaintiff when possible. Furthermore, where the injurious conduct was reckless or intentional, a waiver will be ineffective.

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Personal injury attorney Justin Brandel represents injured victims and their families in all types of accidents across NYC, and will fight to win the settlement or verdict you deserve. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation to discuss how we can help you win recovery for your injuries.

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$431 Million Paid Out by NYC Transit in Personal Injury Suits

$431 Million Paid Out by NYC Transit in Personal Injury Suits

More people take public transportation in New York City than in any other city in the country, and those numbers are only growing as more people move to the city. The MTA reports that, in 2015, around 5.7 million people took the subway each day, with a ridership of around 1.73 billion per year. Those numbers are the highest since 1948, when car ownership was much less common. And, as anyone who has been a regular rider of the NYC subways over the past decade can tell you, the statistics are clearly apparent, with subway cars and platforms getting more crowded all the time. This of course can be a dangerous trend, given the combination of speeding trains, electrified tracks, and steep platform drop-offs. This danger is demonstrated by a recent NY Daily News article which pointed that, in just the past five years, NYC Transit has paid out $431 million to victims in personal injury suits in a total of 4,592 cases relating to injuries on the subways or city buses.

88 Cases Involved $1 Million+ Payouts

The average payout by NYC Transit to victims over the past five years has been $94,000, although that average is lifted up by a smaller number of high settlement and verdicts that have been awarded. In 88 of the cases brought for personal injury on the bus or subways, the injured plaintiff was awarded at least $1 million.

In one recent case, a 19-year old student was awarded $9 million after he slipped onto the tracks due to a hole on the platform edge had been concealed by an MTA employee, and both of his legs had to be amputated below the knees. The NY Daily News revealed that the NYC Transit’s own internal reporting on dangers on the platforms revealed that 85% of the stations reviewed had major trip-and-fall dangers.

Winning Your NYC Subway/Bus Injury Case

The article also included an in-depth discussion of how, despite what may appear like the high number of payments made in these types of cases, the transit authority appears to have a standard practice of attempting to delay and obstruct personal injury cases as much as possible. According to those involved in such litigation, opposing attorneys will haggle over small details, withhold evidence, and intimidate victims by blaming them for their injuries.

Because of this, it is important for those victims injured in NYC bus and subway accidents to work with an experienced attorney to bring their suit. By delaying working with an experienced attorney, victims can make it much harder on themselves as evidence becomes harder to identify and the opposing side builds up a case against you. But by contacting a subway/bus accident attorney immediately, injured victims and their families increase their chances of a speedy, full recovery.

Legal Help in Your NYC Subway or Bus Accident

If you have been injured on a NYC/MTA bus or subway, or PATH, Metro-North, or Amtrak train, legal assistance is available to help you recover for any and all losses you have suffered as a result, including the costs of medical bills, rehabilitation, lost wages and reduced income potential, and pain and suffering. Personal injury attorney Justin Brandel represents injured victims and their families in all types of transportation accidents, including subway and bus accidents, and will fight to win the settlement or verdict you deserve. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation to discuss how we can help you win recovery for your injuries

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12-Year Old’s Crushed Helmet in Brooklyn Bike Accident Highlights Danger

12-Year Old’s Crushed Helmet in Brooklyn Bike Accident Highlights Danger

The crushed bicycle helmet of a 12-year old in Borough Park, Brooklyn in a September collision with a Lexus sedan is a stark reminder of how dangerous NYC roads are for bicyclists and just how critical wearing a helmet can be in protecting your life. Pictures of the helmet show it mangled and torn into at least three pieces after the accident. No doubt as a result of wearing the helmet, the 12-year old was able to survive the impact with the Lexus, and was taken to Maimonedes Hospital in serious but stable condition and placed into surgery. A witness described the gruesome scene to the New York Post, saying, “I heard the sound, boom! And I ran outside. I saw the (boy) on the ground bleeding from his face…his whole head was covered in blood.”

The 2015 Lexus GS350 was driven by an unidentified 24-year old at the time it collided into the 12-year old at the intersection of Dahill and Cortelyou at 7 AM on a September Wednesday morning. Police arrived at the scene and appeared to conclude that the collision was an accident and did not issue a summons.

The Lifesaving Impact of Bicycle Helmets

The fact that the 12-year old was wearing a helmet at the time of the collision with the Lexus no doubt lowered the severity of the injuries and is a stark reminder to us all of the importance of wearing bicycle helmets. Research into bicycle accident statistics indicate that wearing a helmet can reduce the risk of severe brain and head injuries by 66% to 88%, even when there is a collision with a motor vehicle. Because brain and head injuries are often catastrophic injuries severely impacting a person’s life and ability to perform basic bodily functions for decades and beyond, wearing a helmet while bike riding thus becomes critical.

Several days after the accident, investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board said that they were still unclear why the accident had occurred. The investigation continues, however, and the engineer’s cellphone has been taken into custody for analysis, and drone footage and other surveillance footage was also being analyzed. Officials had retrieved a data recorder, similar to the “black box” retrieved in airline crashes, from the train, but it had malfunctioned. A second data recorder, however, was later retrieved and is being analyzed for further clues into the causes of the horrific accident.

Contact a New York Bicycle Accident Attorney Today

Regardless of the severity of injuries in a bicycle accident – whether catastrophic or less severe injuries that nevertheless involve medical bills, pain and suffering, and other financial losses – victims of bicycle injuries and their families should make sure that they are doing everything they can to recover the compensation they are owed and which can be critical to making sure they get on the road to recovery.

If you’ve been injured in a bicycle accident, you should contact a bicycle accident attorney as soon as possible to improve your chances of a full and timely recovery. At the Law Offices of Justin Brandel, we will aggressively pursue your claim and fight to get you the full compensation you deserve for all injuries sustained in your bicycle accident. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and take the first step in protecting your rights.

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Hoboken Train Crash Injures 114 People, Kills One

Hoboken Train Crash Injures 114 People, Kills One

http://callbrandel.com/contact/In what appears to be the largest crash in the history of the New Jersey transit system, a light rail Pascack Valley Line train careened into the Hoboken Terminal on the September 29, apparently without lowering its speed, and slammed into the terminal wall itself. The crash caused injuries to 114 people and one death. The injuries mostly occurred to passengers on the train itself who were jostled by the impact of the train, but injuries also occurred to people waiting on the platform due to structural damage to the terminal. The single fatality resulted when debris from the terminal ceiling fell on a 34-year old woman due to the impact of the train hitting the terminal wall.

The Cause of the Accident Remains Unclear

Authorities have been investigating the Hoboken train crash but have not released conclusions on the cause of the accident. The operator of the train, a 29-year veteran of the New Jersey rail system, claims that the train was moving at the appropriate speed of 10 MPH as it approached the station, but also said he has no memory of the moments leading up to the crash and that the first thing he remembered was waking up in the cab of the train after the crash. The engineer’s report of the speed of the train contradicts witnesses who have said that the train appeared to have not slowed down as it entered the terminal.

Several days after the accident, investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board said that they were still unclear why the accident had occurred. The investigation continues, however, and the engineer’s cellphone has been taken into custody for analysis, and drone footage and other surveillance footage was also being analyzed. Officials had retrieved a data recorder, similar to the “black box” retrieved in airline crashes, from the train, but it had malfunctioned. A second data recorder, however, was later retrieved and is being analyzed for further clues into the causes of the horrific accident.

Help is Available for Train and Subway Injuries

If you have been injured on a New York or New Jersey subway, PATH, light rail, Metro-North, or Amtrak train, legal assistance is available to help you recover for any and all losses you have suffered as a result, including the costs of medical bills, rehabilitation, lost wages and reduced income potential, and pain and suffering. Personal injury attorney Justin Brandel represents injured victims and their families in all types of transportation accidents, including subway and train accidents, and will fight to win the settlement or verdict you deserve. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation to discuss how we can help you win recovery for your injuries.

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Taxis vs. Ubers: Which Cause More Fatal Accidents?

Taxis vs. Ubers: Which Cause More Fatal Accidents?

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio instituted the “Vision Zero” bicycling safety initiative with the goal of reducing the number of cyclist deaths in NYC down to zero (hence the Vision Zero title), but by the end of August, the number of cyclist deaths for 2016 has already surpassed that of 2015, calling into question the efficacy of the program. When 78-year old cyclist Michael Schenkman died on August 24 in Queens after being struck by a 25-year old motorist on Schenkman’s regular morning ride, his death brought the total number of cyclist deaths for 2016 up to 16, surpassing 2015’s total of 15 cyclist deaths with still four months to go in the year.

The Vision Zero Initiative

Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative is one of the central programs of his administration in a city that is increasingly relying on bicycles to get around and had the stated goal of reducing traffic-related deaths in the city to zero by the year 2024. When Vision Zero was announced by the de Blasio administration in 2014, the number of traffic-related fatalities city-wide was 286, on par with the annual number of homicides. The Vision Zero initiative included the following actions:

  • Tougher penalties on motorists who do not honor the right-of-way
  • Speed limit reductions across the city
  • Criminal penalties for certain motorists who strike cyclists/pedestrians
  • Increased number of protected bike lanes
  • Repair of broken traffic signals

Schenkman’s Death Exposes Ongoing Problems with Bicycle Safety in NYC

Despite these stated priorities of making NYC a safer place for pedestrians and cyclists, the death of Schenkman shows just how far NYC has to go in actually making the vision a reality. Schenkman was an avid cyclist, and was very familiar with the roads and rules of the road, having previously worked as a driver’s education instructor in Queens and running his own Volvo repair shop. Schenkman regularly rode his bicycle for 20 miles a day around the Queens neighborhoods where he was struck and killed.

Schenkman’s accident occurred on Northern Blvd in Queens, an area that was included as one of the most dangerous intersections for bicycle traffic in the Vision Zero agenda. Schenkman was pedaling east when he was struck by a Chevy Impala. The exact circumstances of the accident have not been widely reported, but, as one observer told the New York Daily News, “Cars go really fast here…They don’t stop. You have to have your eyes open.” Schenkman’s son lamented the general cultural attitude towards bicyclist safety in the United States, saying, “ We have a dream of Vision Zero, but cyclists continue to die on the streets of New York City at an alarming rate…Bicycles and cars don’t seem to work here. Bicycles aren’t looked at as positively as they are in Europe or even Canada. That has to change.”

 

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If you’ve been injured in a bicycle accident, you should contact a bicycle accident attorney as soon as possible to improve your chances of a full and timely recovery. At the Law Offices of Justin Brandel, we will aggressively pursue your claim and fight to get you the full compensation you deserve for all injuries sustained in your bicycle accident. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and take the first step in protecting your rights.

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Can I Recover Money if I was Injured on Public Transportation?

Can I Recover Money if I was Injured on Public Transportation?

If you live and/or work in New York City or the surrounding areas, chances are you’ve spent a lot of time on public transportation. Without the subways, buses, trains, and ferries that get us around the city, life would be much more difficult and the streets would be even more packed with cars. But with the aging infrastructure, crowded facilities, and natural dangers presented by the rails and buses, the city’s public transportation system is also the site of dozens of injuries and deaths each year. If you are one of the many people injured on public transportation in or around New York City, you may be be entitled to recover money, however, depending on the circumstances of the injury.

What Caused the Injury?

The first step is looking at what actually caused your injury. There can be a multitude of factors but usually there is one or two primary reasons for an accident. If the injury was caused by a defect with the vehicle or tracks itself, or by the actions of anyone working for the transportation agency (e.g. an operator, driver, dispatcher, maintenance person, etc.), then there is a high likelihood of recovery. For example, if your bus driver negligently drives the bus into an accident, causing your injury, then you will have a strong case for recovery against the transportation agency.

Even where the accident was not directly caused by the transportation agency, you may still have a valid claim. If there was a dangerous condition that caused your injury that the transportation agency should have remedied but did not – for example, if a rider dropped oil all over a platform, no one cleaned it up for hours, and you slipped on it – then you could have a valid claim. Even if someone commits a crime against you on public transportation, you may have a claim if the agency was negligent in maintaining security.

Did You Play a Role in Causing the Injury?

Oftentimes, the rider himself might be said to have played a role in causing the injury. For example, if you ran to catch the train and stumbled over equipment left on the platform, causing you to be injured, the court might find that both you and the agency were both negligent. In such cases, you as an injured plaintiff are not necessarily blocked from bringing a case. Instead the court will weigh your negligence with the negligence of the agency in determining an appropriate award.

What Are Your Injuries?

It may go without saying, but, in order to recover on a negligence claim for injuries sustained on public transportation, you will need to prove the full extent of your injuries and their costs either during settlement negotiations or leading to trial. If you have suffered injuries, you can recover for the cost of your medical bills, including rehabilitation and physical therapy, as well as time that you missed from work, damage to your career, and pain and suffering. Proving the full extent of these injuries can be difficult, and defendants will push back hard on your claims, so it is important to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after the injury occurs to begin the process of bringing your claim.

Get Assistance with Your Public Transportation Injury Claim

If you have been injured on public transportation, do not hesitate to work with a personal injury attorney who solely represents your interests and will work to get you the maximum amount of compensation available to you. Attorney Justin Brandel represents victims of public transportation injuries across New York City, and will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Call his office today to set up a free consultation.

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Self-Driving Car Accidents – Who is Liable?

Self-Driving Car Accidents – Who is Liable?

After decades of futurist speculation, the era of self-driving cars entering the mainstream appears to be finally upon us. Self-driving cars – also referred to as autonomous cars or robotic cars – have been developed by several large companies, including Tesla and Google, over recent years, and regulators and legislators are considering the implications of what they will mean for highway safety and liability.

In May 2016, the first known fatality involving a self-driving car occurred when a Tesla Model S electric car collided with an 18-wheel tractor-trailer in Florida while the Tesla was in Autopilot mode, causing the death of the Tesla’s driver when the Tesla failed to brake at an intersection. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into the incident. Incidents like these bring up the question of who is liable in accidents involving self-driving cars.

Legislation of Self-Driving Cars

For the most part, state and federal legislation has yet to catch up with the development of self-driving cars. In some ways, defining what exactly is and is not a self-driving car is not quite clear as automobile makers have incorporated self-driving elements such as cruise control and automatic brakes into cars for years.

There are not specific prohibitions against self-driving cars in most states (and those states do not address self-driving cars at all), meaning such cars are presumably legal, although several states have acted to introduce legislation to regulate self-driving cars. Nevada acted in 2011 to make it clear that self-driving cars are legal, and six other states including California and Florida have enacted legislation to create rules for autonomous driving.

To sum up, at this point self-driving cars appear to be legal across the country, although regulations limiting their use may be coming.

Determining Liability in a Self-Driving Car Accident

Which brings us back to our initial question: if self-driving cars are legal, then who is liable when an accident occurs? The state and federal courts have not weighed in on these issues yet, and by all measures self-driving cars do seem to be safer than regular cars, with only a handful of documented cases where a self-driving car has caused the accident, so it may take some time for the courts to build up a history of jurisprudence regarding self-driving cars.

Thus, at this point, it would seem that the courts will likely apply the same type of legal principles in determining liability in self-driving car accident cases as they do in other cases. Namely, this means applying state negligence, no-fault insurance, and product liability laws to determine whether a defendant is liable.

In New York, an injured party would look to insurance for the first $50,000 of economic damages, but can sue the other party if he or she suffered a serious injury and/or the damages were over $50,000. To recover, the injured party must show that the defendant driver acted negligently. A showing of negligence could be made in a self-driving car accident if it was unreasonable for the driver to operate the self-driving car under the circumstances.

Finally, the makers of the self-driving car could be liable to all injured parties if the injuries were caused by a manufacturing or design defect in the car itself.

Recovery is Available For Those Injured in Auto Accidents

If you have been involved in an automobile accident in New York, automobile accident attorney Justin Brandel can help you obtain the recovery you deserve under New York law. Contact The Law Offices of Justin D. Brandel to set up a free consultation.

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Accident in Queens Causes Motorcyclist’s Death

Accident in Queens Causes Motorcyclist’s Death

Motorcycle ridership is on the rise across the country, and New York City is no exception. While motorcycles can offer an unrivaled sense of freedom, they also pose some serious risks to riders. Every year, thousands of riders are injured or killed in motorcycle accidents, often through no fault of their own.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a shocking 80% of motorcycle accidents result in injury or death. The good news is, there are steps you can take to reduce the likelihood of being injured in an accident while riding your motorcycle in New York City.

Left Turns by Cars a Common Hazard for Motorcyclists

This collision between the motorcycle and the van is unfortunately an example of an all-too-common risk that motorcyclists face every day. One of the most common types of motorcycle accidents is where, as was the case here, a motorist turns left at an intersection and into the path of an oncoming motorcyclist. According to reports, over 40% of collisions between motorcyclists and cars involve the car turning left into an intersection.

While we don’t know what the exact circumstances of this particular accident were, in many cases it is the driver who negligently fails to notice the oncoming motorcyclist or to provide sufficient space. Drivers reportedly often tell the investigating police that they did not see the oncoming motorcyclist.

Safety courses for motorcyclists suggest that they approach intersections with caution, keep their eyes down the road for potential turning cars, and position themselves at the left of the lane to provide room to swerve to the left of the oncoming car if need be.

Recovery is Available For Injured Motorcyclists and Their Families

When a car turns left into an intersection and collides with a motorcycle, it is nearly always the automobile driver who will found to be at fault. In some cases where the motorcyclist is speeding, the motorcyclist may be at fault as well, but this does not necessarily mean the motorcyclist is barred from recovery. Injured motorcyclists (or their families where the motorcyclist has died in the accident) can bring a personal injury lawsuit to recover the damages they have suffered in the accident, including: medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and related costs. In many cases, defendants and insurers will settle the claims and trial can be avoided.

If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident in New York, motorcycle accident attorney Justin Brandel can help you obtain the recovery you deserve under New York law. Contact The Law Offices of Justin D. Brandel to set up a free consultation.

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Midtown Taxi Accident Leaves 67-Year-Old Woman Dead

Midtown Taxi Accident Leaves 67-Year-Old Woman Dead

A SUV registered with the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) failed to yield a pedestrian and struck her earlier this month, killing the pedestrian and leading to the driver’s arrest. The accident occurred at 38th Street and 8th Avenue in midtown Manhattan during busy rush hour traffic. A pedestrian death caused by a taxi is sadly an all too common event in NYC, and the 67-year-old pedestrian’s death is a reminder of the danger that pedestrians and riders face from taxis every day in the city.

Good Samaritans Could Not Save the Pedestrian

Yuenei Wu of Brooklyn worked in the area where the accident took place, and was a common sight walking around the neighborhood. She was crossing the street at around 4:30 PM on Monday, June 6 when the SUV turned left into the intersection and struck her and dragged her for several feet. Good Samaritans that were nearby the scene actually worked together to lift the SUV up off of Wu in order to free her, but the damage had been done. The pedestrian was taken to Bellevue Hospital but did not regain consciousness and perished from her injuries.

The 39-year-old driver of the SUV was arrested for failing to yield to a pedestrian, which is only a misdemeanor. This is the second time that a car has hit and killed a pedestrian in the same south midtown area of Manhattan, and in both cases the driver was driving a livery cab registered with the TLC.

Recovery is Available for Taxi Accidents Victims and their Families

The driver of the livery cab that hit the pedestrian clearly acted negligently as evidenced by the arrest for failing to follow NYC traffic laws. When a taxi driver acts negligently and causes an accident as a result, the injured victim (or the victim’s family where the victim has died from the injury) can bring a personal injury action in state court against the driver and the cab operator for injuries, the cost of medical treatment, pain and suffering, and other costs brought on by the loss. The TLC requires all cab operators to carry insurance covering injuries to others for at least $100,000 per accident victim, and a plaintiff can sue the operator for any further damages in excess of that figure.

What to Do if You’ve Been in a Taxi Accident

Obviously, if you’ve been injured by a taxi, either as a passenger, pedestrian, or other driver, the first thing you need to do is secure medical attention. But it is also important to contact a taxi accident attorney as soon as possible to make sure that you are properly compensated for all of your injuries. The sooner you contact an attorney, the more quickly the investigation into the accident can occur, and a case can be put together for your recovery. To speak with a taxi accident attorney today, contact The Law Offices of Justin D. Brandel to set up a free consultation.

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What to Do After You Have Been Hit By a Car Share

What to Do After You Have Been Hit By a Car Share

Getting hit by a car is sadly not that uncommon of an experience in New York City, especially at densely populated intersections throughout Manhattan and the other boroughs. With taxis, trucks, and cars (including Uber, Lyft, and livery cars) sharing the roads with dense masses of pedestrians and bicyclists, collisions are bound to happen. In the unfortunate situation you are hit by a car or other vehicle, here is a quick rundown of what to do after you have been hit by a car:

Secure Medical Attention

This should go without saying, but if you’ve been hit by a car you may be at risk of serious injury even if you feel like you are able to function properly. You may be suffering internal bleeding, a concussion, or some other serious injury. By calling 911 or your emergency health provider, you can speak with an operator who can assess whether you are safe to transport yourself to a medical facility or require an ambulance.

A police officer should come to the scene of the accident to assess the situation, gather information you, the driver, and other witnesses might have, and file a report. Having such a report can be valuable for your own insurance needs and for collecting compensation from the driver and/or his or her insurer. A police officer can also assess whether the driver was intoxicated or otherwise acted illegally.

Obtain the Relevant Information from the Driver

If the driver has not left the scene, ask to see the driver’s telephone number, address, insurance information, license, license plate, and registration. Copy relevant information down if possible or, better yet, take a picture with your phone. If the other driver has fled the scene, attempt to recall as much information about the car and write it down as soon as possible: make, model, color, distinctive marking, and license plate number or partial number.

Do Not Accept a Settlement or Sign a Waiver

Some drivers may attempt to pay you cash on the spot, write you a check, or promise to pay you money at a later time. They may do this in an attempt to give you far less than you might get in court, to avoid effects to their insurance rates, or even to avoid being arrested for drunk driving or where they are engaged in a compromising position such as being with a prostitute or having contraband in the car. If you accept cash or other payment, you may well be giving up your right to collect greater damages later on and get full compensation for your injuries. Likewise, do not sign a waiver if presented with one.

Collect Info From Any Witnesses

If there are any witnesses to the accident, collect their telephone numbers and addresses so that they can be contacted to give their account of the accident at a later time if necessary.

Work with an Attorney Who Can Represent Your Interests

In most cases, a pedestrian hit by a car is entitled to compensation for medical bills and other damages related to their injuries. Collecting that compensation can be a confusing process of dealing with insurers and lawyers, so do not hesitate to work with a car accident attorney who solely represents your interests and will work to get you the maximum amount of compensation available. Attorney Justin Brandel represents victims of car injuries across New York City, and will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Call his office today to set up a free consultation.

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