Pedestrians who’ve been struck by motor vehicles need the legal assistance of a competent and aggressive Buffalo pedestrian accident lawyer who can fight for the compensation they need to heal. Contact Ramos & Ramos today to learn more about how these accidents and how we can help if you’ve been hurt in one.
Buffalo Pedestrian Accident Lawyer | Helping Victims of Pedestrian Accidents
Thousands of pedestrians walk from place to place in the city of Buffalo every single day. Unfortunately, many of these pedestrians are wrongfully injured because of unsafe drivers. Were you struck by a motor vehicle and now have serious injuries to cope with? You should speak with a Buffalo auto accident lawyer here at our firm as soon as you can.
Pedestrian Accidents in Buffalo
Pedestrian accidents can happen for many reasons. Typically, they are the result of drivers failing to stay alert of their surroundings and striking unsuspecting pedestrians. Some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents in Buffalo are as follows:
- Driving while intoxicated
- Distracted driving
- Driving while fatigued
- Dimly-lit roads, preventing drivers from seeing pedestrians at night
- Overgrown vegetation
- Drivers ignoring stop signs or traffic lights
When a person wins a personal injury claim, they will recover compensation for two types of damages, which are economic and non-economic damages. Some examples of economic damages are as follows:
- The cost of medical bills incurred because of an accident
- The cost of property damage
- The cost of lost past and future wages from being unable to return to work
Non-economic damages, on the other hand, seek to compensate injured parties for the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Emotional trauma
If you’ve been hurt in a pedestrian accident, ensure you bring your personal injury claims within three years of the date the accident happened, in accordance with the state’s statute of limitations. You should also note that if you were struck by a vehicle owned by the state, such as a bus, you will only have a matter of months to file a Notice of Claim. The sooner you speak with us about your injury, the better off you will be.
Contact a Buffalo Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Injured pedestrians need competent legal counsel they can depend on. This is why, for years, so many people throughout Western New York have turned to Ramos & Ramos to fight for their rightful compensation. We are here to fight for you. Contact Ramos & Ramos today to schedule your free initial consultation with our firm.