Pedestrian Critically Injured in Brooklyn Bus Accident

pedestrian accident attorneyA woman is in critical condition after a pedestrian accident in downtown Brooklyn involving an MTA bus. According to a WABC news report, the collision occurred the afternoon of May 5 at Nevins and Livingston streets. Police say the 24-year-old victim had gotten off a bus and was crossing Livingston when she was struck by another MTA bus. The B41 bus that struck her was traveling east on Livingston and there were passengers on board. The article stated that the bus driver remained at the scene. The pedestrian was transported to an area hospital where she is said to be in critical condition. The investigation is still ongoing.

Pedestrian Versus MTA Bus Accidents in New York City

Due to the size and weight of larger vehicles such as buses, the consequences of a collision with a pedestrian are often greater. Victims involved in such accidents should seek and obtain medical attention immediately. Contact the police to report the incident and document the details for insurance purposes.

Given the potential complexities of these cases, involving a city entity like the MTA, it is advisable to seek the guidance of an experienced New York City personal injury lawyer promptly. An experienced attorney can help navigate the legal process, determine liability, and pursue compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.

Furthermore, New York City has specific laws and regulations governing accidents involving city-operated vehicles, which can impact your case. Understanding these nuances is crucial for ensuring your rights are protected and obtaining maximum compensation for your losses.

Injuries and Compensation

Pedestrian accidents often result in severe injuries. Common injuries include fractures, head trauma, spinal cord injuries, and internal organ damage. These types of accidents can have long-lasting physical, emotional, and financial consequences for the victims and their families. In addition to the immediate medical treatment needed, pedestrians may require rehabilitation, therapy, and potential long-term disabilities.

Psychological distress, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), is also prevalent among victims. The recovery process can be lengthy and challenging, impacting one’s ability to work and engage in daily activities. Seeking prompt medical attention and legal assistance is crucial in such cases.

Injured victims of pedestrian accidents and bicycle accidents can seek compensation from at-fault parties for damages including, but not limited to, medical expenses, lost wages and benefits, hospitalization, rehabilitation, permanent injuries, disabilities, past and future pain and suffering, etc. Families that have lost loved ones in pedestrian accidents can seek compensation for damages such as medical and funeral costs, pain and suffering, lost future income, etc.

Pedestrian accident victims and their families should also remember that they can seek compensation for injuries or losses in collisions even if the victim was not walking in a marked crosswalk and even if the driver involved in collision was not charged. Our law firm recovered the full one-million-dollar insurance policy for a girl who was not in the crosswalk when a motor vehicle hit her.

Contacting an Experienced Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident or bicycle accident, or if you have lost a loved one in an auto accident caused by a negligent (careless) driver, the experienced New York personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm can help you better understand your legal rights and options, and also fight hard to recover just compensation for you.

For over 52 years, our skilled accident attorneys have established a proven track record of helping injured victims get fair compensation for their losses. We recently recovered $5,600,000 for a bicyclist who was hit by a van, and $2,550,000 for another victim of a truck accident, and $3,000,000 for a pedestrian who was hit by a car, and $2,000,000 in a hit-and-run accident, and the full $1,000,000 insurance policy for a pedestrian who was hit by a truck, and $4,625,000 for a driver who was in a car and was hit by a van, and $2,500,000 for a man who fell through an improperly secured hole. Also, one of our clients obtained a verdict for $43,940,000 and another of our clients got a verdict for $23,500,000, both in medical malpractice cases.

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