Harlem Pedestrian Knockdown & Bicycle Accident Lawyers
We are proud to have an office in Harlem. Harlem has a rich history. It’s renowned for its music, dance, theater, shopping, and dining. But while many NYC neighborhoods have become more pedestrian and bicycle-friendly, many Harlem neighborhoods have not seen this change. Harlem children continue to face an unacceptable risk of being hit by a car when walking or riding a bicycle.
Most pedestrian knockdown and bicycle accidents happen because a motorist is not paying attention and failed to see a child on or near the road. Worse, drivers often blame the child for their negligence. When this happens, you may need a lawyer from Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP on your side to pursue justice and closure after an accident.
Common Causes of Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents in Harlem
When a child in Harlem is struck by a car, truck, or bus, they may suffer serious injuries or even death. Even a low-speed collision can cause severe injuries. We represent children in Harlem who have suffered injuries due to the negligence of a driver. But how do these accidents happen?
Driver negligence is the most common factor when a child in Harlem is struck by a car. Driver negligence can include the following:
- Failure to see a child in the roadway
- Failure to yield the right of way to a child in a crosswalk
- Motor vehicle jumps the curb, hitting a child
- Motor vehicle backs into a child
- Disobeying traffic laws, signs, or lights
- Distracted, drunk, or drowsy driving
- Improper or illegal turn
- Attempting to beat a red light
Who Pays the Medical Bills when a Child Is Struck by a Car?
When a child is struck by a motor vehicle in Harlem, the medical bills are paid for by the motor vehicle’s no-fault coverage. No-fault coverage is mandatory in New York.
If your child was the victim of a pedestrian or bicycle knockdown accident, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible. Some forms, such as a no-fault application, must be filed within thirty days of the date of the accident.
It’s also important to remember not to speak to the insurance company. Many insurance companies will pressure injury victims into fast, low-ball settlement offers. They want accident injury victims to sign away their rights. Don’t do it! We will deal with the insurance company so you can focus on your child’s recovery.
We will make sure your child receives the proper level of compensation for their pain & suffering. In a wrongful death case, we can help surviving family members pursue justice.
Talk to a Pedestrian and Bicycle Accident Lawyer in Harlem
If your child was seriously injured by a driver, you need the Harlem pedestrian knockdown and bicycle accident lawyers at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP on your side. Our lawyers are skilled at handling these types of accidents.
If your child was the victim of a pedestrian or bicycle knockdown accident, we offer free consultations, so your family can get answers today. Call 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or fill out the online contact form below to schedule a confidential consultation. The call is free, the consultation is free, and you don’t pay us unless we are successful.