Rochester, NY Pedestrian Accident Injury Lawyer

Get the Compensation You Deserve for Pedestrian Accident Injuries

In New York, pedestrians and bicyclists are protected by the No-Fault insurance policy of the driver who struck them. If you were struck by an unidentified driver who left the scene, you can make a claim on your own No-Fault and Uninsured Motorist (UIM) policy. If you do not have your own auto insurance coverage, you may be able to seek No-Fault benefits and Uninsured Motorist coverage through the Motor Vehicle Accident Indemnification Corporation (MVAIC). Yes, it can be confusing, but we are here to help!

No-Fault insurance coverage and MVAIC may be options to cover some of your out-of-pocket expenses, but they have monetary limits and do not compensate you for your pain and suffering. There are other opportunities to recover compensation from additional sources, which is why it is important to speak with an experienced, knowledgeable and diligent personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

At Kammholz Law, our honest and informative approach helps provide our clients with an understanding of their legal options and what they may be entitled to as a victim of a pedestrian knockdown accident.

More Than Three Decades of Legal Experience on Your Side

What matters most to you and your family is obtaining the best possible recovery for you. To achieve this, you need a dedicated, diligent, compassionate and experienced lawyer throughout all phases of the legal process. One that can make you understand each step of the process in order to make educated decisions. 

We collaborate with a network of expert witnesses, working to find the well-educated medical, economic and accident experts necessary to maximize the compensation to which you are entitled. We perform a detailed investigation of your accident, guide you through the entire process, and are dedicated to obtaining you full and fair compensation.

Statute of Limitations on a Pedestrian Knockdown Accident Claim

It is in your best interest to immediately start the investigation into whether you have a valid personal injury claim after an accident.

In addition, there are time limits called “statutes of limitations” on how long you have to file a personal injury lawsuit in New York. You must bring a formal lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires or you will be forever barred from doing so.

The statute of limitations for your claim depends on who hit you – a private vehicle or State/Municipal vehicle. The statute of limitations can be as short as one (1) year from the date of the accident or as long as three (3) years from the date of accident. You may also be required to file a “Notice of Claim” with the municipality within ninety (90) days of the incident.

Contact Kammholz Law to determine whether you have a claim and the applicable statute of limitations. We are here to help!

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Paying For Your Personal Injury Case

We Get Paid Only When You Get Paid

There’s no cost to find out whether you have a case. There is also no upfront costs to pursue a case, should you have one. If there is a successful outcome, we receive our costs and a percentage of what you receive called a contingency fee. In New York, the contingency fee for negligence cases, such as a pedestrian accident, is one-third (33.3%) of the total damages paid. Percentage is calculated on the net amount after expenses and disbursements are deducted.