A car hit a pedestrian walking across the crosswalk at the intersection of 80th Road and Park Lane in Queens, New York, leaving him with a fractured cheekbone, a laceration above his eye, and abrasions on his legs and face. The injured man retained our personal injury law firm to represent him in an effort to collect compensation from the man who hit him. After a careful investigation and thorough analysis of the case, we successfully negotiated a rapid settlement with the defendant’s insurance company for a good value.
Personal Injury Law Firm Announces a Rapid Settlement for a Pedestrian Hit by a Car in Nassau County
A car struck a pedestrian crossing the Ring Road around the Roosevelt Field Mall in Nassau County, knocking her to the ground and breaking her leg. The woman needed a personal injury law firm contacted the Schlitt Law Firm and asked Carol L. Schlitt to represent her in an effort to collect compensation for her injuries. The challenge in this case lay in proving the liability of the driver. And the client made clear that she wanted a rapid settlement and was not willing to wait for a trial. After an intensive investigation and careful development of the case, we induced the insurance company to offer good value in the case in an early settlement. Our client reacted with joy, “Thank God we could get this much.”
A few days after Superstorm Sandy struck New York City and knocked out power, a college student attempted to cross a downtown Manhattan intersection where the traffic lights were not working. A car failed to stop or even yield at the intersection and stuck him, breaking his leg. The young man’s parents contacted the Schlitt Law Firm and Carol L. Schlitt to represent their son. The case required working with three insurance companies and we reached a settlement that made both the young man and his parents happy and provided a big financial boost for his college education. Or as the young man’s father put it, “Great news.”
Rapid Settlement for High School Athlete Struck by Taxi in New York City Announced by the Schlitt Law Firm
A Manhattan high school student walked home along Fifth Avenue. As he crossed 106th Street, a taxi cab turned left and struck him, knocking the student to the ground. An ambulance took the frightened young man to the emergency room at St. Luke’s Hospital. His mother called the Schlitt Law Firm to ask for help protecting her son’s rights, for help with No Fault insurance and to obtain compensation for her son. Five months after receiving that call, we successfully negotiated a settlement from the taxi company to compensate for the young man’s injuries. While only a small case – luckily the student’s injuries were not severe – the settlement will give this young man a nice boost as he makes his college plans.
A New York City man crossing Third Avenue at 73rd Street was struck by a car and badly injured. The injured man retained our law firm to represent him in an effort to collect compensation from the man who hit him and to protect his rights. We investigated the case and overcame the objections of the defendant to force an early settlement for the full insurance policy of $100,000. We settled the case in less than six months.
The law is clear in New York: a pedestrian struck by a car is entitled No-Fault coverage through the insurance company of the car that struck the pedestrian. I repeat this fact for a simple reason. A woman called our offices this afternoon. She had been struck by a taxi in New York City and wanted No-Fault coverage. The insurance company for the taxi tried to deny her coverage claiming that she should get the coverage through her own insurance company, an impossibility because she does not own a car.
Do not be denied your rights. If you are a pedestrian and you are struck by a taxi or any other vehicle in New York State, you are entitled to No-Fault insurance through the insurance company for that vehicle.
A Long Island man crossing Larkfield Road in East Northport was struck by a pick-up truck and badly injured. The injured man retained our law firm to represent him in an effort to collect compensation from the man who hit him. We investigated the case and overcame the objections of the defendant to force an early settlement of the full insurance policy of $100,000.
Perhaps there is no more frightful collision than a pedestrian being struck by a motor vehicle. I have assisted many clients injured while out walking and a car or truck hit them, leaving not only serious physical injuries, but emotional trauma too. I do all I can to support my clients in their efforts to recover from such an incident and to help them receive the maximum compensation possible.
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