Next steps following a Buffalo pedestrian accident

Posted: August 22, 2018

Some Buffalo pedestrian accidents result in the pedestrian suffering injuries serious enough to demand emergency treatment and/or hospitalization. After obtaining medical treatment, pedestrian accident victims who are capable of talking and thinking clearly may want to call an accident attorney as soon as possible to begin the process of obtaining possible compensation for their damages.

Call Buffalo Police/911

Report pedestrian accidents immediately after they happen. Police reports are essential to your ability to obtain compensation for injuries. In addition, law enforcement will attempt to determine who is at fault, why the accident happened and provide details pertinent to your case.

Get Information from the Driver/Tell the Driver to Stay

If possible, get the license plate number of the driver’s car. Take a picture of it with your cellphone or ask a bystander to take a picture of it for you. The next best thing a pedestrian accident victim can do is have the at-fault driver give them their name, address, phone number and insurance company name. Most drivers will remain at the scene of a Buffalo pedestrian accident, but some who do not have insurance or have outstanding warrants for their arrest may flee the scene without even stopping.

Contact a Buffalo Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Pedestrians hit by cars often do not realize they have the same rights as drivers and passengers involved in injury-causing accidents. Consulting with a Buffalo Pedestrian Accident Lawyer at William Mattar may be helpful in the aftermath of a pedestrian accident resulting in personal injuries. Contact our firm today if you or someone you know was hit by a negligent or reckless Buffalo driver while they were engaged in pedestrian activities. We may be able to obtain compensation.

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