Pedestrian Accident Attorneys in Buffalo, NY
Have you or a loved one been involved in a pedestrian accident? Are you unsure about the legal action to take in that scary and traumatizing situation? What happens when you become disabled after a pedestrian accident? At The Law Offices Of Kenneth Hiller, our pedestrian accident attorneys understand that representing pedestrian accident victims can be complex and challenging.
Pedestrian accidents are unfortunately common. In 2019, 6,205 pedestrians were killed and approximately 76,000 pedestrians were injured in the United States. At The Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller, we are dedicated to providing each of our clients with the personalized attention they need to get the best possible outcome in their case.
We have a proven track record of success in helping pedestrian accident victims recover fairer and higher compensation, and we’re committed to doing everything we can to help you achieve the same.
Get the Process Started with Experienced Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
If you’ve suffered injury from a pedestrian accident, the first step after getting medical attention is to contact our skilled pedestrian accident attorneys.
A personal injury resulting from pedestrian accidents can lead to a complicated and lengthy insurance battle that you do not want to fight alone.
At The Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller, our pedestrian accident attorneys can help you get started with the process and guide you through every step.
We’ll Help You Get Started If You Are Disabled After an Accident
Applying for SSD or SSI benefits can be intimidating. The rules and regulations governing the program are complex and confusing. Rejections by the Social Security Administration (SSA) can be frustrating.
Our Western New York lawyers can help you understand the different options available. We assist clients in navigating the demanding SSD application process, including documentation, applications, and appeals.
We thoroughly understand what the SSA looks for and what it takes to win your claim. Our pedestrian accident attorneys collaborate with your physician to prepare medical evidence to substantiate your claim.
Medical or vocation witnesses during your appeal hearing can easily throw you off. Our skilled attorneys can assist in cross-examining the witnesses and defending your case.
The advice and guidance of our lawyers during the appeal process can assist you in building a stronger case. Additionally, our disability attorneys can help expedite your Social Security hearing if you have an urgent need.
Am I Eligible for SSD/SSI Benefits After a Pedestrian Accident?
According to the United States Census Bureau, 12.6% of the American population, or 40.6 million people, live with a mild or severe disability after a pedestrian accident. The SSD is part of the federal Social Security Act, which provides disability benefits for those unable to work because of their disability.
The SSA may seek answers to certain vital questions during the application process to determine whether you are eligible or not. Their review may include the following considerations.
Are You Engaged in any Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA)?
If you work in a calendar year and average more than $1,310 a month (as of 2021), you usually won’t be considered for disability benefits.
How Severe Is Your Condition?
The SSA may need to determine whether your impairment will last for more than a year or end in death.
Is Your Condition Within the List of Disabling Conditions?
SSA maintains a list of qualifying medical impairments considered severe enough to merit automatic approval for SSDI. If your condition isn’t on the list, your application can still be considered.
Does the Condition Limit You from Carrying Out Your Previous Work?
The SSA often deems that the disability impairs your ability to fulfill the job requirements.
Can You Work at Another Job?
If you cannot work in your previous job environment, the SAA may want to see if you can adjust to new employment. Your age, education, past work experience, transferable skills, and medical condition may be crucial in the deliberation.
Do you believe you have a physical disability from a pedestrian accident that fits these qualifications for SSD benefits? Consulting our experienced attorneys can help you learn about additional requirements that the SSA mandates.
Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with our pedestrian accident attorneys to receive a detailed case review of your condition.
Don’t Give Up on Your Denied Claim
You may find that your initial disability claim was denied by the SSA, despite doing everything right. Sadly, most applicants give up, not filing an appeal or failing to file it in time.
You have a right to file an appeal contesting the denied claim. Unfortunately, the four-stage reconsideration complex is lengthy and complex. You may have to request a reconsideration, schedule a benefits hearing, file an appeal to the SSA review board, and finally, attend an appeal hearing in a federal court.
You can handle the strict deadlines and demands of the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) hearing better with New York pedestrian accident attorneys by your side. Our attorneys are not afraid to fight on your behalf for the benefits you deserve by appealing your case in federal court.
Should I Hire Pedestrian Accident Attorneys?
Pedestrian accident victims who hire lawyers to handle their SSD or SSI claim applications are more likely to have a positive outcome than those that don’t. Most applicants have no clue how to fill out the necessary paperwork or submit the right medical evidence.
As such, nearly 65% of applications end up on the denial list. The foundation to winning your SSD claim is to accurately prepare your application and provide detailed medical reports regarding your disability.
Our disability and injury lawyers can help you deal with the bureaucracy within the SSA. Unfortunately, it is possible to harm your claim at any stage of the application process.
If you do not have an attorney from the beginning, it may be too late to fix the errors. Contact us before it is too late.
Why Choose Us?
At The Law Offices Of Kenneth Hiller, our pedestrian accident attorneys serve clients across greater Western New York. Here’s what you can expect when you hire us to handle your disability application process.
1. Personalized Representation
We have a record of success representing clients in disability and injury claims. In the years that we’ve served applicants from all walks of life, we have learned firsthand that no two cases are the same.
Our lawyers take the time to comprehensively assess each application and appeal. Only one attorney will handle your case from the start to the end. You do not have to worry about being passed off to a different associate.
2. All-in-One Legal Assistance
Most of our Social Security clients need assistance with a personal injury claim. Our pedestrian accident lawyers can handle these claims for you. You do not have to hire multiple different law firms to represent you.
Miscommunication among multiple legal teams can place your benefits at risk. Handle all of your legal needs under one roof at The Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller.
3. Free, No-Obligation Initial Consultation
Our Social Security disability lawyers offer free consultations, providing a unique case assessment for each client. The free, no-obligation consultation allows you to discuss your case with us and decide whether you want our firm to represent you.
Additionally, we do not charge any legal fees unless the claim process is successful. Our contingency-based fee structure allows our clients to apply for the benefits they deserve without worrying about affording a lawyer.
Schedule A Free Consultation With Our Pedestrian Accident Attorneys Today
A pedestrian accident can be scary and traumatic, and you may not know where to turn for help. That’s where our pedestrian accident attorneys can step in to offer the legal support and guidance you need.
At The Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller, you can discuss your case with a knowledgeable attorney before deciding whether you want us to take over your application process. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.