Pedestrian accidents can be fatal and complicated


Pedestrian accidents have devastating effects and can be deadly. Connecticut suffered 36 car-versus-fatalities in 2012, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. Injuries can also have life-time consequences, impact wage earning and require rehabilitation and medical treatment.

A pedestrian accident can cause apparent injuries but may also have underlying and undisclosed causes that are complicated. These accidents can be blamed on many forms of negligence or recklessness such as speeding, a drunk or drug-impaired driver or a motorist who does not obey traffic signs and devices.

However, cities and property owners may also be responsible by not building or maintaining roads, safety devices and sidewalks that are reasonably safe. Social hosts may have illegally served a driver who was visibly intoxicated.

We have 20 years of experience representing victims of pedestrian accidents and their families. Our attorneys have the resources to calculate the just compensation that should be sought. We possess the knowledge to seek relief from insurance companies. Our firm is also equipped to help assign responsibility for these accidents and to seek evidence from police departments, witnesses and other sources.

We are prepared to address the issues that lead to these accidents such as Dram shop laws, traffic regulations, building standards and codes and product liability. In other words, our experience can help investigation of the numerous factors that led to a pedestrian accident such as the amount of liquor the driver drank, whether a traffic light was working properly, whether an intersection or crosswalk was designed safely, whether a driver exceeded the speed limit or whether a vehicle's brakes were working properly.

Our firm will help provide the support to assist with the accident investigation, settlement negotiations and any legal proceedings such as depositions and court cases. Please visit our pedestrian accidents webpage for more information on how our law firm can help accident victims.

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