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Driver arrested after fleeing fatal pedestrian accident

Connecticut pedestrians are in a constant state of vulnerability to pedestrian accidents. Motor vehicles are frequently operated recklessly, negligently and by drivers who are under the influence or are distracted. Since these issues are prevalent, it is not unusual for there to be a pedestrian who is hit by a motor vehicle. Since pedestrians do not have protection when they are hit, it can lead be fatal. When this happens, victims or their family should seek compensation.

Morning car-pedestrian accident sends man to hospital

In Bridgeport and throughout Connecticut, it is not unusual for people to be in a rush to get to their destination. This can make the roads dangerous not just for drivers, but for pedestrians too. Because pedestrians are essentially at the mercy of vehicles and functioning under the belief that drivers will adhere to traffic laws, be cautious and yield to them, they can suddenly find their entire lives upended by a car-pedestrian accident. Since the aftermath of such a crash can be so damaging, a lawsuit is frequently needed to recover sufficient compensation to cover for all that was lost.

Pedestrian accident injures high schooler exiting parent's car

A pedestrian accident can happen wherever motor vehicles and people are in the same vicinity in Connecticut. Because pedestrians are vulnerable to injuries and death in a crash with a motor vehicle, it is essential to consider the future after the accident has happened. There are certain times when people are in greater jeopardy of a pedestrian accident. One specific time where pedestrians are at risk is in the morning when people are in a rush to get to work and school. This is also a time when deliveries are being made, adding another layer to the danger.

Auto-pedestrian accident severely injures man near his home

A pedestrian accident can happen at any time and anywhere throughout Connecticut. People might believe they are safe in certain areas, but there are incidents that show that is not always the case. For example, a person might think they are safe when they go outside near their own home. But a car can crash into them without warning. Regardless of where it happens, a pedestrian accident can cause long-term damage and death for the victim.

Head trauma after a pedestrian accident requires legal help

When there is a pedestrian accident in Connecticut, the odds are that the victim will suffer severe injuries. Totally devoid of protection, the only thing a pedestrian can do is hope that the impact was not at high speed and they do not suffer spinal cord damage or a head injury in the crash. Unfortunately, when a pedestrian is hit by a motor vehicle, there can be broken bones, cuts, spinal cord injuries and brain trauma. After the accident has happened, the person -- if he or she is lucky enough to survive -- might need help functioning for the rest of his or her life. Those who are affected by this will want to determine whether they have the right to compensation in a legal filing.

Driver flees scene after fatal pedestrian accident in Connecticut

Stories about accidents involving a motor vehicle and a pedestrian in Connecticut have become commonplace. Reports about these crashes are prominent largely because they happen so frequently. Cars and pedestrians must share the road, but unfortunately, there are many drivers who are distracted, speeding, are under the influence, or simply do not exercise the proper amount of caution to make certain pedestrians remain safe. This leads to crashes. Since pedestrians are not protected, they will often suffer severe - and even fatal - injuries. Some of the worst kinds of accidents are hit-and-run pedestrian accidents. This is not only a violation of the law, but it also betrays human decency. After an accident in which a pedestrian was injured or a loved one was lost, it is critical to understand how to pursue compensation in a lawsuit.

Fatal pedestrian accidents happening more frequently

Connecticut pedestrians and drivers must share the road to make certain that everyone stays safe. Unfortunately, there are incidents where pedestrians will be hit by a car and suffer injuries and death. The vulnerability of pedestrians leaves them susceptible to the worst-case scenario when they are hit. While automakers and legislators are actively trying to formulate and implement strategies to improve safety, recent information shows a trending and troublesome rise in the number of fatal pedestrian accidents across the U.S. It is important that people are aware of this to avoid an accident and to know what to do after one has happened in terms of seeking compensation in a personal injury lawsuit.

New study shows high number of pedestrian accidents

Pedestrians in Connecticut should be cautious when they are crossing streets, walking on sidewalks, jogging or doing anything where there are vehicles. It is unfortunate that even the most careful people will still suffer serious injuries and death in a pedestrian accident. Research is common to analyze these accidents to determine their cause and find strategies to reduce their frequency. This research can be important for those who have been in a pedestrian accident or the families of those who died in a fatal pedestrian accident as it can be beneficial toward a legal filing.

Fatal pedestrian accident kills man in Connecticut

Crossing the street in Connecticut should be a safe and simple activity with very little danger to the pedestrian. This would be true if all vehicles adhered to the rules of the road regarding speed, right of way, stopping at traffic lights and other basic requirements under the law. Unfortunately, pedestrians are notoriously vulnerable to the recklessness of vehicles and, even if they are crossing in the intersection, can be hit, injured and killed. After pedestrian accidents, the aftermath can be problematic in myriad ways. Those who have been injured in a pedestrian accident or lost a loved one in a fatal pedestrian accident must know their rights to seek compensation in a legal filing.

Alleged drunk driver arrested after pedestrian accident

Connecticut pedestrians are among the most vulnerable victims in a car accident. Because they are not protected by a vehicle, when they are hit, there can be broken bones, cuts, lost limbs, head injuries, spinal cord damage and death. Making pedestrian accidents worse is when they are the result of a drunk driver. The combination of a DUI crash and hitting a pedestrian can cause so many different problems in the victim's life that filing a lawsuit is necessary to recover compensation for all that was lost.

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