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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.

Elderly woman killed in fatal pedestrian accident

Connecticut pedestrians must be cognizant of traffic. However, some drivers are reckless, distracted, negligent or disregarding laws. This can lead to pedestrian accidents. When there is a pedestrian accident, it is compounded when the driver chooses to flee the scene, making it a hit-and-run. Those who have been injured or lost a loved one in a fatal pedestrian accident should be aware of their rights to seek compensation in a lawsuit.

Pedestrians and laws concerning right of way

Walking along the street on a sidewalk s generally a nice, enjoyable, and safe activity for Connecticut residents. Unfortunately, this can all change when a pedestrian seeks to cross the road. Whether it is in a controlled or uncontrolled crosswalk, pedestrians are afforded the right-of-way at certain times. When motorists fail to stop or yield to a pedestrian, a serious or fatal pedestrian accident can result

What is a driver's duty of care around pedestrians?

Most days, motorists in Connecticut encounter pedestrians. This could occur on a city street, in a residential area, or in a parking lot. While it is commonplace to see people traveling by foot, motorists are not always prepared for a pedestrian to cross in front of their vehicle. Nonetheless, there is a certain expectation that a motorist drives safely enough and pays enough attention to avoid colliding with pedestrians who may be in their vicinity. This refers to the duty of care that a driver has while operating a motor vehicle.

Helping recover compensation following a pedestrian accident

No one expects to be involved in an accident. It can be even more shocking and unexpected when an individual suffers severe injuries in a wreck caused by a negligent or reckless driver. In a car accident, victims can suffer serious and traumatic injuries, but the severity of these injuries can increase exponentially in an accident involving a pedestrian and a motor vehicle. Although motorists are taught to drive safely around pedestrians, and rules and regulations have been passed to reduce these collisions, this does not always prevent pedestrian accidents.

Manchester woman struck by driver while crossing the road

Motorists are held to a high standard when driving in areas where pedestrians frequent. Motorists not only have a duty to drive safely, but also to yield to pedestrians crossing the road. The failure to do so could result in a serious pedestrian accident.

Pedestrian fatality in hit-an-run accident in Greenwich

Traveling by foot is not uncommon for Connecticut residents. In fact, many prefer walking or running in order to spend time outside and add more exercise to their life. No matter the reason a person is walking on a sidewalk or on the side of the road, the reality is that most pedestrians walk near motor vehicle traffic. This can pose some serious risks, especially if a driver is not attentive or isn't following the rules of the road.

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