Need an Injury Lawyer for a Connecticut Pedestrian Accident?
Connecticut has many lovely sights, which is why so many pedestrians prefer to go outside and walk at various times of the year. However, pedestrians are also most susceptible to accidents when it comes to the roadways. Did you know that pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists are most vulnerable to some of the worst accidents involving motor vehicles? This is due to the simple fact that pedestrians are not protected from the outside elements so, when a few-thousand-pound vehicle hits them, there is nothing that protects them. As a pedestrian, one of the only things you should never have to worry about is if you will lose your life alongside the roadways when you go out for a walk.
Many pedestrian accidents stem from drivers who are not paying attention to the roadways. For instance, many of these accidents happen when pedestrians are crossing an intersection. This is because drivers tend to look ahead instead of to the side where pedestrians lie. In other accidents, children and the elderly may not hear cars coming and will cross the street, and a speeding vehicle comes out of nowhere. Drivers are supposed to watch out for pedestrians at any cost. When a driver has acted negligently and was not thinking about your safety, they could be held liable for your injuries.
Preventing a Variety of Pedestrian Accidents
Many drivers will claim that a pedestrian came out of nowhere when an accident occurs. Every state lives by the rule that pedestrians have the right of way, which means that drivers must do everything in their nature to protect pedestrians according to the specific duty of care that they owe them. When a driver has acted negligently and hit you on the roadways, they may employ their attorney as well as the big-name insurance company to claim that you were the one who acted negligently, which is why you should always be able to prove your claim and that the driver was the one who disobeyed the law. There are many ways to preserve your case, from the police report to seeking medical treatment as soon as possible, to taking photographs of your accident and documenting your symptoms every day.
Many pedestrian accidents follow the same patterns. Here are some ways that drivers can work to prevent these life-changing accidents:
- Staying aware of surroundings on the roadways at all times
- Avoiding those who are walking along the roads
- Watching out for pedestrians at intersections
- Taking special precautions around the elderly and children as they cross streets or walk closely to roadways
- Giving pedestrians the right of way
Recovering Damages in Your Time of Need
If you have sustained serious injuries in your accident, you probably wonder how you can move forward with your case. Luckily for you, we can help you build your case from the ground up and compensate when it means the most to you. If you have medical bills that keep piling up, suffer from emotional trauma due to your accident, or have missed work and have less in income now that you have serious injuries, you may need our help. We are willing to help you make the most out of your case and work toward the compensation you deserve in this desperate time.