connecticut pedestrian accidents: protecting your rights and recovering compensation

Injured in a Connecticut Pedestrian Accident?

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a serious threat to pedestrians

Connecticut sees a concerning number of pedestrian accidents every year, often resulting in severe injuries or fatalities. According to the NHTSA, in 2016 alone, nearly 6,000 pedestrians died nationwide, with 70,000 more suffering injuries. Shockingly, 72% of these fatalities occurred outside of intersections or crosswalks. Cities like Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven, Stamford, and Waterbury see a disproportionate share of these accidents.

causes of pedestrian accidents

Driver inattention:

Distracted driving (texting, changing the radio, eating) significantly increases the risk of pedestrian accidents.

failing to yield:

Drivers often fail to stop for stop signs, traffic lights, or pedestrians crossing with the right of way.

speeding and reckless driving:

These behaviors significantly increase the severity of pedestrian injuries.

beyond intersections

Contrary to popular belief, most pedestrian accidents occur outside of intersections. These accidents can happen:

  • In parking lots
  • While exiting buses
  • Walking or jogging along roads
  • Crossing streets at non-intersections or crosswalks (especially in areas with limited sidewalks)

the devastating impact of pedestrian accidents

Pedestrians have minimal protection in collisions with vehicles, leading to severe injuries like:

  • Torn ligaments and cartilage
  • Herniated discs
  • Internal organ damage
  • Broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Death

seeking compensation for your injuries

As the injured pedestrian, you have the right to seek compensation for your losses, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages (in cases of extreme recklessness, like drunk driving)

why you need a ct pedestrian accident lawyer

  • Maximize your compensation: Insurance companies often try to underpay claims. An experienced lawyer can fight for the compensation you deserve.
  • Navigate complex legal issues: Pedestrian accidents can involve shared liability or claims against government entities. A lawyer can handle the legalities.
  • Focus on your recovery: Let your lawyer handle the legal complexities while you focus on healing.

what should you do after a car accident?

  1. Make sure that any passengers in your vehicle are safe.
  2. Call 911 immediately.
  3. If it is safe to do so, take pictures of your vehicle, the other vehicle and the scene.
  4. Exchange insurance information with any other involved persons.
  5. When the police arrive, take note of their name and badge number. (multiple officers but one report)
  6. Seek medical attention to document your injuries.
  7. Notify your insurance company of the car accident.
  8. Contact a Connecticut personal injury attorney to discuss next steps.

why choose l.a. law for a connecticut car accident lawsuit?

When it comes to protecting your financial security or the security of your family’s future, it is essential to choose a law firm that puts your needs first and empathizes with you. At L.A. LAW, we understand that each person’s needs and situational factors are unique. 

We treat you with the care and respect that you deserve and fight for the most optimal outcome for your case. 

Our team has handled many complex auto accident cases, and you can rest assured that we are sensitive to your needs. Please contact Lawyer the Lawyer at 860-595-3163 for a free consultation so we can discuss your options and best next steps.

Lawyer twillie: Your advocate

Lawyer Twillie has extensive experience handling Connecticut pedestrian accident cases. He offers:

  • Free and confidential consultations
  • Contingency fee basis: No Win, No Fee!
  • Flexible meeting options

Don’t fight this alone. Call or Text Lawyer The Lawyer today at (860) 595-3163 to discuss your case!

Disclaimer: This information is for general educational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Please consult with an attorney to discuss your specific situation.

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