Hartford Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Securing Compensation for Victims for Auto-Pedestrian Accidents in Connecticut
Have you been injured in a Hartford pedestrian accident? Or has a loved
one of yours been seriously hurt or killed by a moving vehicle? Since
1955, the Hartford pedestrian accident attorneys at
RisCassi & Davis, P.C. have been protecting the rights of individuals struck and injured by cars
and other motor vehicles. Our experienced and dedicated team of pedestrian
accident lawyers based in Hartford understand what it takes to collect
evidence and build a strong claim that will set you up for maximum compensation
and your best possible recovery.
To learn more about what we can do for you following a pedestrian accident, call
(860) 245-2412 or
contact us online to book your free legal consultation with an attorney.
How Do Pedestrian Accidents Happen?
20.4% of traffic fatalities in the state of Connecticut were pedestrians according to the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Pedestrian accidents are
almost exclusively the result of driver negligence, although there are
numerous factors that can cause a crash.
Examples of driver error may include:
- Failing to stop at stop signs or traffic lights
- Not checking behind them before backing or pulling out
- Paying more attention to their phone than to the road
- Driving under the influence of a substance like prescription drugs or alcohol
- Failing to signal while turning
- Speeding and other reckless driving
- Failing to yield the right of way to pedestrians at crosswalks
- Disregarding weather or traffic conditions
Pedestrians may be at fault for accidents when they:
- Fail to look both ways before crossing the street
- Dart into the road from between cars or behind obstructions rather than
crossing in designated areas
- Are difficult to see because of failing to wear high visibility clothing
in low light or bad weather
Where & When Do Pedestrian Accidents Typically Occur?
According to the NHTSA, the vast majority of
pedestrian fatalities occur in urban areas (81%) as opposed to rural areas (19%).
Pedestrian accidents often occur in urban areas where vehicle traffic is
heavy, especially on or around:
- Roads without sidewalks or shoulders
These incidents are also more likely to occur during the evening and nighttime
hours when visibility is low and both drivers and pedestrians are more
likely to be intoxicated.
What Injuries Are Common In Pedestrian vs. Car Accidents?
When a motor vehicle and a person collide, it is no surprise that the pedestrian
is often the party who sustains the most serious injuries. Because pedestrians
are generally unprotected when struck, they are more likely to sustain
serious injuries that put them in the hospital. Not only does this lead
to extensive pain and suffering for the victim but costly medical and
other expenses as well.
Injuries commonly suffered by pedestrians in auto-pedestrian accidents include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spine and spinal cord injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Broken bones
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Amputation/loss of limb
- Wrongful death
What Damages Can You Recover in a Pedestrian Accident?
Damages typically fall under one of two categories:
Economic damages: Economic damages are those that cover actual monetary losses you have
suffered due to your pedestrian accident. These include medical expenses
(hospitalization costs, surgeries, medications), lost wages, property
damage, ongoing treatment, counseling, and other financial losses deemed
related to your accident.
Non-economic damages: Contrary to the above, non-economic losses are those that are difficult
to quantify. This may include compensation for physical and/or mental
pain suffered, the loss of something like a body part or function, or
being unable to enjoy activities you were previously able to enjoy due
to, say, a permanent back injury.
In rare cases, compensation in other categories such as “punitive
damages” may be awarded. The exact compensation you receive depends
on the specific facts of your case and unique situation. Rest assured
that the attorneys at RisCassi & Davis, P.C. will do everything in
our power to ensure you receive the full amount of fair and just compensation
you deserve. For over six decades we have been standing up for the rights
of injured pedestrians in Connecticut, so we understand what it takes
to obtain a fair settlement that will help you make the best possible recovery.
Call RisCassi & Davis, P.C. at
(860) 245-2412 or
send us a message online to schedule your no cost, no obligation consultation with a pedestrian
accident attorney in Hartford today.