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Fighting For Pedestrian Accident Victims 

In addition to being aware of other drivers on the road, motorists should keep a look out for pedestrians, especially when approaching intersections, commercial areas, and densely populated areas. While accidents with other drivers can cause significant injuries, accidents involving pedestrians can be particularly severe and, often times, fatal. Our attorneys have the knowledge, resources to investigate and pursue pedestrian accident cases. In many of these circumstances, liability is hotly contested, making it all the more important that you have capable and experienced attorneys working on your behalf.

If you believe that our Connecticut pedestrian accident attorneys may be able to help, call us at (860) 245-2412 or contact us online today.

Accident Risk with Retailers

With drivers more distracted than ever, the frequency of cars colliding with store fronts has increased steadily. Currently, vehicles crash into commercial buildings as many as 20,000 times per year, causing approximately 4,000 serious injuries and 500 deaths annually. Several large retailers experience vehicle strikes on a regular basis including Walgreens, Dunkin’ Donuts, RedBox, Mobil, and 7-11. We’ve learned from our experience that these retailers are well-aware of this epidemic of pedestrian injuries but choose to keep that information from the public. Many companies install bollards to protect their own assets, but neglect to implement the same basic safety measures to protect their customers.

pedestrians crossing the street in a crosswalk

Site Design and Bollards: A Safety Priority for Pedestrians

Proper parking lot and site design can mitigate these risks. Installing pipe bollards in areas of high pedestrian activity is an easy cost-effective way for stores and other businesses to protect their customers from the foreseeable risk of vehicle strikes.

Bollards are often installed in areas that see heavy foot traffic, such as building entrances and exits, and in other areas of buildings that see heightened pedestrian activity. Having several closely installed bollards (no more than 5 feet apart) is essential. When storefronts just have a couple of bollards, spaced apart, it allows the chance for cars to slip in-between bollards and reach buildings or other pedestrian areas.

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents 

Most pedestrian accidents are avoidable, whether they're the fault of the pedestrian, the business owner, or the motorist. Here are some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents:

  1. Motorists failing to yield right of way to pedestrians (and vice versa)
  2. Failure to use marked intersections when crossing the street
  3. Poor lighting or visibility
  4. Driving or walking while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs
  5. Distracted driving, particularly drivers who are texting or using their phones
  6. Entering the roadway suddenly or playing/standing/lying in the roadway

What Kind of Compensation Can I Claim for a Pedestrian Accident?

If you were hit by a driver and injured because of their negligence, you may be able to receive compensation for the following:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost income/lost wages
  • Inability to return to work or to the same type of job
  • Medical expenses and ongoing treatment
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Scarring or disfigurement

Can You Still Receive Compensation if You Were Jaywalking?

When a pedestrian is in a crosswalk they have right-of-way and a driver will be held liable for any accident that occurs. However, if a pedestrian is jaywalking and gets hit by a car, they may share some responsibility for the accident. However, even if you are found to be partially at fault for the accident, that doesn't mean you can't still recover compensation. Since Connecticut is a comparative negligence state, that means that as long as you are less than 51% responsible for the accident, you can still recover some amount of compensation for your injuries.

Contact Our Connecticut Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Today

If you, or someone you know, have been injured in a crash into or nearby a retail location, you may be entitled to financial compensation not only from the driver but from the store or property owner as well. Our pedestrian accident lawyers in Connecticut may be able to help.

Contact RisCassi & Davis, P.C. by calling (860) 245-2412 today to schedule a free initial consultation with our pedestrian accident attorneys in Connecticut.

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