Pedestrian Accidents

Hartford County Pedestrian Accident Attorney

city-crossing-crossroad-road-largeRepresenting Connecticut victims of pedestrian accidents

Pedestrian accidents are some of the worst incidents a personal injury attorney can handle. When a person is injured by a moving vehicle, they can sustain serious injuries. Depending on the speed and size of the vehicle, you could sustain injuries, including broken bones, concussion, spinal cord damages, and even death. If you are injured as a pedestrian in a motor vehicle accident, you need to consider your legal options. You could face mounting medical bills, lost wages, and the effects on your employment that can have serious implications on your life and livelihood. If you are in this situation, it is important to contact a firm that will fight for your future. The Law Offices of Marc N. Needelman has handled countless pedestrian accident cases for the people of Connecticut for over 35 years. Our firm is dedicated to seeking maximum compensation for your injuries. If you need our legal support, contact The Law Offices of Marc N. Meedelman for a consultation today.

Causes of pedestrian accidents

There are many reasons why pedestrian accident occur in Connecticut. When we handle these accident cases, we need to establish the responsible party. In order to do so, we need to investigate the reason behind the motor vehicle accident. In many cases, the driver’s negligence is the culprit. Sometimes, it can be a commercial or private land owner or the municipality who is liable. Here are some reasons why these accidents occur.

Negligence of a driver: In most cases, the actions of the driver that hit you caused the incident. Some of the many reasons a driver’s negligence comes into play is when they are drunk driving, driving recklessly, driving carelessly, and using electronic devices without the assistance of hands-free technology. Electronic device use has become a major problem in Connecticut and elsewhere. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that using a cell phone to text, send emails, get directions, and other actions can be 6 times more dangerous that people who drink and drive. When a person is injured or killed by a distracted driver, our law firm can help you pursue compensation.

Conditions: The condition of the road plays a large part in pedestrian accidents. Hazards like potholes, surface issues, loose debris, unattended spills, and closed sidewalks can cause pedestrian accidents. Weather conditions are some of the most common reasons for pedestrian accidents. Snow, ice, and puddles can put everyone in danger, especially pedestrians. It is important to consult with an attorney to establish the liable party.

Visibility: In many cases, visibility can be a reason for pedestrian accidents. Overgrown vegetation, parked vehicles, object placed on the curb, and inadequate lighting are just some hazards drivers and pedestrians face with navigating towns and cities.

Contact our Hartford County pedestrian accident law firm

If you are injured in a pedestrian accident, contact The Law Offices of Marc N. Needelman. Our firm has over 35 years of experience handling motor vehicle accidents for clients all over the state of Connecticut. If you need our quality legal services, contact our firm for a free consultation. We will assess your situation, guide you through your legal options, and passionately fight for maximum compensation.