Though walking is seen as perhaps the safest of all means of transportation, this is not always the case. Sometimes, pedestrians are injured in accidents, and when this happens, they usually seek financial compensation to help them cover the cost of their in-home care, medical bills, lost wages and more. If you find yourself in this situation, then you cannot afford to wait any longer. Please read on to learn more about your legal options going forward:
What are the most common factors of pedestrian accidents?
Pedestrian accidents can be caused by any number of factors. Inclement weather conditions, overgrown vegetation, poor road conditions or negligent road design, poorly lit parking lots, garages, or roads, and even faulty motor vehicle parts can all cause a motorist to either lose control or not see a pedestrian altogether. Unfortunately, however, the most common cause of pedestrian accidents is driver negligence.
What are some examples of negligent driving behavior?
Negligent driving behavior can be described as the following:
- Texting while driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Driving while fatigued
- Unsafely changing lanes
- Failing to check blind spots
- Ignoring traffic lights and signs
- Disobeying any other rule or regulation of the road
What pedestrian accident injuries have recovered compensation in the past?
Some of the most common pedestrian accident injuries are as follows:
- Bone fractures
- Pelvic injuries
- Internal injuries
- Head trauma
- Spinal cord injuries
- Wrongful death
How can I recover compensation following an accident?
To recover financial compensation, you must first prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. An experienced attorney would be happy to help you do so. An attorney will work to obtain security camera footage of your accident, witness statements, police reports, and more to prove your claim. You should also seek medical attention as soon as you can. A medical professional will examine your injuries and provide you with medical documents you may also use to prove your claim.
What is the statute of limitations in Connecticut?
The statute of limitations is a term used to describe the amount of time you have from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim. For example, the statute of limitations in Connecticut is two years. If you do not file a lawsuit in that timeframe, you will lose out on your right to sue a negligent party.
Contact our experienced Connecticut firm
Marc N. Needelman is an experienced attorney working throughout the state of Connecticut. If you need an attorney who is ready to fight for the financial compensation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact us to set up a free initial consultation. Our firm deals with matters relating to real estate, personal injury, criminal defense, estate planning, and more.