Pedestrian Accidents

Milford Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

The Advocacy You Need & the Compensation You Deserve

Pedestrians often sustain injuries in accidents when drivers are unaware, reckless, or distracted. If you or your loved one was hurt in a pedestrian accident, seek answers and pursue compensation starting with a free case evaluation from a Milford pedestrian accident attorney at Carter Mario Law Firm. Knowing your rights makes all the difference. Our firm is prepared to advocate for you aggressively and effectively, prioritizing your needs and ensuring you have access to the dedicated and effective representation that you need.

Call Carter Mario Law Firm at (203) 806-9256 today for a free consultation or fill out our online form now to learn more about pedestrian accidents and your rights.

What Causes Most Pedestrian Accidents?

Some of the top causes of pedestrian accidents include:

  • Distracted driving, such as talking on the phone, eating, changing the radio station, playing music, and texting behind the wheel
  • Fatigued driving or falling asleep behind the wheel
  • Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Ignoring road signs including yield signs and stop signs
  • Speeding/driving too fast for conditions
  • Reckless driving, such as tailgating and changing lanes without signaling

Common Places Pedestrian Accidents Occur

Pedestrian accidents are more likely to occur in urban and residential areas where foot traffic is common. Though the vast majority of pedestrian accidents occur in busy city centers, pedestrian injuries and fatalities are not unheard of in rural and other less populated areas.

Pedestrian accidents most commonly occur at the following locations:

  • Crosswalks
  • Intersections
  • Parking lots
  • School pickup and drop-off areas
  • Sidewalks

Pedestrian accidents are also more likely to occur at night when visibility is low. When walking at night, wear yellow and other bright clothing to be easily spotted; if driving, always be conscious of pedestrians no matter where or at what time you are behind the wheel.

Pedestrian Laws in Connecticut

As of October 1, 2021, new pedestrian safety laws have taken effect across the state of Connecticut. These added to and updated existing laws in the hopes of making the roads safer for both motorists and pedestrians.

Important laws to be mindful of include:

  • Drivers are required to yield to pedestrians statewide.
  • At crosswalks, motorists must yield to pedestrians who show their intent to cross by extending an arm or moving into the crosswalk—as well as anyone within any portion of the crosswalk.
  • Every intersection in the state is considered a crosswalk, regardless of whether or not it is marked.
  • Drivers and passengers must not open vehicle doors in the way of a pedestrian or cyclist.
  • Pedestrians must use sidewalks when they are available; otherwise, they should walk facing in the opposite direction of oncoming traffic.
  • Motorists must yield to school crossing guards.

Compensation Available After a Pedestrian Accident

If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, you should be eligible to receive compensation for the following:

  • Medical expenses (past and future)
  • Lost wages or loss of earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Other expenses deemed relevant to your accident and recovery

Additional forms of compensation may include:

  • Wrongful death damages: If you lost a loved one, you and your surviving family members may be able to receive compensation for funeral, burial, and other related expenses.
  • Punitive damages: In cases that involve instances of extreme negligence—such as drinking and driving—the victim may also be eligible to receive punitive damages.

Discuss Your Case During a Free Consultation—Available 24/7

Don’t wait to get the legal help you deserve following a serious accident. Our team at Carter Mario Law Firm has assisted many pedestrian accident victims in obtaining just compensation. We can help you file a claim, investigate the accident scene, and build you a strong case. If the party at fault for your accident refuses to accept responsibility, we are willing to take them to court on your behalf.

Call us today at (203) 806-9256 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation to learn what legal options are available to you.

CLIENT VICTORIES

We’ve Recovered Over $1 Billion for Clients Just Like You
  • Rear-End Collision $17,000,000

    Our client sustained a significant injury to his cervical spine after a rear-end crash. After receiving a low initial offer from the insurance company, we fought hard for our client to get him the settlement he deserved.

  • Medical Misdiagnosis $4,000,000

    Our client’s doctor misread an x-ray causing a delayed diagnosis of sarcoma, which resulted in our client’s death.

  • Failure to Treat $3,900,000

    Gastroenterologist and primary care doctor failed to treat or transfer our client who was hospitalized for GI bleeding, which resulted in our client’s death.

  • Failure to Diagnose $3,400,000

    Our client’s doctors failed to diagnose him with abdominal cancer, resulting in his death.

  • Medical Malpractice $3,400,000

    Our client suffered brain damage, paralysis, and speech deficits after undergoing a bedside procedure.

  • Brain Damage $3,300,000

    Our client suffered brain damage after their breathing tube was misplaced.

  • Failure to Diagnose $3,000,000

    Our client’s doctor failed to diagnose Fournier’s Gangrene, resulting in necrotizing fasciitis, sterility, abnormal gait, and muscle loss.

  • Personal Injury Resulting in Death $2,616,800

    Our client, an innocent bystander to a bar room brawl, required surgery for a ruptured Achilles tendon. After the surgery, our client developed a pulmonary embolism, resulting in his death.

  • Gas Poisoning $2,500,000

    Our client suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning with cognitive loss after an on-site contractor ran gas engines during business hours.

  • Head-On Collision $2,500,000

    The defendant crossed the center median between the northbound and southbound sides of the interstate and struck our client’s vehicle head-on.

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WHY CHOOSE CARTER MARIO LAW FIRM?

  • Over $1 Billion Recovered

    We have secured countless victories on behalf of injured clients throughout the state of Connecticut since 1989.

  • Experience on Your Side

    We have been fighting for personal injury victims throughout Connecticut for more than three decades, and we're just getting started. 

  • Committed to Our Community

    We are dedicated to serving our community inside and outside of the courtroom, and even run a statewide outreach initiative to give back.

  • A Team That Puts You First

    At Carter Mario Law Firm, our clients are our number one priority. This is why we provide every client with 24/7 access to the legal team working on their case.

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

Real Stories from Real People
  • Client
    Such a great experience.

    “I had such a great experience with Carter Mario Law Firm. Everyone was amazing, helpful and comforting during this stressful time.”

    - Michelle P.
  • Client
    It felt really good to have someone.

    “My son suffered an injury after being hurt in a car accident, and it felt really good to have someone fighting for the person you love.”

    - Alex M.
  • Client
    Took so much stress off of me.

    “When I had my work-related injury, Carter Mario took on the workers’ comp insurance company that tried to belittle me and dealt with them, which took so much stress off of me. Thank you so much.”

    - Ruth H.
  • Client
    The team has helped me incredibly.

    “Excellent client services and professional. The team has helped me incredibly throughout the aftermath of an accident from day one.”

    - Jeremy G.
  • Client
    Tough and fearless.

    “Look no further, you have found the best personal injury law firm in Connecticut. Tough and fearless, and I cannot think of anyone better to represent me.”

    - Phillip Y.
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