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Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian Accident Lawyers in New Britain, CT

Hit By a Car in New Britain? Carter Mario Law Firm Can Help!

Every 85 minutes, a pedestrian dies in a traffic accident. Whether you are crossing a busy street in a crosswalk or strolling down a country road, you should not have to worry about being hit by a car. Unfortunately, many drivers fail to pay attention, drive too fast, and get behind the wheel after consuming drugs and alcohol.

When someone else’s bad behavior causes you to suffer an injury or loss, you may be entitled to compensation. Carter Mario Law Firm can help you get it. We are always available to hear what happened and search for the best possible solution.

Get the legal help you need – call us at (860) 590-9933 today.

What Are the Most Common Injuries in Pedestrian Accidents?

Lower-extremity injuries are the most common injuries in pedestrian accidents because cars impact the lower half of a pedestrian’s body. Other common injuries include:

  • Cuts and bruises
  • Broken bones
  • Sprains, strains, and dislocations
  • Concussions
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Fractured ribs
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • And more

The severity of injuries in a pedestrian accident depends on the speed of the car and the affected body part(s). Some people walk away from pedestrian accidents, and others leave the scene in an ambulance. No matter what, pedestrian accidents can be life-changing.

If you or a loved one have suffered a serious or catastrophic injury in a pedestrian accident, our New Britain lawyers are here to help.

What Causes Pedestrian Accidents?

Distracted driving and speeding are the leading causes of pedestrian accidents and fatalities. Drivers must keep an eye out for pedestrians at all times, and high speeds can be fatal for pedestrians because they do not have a car to protect them.

Alcohol is also a huge risk factor for pedestrian accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 47% of fatal pedestrian crashes involved alcohol for the driver and/or the pedestrian. While walking home under the influence may not be the safest choice, driving under the influence is illegal. Additionally, the CDC reports that most pedestrian accidents occur outside of intersections in urban areas and at night.

Drunk, distracted, and otherwise negligent drivers can face liability for pedestrian accidents. Our New Britain pedestrian accident attorneys can help you hold wrongdoers accountable.

What Steps to Take if You Are Hit as a Pedestrian

If you get hit by a car, call for help immediately. You may be able to reach your cell phone and dial 911, or you may need a bystander to intervene. If you can, move yourself out of traffic and check yourself for injuries while you wait for help to arrive.

Even if you don’t feel like you need medical attention, call the police, and have a medical professional examine you. Internal injuries and other life-threatening injuries may not be visible or emerge right away. Before you leave the scene of the accident, try to collect the driver’s name, address, driver’s license number, license plate, and insurance information. If you can, take pictures of the scene and exchange contact information with anyone who witnessed the accident.

Give the police your version of events but stick to the facts and don’t speculate about fault. Write down the badge number of any responding officers and ask for a copy of the police report.

What If the Driver Flees the Scene?

Call the police and tell them you have been the victim of a hit and run. Try to remember everything you can about the car and driver, including the make model, color, and license plate number. Make sure you tell the police which direction the car was heading.

Calling an Attorney

Once you have left the scene and sought medical care, you may need to make a claim with the other driver’s policy. If you have uninsured motorist/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) coverage, your own auto insurance policy may cover your medical bills. In any case, before you give any official statement, you should call an attorney.

Pedestrian accidents are serious situations, and you should not have to suffer the consequences of what happened alone. Carter Mario Law Firm can help you negotiate with insurance companies and get a fair settlement.

We always put you first, have experience and a track record of success, and are available 24/7 to take your call. Additionally, we never charge any legal fees unless you get paid, and you will always make more money than your attorney.

Call us at (860) 590-9933 or contact us online today – we call you back on the same day or lunch is on Carter.

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

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

    - Michelle P.
  • “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.
  • “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 VICTORIES

We've Recovered Hundreds of Millions for Clients Throughout Connecticut
  • 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.

  • Illegal Left-Hand Turn $2,400,000

    An SUV driver made an illegal left-hand turn at a T-intersection in a residential neighborhood and crashed into our client while operating his motorcycle in the middle of the intersection.

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WHY CHOOSE CARTER MARIO?

  • 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.

  • Hundreds of Millions of Dollars 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.

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