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Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Milford, CT

Pedestrians are at high risk of suffering serious injuries as a result of being struck by vehicles operated by careless drivers. Despite laws protecting pedestrians, in 2021 1,150 collisions involving pedestrians occurred in Connecticut. If you were injured due to a motorist’s negligence, contact the experienced Milford pedestrian injury attorneys at Carter Mario Law Firm to learn about your legal rights.

Carter Mario Has 30+ Years of Experience Fighting for Injured Victims

Due to the severe injuries pedestrians suffer, insurance companies know they face high legal and financial exposure due to the negligent drivers they insure. Accordingly, insurance companies spare no expense and routinely hire aggressive lawyers to defend pedestrian accident lawsuits. At Carter Mario, our Milford injury attorneys have spent over 30 years successfully fighting insurance companies and, as a result, have obtained over one billion dollars in compensation for our injured clients.

Call 203-876-2711 to find out what Carter Mario Law Firm can do for your pedestrian accident. Get Carter! Guaranteed Tough! Guaranteed Fast!

What to Do If You’ve Been Injured as a Pedestrian

Following a pedestrian collision, you should check your body for potential injuries and contact the police to report the crash. You should also obtain medical treatment for your injuries immediately. Finally, you should take the following steps to increase the strength of your claim:

  • Do not speak with the driver of the vehicle which struck you or their insurance carrier
  • Identify possible witnesses and provide their information to the police
  • Identify establishments or businesses in the area of the collision that may have exterior surveillance systems
  • Take photos of your injuries
  • Contact a Milford pedestrian accident lawyer

What Causes Most Pedestrian Accidents?

Automobile drivers have a legal duty to operate their vehicles reasonably. Despite this duty, pedestrian collisions are the result of human negligence. Specifically, pedestrian accidents occur because drivers:

  • Speed
  • Talk or text on their cellular phones while driving
  • Fail to pay full-time attention to their surroundings
  • Disobey traffic control devices such as lights, stop signs, and yield signs
  • Drive after consuming drugs or alcohol

Negligence in Pedestrian Accident Cases

To prevail in a pedestrian accident lawsuit, you must prove the automobile driver breached their duty and committed an act of negligence. Specifically, you must prove the driver’s negligence by a preponderance of the evidence — that is, 51%. You have a better chance of meeting this burden of proof if you can produce evidence such as video footage of the Milford auto collision or independent witness testimony.

Common Injuries Resulting from Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians have no physical protection against oncoming vehicles. As such, pedestrians often suffer painful, life-altering injuries. Common pedestrian injuries include:

  • Broken or crushed limbs
  • Internal organ damage
  • Back and spinal cord injuries
  • Head and brain injuries
  • Neck injuries

Common Places Pedestrian Accidents Occur

Pedestrian collisions often occur in a variety of areas. While pedestrian accidents are more likely to occur in areas with heavy traffic, they are just as likely to occur in rural areas. Specifically, pedestrian collisions often happen at:

  • Crosswalks
  • Bus stops
  • Sidewalks
  • Parking lots
  • Busy intersections

Pedestrian Laws in Connecticut

The State of Connecticut has specific laws regulating pedestrians and automobiles. This law was recently amended and provides additional protections for pedestrians. Currently, automobile drivers must slow down or stop if a pedestrian:

  • Is located in any part of a crosswalk
  • Signals a visible physical intent to cross a road — for example, raises their hand or arm towards traffic, etc.
  • Signals a visible intent to cross a street by using an extension of their body — for example, stroller, cane, leashed animal, etc.
  • Steps into a crosswalk from the curb

Compensation & Damages Available After a Pedestrian Accident

Connecticut State law allows pedestrian accident victims to seek economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are a victim’s financial losses, such as medical expenses and lost wages. Non-economic damages are the physical pain and mental trauma a victim suffered due to the collision and their injuries.

Milford Pedestrian Accident FAQ

Due to the severity of their injuries, pedestrian accident victims often need expensive long-term medical treatment. The cost of this medical treatment can push victims toward bankruptcy. At Carter Mario, our pedestrian injury attorneys in Milford can provide free and confidential consultations to answer many questions victims have following pedestrian accidents.

How Long Do I Have to File a Pedestrian Accident Claim?

You have two years to file a lawsuit against the driver who struck you. This is because the statute of limitations in Connecticut is two years. If you fail to file a lawsuit within two years, you waive your right to pursue your claim in court.

How Much Does a Pedestrian Accident Attorney Cost in Milford?

If you retain a pedestrian accident attorney with us, you pay no upfront fees. This is because the personal injury attorneys at Carter Mario are paid on a contingency fee basis. This means our attorneys are entitled to a percentage of a negotiated settlement or judgment if a case is taken to trial.

Get an Expert Pedestrian Accident Attorney in Milford, CT on Your Side

You need strong legal representation if you or a close family member were injured by a motor vehicle as a pedestrian. At Carter Mario, our experienced pedestrian accident attorneys in Milford are not afraid to fight insurance companies so our clients receive the compensation their injuries deserve. To learn more, contact us today!

If you’re living in Milford and have been involved in an automobile accident, a truck accident, a motorcycle accident, or must file workers’ compensation or medical malpractice lawsuit, the personal injury lawyers at Carter Mario Law Firm can help.

Client Victories

We’ve Recovered Over $1 Billion for Clients
Just Like You


Rear-End Collision

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

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


Failure to Treat

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

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


Medical Malpractice

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


Brain Damage

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


Failure to Diagnose

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

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

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

Why choose Carter Mario?

We want justice and what’s best for you and your case. Here’s our promise:

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    A Team That Puts You First!

    Our clients are our #1 priority and everything we do is focused on getting you the best result! You are the reason we became lawyers. To the insurance company, you are no more than a claim number but to us, it’s personal. We’re here for you 24/7, 365 days a year. We communicate often and call you back the same day or lunch is on us. We believe an informed client is a happy client. You are the reason we fight!

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    Over $1 Billion Recovered!

    For over 30 years, we’ve fought fiercely and tirelessly against Big Insurance and won countless victories for our clients. You were already hurt physically when you came to us, but we make sure you aren’t hurt financially when you leave. Our goal is to give you a better tomorrow.

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    Experience On Your Side!

    No obstacle is too big. Our seasoned attorneys were handpicked and know how to hold the insurance companies accountable. We have experience in and out of the courtroom. Our attention to detail and in-depth investigation helps identify key evidence we use to prepare your case. Our attorneys have the knowledge, the dedication, and the passion it takes to win. They love what they do.

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    We Have a Large War Chest!

    When we go to trial, we are battle ready, but taking a case to trial takes more than confidence, experience, and commitment. It takes cutting edge technology and a War Chest to support the costs of zealous representation. Many firms aren’t willing or don’t have the resources and financial stability to front your costs and maximize your case. We’ll spend whatever it takes to get you every penny you deserve!

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    Making the Law Make Sense!

    At Carter Mario Law Firm, our mission is to make the law make sense. You’ve been injured and it wasn’t your fault. Life is suddenly overwhelming and confusing, and you don’t know where to turn. You need help, but it matters who you get. Let us come to your rescue. We’ll do the work, so you don’t have to. You can focus on you!

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Call (203) 876-2711 or Contact Us For a No-Obligation Case Evaluation. Our attorneys are standing by to evaluate your case, answer any questions, or discuss your next steps. Getting the compensation you deserve starts here!

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