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:
- Parking lots
- School pickup and drop-off areas
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
- 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.