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Pedestrian Accidents

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NEW BRITAIN PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT LAWYERS

Incidents in which pedestrians are struck by vehicles are extremely dangerous. In 2021, 181 collisions caused pedestrians to suffer serious injuries, while 54 collisions resulted in fatal injuries. To make matters worse, insurance companies often refuse to compensate injured victims fairly or completely deny responsibility.

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

The dedicated New Britain personal injury attorneys at Carter Mario Law Firm have been successfully representing injured victims throughout Connecticut for over 30 years. We are not afraid to fight insurance companies and their attorneys in court. Our dedication to our clients and our litigation skills has allowed us to recover over one billion dollars in compensation on behalf of our clients. 

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860-223-2100 to find out what Carter Mario Law Firm can do for you. Get Carter! Guaranteed Tough! Guaranteed Fast!

Steps to Take if You’ve Been Injured as a Pedestrian

You should immediately contact 911 to report the collision and request an ambulance. Even if your injuries are not life-threatening, you should immediately obtain medical treatment. You should also take steps to strengthen your claim by:

  • Avoiding speaking with the driver who struck you or their insurance company
  • Taking photographs of the area where the collision occurred
  • Identifying possible witnesses
  • Obtaining a copy of the police report
  • Consulting a New Britain pedestrian accident attorney

What Are the Most Common Injuries in Pedestrian Accidents?

Pedestrians have no physical protection against oncoming vehicles. Accordingly, pedestrians are at high risk of suffering fatal or catastrophic injuries. Common injuries resulting from pedestrian collisions include:

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

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in New Britain

Despite Connecticut’s extensive traffic laws, pedestrian collisions occur with alarming frequency. Sadly, the root cause of pedestrian collisions is negligence or misconduct. Specifically, pedestrian collisions often feature drivers who:

  • Operate their vehicles too close to the curb
  • Consume alcohol or drugs before driving
  • Talk or text on their cell phones while driving
  • Fail to pay full-time and attention to their surroundings
  • Speed or operate their vehicles in a reckless manner
  • Disobey traffic control devices

Proving Negligence in Pedestrian Accidents

People who operate automobiles owe other motorists and pedestrians a duty of care. To win a pedestrian accident lawsuit in New Britain, you must prove the driver who struck you violated their duty of care, i.e., committed an act of negligence which caused the collision. You have to prove your case by a preponderance of the evidence, i.e., 51%.

Where Pedestrian Accidents Commonly Happen

Pedestrian collisions are not localized to densely populated urban areas. In short, they can occur anywhere in which vehicles and people are present. Pedestrians are at high risk of being struck by vehicles at:

  • Crosswalks
  • Parking lots
  • Intersections
  • Sidewalks
  • Bus stops
  • Pick up and drop off areas

Potential Compensation You May Receive

Connecticut State law allows you to obtain financial compensation by claiming economic and non-economic damages. Specifically, you can claim economic damages for your past and future medical expenses and lost wages. You can also claim non-economic damages for the physical pain and mental suffering you endured.

New Britain, CT Pedestrian Laws

Connecticut has extensive laws covering when pedestrians are allowed to enter crosswalks along with when automobile drivers are required to stop. The state recently amended the law in 2021. This new amendment requires drivers to stop or reduce their speed if a pedestrian:

  • Leaves a curb and enters a sidewalk
  • Uses a physical object, e.g., a cane, dog, cart, or stroller to communicate an intent to enter and cross a road
  • Makes a physical gesture with their hand or arm to communicate an intent to enter and cross a road
  • Is physically in a crosswalk

Common Questions About Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian collisions often cause victims to suffer life-altering injuries. Victims’ medical treatment often leaves them and their families deeply in debt. Naturally, victims have several questions regarding their rights and potential claims.

Is There a Statute of Limitations on Pedestrian Accidents?

A statute of limitations is a time limit imposed on a person’s ability to file a lawsuit. According to Connecticut State law, the statute of limitations for a pedestrian accident in New Britain is two years. Connecticut’s statute of limitations is strictly enforced, which means if you fail to file a lawsuit within two years, your claim is permanently barred.

What is the Typical Cost of a New Britain Pedestrian Attorney?

At Carter Mario Law Firm, we represent injured victims on a contingency fee basis. This means our clients pay nothing unless we negotiate a favorable settlement or win at trial. Under our Zero Fee Warranty, our fee will not exceed the amount our client receives from a settlement or judgment.

Contact Carter Mario Law Firm to Speak with a New Britain Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

You need strong legal representation if you or a close family member were injured in a pedestrian accident. Our award-winning New Britain pedestrian accident lawyers use their litigation skills to build a strong case on your behalf. To learn more, contact us today!

Client Victories

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


$17M

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.

$4M

Medical Misdiagnosis

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

$3.9M

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.

$3.4M

Failure to Diagnose

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

$3.4M

Medical Malpractice

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

$3.3M

Brain Damage

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

$3M

Failure to Diagnose

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

$2.6M

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.

$2.5M

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:

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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!

You Pay Us Nothing Until
We Win Your Case

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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