Boston Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Hurt in a pedestrian accident? Crowe & Harris, LLP can help. Many drivers fail to realize that pedestrians have the right of way in most situations and do not exercise the proper amount of caution when driving on busy streets. Sadly, this causes many pedestrians across Massachusetts to suffer severe injuries or even death. As a result of these accidents, victims and their families are left contending with grave physical, emotional, and financial difficulties.
Though nothing can undo the traumatic impact of a pedestrian accident, many victims can get financial compensation that alleviates some of the burdens by filing a personal injury lawsuit against the driver or another party responsible for the accident. Furthermore, by holding this negligent party accountable, pedestrian accident victims can achieve a sense of justice and closure.
Crowe & Harris, LLP is the Boston pedestrian accident law firm that can help you and your family feel relief and justice. Call us today at (617) 404-3417 to schedule your free consultation, or chat with us on our website.
On This Page:
- Why Do I Need a Pedestrian Accident Attorney?
- Why Should I Choose Crowe & Harris, LLP to Represent Me?
- Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
- What Compensation Is Available After a Pedestrian Accident?
- Do Pedestrians Have the Same Rights as Drivers?
- Let Our Boston Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Fight for You
Why Do I Need a Pedestrian Accident Attorney?
Trying to determine a way to pay your existing bills on top of your new medical expenses before you’ve taken the proper amount of time to recuperate is a daunting and stressful task. You should spend your recovery time and efforts focusing on your physical and mental healing, not a lawsuit.
Insurance representatives and the lawyers on behalf of the driver at fault will be quick to blame the pedestrian for the accident. Even if they admit liability, they will usually offer to settle your claim for a low and often insufficient amount.
Hiring a lawyer to protect your best interests will ensure that you receive the highest possible compensation, likely higher than would be possible fighting on your own. Attempting to handle this situation without a lawyer will be confusing and far more stressful than when you have professional assistance.
Why Should I Choose Crowe & Harris, LLP to Represent Me?
At Crowe & Harris, LLP we understand the physical and mental toll a pedestrian accident can take on a person. We will address all of your concerns because if they matter to you, they matter to us.
Victims of pedestrian accidents deserve the care and attention that is only available at Crowe & Harris, LLP . Here you will find a unique experience due to our dedication to providing you with crucial support during this challenging time. When you select Crowe & Harris, LLP , you will have not only a lawyer working for your rights, but also a skilled nurse, paralegal, law clerk, and legal secretary all coming together to discuss how to serve your interests best.
After a pedestrian accident, figuring out your finances can be a daunting task, and spending money on legal fees may seem out of the question. We work on a contingent-fee basis, which means you will not pay for any of our services until we win your lawsuit. Don’t let any worries about how to finance your legal fees keep you from making the right move and hiring the team at Crowe & Harris, LLP to fight for you. Put our combined 100 years of serving Massachusetts accident victims to work for you.
Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
In most cases, pedestrian accidents result from driver error or negligence of some kind. In fact, the following are some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents:
- Speeding through crosswalks
- Failing to yield when pedestrians have the right of way
- Failing to check blind spots for pedestrian travelers
- Speeding through school zones, residential areas, or parking lots
- Drivers who use their phones, eat or drink behind the wheel, or groom themselves while driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Reckless or aggressive driving
A pedestrian can easily be injured or killed by any of the above reckless actions or by other negligent acts. Victims may experience the following types of injuries:
- Brain damage that in some cases may be permanent
- Spine injuries that may result in total or partial paralysis
- Internal bleeding or harm to vital organs
- Broken bones
- Disfigurement leading to possible disability
A driver who caused an innocent pedestrian to be harmed or killed in these and different manners should be held financially accountable for the results of their dangerous actions. Crowe & Harris, LLP is ready to help guide you through this trying experience.
What Compensation Is Available After a Pedestrian Accident?
The costs associated with physical recovery after being struck by a vehicle while walking as a pedestrian are tremendous due to a complete lack of protection pedestrians have in motor accidents. Meanwhile, the driver will more than likely not have suffered any damage at all. In these cases, you may be entitled to compensation for your resulting expenses, including:
- Expenses associated with your medical care, such as emergency transportation, hospital bills, and physical therapy.
- Loss of future income due to injuries so severe that you are unable to continue with your current employment. You may also be entitled to compensation for any wages lost during your recovery time.
- Disability or disfigurement
- Pain and Suffering
In the tragic event that you suffered the loss of a loved one in a pedestrian accident, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim. The types of recoverable damages allowed by Massachusetts law in wrongful death actions are:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of society, companionship, income, comfort, guidance, and other reasonably expected services your loved one may have provided for you.
The amount and possible availability of your recoverable expenses will vary depending on the circumstances of your case. Contacting Crowe & Harris, LLP to discuss your legal options is the best way to determine what you may be owed.
Do Pedestrians Have the Same Rights as Drivers?
Legally, pedestrians are offered protections that drivers are not. However, both pedestrians and drivers are entitled to safety according to traffic laws. Sadly, many drivers fail to acknowledge pedestrians, leading to serious car accidents and physical injuries. Pedestrians injured by a reckless or negligent driver are often eligible to take legal action against the responsible driver.
Let Our Boston Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Fight for You
If a careless or dangerous driver has hurt you or someone you care about while traveling as a pedestrian, the dedicated attorneys and staff at Crowe & Harris, LLP believe that you are entitled to justice and compensation for your suffering. Together, we have over 100 years of combined experience fighting for victims’ rights in these unfortunate situations and may be able to help you.
Learn more about your options today by calling us at (617) 404-3417.