New Haven Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

The threat of serious injury to pedestrians increases more and more each day. With more motor vehicles on the road than ever before, A New Haven pedestrian accident is far more likely to occur, especially when the driver of a motor vehicle is momentarily distracted or intoxicated.

This is exactly why the state has created laws to protect pedestrians and enable them to seek compensation for injuries caused by negligent and reckless drivers. If you or a loved one has been involved in an injury-causing incident, you need to contact an experienced New Haven pedestrian accident attorney at Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante

Why Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante, Connecticut Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

At Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante, we have represented injury victims and their families throughout Connecticut for more than 60 years. Our New Haven personal injury law firm has been named one of the top-ranked law firms in the United States, and we are renowned for our exemplary service and outstanding reputation. If you or someone you care about has been struck by a vehicle, our attorneys can help you obtain the compensation you need to cover any damages you may have incurred. We charge you no fees until and unless we obtain a settlement or judgment on your behalf.

How Pedestrian Accidents Happen in Connecticut

Both pedestrians and drivers have a responsibility to obey the rules of the road. Pedestrians have a responsibility to look out for themselves and to cross at marked crosswalks or intersections. Drivers, on the other hand, have a responsibility to drive safely and cautiously and to look out for the safety of pedestrians on the road.

When either party fails to obey the rules of the road, the result is often serious injury or death, especially for the pedestrian. Common causes of a New Haven pedestrian accident include:

  • Distracted driving;
  • Driving while intoxicated;
  • Speeding;
  • Failure to yield the right of way; and
  • Crosswalk violations

Even if a driver has the right of way, they still have a duty to drive safely and to look out for the safety of pedestrians on the roadway.

So, when a driver hits a pedestrian while speeding, going around a blind curve, passing through an intersection, or traveling in an area where pedestrians are known to be present, the motorist cannot defend him or herself simply by claiming that they had the right of way.

Pedestrian Accidents & Crosswalk Violations

Most drivers have no idea that the law typically views each intersection as having four crosswalks, even if they are not marked. Yet, a pedestrian’s right of way is the same whether the lines are painted on the street or not.

One of the most dangerous and common crosswalk violations is when a driver passes another vehicle that has stopped at an uncontrolled and unmarked crosswalk. In these cases, the stopped vehicle often prevents the passing vehicle from seeing a pedestrian in the crosswalk.

Likewise, the crossing pedestrian can’t see around the stopped vehicle to notice the passing vehicle. This situation is extremely dangerous, and the consequences can be devastating, especially for the pedestrian involved. Our New Haven catastrophic injury attorneys have represented victims of crosswalk accidents, fighting to ensure they receive fair compensation for their experience.

Let Us Help You Recover Compensation for Pedestrian Accident Injuries in New Haven

When a motor vehicle strikes a pedestrian, the result is often serious injury or death. The costs associated with typical pedestrian accident injuries, such as head trauma, spinal cord injuries, and paralysis can be significant. But, even if a pedestrian shares some fault for the accident, he or she may still be able to recover some compensation for their injuries.

If you were hit by a car in Connecticut, an experienced personal injury lawyer can help you recover compensation for the costs associated with surgery, hospitalization, physical therapy, medical equipment, in-home nursing care, pain and suffering, lost wages and income, and more.

To take action against the negligent or reckless driver who injured you in a Connecticut pedestrian accident, call Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante at 203-800-7343, toll-free at 888-692-7403, or fill out our online contact form to arrange a free consultation with an experienced New Haven pedestrian accident lawyer. We can help you get the settlement you deserve for your pedestrian accident injuries.