In busy cities, such as New Haven, Meriden, Bridgeport, Hartford and Waterbury, being a pedestrian in Connecticut can create a risk of serious injury. Attorney Michael Foley has experience representing pedestrians injured in an accident with a car or other motor vehicle while crossing an intersection or street on foot. Common causes of pedestrian accidents include:
- Failure to grant the right of way to a pedestrian in a crosswalk
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Driving while texting or using a cell phone
- Speeding or reckless driving
A pedestrian who is struck by a vehicle will oftentimes sustain serious injuries. These injuries include head trauma and brain injuries, internal organ damage, broken bones and neck and back injuries. If you were a victim of a pedestrian accident, I recommend that you contact our office as soon as possible to protect your interests in the immediate aftermath of the accident. Attorney Michael Foley demands full compensation of all medical expenses, lost earnings and for any pain and suffering you have experienced as result of being struck by a vehicle.
Attorney Michael Foley is prepared to represent you in connection with your claim against the responsible party’s insurance company to ensure that your life and health are restored as soon as possible. Attorney Michael Foley will investigate the circumstances of your accident to determine the liability of the negligent party and any contributing factors of the accident. If necessary, Attorney Foley will hire an accident reconstructionist to examine the accident scene in order to establish liability on the part of the negligent party. Attorney Foley will also hire an investigator to obtain statements from eyewitnesses to support your version of the events.What is the Law in Connecticut on Motor Vehicle / Pedestrian Accident Cases?
Connecticut law provides that pedestrians have the right of way when walking across a street in a crosswalk. However, when a pedestrian is crossing a street in an unmarked area, the pedestrian must yield the right of way to oncoming traffic.What Should I do if I am Involved in a Motor Vehicle / Pedestrian Accident?
If you or a loved one have been struck by a vehicle while a pedestrian, you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible to ensure that your rights are protected. Many times, an insurance company will contact the victim of a pedestrian accident and attempt to negotiate a settlement with the victim for an amount of money which is significantly less than the value of the case in order to save the insurance company money. The insurance company may also try to convince you not to call a lawyer. Do not listen to this advice. The reason the insurance company does this is because they know that the attorney will advise the client not to accept the offer because it is too low. Also, very often, the full nature of the injured pedestrian’s injuries is not known right away. It can take several weeks and sometimes even several months before the full extent of the victim’s injuries is know. For this reason, we always advise our clients not to settle their case with the responsible party’s insurance company too soon so that they can obtain full and fair compensation for their injuries.
Attorney Michael Foley has handled numerous pedestrian accident cases including a recent pedestrian accident involving a 20 year old student at the University of Connecticut who was struck by a vehicle while crossing a street in a crosswalk, causing him to sustain serious injuries.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian accident involving a car or truck, Attorney Foley can help you with your claim.
If you would like to speak with us about your pedestrian accident, please fill out our contact form or contact us at (203) 250-7212. We will be able to consider your situation and help you decide how to proceed with your claim.