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Boston Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

Were you injured while walking on the streets of Boston?

Boston had nine pedestrian fatalities in 2021 and many more serious injuries that occurred when a car or truck hit someone in a crosswalk or somewhere else. Feinberg & Alban PC, with offices in Boston and Brookline, handles personal injury and wrongful death actions arising out of pedestrian accidents. We take on careless drivers and work to achieve fair resolutions for people who have suffered serious injuries. The effects of a pedestrian accident could last for years and you have just one chance to secure the legal relief you deserve, so it is critical to hire a Massachusetts attorney who has previously secured successful results for people in your situation.

What are the most common causes of pedestrian accidents in Boston?

Many factors frequently lead to pedestrian accidents, such as:

  • Unsafe driving — Someone who is distracted or intoxicated behind the wheel might be able to identify another vehicle in their path, but a pedestrian is much harder to see. Likewise, motorists who speed or operate their vehicle aggressively might not be able to stop in time if someone is walking in front of them.
  • Poorly designed intersections — Many of Boston’s streets were laid out before cars were invented. In many intersections, traffic and pedestrians come from odd angles and a careless driver might not expect someone to be in a crosswalk.
  • Short traffic light intervals — On crowded streets, traffic signals often change quickly, and if a few cars or trucks try to beat a red light, walkers have even less time to cross the street. When a driver is only looking at the signal, they could strike someone who didn’t have enough time to clear the intersection before the light changed.
  • Poor visibility — Broken streetlights, bad weather and dark clothing increase the likelihood that a motorist will not see a pedestrian.

If you were struck by a vehicle while walking, our personal injury attorneys will press for the settlement or verdict you need to address your healthcare expenses, lost wages and any pain and suffering you’ve endured because of the accident.

What are the most common pedestrian accident injuries in Boston?

Lacking the protection of someone inside a car or truck, pedestrians are more likely to experience severe injuries than other auto accident victims. Specific aliments that someone hit by a car could suffer include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Broken arms and legs
  • Injuries to the pelvic area
  • Spinal cord injuries, which could result in paralysis
  • Severe lacerations and abrasions

To collect the money you need to address the harm you’ve endured, it is necessary to present thorough, reliable medical evidence. Our attorneys have extensive experience securing substantial compensation for pedestrians in complex cases.

How do you determine driver liability in a Boston pedestrian accident?

Defendant drivers and their insurance carriers frequently try to shift the blame to the victim in order to avoid their legal responsibility. They might allege that you caused the collision by darting out into the street or looking at your phone instead of oncoming traffic. We push back hard against these tactics and you should remember that you can receive payment even if you are partially liable for your injury, as long as your percentage of the fault is less than 51 percent.

What happens if the driver fled the scene?

Even if the driver of the car that hit you fled the scene before you could get their license plate number, you still can collect the compensation you deserve. Pedestrians who cannot identify the at-fault driver are permitted to file a claim under their own uninsured motorist insurance coverage for medical bills and other costs arising from the accident. We can handle the negotiations with your insurer and advise of relief that is available if no one in your household has auto insurance.

What is the statute of limitations for a Boston pedestrian accident claim?

Once the collision occurs, you have three years to seek damages under Massachusetts law. However, pedestrian accident claims often rely heavily on physical and witness evidence, so if you wait too long before contacting an attorney, it might be difficult to get what you need to support your claim. Our firm is ready to work with you immediately in order to accelerate your financial recovery.

Contact a Boston pedestrian accident lawyer to schedule a free consultation

Feinberg & Alban PC represents victims of pedestrian accidents in Boston and other Massachusetts communities. If you were struck by a car while walking, please call 617-232-5950 or contact us online for a free initial consultation. Our attorneys have offices in Center Plaza and Brookline. We can also meet with you in your home or hospital room if traveling is a problem.

Feinberg & Alban, P.C. fervently protects your rights
  • The Boston firm of Feinberg & Alban, P.C. specializes its practice in the area of personal injury.

    The attorneys serve the entire state of Massachusetts in addition to affiliating with lawyers in other states to handle cases outside of Massachusetts.

  • $7.7 Million Award for Feinberg & Alban Client in Personal Injury Trial

    Boston Attorneys Win Highest Injury Verdict in Massachusetts in 2011 & 2012.

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