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.
Many factors frequently lead to pedestrian accidents, such as:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The attorneys serve the entire state of Massachusetts in addition to affiliating with lawyers in other states to handle cases outside of Massachusetts.
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