Nearly 5,000 pedestrians die in car-related accidents every year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), and another 78,000 pedestrians are injured in car and truck accidents. Pedestrians are also at risk of being injured in non-vehicle related accidents such as trip and falls from sidewalk defects or flying debris from construction sites.
If you were injured as a pedestrian and you are looking for compensation to help you pay your medical bills and / or cover your time off work, contact the Law Offices of James A. Welcome. A Waterbury pedestrian accident lawyer from our office can review your case free of charge and help you determine the best plan of action moving forward.
Pedestrians who are injured by car drivers can typically claim driver negligence. Claims of this nature are based on the duty of care owed by the driver who was at fault for the collision and generally involve one or more of the following claims:
Assuming that the driver did not live up to one or more of these duties of care, a negligence claim can be filed for compensation by the pedestrian.
If you or someone you love were seriously injured in a preventable pedestrian accident, don't wait to contact us at the Law Offices of James A. Welcome. Our experienced team is here to help you file a claim for compensation. You have a limited amount of time to act under Connecticut's statute of limitations, so the sooner you contact our personal injury office the better. We can schedule a consultation to review your case and devise a plan of action for moving forward.