Being injured in a pedestrian accident can lead to expensive medical bills, significant pain and suffering, and uncertainty about your future. At Connolly Brennan Ralabate, PC, our Stratford pedestrian accident attorneys can help you get your life back on track after this type of collision. We can represent you to fight for the best possible case results. Discuss how our experienced attorneys can help you today.
Auto insurance companies are notorious for avoiding fair payouts during injury claims. Do not trust an insurance company to be on your side during the claims process, no matter what they say. A Stratford pedestrian accident attorney, on the other hand, will work for you and you alone. You can trust your attorney to fight for the financial compensation that you deserve. You can benefit from an attorney’s guidance and knowledge of the law while you concentrate on recovering.
You may have grounds to file a pedestrian accident lawsuit in Connecticut if a driver or another party caused the collision. A lawsuit is based on the argument that the defendant (at-fault party) owed the plaintiff (injured party) a duty of care, breached this duty and caused the accident. In Connecticut, it is necessary to determine causation before you file a claim. Some of the most common causes of pedestrian-vehicle collisions in Stratford are:
At Connolly Brennan Ralabate, PC, our pedestrian accident lawyers in Stratford can investigate your crash for signs of fault. We can return to the scene of the collision and hire crash reconstruction experts, if necessary. Then, we can use our findings to go up against one or more parties in pursuit of justice and financial compensation on your behalf.
In personal injury law, the liable (financially responsible) party is typically the one that is guilty of negligence. Someone is negligent if he or she does something that a reasonable and prudent party would not have in the same circumstances, and if this caused the accident. For example, if a driver was looking down at her cell phone instead of the road when a pedestrian was in a crosswalk, she would be liable for the accident.
Drivers are often at fault for pedestrian accidents and injuries in Stratford due to the frequency of driver negligence and recklessness. However, if poor city planning and a dangerous roadway design contributed to the accident, the government could be held responsible instead. Other possible liable parties could be an employer, rideshare company, vehicle manufacturer, school or daycare center, or property owner.
Successfully proving someone else is at fault and legally responsible for your pedestrian accident could result in financial compensation, or damages, for your present and future losses. While you cannot put a price tag on a serious injury, achieving a financial award can help you move forward. As a plaintiff, you may be eligible for the following damages:
Lost wages or lost capacity to earn
Pain and suffering
Mental anguish or emotional trauma
Lost quality of life
Scarring and disfigurement
The initial settlement offer you receive from an insurance company may not adequately reimburse you for all of your compensable losses. With assistance from an experienced personal injury attorney in Stratford, you can negotiate for the damages that you require.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact the Stratford pedestrian accident lawyers at Connolly Brennan Ralabate, PC for a free initial consultation. We know how these cases work and will provide personalized legal services. For your free consultation, call (203) 635-0018 or contact us online anytime.