Danbury Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Pedestrians in Danbury, Connecticut have the right to expect motor vehicle drivers to be careful, attentive and prudent. Unfortunately, many drivers don’t live up to this expectation. They are careless and reckless behind the wheel, resulting in devastating pedestrian collisions.
If you’ve recently been injured in a pedestrian accident in Danbury or the surrounding area, contact the Law Offices of James A. Welcome for legal assistance. We are passionate and experienced pedestrian accident lawyers who can help you demand the financial compensation to which you are entitled.
Pedestrian Accidents Can Cause Catastrophic Injuries
Pedestrian-vehicle collisions always result in more severe injuries for the pedestrian than the occupants of the motor vehicle. A pedestrian is completely exposed and vulnerable to serious injuries when hit by a car. This results in injuries that often reach the level of catastrophic, meaning they have an immense or permanent impact on the victim’s life. Common examples include:
- Broken bones. The bones in a pedestrian’s body can fracture when struck by the car and when the victim’s body hits the road. A victim can suffer painful and debilitating skull fractures, broken arms, broken legs, broken ribs, and more.
- Head and brain injuries. A pedestrian’s head is likely to strike the ground in an accident – often, hard enough to cause skull or brain trauma. A traumatic brain injury can cause irreversible brain damage and permanent changes to the victim’s quality of life.
- Spinal cord injuries. If the vehicle strikes the pedestrian with enough force to fracture the spinal cord, this can cause permanent paralysis. Other serious back injuries include a slipped or ruptured disk, pulled muscles, and nerve damage.
Many other injuries are also associated with pedestrian accidents, including soft-tissue injuries, lacerations, road rash, facial and eye injuries, crush injuries, and amputations. Our experienced pedestrian injury lawyers can handle all of these types of injury claims in Connecticut, as well as represent you during a wrongful death claim if your loved one tragically lost his or her life after being hit by a driver in Danbury.
What to Do After a Pedestrian Accident
Immediately after a pedestrian accident, put your safety first. Remain where you are – as long as you’re in a safe location – and try to limit your movements until paramedics arrive in case you have a spine injury. Get immediate medical care. Even if you feel fine, your adrenaline might be masking the symptoms of a serious injury.
If you can, collect information about the accident before you leave the scene. This includes the driver’s name and insurance information, the names and numbers of any eyewitnesses, photographs of the scene, and your police report number. You will need this information to file an insurance claim and pursue financial compensation later.
Who Pays Your Bills After a Pedestrian Accident in Connecticut?
Connecticut is an at-fault car insurance state. This means that the party responsible for the collision is who pays for damages. As an injured pedestrian accident victim, you or your lawyer must establish that the driver caused your crash to be eligible for compensation through his or her car insurance. A lawyer can help you investigate your accident, determine liability, preserve and collect evidence, file your insurance claim, and go up against the insurance company to pursue maximum financial compensation.
Injured in a Pedestrian Accident in Danbury? We Can Help
Your life can be turned upside-down by a pedestrian accident. At the Law Offices of James A. Welcome, we can help you put it to rights. Our lawyers will explain your legal rights, discuss your options in detail and choose the best legal strategy for your unique case. Then, we will advocate for the justice and financial compensation that you deserve from a negligent driver or another party.
We offer top-tier, aggressive legal representation to injured pedestrians in Danbury, Connecticut. Start your case with a free initial consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys. Call (475) 241-0824 or contact us online today to request yours.