Boston Pedestrian Injury Lawyer
Did a Car Hit You While You Were Walking in Boston?
Living in a pedestrian-friendly city like Boston is great if you want to walk to work, shop, or enjoy a night on the town. But the city is also full of non-foot traffic that can pose a threat to pedestrians. Unfortunately, not all of these drivers are following traffic laws and granting the right-of-way to pedestrians.
If you have been a victim of a vehicle collision in Boston, you need to know your rights. At DiBella Law Offices, P.C., our personal injury attorneys have been representing victims just like yourself for nearly two decades. Call (617) 870-0907 to schedule a free consultation and understand how to seek compensation for your injuries.
Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in Boston
Many pedestrian accidents in Boston are caused by driver negligence. As the responsible party, the driver should take financial responsibility for his or her actions (but few do without prompting from a lawyer). Some common causes of pedestrian accidents in Boston include:
- Drivers ignoring signs or signals, including crosswalks
- Drivers texting or talking on the phone, and other forms of distracted driving
- Drivers speeding or operating a vehicle in an unsafe manner
- Drivers operating a vehicle while fatigued, especially long-haul truckers
What Injuries Can You Suffer in a Pedestrian Accident?
As a pedestrian, you have absolutely no protection when struck by a vehicle. If you have been fortunate, you will escape with minor injuries such as scrapes and bruises. But in the majority of cases, pedestrians face serious and even life-threatening injuries. These can include:
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Road rash
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain trauma
- Severe lacerations
- Organ damage or internal bleeding
No collision between a pedestrian and a vehicle should be thought of as "insignificant." The victim could have sustained internal injuries, which have no visible signs but could quickly become life-threatening. Head trauma can also appear to be mild in the immediate aftermath of the accident, but continue to worsen and result in permanent brain damage or loss of life.
If you were struck by a car, never refuse treatment from emergency responders or transportation to Mass General for a full evaluation.
What Compensation Can You Get After a Pedestrian Accident?
After being hit by a vehicle, you have many concerns, including healing and paying the bills as a result of the accident. But it is more important to focus on getting proper medical care to have the best possible opportunity for a full recovery. During a free consultation with one of our Boston personal injury attorneys, you will learn more about the compensation you can expect as a result of your injuries. These can include:
- Current and future medical bills
- Permanent injury or disability
- Lost wages and future lost wages
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
If a jury believes the defendant was willfully or wantonly reckless - for example, driving under the influence of alcohol - they may award punitive damages to you in addition to your compensatory damages.
Why You Need an Attorney
After a pedestrian accident, you’ll be forced to deal with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Insurance companies will often try to reduce or eliminate the claim by attempting to discredit the victim, placing blame on the victim, or intimidating the victim. In short, insurance companies have huge teams of lawyers to work on their behalf and save them money. But you have the right to the same legal representation. At DiBella Law Offices, P.C., our team has the experience to protect your rights and secure the compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses.
Contact DiBella Law Offices, P.C., at (617) 870-0907 for a free consultation. We will work diligently on your behalf, so you can focus on your recovery without the added stress of financial concerns.