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Why Are There So Many Pedestrian Accidents?

The pedestrian in a crosswalk is always supposed to have the right of way, but you would never know it judging by the way some people drive through crosswalks and intersections.

If you or your child has been hit by a car while walking, jogging or riding a bicycle along a public road in Massachusetts, New Hampshire or Rhode Island, we can help. You may be entitled to compensation, and we will fight hard on your behalf.

Free consultation: To meet with one of our Boston pedestrian accident attorneys in a no-cost consultation, simply fill out our contact form.

Causes Of Pedestrian Accidents

Most pedestrian accidents — where a walker, jogger or cyclist is hit by a car — are caused by negligent drivers. More specifically, some common causes of pedestrian accidents include:

  • Distracted drivers — Drivers who are talking on a cellphone,
    texting while driving, operating a GPS while driving, eating while driving, etc.
  • Drunk drivers — Drivers who consumed alcohol before driving (and drivers who drive under the influence of illegal or prescription drugs)
  • Negligent drivers — Drivers who do not know or obey traffic laws, drivers who speed, drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians, drivers who fail to give cyclists enough room on the road, etc.

Obviously, there are other causes of pedestrian accidents. Our firm will discuss your legal options based on the specific cause of your accident.

Talk To A Lawyer, No Matter How Severe Your Injuries

A car doesn’t have to be speeding to inflict serious injuries on a pedestrian. Many times pedestrian accidents in parking lots or on side streets cause injuries that don’t immediately seem as serious as they really become later. Getting bumped in a parking lot or intersection may become a long-term back or hip problem. Even if you do not think that you or your child has been seriously injured, we can help you understand the types of injuries that may occur, which may become a medical problem later.

Contact Us: We Understand The Difficulties You Are Facing

We handle all cases on a contingency basis and advance the cost of investigating and developing your case for settlement negotiations or a jury trial, if necessary. We have helped many people recover the money they need to pay for the expenses and lost earnings that result from getting hit by a car. We will help you get what is rightfully yours, and that is that.

Call (617) 298-2500 to schedule a free consultation at our Boston, Massachusetts, office.

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