Our Connecticut personal injury lawyers have been contacted about a number of pedestrian accidents that have occurred in areas where you might otherwise not expect them to happen. Unfortunately, due to the very nature of a pedestrian accident whereby some type of motor vehicle hits someone who is walking, the injuries sustained by the victim can be quite significant.
Our Connecticut accident attorneys have represented pedestrian accident victims who were hit in the following situations: walking across a supermarket parking lot; crossing a road in a crosswalk where the driver had a stop sign; crossing the road in a crosswalk where the driver had to yield the right-of-way; crossing in a crosswalk where the driver did not have a clear line of sight; walking behind a motor vehicle in a commercial area when the driver backed up and hit the accident victim; walking across the parking lot while going to his doctor's office when he was struck in the middle of the driveway; walking across the driveway in a condominium complex with the driver made a right-hand turn without looking to the right; and walking across a street, where there was no crosswalk present, and the driver failed to yield the right-of-way.
These accidents result in a variety of injuries some of which are quite severe given the fact that a large object will knock a person to the ground and sometimes the accident victim will either roll off the top of the motor vehicle or will be run over. All of these cases involve some type of inattentive driver who is either not paying attention, who is distracted by virtue of speaking on their cell phone, texting while driving, adjusting their GPS, eating or engaging in some other activity while driving, an elderly driver who is unfamiliar with the roadway or a new or inexperienced driver who becomes confused due to their lack of experience in driving.
If you have been the victim of a pedestrian accident that it is very important that you get immediate medical care and attention. Many times these injured parties do not realize the significance of what has happened to them and they merely want to go home. You should be taken by ambulance to the nearest hospital so that you could be x-rayed to determine whether or not there are significant injuries that may require you to be hospitalized.
You should also be very aware of the fact that even if you have the right of way or you think you are in a place where motor vehicles will stop when they see you that some individuals will be distracted, will not see you, and will not stop prior to hitting you.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a pedestrian accident case in Connecticut then it is very important that you contact our Connecticut personal injury lawyers at the earliest possible moment so we can explain what you need to do and what you should not be doing. Our consultations are always free and we take cases on a contingency fee basis and advance the costs to develop your case so you never have to come up with any money out of your own pocket. Get this valuable free information before you make a mistake in attempting to handle your own Connecticut pedestrian accident case.