We have seen it happen time and time again. When a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle, it can result in a serious personal injury and in some cases, even death. These accidents can happen almost anywhere and for a wide variety of reasons. To make matters worse, the collision may turn into a "hit and run" accident.
If you or a loved one is suffering from injuries as a result of being struck by a vehicle, our firm's Stamford pedestrian accident lawyer can represent you. We understand that often, victims of these accidents do not have the necessary reaction time to protect themselves. Whatever the circumstances of your accident, it is important that you take legal action right away.
After being struck by a vehicle, the injuries you sustain can be very serious. These injuries can include spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and even amputation. The overwhelming medical bills make it necessary to recover compensation.
While many would assume that the driver of the vehicle is automatically at fault, it is not always quite so easy to prove. A driver does have to exercise due care, but a pedestrian may not always have the "right of way." Connecticut maintains strict statutes governing a pedestrian's standard of care when interacting with other vehicles.
Some of these statutes include:
The old saying that the "pedestrian always has the right of way" doesn't always apply in today's day and age. An experienced Stamford pedestrian accident attorney can review the details of your case and determine the applicable percentage of negligence for all parties involved.
Connecticut Statutes §52-584 states that the statute of limitations for injury claims is two years. This time frame begins on the date of the accident and is very strict. If you don't file your claim in this time frame you lose your right to pursue compensation. It's vital to contact an attorney shortly after your accident if you wish to fight for compensation. Our attorneys will go to work for you and will investigate your accident. There may be important evidence that can be helpful in your case such as witness statements and photographs from the scene of the accident.
While a driver may offer numerous pleas on behalf of their innocence, our team has extensive experience handling pedestrian accident cases. We will do everything possible to secure your best possible outcome.
If you have been struck or run over by another vehicle, don't hesitate to contact Attorney Peter Rotatori, III, our firm's experienced Stamford pedestrian accident lawyer. He has acted as an advocate for countless victims and would be honored to do the same for you.