Rhode Island and Massachusetts Law Firm for Pedestrian Injuries
The very thought of a collision between a car and a pedestrian is horrifying. Vehicles weigh multiple tons and they move at incredibly fast speeds, whereas the human body is incredibly vulnerable and is not designed for high-speed impact with heavy machines.
Sadly, pedestrian accidents are a very real problem in our country, and that’s certainly true here in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Pedestrians are injured or killed with tragic regularity in our states, and driver negligence is almost always to blame.
As you can imagine, the injuries in these cases tend to be catastrophic. Accordingly, victims are typically entitled to substantial financial compensation from the at-fault parties. Unfortunately, even in the most sympathetic cases, insurance companies would often rather put up a fight than pay victims what they’re owed.
Bottaro Law Firm, LLC is an experienced Rhode Island and Massachusetts law firm for pedestrian injuries. For well over a decade, we’ve helped injured people recover the compensation they deserve. More often than not, that means securing a settlement or judgment for considerably more than the insurance company would have offered otherwise.
Insurers respond to aggressive legal representation. They know which law firms will take a stand. The Bottaro Law Firm has a reputation for passionately and aggressively fighting for our clients. We insist that insurers comply with the terms of their policies and the letter of the law. If they refuse, we’re ready to take them to court. They know that, so they’re often eager to settle once we’re involved.
Of course, every case is different, and outcomes are never guaranteed. Having an experienced lawyer on your side can make all the difference, though. Our job is to maximize your compensation, and we take that responsibility seriously. After all, we only get paid if you do.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a pedestrian in Rhode Island or Massachusetts, our experienced RI pedestrian accidents attorneys can help.
Severe Injuries Are Common in Pedestrian Accidents
Cases involving serious injuries are different from more straightforward personal injury cases. They require a more sophisticated understanding of the law, and experience in negotiation can help. It’s often necessary to consult with medical experts and forensic accident investigators. The Bottaro Law Firm has valuable relationships with witnesses in both of these fields.
Indeed, the injuries in pedestrian accidents tend to be especially severe. They include:
- Broken bones
- Second-degree or third-degree burns
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Heart attack or stroke secondary to the accident
- Spinal cord injuries
- Vision, hearing, or sensation loss
- Loss of limb
- Internal bleeding
- Internal organ damage
- Loss of future use or enjoyment of your body
- Severe emotional distress
- Lengthy or expensive hospital stays
- Death (more on this below)
Of course, this isn’t a comprehensive list. In addition to other serious injuries, pedestrian victims may suffer more routine injuries. They deserve compensation for those damages too. More common injuries might include:
- Cuts, scrapes, bruises, and lacerations
- External bleeding / blood loss
- Fractured bones
- Mild to moderate concussions
- Emotional distress
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Bicycle damage
Our experienced RI pedestrian accidents attorneys can work with you and your doctors to assess the full extent and value of your damages.
Wrongful Death in Pedestrian Accidents
Sadly, pedestrian accidents often result in death. In that case, certain close family members and loved ones may be entitled to financial compensation for their loss. This is known as wrongful death compensation, and it is available in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island. There’s a lot to know about wrongful death law, and navigating those claims can be complicated.
As a Rhode Island and Massachusetts law firm for pedestrian injuries, we are well versed in wrongful death law for both states. We understand how sensitive and heartbreaking any case involving fatality is, and our mission is to give you the comprehensive support you need during your most difficult hour.
Schedule a Free Consultation with Experienced RI Pedestrian Accidents Attorneys
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed as a pedestrian in an auto accident, the Bottaro Law Firm can help. Take advantage of our “No Fee Guarantee,” which ensures you won’t incur any upfront costs or fees unless & until we win your case.
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