Bottaro Law Firm, LLC Provides Experienced Representation for Pedestrian Car Accidents in MA & RI
If you, your spouse, or your child has been seriously or fatally injured in a pedestrian accident involving a car, it is important to stand up for your legal rights. The medical bills will begin to pile up quickly, and the accident may affect your life in ways that you could not have imagined. Negligent drivers need to be held accountable, and you and your family deserve to be made whole. While money can never fully compensate individuals and families for life-changing losses from serious accidents, it is the best our legal system has to offer. At Bottaro Law Firm, LLC, we can use your legal rights to help you along the road to recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents Involving Cars and Other Passenger Vehicles
Government data show that the substantial majority of pedestrian accidents involve cars and other passenger vehicles. These accidents happen at all times of day, during all months of the year, and in both urban and rural areas. Some of the most common types of pedestrian car accidents include:
- Collisions at intersections
- Drivers who run off the side of the road
- Parking lot accidents
- Accidents involving children at bus stops or in school zones
- Accidents involving runners, bicycle riders, races, and special events
Many of these accidents occur because drivers are distracted, fail to obey traffic laws, or fail to understand when pedestrians have the right-of-way. However, none of these are excuses for causing life-changing injuries. If the driver was at fault in causing your collision, the attorneys at Bottaro Law Firm, LLC are here to help you fight for just compensation.
Who is at Fault in a Collision Between a Car and a Pedestrian?
Determining who is at fault in an accident requires a thorough evaluation of all of the available evidence. This includes everything from the time and place of the accident to cell phone records, and possibly even the results of blood-alcohol content tests for both the pedestrian and the driver.
Some studies have shown that pedestrians are actually more likely than drivers to be responsible for causing pedestrian accidents. However, there is competing research that contradicts these findings. Regardless of any trends, what matters in your case is determining who is responsible for your injuries.
The key here is simply not to assume that the accident was your fault. You should always speak with an experienced attorney before making any decisions about whether to file a claim for compensation. Fault is a complex legal principle, and laws vary from state to state. For example, Massachusetts and Rhode Island both have laws that allow pedestrians to recover compensation even if they were partially at fault in the accident, but the law in Massachusetts is slightly less forgiving than the law in Rhode Island. At Bottaro Law Firm, LLC, we are well-versed in the laws governing pedestrian car accident claims, and we can make sure that you don’t give up your legal rights.
Financial Compensation for Victims of Pedestrian Car Accidents
If you have a personal injury or wrongful death claim for losses arising from a pedestrian car accident, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation. However, you need to be very careful not to make any mistakes that could compromise your claim. Some common mistakes people make include:
- Not seeking medical attention after the accident
- Not following their doctor’s advice
- Posting about the accident on social media
- Talking to the insurance companies
- Waiting too long to seek competent legal representation
Each of these has the potential to harm your ability to recover maximum compensation for your injuries. With money to cover your outstanding medical bills, future medical expenses, lost income, emotional trauma, and other losses all on the line, you need to proceed both very quickly and very carefully with your claim. At Bottaro Law Firm, LLC, we will protect you and fight for you every step of the way.
Contact Bottaro Law Firm, LLC about Your MA or RI Pedestrian Car Accident Claim
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a pedestrian car accident, let the attorneys at Bottaro Law Firm, LLC help you win the compensation you deserve. The accident may affect your life for years to come, and your claim could be the only way to secure the money you need both now and in the future. To speak with an attorney about your case, call us at (401) 777-7777 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.