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Pedestrian Accident

Attention Massachusetts Pedestrian Accident Victims: Here Is Information You Need So You Are Not A Victim For A 2nd Time

Pedestrian AccidentIf you were struck by a car you are probably really angry, in pain, and frustrated. Due to no fault of your own, you were injured by a car that was carelessly driven. The accident should not have happened. But it did. So what are you going to do about it now? The most important thing now is to NOT make HUGE mistakes that will strip you of your lawful rights. If you are stressed out about medical bills, in pain from injuries, and generally angry that this accident happened to you, then you are in the right place for immediate help and PEACE OF MIND. 

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Boston pedestrian accident lawyer Christopher Earley has successfully handled many of these cases. These accidents can occur anywhere, but frequently occur at intersections, parking lots, and in or near crosswalks. It is important to know what your rights are if you were struck as a pedestrian by a motor vehicle, regardless if you were inside or outside of a crosswalk.

Nationwide Pedestrian Accident Statistics

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, most pedestrian accidents occur in urban areas. This makes sense, especially in a congested city like Boston, where there is a high concentration of pedestrians and cars.  Further, the most common type of pedestrian accident is when a pedestrian is hit by a vehicle traveling straight. This type of accident tends to happen most frequently on roads with speed limits less than 40 mph, and about half occur at intersections.

Further, most pedestrian accident deaths tend to occur in rural areas as cars in these areas are typically traveling at higher speeds than they do in urban areas. In 2015 roughly 5376 pedestrians were killed by motor vehicles. There were also more than 70,000 total pedestrian accidents caused by motor vehicles in that same year.

Additionally, according to the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center:

  • Pedestrian deaths in 2006: 4,795
  • Pedestrian deaths in 2015: 5,376
  • Change in pedestrian fatalities between 2006 and 2015: 12.1 percent increase
  • Estimated pedestrian injuries in 2006: 61,000
  • Estimated pedestrian injuries in 2015: 70,000 (NHTSA Traffic Safety Facts)
  • Change in estimated pedestrian injuries between 2006 and 2015: 14.8 percent increase
  • The total cost of pedestrian injury among children ages 14 and younger is $5.2 billion per year (Pedestrian and Pedalcyclist Injury Costs in the United States by Age and Injury Severity).
Boston Crosswalk Accident Lawyer

A large number of Massachusetts pedestrian crashes occur in or near crosswalks. Massachusetts law requires all motor vehicle operators to slow down and use great caution when approaching a crosswalk.

Even if you were hit outside of a crosswalk, the driver may still be liable to you. These accidents that occur outside of a crosswalk typically revolve around whether or not the motor vehicle operator had sufficient time to avoid striking the pedestrian. Massachusetts pedestrians frequently have the advantage in these cases because of the legal protections afforded pedestrians against motor vehicle operators. I am a Boston pedestrian accident lawyer with significant experience with these cases.

Common Pedestrian Accident InjuriesCommon Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Although there are a myriad of ways a pedestrian accident can happen, here are some common causes:

Successful Massachusetts Pedestrian Accident Settlements

Our results over the years for injured pedestrians speak for themselves. Here are some of them:

  • We recently obtained a $100,000 settlement for a pedestrian struck by a car who developed serious personal injuries as a result.
  • We also recently recovered a $ 100,000 settlement for a toddler that was hit by a car who had a good recovery from his injuries.
  • We were able to also recently obtain a $ 87,500 settlement for a mother hit in a crosswalk by a car while she was pushing her baby’s stroller.
Contact Our Boston, MA Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Today

Contact Boston pedestrian accident lawyer Christopher Earley and read about our office’s successful case results for our pedestrian clients struck by motor vehicles. We offer completely free, no-obligation consultations. Call to get started with your case if you were negligently injured in a Boston pedestrian accident.

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