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Auto-Pedestrian Accidents Archives

Determine who is liable for hitting your child in a driveway

Thinking about someone running over your child in a driveway is a heart-stopping thought. Sadly, this is what some parents have to deal with. If your child is struck while in a driveway, he or she might suffer from serious injuries that require medical care.

Swift action is necessary when you are struck by a vehicle

Being struck by a vehicle when you are on a bike or walking is a devastating experience. You might not have seen the car coming. If you did see the car coming, you likely didn't have a chance to react. In any case, you should understand that you do have the option of seeking compensation for your injuries.

Pedestrian accidents can have catastrophic consequences

Stamford is a busy city that has a lot to see. Many people choose to walk around the city, especially when the weather is nice. If you are a pedestrian, you have to make sure that you are walking on roads that are safe. Typically, walking on the interstate and highway isn't safe to do. You may have noticed the warning signs on on ramps to the interstate that note that pedestrians are specifically forbidden on the roadway. This is a serious warning because of the dangers that these roads pose to pedestrians.

Know the points to consider in pedestrian and bicyclist crashes

Think about the number of people who are walking around Stamford on a daily basis. Each one of these people assumes that he or she is going to make it where they are going safely. Sadly, this doesn't always happen. People walking around or even bicycling around can be struck by vehicles.

A few safety tips to help pedestrians stay safe

Pedestrians walk for many different reasons, including trying to be more environmentally friendly or just because they don't want the expense of a car. No matter why you are choosing to walk, you should try to be as safe as you can. Before you head out on your walk, think about these safety tips.

Pedestrian accidents can be financially devastating

We recently discussed some of the unique hazards that pedestrians face during the winter months. One of these is the risk of slipping and falling on the ice that accumulates on the sidewalks. When this occurs, the pedestrian can slide into the way of an oncoming vehicle. This could lead to a very serious accident. It is also a reason why drivers must be especially careful to watch for pedestrians during the winter months.

Pedestrians face specific challenges in the winter months

The winter months are full of challenges for pedestrians in Connecticut thanks to snow and ice on crosswalks, sidewalks, parking lots and more. Planning ahead to combat these challenges can help you to get to your destination safely if you have to walk when the streets and sidewalks are slippery and dangerous.

What should I know about pedestrian accidents in Connecticut?

Pedestrians are a common sight around the Stamford area. Each of these pedestrians has a duty to keep himself or herself safe, and motorists share that same responsibility. When a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle, the issue of compensation is probably going to come up. For people in this area, understanding the way the law views these accidents is crucial.

Devastation can lead to compensation claims

In our previous blog post, we discussed the devastation that can occur when a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle. This is true even if the person who was struck was on a bicycle. In either case, you are pitting a heavy vehicle against a person who isn't protected. We know that you can probably imagine how that might play out.

Pedestrian accidents are often devastating

Now that school is in session, drivers need to make sure that they are paying close attention for pedestrians. When drivers aren't cognizant of pedestrians, there is a chance that an accident can occur that might result in the pedestrian suffering a serious injury.

John LaCava has done a more than excellent job representing me in my personal injury law suit. His thorough and caring manner had me completely at ease throughout the process and gave me full confidence in my representation. I would highly recommend him to anyone going through the kind of painful accident I experienced, as the attorney who will ensure that your case is taken care of in a truly professional and very experienced way. - Patt Cartolano
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