Cambridge Pedestrian Accident
Pedestrian accidents can result in the most devastating injuries, as a pedestrian has no protection against whatever object is colliding with them. Whether you were hit by a motor vehicle, a truck, a bicycle, motorcycle or even another pedestrian, the professional pedestrian accident attorneys at Altman & Altman LLP are ready to help you file a claim for damages.
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), there were 5,376 pedestrians killed in the United States in 2015 and 129,000 pedestrians injured in accidents. This means that, every hour, nearly 15 pedestrians are injured. Every 1.6 hours, a pedestrian is killed in an accident.
As we all know, the hubs of Cambridge, Boston and its surrounding metropolis cities and boroughs throughout Massachusetts are hotbeds of pedestrian activities. Many people do not even own vehicles or other means of transportation outside their own two feet. As a result, people are at greater risk of being in a pedestrian accident and suffering an injury here.What Caused Your Pedestrian Accident and Injury?
In the case of pedestrian accidents, unless the pedestrian violates common sense laws such as not running into busy traffic in the middle of a busy four-lane road, chances are the pedestrian was injured through the result of somebody else’s negligence. Common ways for people to be injured as pedestrians include, but are not limited to:
- A motorist fails to stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk, as legally obligated by law, injuring or killing someone
- A motorist is under the influence of drugs or alcohol and swerves onto a sidewalk, causing injuries or a fatal accident
- A cyclist fails to utilize their bike lane and rides on the sidewalk, running into a pedestrian and injuring them
- A large truck backs out of an alleyway without ensuring there is nobody in their path, backing up into a pedestrian and causing severe injuries
- A truck takes a turn wider than they are able to make, swinging their trailer into an area occupied by pedestrians and causing an accident
In any of these cases, the person responsible for the accident is liable for the damages that occur to any pedestrians. As stated before, pedestrian injuries to such accidents can be devastating and can include brain trauma, severe lacerations, broken bones, partial or full paralysis, comas and wrongful deaths.
These injuries can result in expensive medical intervention, surgeries and require you to go on extended leaves of absence from work, causing you to miss out on income you otherwise would have earned. Recovery may also involve extensive physical therapy and even possibly psychological therapy to deal with post traumatic stress disorder following the incident. In the worst cases, you may be dealing with the unexpected financial costs and emotional trauma of handling a premature and wrongful death.
At Altman & Altman LLP, we have over 50 years of experience handling pedestrian accident injury cases for our clients who have been injured all throughout the Boston area and elsewhere in Massachusetts. We can help file a claim for damages that may earn you a settlement or court-ordered payment that can help you pay for your expenses, support your loved ones and give you peace of mind following a horrible injury.
We will take the time to listen to your unique experience and craft a targeted approach to provide the best opportunity for a successful claim, working with you every step of the way. Call us for a free consultation to go over the details of your case today at 617-492-3000 or toll-free at 800-481-6199. We are available 24/7.