Boston Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Walking on the streets in Massachusetts should be a healthy and safe activity. However, according to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety, 75 pedestrians were killed by motor vehicles in Massachusetts in 2008. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that, nationwide, 72 percent of pedestrian fatalities occur in an urban setting with the majority, more than 70 percent, occurring in the nighttime.
Failure to Yield to Pedestrians
Drivers are required to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians crossing streets in marked or unmarked crosswalks in most situations. However, drivers are often so distracted by cell phones and other electronic devices that they just don't pay attention. In other cases, pedestrians are hit by drunk drivers or speeding vehicles. If you were hit by a car while walking or jogging, the Massachusetts pedestrian accident lawyers at Sankey Law Offices can help you obtain recovery for your injuries.
Proving Your Pedestrian Accident Case
When you or a loved one is injured while walking or jogging on the streets in Massachusetts, we go to work immediately after you contact us to investigate the accident. We want to quickly preserve all critical evidence, including your location on the roadway and the road conditions, and identify and interview all witnesses to the accident.
According to NHTSA, alcohol involvement — either by the driver or the pedestrian — was identified as a factor in 48 percent of the accidents that resulted in pedestrian fatalities. If the driver who struck you was under the influence of alcohol, you may also have a claim against any bar or restaurant that served the alcohol.
No legal fee unless we obtain compensation for you
In pedestrian accident cases, and in all personal injury cases, we are pleased to represent you on a contingent-fee basis. This means that you do not pay us for legal services unless we obtain a financial recovery for you.
For advice about your options if you are injured as a pedestrian, contact Sankey Law Offices at our Boston, Mansfield, or Braintree office. We will help you receive compensation for your injuries, property damage, and lost wages.
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