Massachusetts Personal Injury Lawyers with over 50 Years Combined Experience Representing Those Injured in Pedestrian Accidents
If you or a family member has been injured as a pedestrian in a motor vehicle accident, it is critical that you protect your legal rights. We take immediate steps to secure evidence and do everything necessary for you to receive the compensation you deserve as a result of someone’s negligent driving. The lawyers at Nadeau Harkavy LLC have years of experience helping victims and their families who have been injured or suffered wrongful death at the hands of a driver who failed to drive safely. We know what needs to be done and we do it so that you and your family have peace of mind and you can concentrate on getting well.
According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, an estimated 6227 pedestrians were killed in 2018, an increase of 250 from 2017. Pedestrian fatalities increased by 41 percent since 2008 and now account for 16 percent of all traffic fatalities. Some of the factors contributing to this increase include America’s growing love affair with pickups, SUV’s and cross over utility vehicles. Pedestrians are being struck by bigger, heavier and more powerful vehicles. The report also blames people being distracted by smartphones and not being focused on the road, as contributing to pedestrian fatalities.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, most pedestrian deaths occur in urban areas, non-intersection locations and at night. In 2016, 1 in every 5 children under the age of 15 who were killed in traffic crashes were pedestrians. Also, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention confirms what our common sense tells us: the higher vehicle speeds increase both the likelihood of a pedestrian being struck by a car and severity of injury.
When a pedestrian is injured in an accident with a motor vehicle, a thorough investigation of the accident events is necessary to determine the cause of the collision and secure important information. As a victim of a pedestrian accident, make sure everything is done to protect your interests. The lawyers at Nadeau Harkavy LLC help victims and their families recover damages for their losses in serious injury and wrongful death cases arising from pedestrian accidents. If you have any questions about your legal rights relating to a pedestrian accident, wrongful death or other accident, feel free to contact us for a free consult today at 617-674-7640.