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New Haven Pedestrian Accident Attorney

Have you or someone you love been the victim of a pedestrian accident in New Haven? If this is the case, you may be eligible for financial compensation. At the firm of Weber & Rubano, we serve pedestrians who have been the victims of car accidents in New Haven and seek justice on their behalf.

If you’re interested in working with us, contact our New Haven pedestrian accident lawyers today for a free, no-obligation case review.

Facts on Pedestrian Accidents in New Haven

While pedestrians have had to exist along with motor vehicle drivers since Americans popularized the car in 1908, it’s only in this second century of co-existence that roadways have become more complex. Adding to this complexity is the number of distracted and negligent drivers on the road.

Whether pedestrians are walking from point A to B as transportation or just wanting some exercise, they deserve safety. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Regardless of whether pedestrians follow all road rules, accidents still happen:

Journalists in Connecticut have found that the primary cause of fatalities in pedestrian accidents can be attributed to the unfortunate combination of higher speeds, larger cars, and distracted driving. Connecticut is ranked 13th on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHSTA) ranking of states with the most pedestrian fatalities.

What are common injuries from being hit by a car?

No matter where you roam, whether the streets of New Haven or throughout the United States, getting hit by a car, truck or bus will yield tragic and potentially fatal injuries to the victim.

If the accident with a vehicle does not result in the death of the person struck, here are some common injuries you or your loved one could experience:

Financial Damages for Victims of Pedestrian Accidents in New Haven

As in most other personal injury cases in New Haven, pedestrians in an accident with a motor vehicle are eligible to receive the following types of damages:

  • Economic Damages: these are the damage types associated with real-world financial costs. Examples of economic damages are lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, medical bills, etc.
  • Non-Economic Damages: these are damages for things difficult to quantify in a pedestrian accident case. Examples of non-economic damages include pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and emotional distress.
  • Punitive Damages: these damages can be difficult to prove in Connecticut and are less common. This damage type seeks to punish the perpetrator of negligence for their role in the accident’s circumstances. Punitive damages in Connecticut are capped to only cover court and attorney fees.

Like other personal injury claims in Connecticut, the statute of limitations to receive said damages for most cases is two years starting from the day the accident occurs.

Why You Should Hire Our New Haven Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

In the unfortunate event of a pedestrian accident in New Haven, our firm is here for you and your family. We know that taking a case to trial, or even settling it, is stressful to all involved. Our firm won’t take any payment for your defense unless we win your case. Contact our New Haven pedestrian accident attorneys for your pedestrian case review today. Our case reviews are free and do not require you to choose our firm – we want you to get the best legal advice in your case.