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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.

Why Choose Weber & Rubano to Represent You?

When dealing with the painful medical procedures and long recovery times associated with most pedestrian accidents, taking on a pedestrian accident claim for compensation can be overwhelming. Legal counsel and representation through a team of experienced pedestrian accident attorneys in New Haven can help navigate the legal process while you focus on healing. By hiring an attorney from Weber & Rubano, you’ll find a legal team with the following outstanding benefits for your case:

  • 75 years of combined legal experience
  • Vigorous representation of your rights combined with diligent attention to detail
  • Representation that’s both cost-effective and effective in maximizing your chance for an ample settlement for your damages
  • A legal team with deep roots in New Haven that puts a powerful voice behind your claim
  • Open and honest communication throughout the process so you’re never in the dark about the progress of your claim

If you’re seeking the most favorable outcome for your pedestrian accident case in New Haven, you deserve strong representation by the attorneys at Weber & Rubano, LLC.

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 coexistence 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 they’re out for physical 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:

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Spinal cord trauma
  • Internal injuries and bleeding
  • Soft tissue damage

Pedestrian accident injuries in New Haven lead to either short or long-term physical and financial consequences for victims and their families. The legal system refers to these consequences as “damages.”

Who Can Be Held Liable For Your Injuries?

While pedestrians do sometimes make mistakes, the vast majority of pedestrian accidents directly result from negligent drivers. Distracted driving, failure to yield the right of way, and speeding are all top contributors to pedestrian accidents in Connecticut. In order to successfully gain compensation for injuries after a pedestrian accident, the injury victim must prove the party at fault liable for their damages. Proving liability in Connecticut requires documenting evidence showing the following:


  • The party at fault owed a duty of care to pedestrians and others on the road to take reasonable measures to prevent injuries
  • They breached this duty through negligence or recklessness
  • The negligent breach of their duty to others directly caused the injuries
  • The injury victim sustained significant economic and non-economic damages from the accident

After an investigation, your New Haven pedestrian accident attorney can make a compelling case for your damages. Compensation for damages typically comes from the liable party’s insurance policy.

In a modified comparative negligence state like Connecticut, even pedestrians found to be partly at fault for the accident can recover a portion of their damages minus their percentage of fault. For example, if damages amount to $100,000 but the pedestrian was 25% at fault, they’ll still recover $75,000.

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.

What Evidence Do You Need to Prove Your Claim?

It often requires an experienced accident attorney to investigate a pedestrian accident to gather evidence of driver liability. Available evidence often includes the following:

  • The police report
  • Photos taken at the scene
  • Nearby surveillance or traffic camera videos
  • Eye-witness testimony
  • Examination of the scene of the accident to document signs, signals, and crosswalks
  • Testimony of accident reconstruction experts
  • The medical report of the injuries
  • Medical bills
  • Employer statements showing missed work days and paycheck stubs or tax forms showing the injury victim’s typical income

An accident attorney from Weber & Rubano will carefully document the evidence in your case and send a compelling demand package to the appropriate insurance company to seek a full settlement for your damages.

Connecticut Statute of Limitations for Pedestrian Accidents

The overwhelming majority of pedestrian accidents are resolved with a settlement out of court through a skilled attorney’s negotiations with the insurance company. However, in about 5% of cases, the insurance company protects its profits by seriously underestimating the value of a claim or denying it completely, choosing to go to court in the hopes of avoiding a large payout. If this is the case, your attorney from Weber & Rubano will diligently file a lawsuit within Connecticut’s statute of limitations. Connecticut allows up to two years after a pedestrian accident to file a lawsuit. For minors injured in pedestrian accidents, the court allows two years from the date of their 18th birthday.

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.