On average, between 4,000 and 5,000 pedestrians are killed each year, and more than 75,000 others are injured. When pedestrians are struck by automobiles, the injuries are often catastrophic or fatal.
Unfortunately, when police arrive at the scene of the accident, they often share the drivers' perspective — blaming the pedestrian for causing the accident.
Police Often Side With The Drivers And Blame The Pedestrians
Accident victims are usually removed from the scene of the accident quickly, and they may be unconscious or otherwise unable to provide a coherent version of the accident. Despite not receiving information from the accident victims, many police officers don't take the time to go to the hospital to ensure they have a full understanding of the accident and the pedestrian's point of view.
If you suffered injuries after getting struck by a car, it's critical to work with an attorney who can ensure that your side of the story is heard. At Williams, Walsh & O'Connor, LLC, we are committed to helping accident victims receive the optimal compensation they deserve.
When Pedestrians Receive Tickets After Getting Hit By Cars
In Connecticut, pedestrians are often ticketed for traffic accidents they didn't cause. This adds insult to injury for accident victims who are recovering from painful and often permanent injuries.
If you received a ticket after getting hit by a vehicle, it will likely have no bearing on the outcome of your personal injury case. In many situations, the ticket is inadmissible in the civil proceedings.
The Law Is On Your Side
Connecticut law states that anyone who is operating a motor vehicle should exercise due care to avoid a collision with any pedestrian. The law also states that drivers should give a reasonable warning — such as sounding their horns — to avoid collisions.
The attorneys at Williams, Walsh & O'Connor, LLC, understand the unique position of pedestrian crash victims. Families of pedestrians killed or badly injured by motorists have turned to us for representation and compensation for their injuries. Schedule a free consultation by contacting us online or by calling 203-285-3593.