Williams, Walsh & O'Connor, LLC

Pedestrian accidents can cause death in Connecticut

Many Connecticut teenagers look forward to Friday nights -- a time to hang out with friends, see a movie or watch a high school athletic contest. However, one seemingly normal Friday night can turn into a tragic one as the result of pedestrian accidents. This type of crash can easily occur if a driver fails to pay attention to the road or is speeding.

An accident recently occurred on a Friday night when a 15-year-old female student was hit by a car in Ridgefield. The accident happened at just about 9:30 p.m. The girl suffered injuries and was taken to the hospital.

She ended up dying there, according to police. The driver remained at the scene of the crash, where authorities interviewed the individual. The girl, who was a sophomore in high school, was a dancer. Ridgefield High School, where the victim was a student, canceled an upcoming play performance due to the tragedy.

The person who struck the pedestrian may face legal challenges in the form of a wrongful death lawsuit. This is because the family members of victims of pedestrian accidents reserve the right to sue the driver who is deemed responsible for the crash. Pedestrians are especially at risk of serious injury or death when hit by motorists because they virtually have no protection against large vehicles. The fatal accident victim's family members may seek the reimbursement of financial damages stemming from the crash. A civil court in Connecticut may rule in their favor if liability is established to its satisfaction.

Source: NBC Connecticut, Town Officials Identify Ridgefield Student Killed in Crash, Ari Mason, March 16, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Let’s Do This Together.

Call or use our form below to tell us about your case and we’ll get back to you promptly.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

  • Super Lawyers
  • Top 50 | US Verdicts | All Practice Areas | 2016 | Kevin P. Walsh
  • The American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Martindale-Hubbell | AV Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell | Peer Rated
  • American Association for Justice
  • dri | The Voice of the Defense Bar

Spanish and Indian language
services are available, and we
also speak French.

Williams, Walsh & O'Connor, LLC

37 Broadway, 1st Floor
North Haven, CT 06473

Toll Free: 866-530-7228
Phone: 203-285-3593
Fax: 203-234-6330
North Haven Law Office Map