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Number of pedestrian accidents climbing in Connecticut

Pedestrian accidents are becoming an increasing concern in the state of Connecticut. This is due to the increased driving speeds and traffic levels on the state's streets. The rising number of pedestrian accidents can also be blamed on the growing interest in activities, such as skateboarding, rollerblading, jogging and walking.

People who are injured in pedestrian accidents may suffer life-altering brain and head injuries. They also often suffer paraplegia and spinal cord injuries. Research shows that pedestrian deaths account for almost 10 percent of all traffic-related deaths as well.

The injuries suffered in a pedestrian accident usually have major long-term consequences, emotionally, physically and financially. It can be especially frustrating if a pedestrian is the victim of a hit-and-run accident. A qualified attorney can help even those victims involved in complex hit-and-run cases and can use rehabilitation experts and medical experts in court to help to demonstrate the negative impacts that injuries stemming from pedestrian accidents have on the victims and their families.

A reputable attorney in Connecticut can review the individual cases of victims of pedestrian accidents and help them to understand what they can expect from the case. Negotiated settlements can be helpful for minimizing the uncertainty and stress associated with going to trial. However, litigating the matter may be necessary in order to achieve a fair settlement following a pedestrian accident. Financial restitution in a successfully litigated case may help the plaintiff to cover his or her medical costs, the loss of wages and other losses and, thus, more easily move forward with his or her life following the accident.

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