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Vehicle & Pedestrian Collision Lawyer Waterbury, CT
We understand the dangers to pedestrians who are often seriously injured when drivers fail to detect their presence. Often times, pedestrians aren’t seen by drivers. When they are, it is too late to avoid a collision. Drivers can be distracted by cell phones, music, conversations and passengers in their automobile. The size and shape of the vehicle may obscure the driver’s vision. Also, a driver might not yield to right of way. Regardless, the pedestrian always has the right of way.
Types of Collisions according to AAA
“Dart-out – Occurs when a pedestrian suddenly appears from the side of the road and is struck due to limited driver reaction time. This type of collision can occur in either half of the pedestrian’s crossing. Often times, the view of the driver is obstructed by an object such as a vehicle on the side of the road. This can happen at intersections, especially if the driver is only looking at the traffic light.
Multiple threat and commercial-bus-related – Occurs when a vehicle is stopped to allow a pedestrian to pass. The stopped vehicle may block the view of the intersection for a second oncoming car that plans to pass the stopped vehicle, exposing the pedestrian to being struck. This also occurs in the case of a stopped commercial bus.
Vehicle turn/merge – Occurs when drivers do not see a pedestrian approaching because their concentration is focused on entering or merging into traffic. In situations near a busy intersection, there is a number of varying factors for both the driver and pedestrian to focus on, which can lead them to neglect the real danger in front of them.
Vendor/ice cream truck – Typically occurs in neighborhoods when a younger pedestrian is approaching or leaving a vending vehicle and is struck by an overtaking vehicle.
Backing Up – Results when drivers do not look behind when backing out of a driveway or parking spot or in a street.”
As you can see, there are a number of variables and factors that go into these cases.
When you’re injured in a vehicle-pedestrian accident, you should always have legal representation to protect your interests. The Moynahan Law Firm will fight for your case and make sure you understand every step of the process. Since, plaintiffs with good legal representatives receive around 3 and one-half times more dollars in awards than those without experienced attorneys, it’s logical to retain an experienced vehicle-pedestrian accident lawyer in Waterbury.
Personal injury lawyers are retained on a contingency fee basis. Contact our firm today for a free case consultation to learn more about how Waterbury vehicle-pedestrian lawyer Tim Moynahan can get you the compensation you deserve under the law.