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Whenever a car crash involves a pedestrian, the personal injuries that result tend to be severe or fatal. In accidents involving automobiles and pedestrians, personal injury and wrongful death claims are frequently made. The Law Offices of Dennis J. Ellis and Associates have handled many such cases in the greater Worcester area.
Pedestrians involved in an accident with a motor vehicle can recover damages for the injuries suffered if the driver’s negligence caused or contributed to the incident. To establish negligence in a pedestrian accident, the injured pedestrian must prove that the operator of the motor vehicle failed to fulfill their legal duty and caused an accident or injury that harmed or injured the plaintiff.
In pedestrian injury cases, there may be more than one party with legal responsibility for the accident. Depending on the circumstances, individuals with potential liability include the driver of the vehicle that struck the pedestrian, and the party responsible for maintaining the sidewalk, roadway or parking lot where the accident occurred.
The Law Offices of Dennis J. Ellis and Associates has extensive experience in this area, and can determine whether you should consider legal action to recover damages to your injuries.
In the majority of cases, any recovery in a pedestrian negligence case involving a motor vehicle will hinge upon the exact duty of care required by those involved. Both drivers and pedestrians have a legal obligation to follow the laws of the road and exercise reasonable care. In many cases, it may seem obvious who was careless or negligent, but the courts look at a variety of factors in a negligence claim.
Some of the factors we watch for include situations where drivers:
- inattentive or distracted driving
- failure to observe posted speed limits
- failure to yield to pedestrians at marked cross walks
- ignored traffic signs or signals
- failure to signal before turning
- unsafe driving for conditions
- driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
We are committed to resolving your claim in the most cost-effective, timely manner possible. However, if a fair settlement cannot be negotiated, we are effective trial attorneys able to try your case effectively before a judge and jury. Costs of building a complex truck accident case can be substantial, and our law firm has the resources to advance those costs when we believe in your case.
If you have suffered from injuries as a pedestrian, contact The Law Offices of Dennis J. Ellis and Associates today for a free consultation. Your initial consultation is free of charge and you will pay no attorney’s fees unless we recover compensation for you.
Call us at 508-739-2000 to schedule your consultation today.
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