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Danbury Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Have you suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident in Danbury, CT? You deserve to pursue justice and financial recovery from the careless driver who hit you. But obtaining compensation from insurance companies can become a complex process. An experienced Danbury pedestrian accident lawyer can take the stress of your legal case off your shoulders.

Other lawyers with difficult or complicated claims turn to The Flood Law Firm for legal advice. So should you.

For more than a decade, our attorneys, paralegals, and staff have worked hard to obtain the best results for victims of pedestrian accidents in Danbury and across Connecticut. We protect the rights of people who have suffered injuries due to the negligence or recklessness of others. Our knowledgeable attorneys go toe-to-toe with insurers and corporations to fight for the compensation our clients need to help get their lives back on track after a devastating pedestrian accident.

Reach out to our firm for a free initial case review. You’ll learn more about how we can make a difference in the outcome of your claims.

Why Choose The Flood Law Firm to Help You After a Pedestrian Accident?

Best Law Firm 2023A pedestrian accident can inflict life-altering injuries. You need legal representation that stands up to the responsible driver and the insurance companies to demand maximum compensation for your losses.

Victims of pedestrian accidents in Danbury choose The Flood Law Firm to assist with their injury claims and lawsuits because:

  • We provide direct communication. You will talk with the attorney handling your case, getting regular updates on the progress of your claim and answers to any questions that may arise.
  • We have a proven track record of success, which includes millions of dollars in compensation recovered for our clients in settlements and verdicts. Insurance companies know our reputation in the courtroom, so we settle cases for more money.
  • Our attorneys have extensive litigation experience and will not hesitate to take a case to trial if necessary.
  • We can handle all the details of pursuing your legal claim to give you the space to focus on your physical and emotional recovery.
  • Our firm’s resources enable us to go toe-to-toe with big insurance companies to maximize your financial compensation.
  • We represent pedestrian accident victims on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not need to pay a legal fee for our services unless we recover compensation for you in a settlement or trial.

How Our Firm Will Guide You Through the Claims Process

Pursuing compensation after a pedestrian accident can seem overwhelming for many people.

Let our Danbury pedestrian accident lawyers:

  • Investigate the accident to obtain the evidence we can use to prepare your compensation claims
  • Gather documentation of your injuries and losses, including medical records, bills/invoices, and pay stubs/income statements
  • Identify other parties besides the driver who hit you who may have liability in your pedestrian accident claim
  • Explain your legal options for recovering compensation, such as the availability of medical payments or underinsured motorist coverage, or liability insurance
  • Draft and filing insurance and legal claims on your behalf
  • Work with insurance adjusters to negotiate a fair settlement for you
  • Pursue your case in court and trial to fight for the maximum financial recovery you deserve

Danbury, CT Pedestrian Accident Statistics

According to the Connecticut Crash Data Repository maintained by the University of Connecticut, 1,303 pedestrian-involved accidents occurred statewide in one recent year.

These include:

  • 41 fatal accidents
  • 223 suspected serious injury accidents
  • 588 suspected minor injury accidents

Danbury had 42 pedestrian-involved traffic accidents, which included one fatal accident, five accidents involving suspected serious injuries, and 25 accidents involving suspected minor injuries.

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Many pedestrian accidents occur due to a motorist’s negligence.

Common causes of pedestrian accidents in Danbury include:

  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving, such as excessive speeding or swerving around slow or stopped traffic
  • Aggressive driving or road rage
  • Distracted driving, including cell phone use, eating/drinking, or grooming/applying makeup
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Drowsy/fatigued driving
  • Running red lights/stop signs
  • Disregarding pedestrian crossing lights
  • Failing to yield the right of way to pedestrians in intersections or crosswalks
  • Turning without signaling or checking mirrors for pedestrians
  • Backing out of a parking spot or driveway without checking mirrors/cameras and turning to look for pedestrians

Common Injuries From Pedestrian Accidents

Because pedestrians have no protection in a collision with a motor vehicle, pedestrian accidents often cause life-altering injuries such as:

  • Dislocated joints
  • Ligament, tendon, and muscle injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Nerve damage
  • Lacerations, abrasions, and degloving injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Crush injuries
  • Internal organ injuries
  • Herniated spinal discs
  • Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
  • Head and facial injuries
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Traumatic amputation/limb loss

How Do You Prove the Driver’s Fault for a Pedestrian Accident?

If the driver who hit you denies liability for the accident, you may need to gather evidence to prove their fault for the crash.

Examples of evidence used in pedestrian accident claims include:

  • Police accident reports
  • Accident scene photos and videos
  • Surveillance/traffic camera footage
  • Eyewitness statements
  • Vehicle “black box”/event data recorder logs
  • Driver alcohol/drug test results
  • Driver cell phone records
  • Post-accident vehicle inspections
  • Traffic light timing and road sensor data
  • Accident reconstruction expert reports

What Steps Do You Need to Take After a Pedestrian Accident?

Taking action after a pedestrian accident will help protect your legal options to seek financial recovery and put you in the best position to secure maximum compensation.

After a pedestrian accident in Danbury:

  • Report the accident to the police.
  • Get vehicle registration, license, and insurance information from the driver who hit you and any other motorists involved in the accident.
  • Take photos and videos of the accident scene, including vehicle damage, visible injuries you suffered, skid marks, and traffic signs and signals.
  • Seek prompt medical attention to have a doctor examine you for injuries you sustained in the crash.
  • Report the accident to your auto insurance provider if you have a policy.
  • Follow your doctor’s treatment instructions and recommendations.
  • Keep copies of bills, invoices, and receipts of expenses from the accident. Gather your pay stubs/income statements if you miss time from work.
  • Request copies of the police accident report and your medical records.
  • Start a journal or diary to document the pain and physical difficulties you experience because of your injuries and medical treatments.

Finally, reach out to a Danbury pedestrian accident lawyer with The Flood Law Firm to begin pursuing your legal options to recover compensation for the losses you have suffered.

Options for Financial Recovery After a Pedestrian Accident

Danbury Pedestrian Accident AttorneysYou may have several options for pursuing financial recovery for the losses you suffered due to a pedestrian accident.

These options include:

  • Medical payments (MedPay) coverage. Your auto insurance provider may offer you MedPay coverage in your policy. MedPay reimburses you for medical costs you incur due to auto accident injuries, regardless of who caused the accident.
  • Pursuing a pedestrian accident claim against the driver who hit you. You have the right to file a legal claim against the motorist who hit you in the pedestrian accident. A pedestrian accident claim against an at-fault driver can compensate you for your financial and personal losses from the accident.
  • Pursuing claims against other liable parties. You may also have the option to hold other parties responsible for your pedestrian accident injuries. For example, if the pedestrian accident occurred while the at-fault driver was working, you may have a claim against the driver’s employer.

Compensation Available in a Pedestrian Accident Claim

You deserve to obtain compensation for the expenses you incurred due to a pedestrian accident.

Let The Flood Law Firm fight to get you compensation for your:

  • Costs of medical treatment and rehabilitation for your injuries
  • Costs of long-term care and support, such as home health services and medical/mobility equipment, after becoming permanently disabled
  • Repair and replacement costs for damaged clothing or property of yours
  • Lost wages/income after taking time off work to recover from the pedestrian accident
  • Ongoing and future loss of earning capacity after becoming permanently disabled from your job or other kinds of work
  • Pain and suffering
  • Reduced enjoyment and quality of life or reduced life expectancy caused by injuries and permanent disabilities

Frequently Asked Questions About Pedestrian Accidents in Danbury

Super Lawyers Top 50 Connecticut Lawyer AwardFrequent questions that injured pedestrians have about their rights and the claims process include:

How Long Do I Have to File a Pedestrian Accident Lawsuit?

The statute of limitations under Connecticut General Statutes Section 52-584 gives you two years to file a lawsuit after suffering injuries in a pedestrian accident. You risk having your case permanently dismissed as untimely if you file suit after the statutory period expires on your pedestrian accident.

In addition to the statute of limitations, you must also file a notice of claim if you got into a pedestrian accident with a state or local government vehicle. You may have a year or even less to file your notice of claim, so you should not wait to talk to a Danbury pedestrian accident lawyer from The Flood Law Firm about starting your case.

Do I Need a Lawyer to Deal With the Insurance Company?

Although you’re not required to have a lawyer to file an insurance claim, a lawyer can take the stress of dealing with the insurance company off your shoulders. Insurers may repeatedly contact you after a pedestrian accident, demand you provide a written or recorded statement, and pressure you to accept a quick settlement.

An attorney can communicate with the insurance company on your behalf, allowing you to avoid the tactics insurers use to pressure accident victims into accepting less than the fair value for their claims.

What Happens if I Bear Partial Responsibility for the Pedestrian Accident?

Connecticut’s comparative negligence law allows you to file a pedestrian accident claim if your share of fault for the accident does not exceed the collective fault of the driver and other liable parties. But the law may reduce your financial recovery in proportion to your share of responsibility for the accident.

How Long Will It Take to Recover Compensation in My Pedestrian Accident Claim?

No one can say how long your pedestrian accident claim may take. Some claims settle in a few months, while others take a couple of years to resolve at trial.

Factors that will affect the duration of your case include:

  • The nature and severity of the injuries you suffered in the crash
  • The timeline of your medical treatment and rehabilitation
  • The number of other injured victims from the accident
  • The number of liable parties
  • Whether you share any responsibility for causing the accident
  • The availability and policy limits of applicable insurance coverage
  • The responsiveness of the insurance company
  • Whether you need to take your claim to court
  • The schedule imposed on your lawsuit by the trial court

Will I Have to Go to Court to Obtain Financial Recovery for My Injuries?

We understand the anxiety and stress that you may feel about sitting in a courtroom or testifying at trial in your pedestrian accident claim. Fortunately, most pedestrian accident claims settle before trial or seeing the inside of a courtroom.

Our Danbury pedestrian accident lawyers will aggressively negotiate with the insurance company to secure maximum compensation for you in a fair settlement. But our experienced trial litigators will advise you when we believe going to court or trial will give you the best chance of recovering the financial resources you need to put your life back on track after a devastating pedestrian accident.

Contact The Flood Law Firm for a Free Claim Evaluation To Learn More About Your Legal Options After a Pedestrian Accident

Brian M. Flood

Danbury Pedestrian Accident Lawyer, Brian Flood

You deserve to seek financial recovery after a negligent driver hit you in a pedestrian accident. Contact The Flood Law Firm today for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss how our Danbury pedestrian accident lawyers can advocate for your interests. Reach out to a Danbury personal injury lawyer.

Call us at (203) 448-2631 or fill out our contact form to reach out to us. Our attorney will meet with you at home or in the hospital if you cannot make it to our offices due to your injuries.

The Flood Law Firm – Danbury Office

1 Moss Ave.
Danbury, CT 06810