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Middletown Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Were you injured in a pedestrian accident while walking or running on the streets of Middletown, Connecticut? Did a vehicle strike you in a parking lot as it backed up? If a pedestrian accident injured you, you might suffer from severe injuries and be unable to work. You need a strong advocate on your side.

The Flood Law Firm has extensive experience helping injured pedestrians pursue the compensation they deserve. They will handle all aspects of your case, from investigating the circumstances of the accident to filing a lawsuit if the insurance company does not offer you a fair and reasonable settlement. Let the personal injury attorneys at The Flood Law Firm go to work for you.

Founded in 2012 by brothers Brian and Chris Flood, our firm has grown to twenty attorneys passionate about serving those injured in Middletown and beyond. We will fight for our clients so they have the money they need to put their lives back together after an accident. Call The Flood Law Firm today for your free consultation with a Middletown pedestrian accident lawyer.

Why Choose The Flood Law Firm?

Middletown Pedestrian Accident LawyerYou may not know where to turn in the aftermath of a pedestrian accident. As you recover from your injuries, you may have unanticipated medical bills. If you cannot work because of your injuries from the accident, you may worry about how you will pay these bills. Rest assured that the personal injury attorneys at The Flood Law Firm have assisted many injured clients just like you.

At The Flood Law Firm, our results speak for themselves. Our firm has recovered millions of dollars in jury verdicts and settlements. If the insurance company is unwilling to offer you a fair settlement that fully compensates you for your losses, we will file a lawsuit and take your case to trial.

We are ready to offer you the personal, one-on-one attention we provide to all our clients. Because we handle personal injury cases on a contingency basis, you only pay legal fees if we recover settlement funds on your behalf or receive a successful jury verdict in your case.

Our compassionate team of personal injury lawyers can help no matter where you were injured in Connecticut. With offices in Middletown, we look forward to meeting at one of our convenient locations. Call us today. You can speak to one of our friendly, knowledgeable pedestrian accident attorneys free of charge at your initial case consultation.

Are you an attorney in need of assistance with a challenging pedestrian accident case? Do you practice in another area of the law and want to make sure your client gets the qualified representation they need and deserve for a pedestrian accident claim? Contact us today and we’ll be ready to step in and help.

Compensation for Pedestrian Accidents

What your case is worth depends on several factors. The value of your case could be higher if your injuries are severe and take a long time to heal. The value of your claim will be greater if you have to take time off work because of your injuries or if you are permanently disabled because of the accident.

After a pedestrian accident, you might recover compensation to cover your:

  • Medical expenses you incurred due to the accident
  • Future medical expenses you will incur for continuing medical care and physical therapy
  • Lost wages for the time you are off work due to the accident
  • Future lost income due to your diminished earning capacity if you suffer any permanent impairment as a result of the accident
  • Pain and suffering and emotional distress you may suffer because of the accident
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium
  • Property repair or replacement

The experienced personal injury attorneys at The Flood Law Firm handle all types of pedestrian accidents. We will evaluate your injuries and the parties’ liability and demand the full value of your case. We know what tactics insurance companies use to avoid paying you what your claim is worth, and we fight for the maximum settlement. We’ll file a lawsuit if we can’t get what your claim is worth.

Middletown, Connecticut, Pedestrian Accident Facts and Statistics

Best Law Firm 2023The Connecticut Department of Transportation has reported troubling statistics concerning pedestrian accidents. In 2022, vehicles struck and killed 74 pedestrians on Connecticut roadways. This is the largest number of pedestrian fatalities that have occurred in a single year in Connecticut since the 1980s. The Connecticut Department of Transportation blames the higher rates of speed, impaired driving, and distracted driving as the main reasons for increased pedestrian accidents.

Middletown, Connecticut, has one of the most dangerous on-ramps in the state. Connecticut lawmakers are doing their part to improve the safety of the Route 17 on-ramp to Route 9 by devoting $42.5 million to overhauling this on-ramp exchange. The Connecticut Department of Transportation confirmed that this on-ramp was one of the ten most dangerous interchanges in the state. Middletown’s Mayor indicated that the goal is to make the area safer for pedestrians as well.

Although Connecticut lawmakers are making strides in improving roadways for pedestrian safety, fatalities and injuries continue to occur. With an office in Middletown, our personal injury attorneys are uniquely qualified to handle your pedestrian accident case because they drive on the local roads every day and understand the risks pedestrians in Middletown face.

If a pedestrian accident in Middletown injures you, you need to be aware of the deadline for filing a lawsuit against the at-fault party. This deadline, established by Connecticut’s statute of limitations, is two years from the date of the accident. If you fail to file your lawsuit within this timeframe, the court will likely dismiss your case, and you will lose the opportunity to pursue compensation through the courts. The personal injury attorneys at The Flood Law Firm will comply with this and any other pertinent deadlines throughout your case.

Types of Pedestrian Accidents

Here are some common types of pedestrian accidents that can occur:

  • Crosswalk accidents. You have probably experienced walking in a crosswalk when the light quickly turns from “Walk” to “Don’t Walk.” Vehicles can strike pedestrians on the road when drivers focus solely on the traffic lights and not on unsuspecting, slower-moving pedestrians in the crosswalk.
  • Distracted driver accidents. Distracted drivers pose a threat to other drivers on the road, but they are particularly dangerous to pedestrians who are not protected from impact by a vehicle. Even a momentary glance at the radio or phone can prove tragic to a pedestrian. If the driver fails to stop or accelerates without looking for a pedestrian, that pedestrian in the driver’s way may be severely injured.
  • Backup accidents. Backup accidents commonly occur when drivers are backing out of parking spaces, alleys, or driveways. They may be in a rush and not take care to scan the area for pedestrians. Depending on the speed at which the driver backs up, the pedestrian could sustain significant injuries.
  • Multiple vehicle accidents. Although one driver may stop and signal to a pedestrian to move forward, their actions could confuse another driver on the road. These circumstances could result in a pedestrian’s injury even though they thought it was safe to cross the street.
  • Bus accidents. Drivers who fail to stop for stopped buses create risks of pedestrian injuries. Whether a school bus or a city bus, drivers who do not stop for a stopped bus may strike a pedestrian attempting to enter or exit the bus.
  • Turn lane accidents. Whether a driver attempts to make a right-hand turn from the turn lane or a left-hand turn, their focus might be on the road they are turning on. They might not be on the lookout for pedestrians at all. This lack of attention poses a threat to pedestrians walking through an intersection with turn lanes.

Types of Pedestrian Injuries

Pedestrians may sustain life-threatening or even fatal injuries if a moving vehicle strikes them. Pedestrians are particularly vulnerable to injuries because they lack any protection from the impact if struck by a private motor vehicle or large commercial vehicle when sharing the road.

These are some of the injuries pedestrians may experience:

  • Head injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Internal bleeding
  • Blunt force trauma injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Road rash and other burns
  • Loss of limbs
  • Emotional and psychological injuries
  • Facial and dental injuries
  • Disfigurement
  • Death

Filing an Insurance Claim After a Pedestrian Accident

When dealing with an insurance company in the aftermath of an accident, you will likely encounter more roadblocks to getting compensation for your losses than you anticipate. Insurance companies are in the business of making money. They make money by paying the least amount possible on the claims they accept. After an accident, you need to focus on your recovery and getting back to work, not on dealing with an insurance company that may be unwilling to pay your claim.

The seasoned personal injury attorneys at The Flood Law Firm have extensive experience communicating and negotiating with insurance companies. They understand the strategies the insurance companies try to employ to minimize how much they will pay on individual claims. You need an advocate on your side to fight for full and fair compensation.

Our attorneys will review and interpret the insurance policies at issue, assess the available coverage under the policies, and conduct a thorough investigation of the accident so they are fully prepared to communicate and negotiate with the insurance companies on your behalf. The insurance companies know that we will not hesitate to file a lawsuit if they do not cooperate and offer the compensation you deserve.

What to Do if You Sustain Injuries in a Pedestrian Accident

Super Lawyers Top 50 Connecticut Lawyer AwardWhen you’re injured in a pedestrian accident that wasn’t your fault, it’s a shocking and traumatic experience.

After you seek medical treatment, protect your legal rights to pursue your claim and:

  • Follow up with your medical provider. If you received medical treatment at the scene of the accident or went to a hospital by ambulance for evaluation and treatment, the medical staff probably told you to follow up with your primary care physician or with another medical professional after the initial treatment. Because some injuries may not become apparent until a couple of days after the accident, another medical professional should evaluate your injuries. Follow the prescribed treatment plan and document your pain and any symptoms in a journal.
  • Keep all records. Be sure to keep all medical records and any correspondence you receive from any insurance company related to the accident. You should provide these documents to your attorney at your initial meeting.
  • Gather evidence. If possible, take photographs of your injuries and the accident scene. Obtain the insurance information from the vehicle driver who caused your accident. If any eyewitnesses are at the accident scene, get their contact information and ask them about what they observed. If you’re too injured to do this, call us and we can do it for you during our investigation.
  • Stay off social media. Avoid posting pictures of the accident or describing your injuries in any way on social media. The insurance company or defense counsel could try to use anything you post as evidence against you in the future.
  • Contact The Flood Law Firm. When you engage a personal injury attorney at The Flood Law Firm as soon as possible after the accident, your attorney can go to work for you from the start of the claims process. They can gather evidence, such as pictures, records, and witness statements. The Flood Law Firm can handle all elements of your claim or lawsuit and make the legal process as easy as possible for you.

Talk to a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in Middletown Today

Brian M. Flood

Middletown Pedestrian Accident Lawyer, Brian Flood

Were you injured in a pedestrian accident in Middletown? If someone else was responsible for the injuries you suffered in a pedestrian accident, the at-fault party should pay you the compensation you deserve. Reach out to a Middletown personal injury lawyer.

The attorneys at The Flood Law Firm are ready to work to recover compensation for the financial losses you sustained so that you can focus on your physical recovery and mental health after the accident. We understand how intimidating the legal process may seem and will assist you each step of the way.

Call The Flood Law Firm today for a free consultation at (860) 346-2695 or contact us online.

The Flood Law Firm – Middletown Office

190 Washington Street

Middletown, CT 06457

Phone:860 346-2695