Pedestrian Accidents

Connecticut Pedestrian Accident Lawyers representing injured victims best interests and recovering maximum compensation

Pedestrian Injury Law Firm in Hartford, Connecticut

Connecticut pedestrian accident attorneys here to pursue justice and the maximum compensation from all liable parties

The Connecticut pedestrian accident attorneys at McCoy & McCoy have been representing pedestrian injury victims for the last 20 years. The pedestrian accident law firm is known throughout Connecticut for their focus on  motor vehicle accidents, including pedestrians struck by vehicles. If you have been struck by a vehicle or have had a loved one injured or killed in a pedestrian accident, you want an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer in Connecticut. Not only will the attorneys help you understand your rights and options, but they will also help you seek out the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

It's Dangerous Being A Pedestrian

Motor vehicles generally weigh between 3,000 and 8,000 pounds, meaning that when they collide with a pedestrian, the consequences can be catastrophic. Unlike a driver, a pedestrian or bicyclist has no protection from the impact of a collision.The tragic results can mean severe, even permanent injuries along with burdensome medical bills. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, or if you have lost someone you love, it is in your best interest to meet with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. At McCoy & McCoy, our Hartford-based injury lawyers defend the rights of clients throughout Connecticut and aggressively advocate for full and fair compensation. Discover how you can assert your legal rights!

Call us today at 860-560-1514 to reach one of our pedestrian accident attorneys in Hartford, or complete a free case evaluation online.

What You Should Do After A Pedestrian Accident

Immediately after a pedestrian accident, there are essential steps you should take. Naturally, any serious injury needs to be treated with prompt medical care. But in addition to medical treatment, you also want to get as much information as possible. That includes:

1. Get Information

Get the names and contact information of the parties involved and potential witnesses.

2. Document Evidence

Take pictures or videos of the scene. Retrace your steps. Take note of what exactly happened. 

3. Statements

Get witnesses statements.

4. Seek Medical Help Right Away

A medical checkup is vital after a pedestrian accident. Not only can that give you prompt treatment for your injuries, but it can help spot other problems you may not be aware of yet. For example, if you struck your head, you may have an injury that is not readily apparent but could still be dangerous. Good medical care will help you discover those things and provide you with more information for your attorney.

Common Causes of a Connecticut Pedestrian Accident

Consult with a Pedestrian Accident Attorney Before Speaking to an Insurance Agent

Don’t speak with the other party’s insurance company until you talk with Frank McCoy, Jr. As an active member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice, Frank will fight for justice in your pedestrian injury case. With Frank on your side, you can get the support you need to seek compensation. Your attorney will also work with you to obtain any information you may not have been able to collect due to injuries or other extenuating circumstances.

Pedestrian Accident FAQ

How do I know if I need a pedestrian accident attorney?

If you have been a victim of a pedestrian accident due to someone else’s negligence, you will likely be able to seek compensation. When you work with Connecticut pedestrian injury attorney Frank McCoy, Jr., you get the legal representation you can rely on to resolve your case successfully. Working with a trusted and qualified attorney can also increase your peace of mind. Frank will give you the help you need to work with the driver’s insurance company on fair and just compensation.

Where can I find a Pedestrian Injury Attorney?

The pedestrian injury attorneys are located in Hartford, CT & New Haven, CT. We are happy to come out to your location to meet with you if distance is an issue.  

How long do I have to file my Connecticut pedestrian accident claim?

If you were involved in a pedestrian accident in Connecticut, you have two years to file a case, however, there are certain circumstances where you have to file a case sooner. 

How long does a Connecticut pedestrian accident case take?

A pedestrian accident case in Connecticut can vary in time due to the time it takes to fully understand the severity of the injuries and the impact it will have on a victim’s life. 

How much is a pedestrian accident case worth?

Every pedestrian accident case in unique, therefore, it is impossible to accurately determine exactly how much a case is worth. However, by speaking to a CT pedestrian accident attorney, you can work to determine a fair estimate by evaluating injuries and the time it takes you to recover. 

What you DO NOT want to do is accept less money than your claim is worth working with an insurance company. This could make you financially responsible for medical expenses and lost income. With the help of a Connecticut pedestrian accident attorney, you can receive maximum amount of compensation for non-economic and economic damages.

What are the Pedestrian laws in Connecticut?

A knowledgeable Hartford pedestrian injury attorney like Frank McCoy Jr. can help you learn more about the laws in Connecticut. For example, a new law that took effect in October 2021 clarifies that motorists are required to yield to a pedestrian if that pedestrian moves into a crosswalk. A pedestrian accident attorney will fully understand that law and can use that information to seek proper compensation for your injuries.

The new pedestrian law also states that drivers must stop for pedestrians who indicate they will cross the street. Signaling with your hands that you intend to cross the road is enough to require drivers to stop and wait for you to do so entirely. That signal or entering the crosswalk in any way are both acceptable for pedestrians. Drivers who fail to stop are subject to penalties and lawsuits if they strike a pedestrian.

Get the Full and Fair Compensation You Deserve

As clear as it may be that you are owed full compensation, insurance companies are notorious for offering lowball settlements. Our seasoned accident lawyers have the proven ability to collect and present evidence in a way to recover your fair compensation.

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