Pedestrian Accidents

Connecticut Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

Pedestrian Injury Law Firm in Hartford, CT

The Connecticut pedestrian accident attorneys at McCoy & McCoy have been representing pedestrian injury victims for the last 25+ 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.

Understand Your Rights After a Pedestrian Accident

It is important to understand your rights after a pedestrian accident in Connecticut. An experienced pedestrian accident attorney will be able to help you navigate the legal system and ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve for any medical bills, lost wages, paid and suffering, and more. Contact the pedestrian accident attorneys at McCoy & McCoy today for a free consultation. 

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!

Common Causes of Pedestrian accidents

What to 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. If you have been hit by a car or automobile, do the following: 

1. Seek Medical help

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. 

2. Document Evidence

Document names and contact information of the parties involved and potential witnesses. Take pictures of videos of the scene. Retrace your steps. Take note of what exactly happened. Get statements from parties involved.

3. Contact a Lawyer

If you were involved in a pedestrian accident, it is important that you contact a Connecticut Pedestrian attorney right away.

FAQ

All your pedestrian accident questions answered 

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

Take action to Strengthen your pedestrian accident claim

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Keep all documents

Keep all documents related to the incident including medical reports, insurance claims, and witness accounts in a. secure place. 

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Collect Evidence

Stay organized as you document all evidence related to the accident such as photos of the scene and notes on conversations with witnesses.

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Contact a lawyer

Most importantly, contact our experienced pedestrian accident attorneys at McCoy & McCoy so we can protect your rights while ensuring you receive full compensation for your injuries.

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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.​