Pedestrian Hit By Car – Hit and Run Lawyers Connecticut
Of the numerous auto accidents that occur every day in Connecticut, some of the most serious injuries occur when a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle. A pedestrian is particularly vulnerable to serious injury when struck, and in the most severe cases a pedestrian can suffer wrongful death when struck by a car, truck or even a motorcycle. Drivers are protected in accidents with other drivers by air bags, seat belts, and of course their cars. Pedestrians have none of these protections, not to mention that the cars and autos that injure them typically weigh ten to twenty times as much as they do.
At Jackson O’Keefe, LLP, we have been helping insurers defend pedestrian accident claims for many, many years. As a result, we know the intricacies of these claims, and we know what insurers find significant, and how to best present your damages claim for the most favorable resolution possible. Get the benefit of our many years of insurance experience by calling us now at 860.278.4040.
At Jackson O’Keefe, we are not a mass production law firm. We don’t look at you as number, and assign you to a secretary or paralegal for primary “handling”. Your calls get through. Every client’s case is handled by a partner-attorney throughout the process. Personal. Professional. Best practices. We carefully review developments in the law on a continual basis, to put your best case forward.
Unfortunately, sometimes “looking both ways before you cross” is not enough. Drivers have an obligations to pedestrians. When a car or truck driver fails to see a pedestrian or fails to yield the right of way, a pedestrian accident can cause severe injuries. Even if a pedestrian was jaywalking, that does not necessarily alleviate a driver’s obligation to respond appropriately and avoid an accident.
Over 100,000 pedestrians are injured on America’s roads every year. Almost half of pedestrian accident fatalities occur during the single hour in the afternoon right after school. At Jackson O’Keefe, LLP, our attorneys provide skilled legal representation for victims of pedestrian accidents. Pedestrian accidents have a wide range of causes. Driver negligence is may be the cause. Drivers may fail to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks or ignore stoplights. Drunk drivers may leave the roadway and hit pedestrians on the sidewalk. Drivers may be proceeding at too fast a speed and negligently lose control of the vehicle. Our attorneys have the resources and experience to effectively handle legal claims involving life-altering injuries, including spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries. As necessary, we work with a team of experts from a variety of fields — including medical professionals, vocational rehabilitators, economists, and other professionals. These experts can help us to develop a comprehensive record of the consequences of severe injuries. We understand the ongoing medical care needs that such injuries bring, and the financial costs associated with such care.
The Connecticut car accident lawyers at Jackson O’Keefe have the years of experience and knowledge necessary to provide you with the skilled representation you need when dealing with insurance companies following any type of motor vehicle accident. Quick assessment of the issues, determining the cause of the crash and assessing the severity of your injury and your medical needs are the services you can expect when you retain our Connecticut car accident attorneys. The Connecticut car accident lawyers at Jackson O’Keefe are adept at assessing the physical principles of the accident, the medical evidence used to evaluate injuries, and the economic and accounting principles required to evaluate losses. We provide the strongest possible representation to maximize your recovery. We will investigate the car accident scene, research the accident and your car, along with any other evidence that came into play at the time of your accident. We will stand up for you against any wrongdoer, trucking company or anyone else who has caused you harm. It is our responsibility to make sure your rights are upheld and defended. Because of our experience in taking cases to trial, we can often obtain favorable settlements even without a trial. With over 50 years of representing Connecticut car accident litigants, the law firm of Jackson O’Keefe understands how the unique circumstances of your collision require careful and compassionate representation.