Car/pedestrian accidents pose a significant threat of injury to the pedestrian because of the sheer size and speed of the vehicle compared to the person. Our Connecticut pedestrian accident lawyers can help you seek the compensation you need to recover from one of these accidents.
According to the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT), around one to two percent of car accidents in our state involve pedestrians. Data collected by ConnDOT has found that 95 percent of these accidents involve personal injury, often serious and permanent. Tragically, two to four percent of these accidents result in fatal injuries every year as well.
Children are the most at-risk group for serious personal injury in a car/pedestrian accident, but senior citizens are at the highest risk for fatalities. According to data gathered and analyzed by the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, pedestrians over the age of 60 are more than twice as likely to suffer fatal injury when struck by a car as those in younger demographics.
Statistics like these can help spark necessary changes in state law to better protect pedestrians, but when you are injured or a loved one is killed in a pedestrian accident, you need justice, not numbers. The Connecticut pedestrian accident attorneys at Penner Law Firm are here to take your case, fight for your rights, and help you get the compensation you deserve.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a motor vehicle, please contact Penner Law Firm or call 203-878-1254 today to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our Connecticut pedestrian accident lawyers.
How Our Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Can Help
Victims of pedestrian accidents can suffer from long-term or even life-long damages, but insurance companies will frequently do whatever possible to pay victims less than fair compensation for their injuries. You need a pedestrian accident lawyer on your side who can investigate your accident, establish liability, and fight for every penny you are due.
Your Connecticut pedestrian accident lawyer from our firm will work with you personally, taking time to investigate your accident and to understand how your injuries will impact every area of your life. We take great pride in providing personalized and effective representation for our clients.
To schedule a free consultation with one of our Connecticut pedestrian accident attorneys, please contact us today. We have offices in Milford, Branford, Greenwich, Norwalk, and Hartford, but can come to you if your injuries make travel difficult.