When you walk around your neighborhood, you expect to be safe. Crosswalks, stop signs and traffic signals all help to protect you from vehicles in the roadway. Unfortunately, sometimes drivers ignore red lights or don’t stop at crosswalks. In these situations, pedestrians are hit and may suffer serious injuries. The Law Office of Andrew F. Sabourin provides compassionate legal representation to injured pedestrians and their families.
Pedestrians can be hurt nearly anywhere that people walk. From driveways and parking lots to sidewalks and crosswalks, there is always a possibility of danger. Drivers of cars, motorcycles, buses and trucks often hit pedestrians. Some of the most common reasons for these accidents include:
I help victims of pedestrian accidents get peace of mind by pursuing compensation in a court of law.
Those injured in hit-and-runs and other pedestrian accidents may suffer a variety of serious injuries. Broken bones are common, as are injuries to the hands, feet, back and neck. Many pedestrians hit their head during accidents. The head may impact a vehicle, the road or other surfaces. Traumatic brain injuries come in many forms and can range from a minor concussion to serious and debilitating forms of brain damage. In serious cases, pedestrians who suffer head injuries go into a coma and may never recover. Pedestrians may also lose their life due to an impact to the head. I represent grieving families who have lost a loved one in wrongful death lawsuits.
In some locations, pedestrians can recover their medical expenses from their own insurance company or the insurer of a family member. In other states, pedestrians recover from the driver who was at fault or that driver’s insurer. In most states, victims who have suffered serious injuries are able to recover damages in a lawsuit. These damages usually cover the cost of medical expenses, lost past wages and loss of earning capacity. Compensation for mental anguish and physical pain are often awarded in a lawsuit or agreed upon in a settlement. Some states also allow for punitive damages when the driver was intoxicated. I will work closely with your family to develop a plan to maximize your recovery under Massachusetts law.
The Law Office of Andrew F. Sabourin provides dedicated and considerate representation to injured pedestrians and victims of hit-and-run accidents. If you or a loved one has sustained injuries due to the negligence of a driver, I can help. Call 781-368-7180 or contact me online to schedule a consultation at my Tewksbury or Winchester office.