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Pedestrian Accidents

Tewksbury and Winchester Personal Injury Attorney Represents Injured Pedestrians

Massachusetts accident lawyer helps those hit by cars and other vehicles

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.

Causes of 19 miles north-northwest of Boston-Boston's outer beltway accidents involving pedestrians

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:

  • Distracted drivers. Drivers cannot pay full attention to the road when they are using a cell phone or any other electronic device. They may also be distracted by passengers, food or even the button on a car radio.
  • Fatigued drivers. Drowsy driving is nearly as dangerous as drunk driving and results in drivers who aren’t fully focused on the road or the pedestrians in front of them.
  • Intoxicated drivers. The use of alcohol or other intoxicants by drivers frequently leads to serious or deadly accidents.
  • Negligence. Drivers often speed, disregard traffic laws or otherwise operate their vehicles recklessly. In these cases, they may be found to be negligent under the law.

I help victims of pedestrian accidents get peace of mind by pursuing compensation in a court of law.

Understanding pedestrian injuries

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.

Recovering compensation after an accident

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.

If you or a loved one has been hit by a car, call today

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.

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Reviews & Testimonials
  • "I have recently meet with Andrew with an eviction case and found him to extremely knowledgeable and helpful with my case and would highly recommend him and I will also be retaining his services in the future!"  -Sara M – 5 out 5 stars

  • "Andrew offered great representation for my case. He is very professional and diligent with his work. I would recommend him to anyone seeking help in his areas of expertise. He is fantastic."  -Bryan P. – 5 out of 5 stars

  • "I have had the pleasure of working with Attorney Sabourin and would recommend him to anyone requiring legal advice or representation. He is well informed, prepared, professional and serves his clients with patience and compassion."  -E H. – 5 out of 5 stars

  • "Andrew is extremely professional and dedicated to providing the best legal services to his clients. He walked me through the entire legal process step by step, while working diligently to ensure payment on all services I received to treat my injuries. I would highly recommend Andrew for his knowledge, commitment to his clients, attention to detail, quick response and overall support. I had never utilized a lawyer prior to my personal injury and Andrew was extremely honest and straight forward throughout the entire process. I am very grateful for all of his hard work and would highly recommend him."  -Kristina B. – 5 out of 5 stars

Our Offices
  • Tewksbury Office (by appointment only)
    1565 Main Street
    Suite 201
    Tewksbury, Massachusetts 01876
    Phone: 781-368-7180
    Fax: 781-417-6416
  • Winchester Office (mailing address)
    63 Shore Road
    Suite 25
    Winchester, Massachusetts 01890
    Phone: 781-368-7180
    Fax: 781-417-6416