Boston Crosswalk Injury Attorneys
In 2008, approximately 20.6 percent of all Massachusetts motor vehicle related deaths (364) involved a pedestrian. In addition to the 364 reported deaths, 233 pedestrians suffered serious or catastrophic injuries. Many of the pedestrians victimized by car accidents were legally in a crosswalk at the time of the collision.
If you, or a loved one, were struck by a motor vehicle while crossing the street in or near the crosswalk, call Kelly & Soto Law for assistance with handling your claim. In Massachusetts, juries assembled properly by our experienced attorneys can yield large verdicts in favor of pedestrians. Many studies suggest that Massachusetts juries are sympathetic toward pedestrians, and pedestrians in a crosswalk in particular.
Because accidents between a motor vehicle and pedestrian can inflict huge injuries on the pedestrian, it is advised to contact a good lawyer as close in time to the accident as possible. Our attorneys move quickly to conduct investigations, collect evidence, and interview witnesses. From our first discussion with the driver’s insurance carrier, we make it clear that we will not bend or break while representing your rights. We do our homework and insurance companies know it. At Kelly & Soto Law, we are proud to report that in many cases, our investigations yield thousands of extra dollars in pre-lawsuit settlement negotiations.
If you have been struck by a car while in a crosswalk, you will need competent, diligent, and aggressive representation to get you compensation for your likely expensive medical bills, time away from work, and pain and suffering. Our firm’s attorneys have established a reputation around Massachusetts, and with insurance companies in particular, as lawyers that will not accept unfair offers on behalf of our clients.
Crosswalk accidents can be caused by many reasons, but it is our contention that most of these accidents are a result of inattentive driving. A few reasons crosswalk accidents most frequently occur include:
- Inattentive or negligent driving
- Texting while driving
- Turning left into a pedestrian
- Talking on the phone while driving
- Eating, drinking, or doing make-up while driving
- Becoming distracted by the radio or something else on the road
- Driving at excessive speeds in high volume pedestrian areas
- Drunk driving
As previously mentioned, because pedestrians are so much less protected than car accident victims inside another vehicle, the injuries are often catastrophic and debilitating. The injuries suffered by pedestrian accident victims in a crosswalk are varied. Injuries we see often, however, include:
- Facial injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Fractured femurs, tibulas, or fibulas
- Broken hands or arms
- Concussions or traumatic brain injuries
- Herniated discs or spinal cord injuries
- Broken or fractured ribs
If you were a pedestrian in a crosswalk and were struck by a car, you will need an aggressive group of attorneys working for you. Kelly & Soto Law is made up of experienced and aggressive staff that go the extra mile every time. We are committed to making life easier for our clients and to that end, offer free case consultations and the option to meet a lawyer at a location convenient for you.
If you have a question about a crosswalk injury claim, contact us today at 617.807.0855 to get a realistic and accurate valuation of your claim. To have one of our attorneys contact you, fill out the free consultation form.