If you need legal advice or representation in order to recover damages for injuries suffered in a pedestrian accident, contact the experienced Massachusetts personal injury attorneys at the law offices of Kenney & Conley. The legal process of recovering compensation for your injuries is complex and our passionate and experience team can ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve. Our thorough and careful examination of the circumstances of your accident can help you recover the most complete compensation possible.
Greater Boston Pedestrian Accident Claims
The exposure of bicyclists and pedestrians to the full and direct impact of a motor vehicle, even at low speeds, can mean severe, disabling, or fatal injuries to the victim. We have seen firsthand the severe injuries that can result from the force of a motor vehicle colliding with a pedestrian — injuries to the head, hip, extremities, back, neck and spinal cord are all possible and very serious. Unfortunately, many such accidents result in the death of the victim. In many pedestrian accident cases, we have provided compassionate legal counsel to families overcoming the wrongful death of a loved one following a fatal pedestrian accident. This type of injury or loss is extremely difficult, but with an experienced legal team on your side, you can be sure that your rights and those of your family are being protected.
Recovering Compensation After a Pedestrian Accident
The expenses related to disabling injuries and the loss of a family member can create significant financial hardship. In analyzing your legal options for recovery in a pedestrian accident case, we look beyond the most obvious defendant — the motorist who struck you — to see whether other parties might also be responsible for your damages. These might include:
- The employer of a driver at fault
- The owner of commercial property with poorly marked or controlled access
- The operator of a retail parking lot with badly maintained and broken pavement
Additionally, in some cases, defects or performance failures of safety equipment or automotive components might indicate the liability of a manufacturer or distributor. While the defendant’s insurer will do everything possible to challenge, deny, and understate the gravity of the plaintiff’s injuries, our work with treating and forensic physicians will advance your interest in having the full extent of your injuries recognized and compensated.
Many pedestrian accident cases, however, involve a liable party that cannot be located. Victims of hit-and-run accidents can still recover compensation for damages through an uninsured motorist claim against your own uninsured motorist/underinsured motorist coverage. In addition, compensation for lost income and immediate medical treatment is available as a benefit of your policy’s Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage. The experienced attorneys at Kenney & Conley can you help you explore these and other options to ensure that every avenue for damage recovery in your unique case is explored.
Experienced Boston Area Personal Injury Attorneys