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More Than Four Decades Of Dependable, Dedicated Legal Advocacy

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Seasoned Legal Advocacy For Pedestrians Hit By Motor Vehicles

When a motor vehicle strikes a pedestrian, that person on foot is more likely to suffer serious harm. Victims are often left with permanent or life-changing injuries. Help from a personal injury attorney can help even the odds they face.

Pedestrian Injury Attorneys Committed To Your Best Interests

At Sette & Parnoff, PC, our Hamden pedestrian accident attorneys provide compassionate representation for injured pedestrians and loved ones who are grieving a tragic and avoidable accident. We remain at your side throughout the entire legal process, focusing on maximizing the compensation you are entitled to.

While you focus on recovering, we get to work to ensure that justice is served following serious and dangerous negligence. That includes the following:

  • Maintaining ongoing contact with you on the status of your case.
  • Thorough investigations with attention to every detail
  • Securing evidence that helps to prove your claim and the extent of your injuries
  • Either entering negotiations toward a settlement or taking your pedestrian accident claim to court via a lawsuit
  • Working with high-level experts to support your claim

What Caused Your Pedestrian Accident?

Our attorneys are familiar with the common scenarios leading to pedestrian injuries, which often trace back to the negligence or carelessness of automobile drivers:

  • Failure to yield the right of way
  • Texting while driving and other distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Making left turns or right turns without looking
  • “Dooring” a pedestrian or cyclist

Connecticut’s New Pedestrian Safety Laws

Recent legislation aims to reduce pedestrian injuries and deaths in Connecticut. These laws also work in your favor in the event that you need to bring a personal injury lawsuit against a driver.

Drivers must yield to pedestrians in marked and unmarked crosswalks:

  1. If the walker is in any part of the crosswalk
  2. If the person steps to the curb and raises their hand or signals to oncoming traffic they want to cross
  3. If the person indicates they intend to cross by moving their wheelchair, cane, bike, scooter, stroller or leashed dog into the crosswalk

Failure to yield is subject to a $500 fine

Dooring is now against the law:

  1. Opening the car door into the path of a jogger or a person on a bicycle, electric bike, or electric foot scooter
  2. Leaving a car door open longer than necessary if it blocks a sidewalk, shoulder or bike lane

Aggressive Advocacy On Your Behalf

On your behalf, our New Haven attorneys fight for damages, both economic and noneconomic. Those include the following:

  • Current and future medical expenses, including surgeries, therapies, and other costs
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Lost wages
  • Lost quality of life
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering/mental anguish

Do not hesitate to turn to our attorneys. If you suffered serious injuries or the tragic fatality of a loved one, take action now. Before accepting a settlement, explore all your options to secure the compensation you and your loved ones are entitled to.

Reach Out To Our Hamden Pedestrian Accident Attorneys Today

Contact the attorneys at Sette & Parnoff, PC, today to explore your options and secure justice. Our pedestrian accident attorneys will help you file your personal injury case and focus on your best interests.

Please contact our law firm today to set up a FREE injury consultation!