Pedestrian Accidents & Injuries
If you need a pedestrian accident attorney in Connecticut, Balzano and Tropiano can help. We’ve helped thousands of injury victims in Connecticut recover millions of dollars in damages for the injuries they have suffered. Many of these injured victims were innocent pedestrians hit by another vehicle. We will do everything we can to help you. Call us today for a free consultation. We never charge any fees unless we win your case so there’s no obligation to call us and get free legal information and advice.
Pedestrian Accident Information
Each year in Connecticut, thousands of innocent victims are injured or killed as they attempt to do something as simple as cross the street. Pedestrian injuries and deaths due to driver negligence are the cause of hundreds of traffic-related accidents each day in the United States. It has been estimated that some 110,000 pedestrians are injured every year in the United States and that almost 60,000 pedestrians are killed in pedestrian accidents. Statistics like these are staggering. The victims of such accidents include people of all ages, but a large number of fatalities included here are elderly people and children. Pedestrians are so vulnerable and exposed when crossing a street that an impact from even a slow-moving vehicle can easily cause injury or death. Injuries sustained in these accidents are all too often severe or life-threatening, and the damage to life and life can be catastrophic in many cases.
In 2002 the pedestrian accident statistics included these facts:
- Over 4,800 pedestrians died in traffic-related accidents
- Pedestrians were injured every 7 minutes in traffic-related accidents
- 68% of pedestrian fatalities were males
- Over 71,000 pedestrians were injured in traffic-related accidents
Statistics highlight the problem of human error on the part of both pedestrians and motorists when it comes to unsafe travel practices. Confusion and inattention are the two main reasons that accidents take place. Statistics show that males have a high occurrence of pedestrian accidents, along with young people, possibly due to risk-taking behaviors.
Statistics also show us that, as mentioned, many of these accident victims are smaller children, of course, and then the elderly. This year, if the statistics are any indication at all, another 70,000 pedestrians will be injured in traffic-related accidents, and 5,000 more will die.
We also know from statistics that nearly half of those deaths will occur between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m., when our children are on their way home from school. Teaching children to stay in the crosswalks is no guarantee of their safety, either. Negligent drivers are on the roads all throughout the day, every day.
When a pedestrian is involved in an accident, there are so many variables to consider. The hospital bills can be enormous, simply because of the types of injuries, one sustains when struck by an oncoming vehicle. Catastrophic type injuries such as spinal cord injuries and brain injuries are not uncommon in such cases.
At Balzano and Tropiano, we are committed to protecting the rights of our Connecticut personal injury clients. We will help you to recover the maximum award allowed by law in the case of driver negligence. If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, or if you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of a reckless driver, contact the personal injury lawyers at Balzano and Tropiano today.