Hartford Pedestrian Accident Attorney

When a motor vehicle strikes a pedestrian, the results are often life-changing. Pedestrian accidents can cause spine and back injuries, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, organ damage, and other severe injuries. Many pedestrian collisions are fatal. If you were injured or a loved one was killed in a pedestrian accident, a Hartford pedestrian accident attorney from Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC can represent you in a legal case against the liable party.

We can help you seek justice and financial compensation for damages such as lost income, funeral expenses, medical bills, and pain and suffering. A Hartford personal injury lawyer from our law firm can provide the legal advice, advocacy, and support you need during this difficult time.

Call today to schedule a complimentary consultation. We offer free consultations and work on a contingency-fee basis, so you can get legal help now without worrying about upfront legal fees.

Why Should You  Choose a Hartford Pedestrian Accident Lawyer from Our Firm to Represent You?

Working with a personal injury attorney during your pedestrian accident case gives you access to professional legal support and valuable resources. Most importantly, when you have a personal injury lawyer from our team on your side during the legal process, somebody advocates for your best interests and stands up for you against the insurance company or other liable party.

So, how can you know which law firm is right for you? Start by researching the firm’s approach to personal injury law, case results, and reviews from past clients. Next, set up an initial consultation so you can learn more about the law firm and ask any questions you have.

Below, you’ll find a list of benefits of working with a Hartford pedestrian accident lawyer from Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC. We have a long history of successful case outcomes and a staff who’s dedicated to getting our clients results.

We Have Recovered Millions of Dollars for Personal Injury Victims and Surviving Families

Being struck by a car driven by a negligent driver can be traumatic. Recovering compensation through a personal injury or wrongful death claim is not just about the financial payout; it’s also about securing justice for the pain and trauma caused by the collision.

Our Hartford pedestrian accident lawyers pursue maximum compensation in pedestrian accident cases. Some of our case outcomes include:

  • $2,000,000 for an individual who was struck by a car while crossing the street, requiring multiple surgeries to address her injuries.
  • $1,200,000 for a pedestrian accident victim who was hit by a car in a crosswalk, suffering a broken leg that required surgery.
  • $475,000 for a woman who was struck while crossing the street and suffered soft tissue injuries and a fractured arm.
  • $300,000 for a client who was hit by a car in a parking lot and suffered multiple fractures, requiring surgery and physical therapy.

We Don’t Accept Inadequate Personal Injury Settlement Offers

Our job is to get you the most compensation possible in your case so that you can cover your medical expenses and lost income and try to move on with your life. Most pedestrian accident lawsuits are filed against an auto insurance company. Insurance companies are interested in protecting their bottom line, so they will try to get injured people to settle for as little as possible.

Insurance companies use many different techniques to undervalue or deny pedestrian accident claims. Their first payout is often very low. We don’t accept lowball settlement offers and aren’t swayed by manipulative insurance company tactics. We will fight to get you the money you deserve.

We Have Over 85 Years of Experience

Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC is one of the area’s most well-established law firms. We have spent over eight decades fighting for injured people and the loved ones of fatal accident victims. The Hartford personal injury lawyers at our firm know how to build a solid case for our clients.

We Can Handle Complex Cases and Personal Injury Litigation

Our pedestrian accident attorneys are equipped to represent you even if your case involves complexities such as liability disputes or challenging circumstances. Our experienced attorneys are also prepared to file a pedestrian accident lawsuit against the responsible party and take your case to court if needed.

Our Clients Consistently Note the Quality of Our Legal Services

You can read dozens of client testimonials describing their experience at Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC. We treat our clients like family and go above and beyond to make the personal injury claim process as painless as possible. We’re committed to getting favorable results.

“They made sure I got the best help and service! I appreciate their hard work and patience.” – C.C.

“Great staff that work hard for you. I was very impressed with the dedication put into my claim. I appreciate all the work while I was recovering. Extremely professional! Thank you to Chris and Anne!” – D.P.

Types of Injuries For Which You May Qualify for Compensation

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs): These injuries can range from mild concussions to severe brain damage. They occur when the head strikes an object or is hit forcefully.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Damage to any part of the spinal cord or nerves at the end of the spinal canal, leading to permanent changes in strength, sensation, and other body functions below the site of the injury.
  • Broken Bones: Pedestrians may suffer fractures in any part of the body, but legs, arms, and ribs are particularly vulnerable. These injuries can range from simple fractures that require casting to complex breaks that need surgical intervention.
  • Lacerations and Abrasions: These are cuts and scrapes that can range from minor to severe. Deep lacerations may require stitches and can lead to significant blood loss and infection.
  • Internal Injuries: These include injuries to internal organs such as the lungs, liver, spleen, and kidneys, often resulting from the force of the impact. Internal bleeding may be a life-threatening condition requiring immediate medical attention.
  • Neck and Back Injuries: Whiplash is a common neck injury, while herniated discs can affect the back. Both can result in chronic pain and mobility issues.
  • Pelvic Injuries: Due to the height of car bumpers, pelvic injuries are common in pedestrian accidents, ranging from fractures to dislocations.
  • Emotional Trauma: Beyond physical injuries, accidents can lead to psychological issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, and loss of enjoyment of life, impacting an individual’s overall quality of life.

Each of these injuries varies in severity and may require different levels of medical care, from emergency treatment to long-term rehabilitation. Your lawyer will calculate the immediate and long-term costs of treatment to determine a just value for your claim.

Our Hartford Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Will Pursue Compensation for Financial and Non-Financial Damages

The compensation available to pedestrian accident victims varies case by case. You may qualify for compensation for:

  • Medical expenses: Your emergency room care, hospitalization, surgeries, X-rays, physical therapy, and other medical needs may be covered.
  • Lost wages: If the accident forced you to miss work or left you disabled and unable to work, we’ll pursue compensation for your lost income and lost earning capacity.
  • Pain and suffering: Our legal team will also seek compensation for the intangible harm you suffered because of the accident. You may be experiencing physical pain, nightmares, flashbacks, and other excruciating symptoms. We will demand compensation for your pain and suffering.
  • Wrongful death damages: If your loved one died in a fatal pedestrian accident, we’ll seek compensation for your financial and non-financial damages. We recognize that no amount of money in the world could make up for the loss of a loved one, but we will do everything possible to maximize the compensation you receive. You may qualify for compensation for funeral and burial expenses, loss of your loved one’s income, medical bills, and more.

Our Hartford Pedestrian Collision Lawyers Operate on a Contingency Fee Structure

Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC won’t ask you to pay upfront for our lawyers’ services.

We Don’t Get Paid Unless You Do

A contingency fee means that there are no out-of-pocket expenses when you work with a personal injury lawyer from our firm. We only get paid if and when you do. You can rest assured that our law firm will do everything possible to get you a favorable outcome.

Your Initial Consultation Is Completely Free

If you want to learn more about our services and how we can help you, you can set up a free case assessment today.

A Hartford Pedestrian Accident Lawyer From Our Firm Will Work to Demonstrate Liability

A crucial part of building a successful personal injury claim is demonstrating liability or legal responsibility for an accident or injury. You may assume that in a vehicle-on-pedestrian collision, the driver of the vehicle is automatically considered liable for the crash. Unfortunately, many drivers and their insurance companies try to claim that the injured pedestrian is at fault.

Our law firm will work to demonstrate the other party’s liability beyond a shadow of a doubt. The driver of the motor vehicle who hit a pedestrian is typically considered at fault for the crash. However, other parties may also be liable, such as:

  • Property owner: Sometimes, the property owner on which the pedestrian accident occurred is liable for the accident. For example, if a store owner failed to replace broken lights in the parking lot, the poor lighting could have caused or contributed to the collision.
  • Government entity: If the pedestrian accident occurred on property owned by a government entity, the government could be liable for the accident. Claims against government entities are exceedingly complex. If this applies to your incident, it is crucial that you work with an experienced law firm that has the legal knowledge and resources needed to handle the case.
  • Product manufacturer or designer: In some cases, defective vehicle components, such as faulty brakes, cause a pedestrian accident. Our law firm is equipped to handle product liability claims, and we can help.

Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Collisions and Uninsured Drivers

Drivers involved in a pedestrian collision have an ethical obligation as well as a legal duty to stop, check on the victim, and exchange insurance information. Sadly, some careless drivers speed away from the accident scene in hopes of avoiding accountability for the collision.

If you or a loved one were the victim of a hit-and-run, you may still qualify for financial compensation. A Hartford pedestrian accident lawyer from our firm can help you file a claim against your own insurance company for fair compensation.

The same is true if you were struck by an uninsured driver. Don’t assume that you have no legal options if the driver was uninsured or left the scene of the motor vehicle accident. We’ll explore every possible option to recover financial compensation for you.

Statute of Limitations for Hartford Personal Injury Claims

The Connecticut statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits and wrongful death lawsuits is usually two years, according to Connecticut General Statutes § 52-584. You must file a lawsuit within two years of the accident to have a chance at pursuing compensation through the court.

Contact Our Hartford Personal Injury Law Firm Today

If you were injured in a pedestrian accident or your loved one was killed in a fatal pedestrian collision, let a Hartford personal injury attorney from our firm help. At Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC, we provide dedicated legal counsel and aggressive representation to personal injury victims and their families.

Schedule your free consultation by filling out our online form or calling our office today. Let Our Family, Help Your Family.

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