Whether you’re walking, riding a bike, using a wheelchair, or running, you have the same rights as all other road users. When a driver’s carelessness leads to your injury, you are entitled to hold them accountable. A Torrington pedestrian accident lawyer from Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC can provide the dedicated legal support you’re looking for.
Accidents involving pedestrians often lead to severe injuries and significant financial damages. A Torrington personal injury lawyer from our law firm can advocate for you during a personal injury claim and seek fair compensation for your damages. You may qualify for compensation for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and more.
Call us today to begin your case with a free initial consultation.
How Much Compensation Can You Recover After a Pedestrian Accident in Torrington?
Personal injury victims may be awarded monetary damages after a motor vehicle accident. While money cannot take away your physical pain or lingering mental anguish after a pedestrian accident, it may ease part of the financial burden created by the accident.
The amount of compensation you could recover after a pedestrian accident depends on the accident’s severity, the types of injuries you sustained, your medical needs, your earning capacity, and other details specific to your case. The Torrington personal injury attorneys at Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC aim for fair compensation in all pedestrian accident cases.
Types of Recoverable Damages in a Torrington Pedestrian Accident Case
Your personal injury lawyer will investigate your case to determine the types of damages you can recover. You may qualify for the following types of compensatory damages in your pedestrian accident case:
Medical Treatment Expenses
Most people are familiar with the shock that comes from opening a medical bill and seeing the total amount due. Hospitalization, surgery, doctor’s appointments, specialist consultations, and other medical needs can quickly add up. Pedestrian accident cases often lead to especially high medical expenses due to the severe nature of most injuries.
You may be facing huge medical bills related to a traumatic brain injury, internal injury, broken bones, or other types of injury. Our Torrington personal injury law firm can demand reimbursement for your medical expenses. We seek fair compensation for expenses related to:
- Ambulance transportation
- Emergency medical care
- Doctor’s appointments
- Surgical procedures
- Wound care
- Consultations with specialists such as orthopedic surgeons or neurologists
- Medical tests including MRIs, CT scans, and X-rays
- Rehabilitative services such as physical therapy
- Nursing home care
- Home health care
- Ongoing medical needs related to the accident
Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC can help you get a letter of protection (LOP) that safeguards your ability to get the medical care you need now – even if you can’t afford it out of pocket. The LOP guarantees your medical providers that you will pay your medical bills once your injury claim is resolved and you receive a settlement check or verdict.
If your pedestrian accident injuries impacted your paycheck, a Torrington pedestrian accident attorney from Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC can demand reimbursement on your behalf.
Our attorneys recognize the financial toll being out of work takes on an injured person and their family. Our legal team can calculate your total lost income and insist on fair compensation. If you’ll need to miss work in the future to attend medical appointments, we’ll ask for compensation for your future lost income as well.
Reduced Earning Capacity
Your earning capacity or earning potential refers to your ability to earn wages by working. If you sustained a disability or impairment because of your injuries, you might not be able to work the same job or the same number of hours that you could before you were injured. This directly impacts your earning capacity.
Our legal team will determine the value of your lost earning capacity and demand financial compensation to make up for it.
If your personal property was damaged during the pedestrian accident, our lawyers will insist on compensation. You could recover compensation for a broken cell phone or damaged bicycle, for example.
You may qualify for compensation for your physical pain, mental anguish, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, scarring, disfigurement, and other intangible damages.
Wrongful Death Resulting From a Torrington Pedestrian Accident
If your loved one passed away in a pedestrian accident, we extend our sincere condolences to you and your family. Our Torrington pedestrian accident attorneys want to help you seek justice.
A wrongful death claim may provide financial compensation for economic and non-economic losses after a preventable death. Even more importantly, a wrongful death claim can hold the liable party accountable for your tragedy.
Damages You May Recover in a Torrington Wrongful Death Claim
Financial compensation through a wrongful death claim varies. You may qualify for the following types of compensation:
- Loss of financial support: Once the initial shock associated with your loved one’s death fades, you might start thinking about the financial implications of their passing. Most family members rely on each other for financial support, so the death of your loved one may represent a significant financial loss. A Torrington pedestrian accident attorney from our law firm can demand compensation for the loss of your loved one’s financial support.
- Funeral and burial expenses: You may qualify for reimbursement for any expenses related to your loved one’s funeral and burial.
- Medical expenses: Did your loved one receive emergency medical care, surgery, medication, or other medical services between the pedestrian accident and their death? If so, your emotional and financial difficulties may be amplified by the medical bills you are now facing. Our team can demand compensation for these medical expenses.
- Conscious pain and suffering: You may receive compensation for the pain and suffering your loved one endured.
- Loss of consortium: If your spouse was struck by a vehicle and died, you may qualify for loss of consortium damages.
Unique Benefits of Choosing a Torrington Pedestrian Accident Attorney From Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC
What sets our Torrington pedestrian accident attorneys apart from the rest? We’re glad you asked. At Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC, we strive for excellence every day. We fight for our clients as if they were our own family, seeking the fair compensation they need and deserve after an injury. When you choose our firm, you’ll experience benefits such as:
We Offer More Than 85 Years of Legal Experience
We’ve been fighting for the rights of injured people for over eight decades. Our attorneys are experienced in a wide range of personal injury and wrongful death cases, including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, wrongful death cases, and much more.
Our Team Provides Free Consultations and Works on a Contingency-Fee Basis
The pedestrian accident attorneys at Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC work on a contingency-fee basis.. We only charge legal fees when we recover a settlement or award for you.
Plus, you can discuss your case with a member of our team for free. We will listen to your case details and offer advice about the next steps in your case.
We Will Not Settle for Less Than You Deserve
Our attorneys are fighters and we will not settle for less than you deserve. If this means we need to litigate the case through the court system, we are ready to do so. Our legal team has the experience needed to tackle even the most challenging cases.
We Treat Our Clients Like Family
We treat every client like a family member, providing personalized support and guidance throughout the case.
Our Law Firm Has a Proven Track Record of Success
At Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC, we take great pride in our success stories. Over the years, our dedicated team has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.
Some of our case results include:
- A $2,000,000 mediated settlement for a client who was struck by a vehicle and required multiple surgeries
- A $1,200,000 settlement for a pedestrian accident victim who was struck in a crosswalk
- A $300,000 settlement for a client who was hit by a car in a parking lot
You can read more about our past settlements and verdicts on our website.
Statute of Limitations in a Pedestrian Accident Injury or Wrongful Death Case
You must file your legal claim before the statute of limitations expires. In Torrington, personal injury lawsuits are generally subject to a two-year statute of limitations per CT Gen. Stat. § 52-584. Wrongful death lawsuits are also typically bound by a two-year statute of limitations per CT Gen. Stat. § 52-555.
Getting an early start on your case also gives your legal team enough time to thoroughly investigate the accident, collecting evidence like a police report, witness statements, and an accident scene survey.
Let a Torrington Pedestrian Accident Attorney Manage Your Case While You Recover
Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents are on the rise in Connecticut. If you were hurt or your loved one was killed in a pedestrian accident, let a Torrington pedestrian accident attorney from Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC help you. Our legal team has over 85 years of collective experience fighting for the rights of injured people.
We will pursue fair reimbursement for your medical bills, lost income or financial support, funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages. Call us today for a free consultation to start seeking justice.