When an automobile strikes a pedestrian, the victim often suffers severe or catastrophic injuries that could be life-altering or even fatal. Massachusetts law allows pedestrian accident victims in Worcester to build a case against the at-fault driver and pursue compensation through an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit.
A Worcester, MA, personal injury lawyer from Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC, can help you better understand your rights and how to seek and secure a payout based on the facts of your case. We provide free initial consultations for victims and their families. If you or a loved one suffered injuries when a careless or reckless driver hit you, our pedestrian accident team is here for you.
Contact us today for your free case assessment with our legal team.
How Can a Worcester Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Help Me With My Case?
Our Worcester auto accident lawyers know our clients’ rights after a collision. We work with pedestrians injured in a crash to help them hold the at-fault driver legally responsible and recover fair compensation based on the expenses and losses they incurred. This requires us to:
- Identify their recoverable damages
- Document their expenses and losses
- Value the costs to recover
Every victim experiences different economic and non-economic effects after a collision injury. They can vary from relatively minor to very significant. Our Worcester lawyers will fight for the money necessary to cover these costs, including the intangible losses experienced.
Some common examples of damages we seek and secure in pedestrian accident cases include:
- Medical care costs, to date and in the future
- Ongoing care and support needs
- Income losses from time lost at work
- Reduced working capacity if there are lasting injuries
- Property damages
- Miscellaneous expenses with receipts
- Pain and suffering damages
What If My Loved One Died After a Worcester Pedestrian Accident?
Our wrongful death attorneys represent families who lost a loved one in pedestrian versus car crashes in Worcester, MA. We understand this is a difficult and stressful time and we want to help your family hold the at-fault party accountable. We understand how these cases work and how to successfully proceed with your case.
Under Massachusetts law, only the estate executor or administrator can file a wrongful death case. We will help you identify who will represent your family in your legal actions and work with them to seek and secure a payout.
Contact us today for a free consultation. Our compassionate team is here to help you.
How Our Law Firm Is Equipped to Handle Your Worcester Pedestrian Accident Case
Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC, has been fighting for victim’s rights since 1938. For more than 85 years, our team of lawyers has worked to help injury victims seek and recover fair compensation to pay for medical care, lost income, and pain and suffering. We know what it takes to win these cases and are prepared to go to trial when necessary.
We aim to recover the money our client needs and hold the at-fault parties accountable. We will not settle for less than our client and their family deserve. We work on even the most complex and challenging cases and have the knowledge, experience, resources, and reputation to win.
We have a long track record of success, including millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts won for our clients. Our recent pedestrian accident recoveries include:
- $2,000,000 mediated settlement for a client who suffered severe injuries while crossing the street
- $1,200,000 settlement for a client who broke her leg and required surgery after she was struck in a crosswalk
- $600,000 settlement for a middle school student hit by a car after getting off the school bus
- $475,000 settlement for a client hit in a clearly marked crosswalk
- $300,000 settlement for a client who suffered significant injuries after being hit in a parking lot
We offer a free legal consultation where we will review your case and explain how our contingency fees work. You pay nothing unless we win your case. Contact us today to get started.
Our Pedestrian Collision Lawyers Understand How These Accidents Happen
Our Worcester auto accident lawyers understand the common causes of pedestrian accidents. We know how to determine the cause of the crash and who is legally responsible. Some common ways that pedestrian accidents occur include:
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Failing to see a pedestrian when looking for vehicle traffic
- Distracted driving
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Speeding or driving too fast for conditions
- Failing to stop for a pedestrian in the right of way
- Parking lot accidents
- Failing to provide enough clearance when passing on rural roads
Our lawyers use all the information about the accident to build a compelling case for compensation. Injuries in these cases are often serious or catastrophic. We understand how much our clients and their families need the compensation we seek.
Some common pedestrian accident injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Severe fractures
- Internal injuries
- Traumatic amputation
- Significant scarring and disfigurement
How Can a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Prove Who Is Liable for My Worcester Injuries?
While Massachusetts is a no-fault car insurance state and requires all drivers to carry a Personal Injury Protection (PIP) policy, these policies also cover expenses and losses for pedestrians hurt by the policyholder. For more severe injuries, the driver’s Bodily Injury to Others coverage should be available. Both are compulsory for all drivers in Worcester.
When our client’s costs exceed the driver’s PIP coverage, we can build a compelling case to hold that driver accountable in a fault-based case. This allows us to recover compensation from their Bodily Injury to Others insurance. To file this type of claim or pursue a lawsuit against the driver, we must document how their carelessness or recklessness caused the collision.
We investigate the accident and gather evidence to show the driver acted negligently, leading to the collision. The evidence often available in these cases includes:
- The accident report and investigation notes from police officers
- Eyewitness interviews
- Video and photos
- Accident reconstruction
- Damage to the vehicle
- Relevant medical records
- Medical expert testimony
- Receipts, bills, and other documentation of damages
What Is the Process a Worcester Pedestrian Collision Lawyer Will Follow to Recover Compensation?
Many pedestrian accident injuries are among the most serious injuries that a person can suffer. Some people require long-term rehabilitation or ongoing support. They do not have the knowledge, experience, time, or ability to handle their own insurance claim or lawsuit. This is where our team comes in. We can manage your care regardless of the injuries you suffered.
When our team investigates a crash, we gather evidence to develop a compelling case against the at-fault driver. We can use this case to support our demand for fair compensation, showing the driver’s insurance carrier why they should consider paying our client a fair settlement. This process could lead to a settlement agreement through negotiations or mediation.
Occasionally, we need to take a case to trial. We will fight for the payout our client deserves, even if that means going to a jury trial and presenting our evidence in court.
When Do I Need to Call a Worcester Pedestrian Accident Attorney About My Case?
It takes time to build a strong case and pursue a fair payout for a victim hurt in a Worcester pedestrian accident. Unfortunately, we must move quickly to ensure we preserve all evidence available and meet all applicable deadlines. We urge you to contact us as soon as your injuries allow following a collision. If your loved one has catastrophic injuries and cannot make the call on their own, reach out to us today.
Under Massachusetts law, victims generally have up to three years from the accident date to sue the at-fault driver. Often, we can settle these cases without filing a lawsuit, and most do not need to go to trial.
However, we are prepared to take any case to court. We will not settle for less than a victim deserves just to avoid trial. Instead, we will aggressively negotiate for a settlement until the trial begins and even after, when appropriate. But we will present strong evidence to the judge and jury to win a verdict and court award for our client when necessary.
Discuss Your Worcester Pedestrian Accident Case With Our Team
Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC, provides free consultations for victims and their families. If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident, let us put our experience to work for you. Let Our Family Help Your Family.