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Lowell Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Walking is an accessible form of exercise and a great way to get out of the house and into nature. Many cities in Massachusetts have many crosswalks to accommodate pedestrians as they move about their business. Despite the many health benefits of walking, pedestrians are left exposed to danger if a driver acts negligently behind the wheel. If a car or other motor vehicle hits a pedestrian, they are more likely to suffer injuries due to their lack of protection against a car’s sheer weight and size.

If you were injured in a pedestrian accident, you may have the legal right to pursue a claim for compensation for your losses. At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, we have over 45 years of experience helping pedestrian accident victims recover the compensation they need to move their lives forward. Our Lowell pedestrian accident attorneys are committed to helping you navigate Massachusetts’ complex legal system so that you can focus entirely on your health. To schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney, call us today at (617) 391-9001 or complete our contact form.

How Can a Pedestrian Accident Attorney Help Me?

Pedestrian accident cases can be incredibly dense and intricate legal matters. After being injured, you do not have to fight for your rights alone. A skilled Lowell pedestrian accident lawyer from Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers will guide you through every step of the claims process to help you pursue the justice you deserve. We aim to take the stress off your shoulders and can assist you in the following ways:

  • Conducting a full investigation into your case
  • Interviewing eyewitnesses
  • Collecting evidence to support your claim
  • Organizing your accident-related bills
  • Calculating the total value of your losses
  • Filing all paperwork correctly and on time
  • Answering all of your legal questions
  • Fiercely advocating for your interests inside and outside of court
  • Negotiating with all parties on your behalf

At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, we tailor our approach to every case to ensure our services are personalized to each client’s needs. When you choose our firm, you can trust your Lowell pedestrian accident attorney to listen to your concerns and fight aggressively for your rights and interests.

How to Prove Liability in a Pedestrian Accident?

Establishing liability in a pedestrian accident requires a thorough analysis of the facts and accident-related evidence. Generally, the legal concept of negligence is used to determine who may be responsible for the accident and the victim’s subsequent injuries. To establish negligence, your Lowell pedestrian accident lawyer must establish the following essential elements:

  • Duty of care: All drivers in Massachusetts have a legal obligation to operate their motor vehicles safely and obey traffic laws.
  • Breach of duty: When drivers behave recklessly, they breach their duty of care. Speeding or running a stoplight are examples of breaching the duty of care.
  • Causation: The driver’s breach of duty directly caused the collision.
  • Damages: You sustained economic and non-economic damages due to the accident.

When we take your case, your attorney will work to build a strong claim supported by evidence. Some pieces of evidence your attorney may use to support your claim include the following:

  • Police reports
  • Photos
  • Video footage
  • Witness statements

This is not an exhaustive list, and your attorney may use additional evidence to bolster your case. At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, our Lowell pedestrian accident lawyers  thoroughly investigate every case to provide our clients with unparalleled legal services.

Damages You May Eligible to Collect Through a Pedestrian Accident Claim

The costs of recovering from a pedestrian accident can be overwhelming for victims and their families. Between possible surgeries, physical therapy, and new prescription medications, medical bills from a pedestrian accident injury may add up quickly. If you were injured in a pedestrian accident, you may have grounds to file a claim. Some of the damages your attorney may be able to help you secure include the following:

  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages and earning potential
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Significant disfigurement or disability
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering

When you partner with a seasoned attorney from Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, we will work with you to understand every detail of your case. We are committed to understanding your current and expected needs as we fight for the maximum compensation available on your behalf.

Discuss Your Case With an Experienced Pedestrian Accident Attorney at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers

Nobody should be forced to experience the financial, emotional, and physical pain caused by a negligent driver. At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, we are dedicated to fighting for victims and pursuing favorable outcomes for their cases. We are here to help you hold negligent individuals fully responsible for the damages they caused. Our managing partners, J. Tucker Merrigan and Peter M. Merrigan, dedicate the entirety of their practices to litigation and have been repeatedly recognized by outlets like Best Lawyers for their commitment to providing outstanding legal representation.

To schedule a free consultation with a member of our seasoned legal team, call us at (617) 391-9001 or complete our contact form today.

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