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A Brief Summary of the Following Article

  • Pedestrian Risk: In Massachusetts, pedestrians face safety risks due to motorists’ lack of attention, often leading to serious accidents and resulting in physical, emotional, and financial suffering.
  • Negligence Identification: Identifying driver negligence, like distracted driving or ignoring traffic signals, is crucial in building a strong pedestrian accident claim to hold the responsible party accountable.
  • Proving Liability: Establishing liability involves proving the driver owed a duty of care, breached it, and caused the accident and subsequent injuries, resulting in the victim’s losses.
  • Compensation Pursuit: Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers assists victims in recovering damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering, while negotiating against lowball insurance offers.

In Massachusetts, taking a walk can sometimes be overshadowed by the safety risks pedestrians face as it relates to the motorists who hold a duty of care to act reasonably safe behind the wheel. Unfortunately, a lack of attention from drivers can often lead to serious pedestrian accidents. These incidents can result in serious injuries for victims. The resulting impacts of these accidents can cause individuals to suffer physically, emotionally, and financially. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident due to someone else’s negligence, you have the right to seek fair compensation by filing a pedestrian accident claim with the help of a trusted Newton pedestrian accident lawyer.

At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, our skilled pedestrian accident attorneys have more than 45 years of experience representing our clients’ rights and interests after they have suffered harm in an accident caused by another’s negligence. Our firm prioritizes our clients’ specific needs and will provide dedicated legal counsel to secure the maximum possible compensation for your pedestrian accident claim. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your pedestrian accident case with a trusted Newton personal injury lawyer, call us today at (617) 391-9001 or complete our contact form

Identifying Negligence in Your Newton Pedestrian Accident Case

When it comes to building a strong claim after a pedestrian accident, one of the most important steps is to identify the negligence that led to your harm. While drivers hold a duty to act safely behind the wheel, there are those who engage in careless or reckless behaviors behind the wheel. This behavior may put other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians at risk. If a driver is found to have been acting negligently at the time of your pedestrian accident, they may be found liable for your physical, emotional, and financial damages following the incident.

While all pedestrian accidents are unique, some of the more common examples of driver negligence are as follows:

  • Ignoring traffic signals, stop signs, or crosswalks
  • Distracted driving, like texting and driving
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Aggressive driving
  • Driving drowsy
  • Speeding

When you work with our team of trusted Newton pedestrian accident lawyers, we will launch a full investigation into your case to better understand what happened, what party or parties may be liable, and what evidence needs to be collected to prove their liability. 

Proving Liability After a Negligent Driver Caused Your Pedestrian Accident 

After a negligent driver caused your pedestrian accident that left you with injuries and significant losses, they should be held accountable for their actions. When you file your pedestrian accident claim, one of the most important steps is to prove that the at-fault party is liable for your losses. To prove liability, your Newton pedestrian accident lawyer will collect evidence of the four factors of negligence to present in your case. These factors are as follows:

  • The liable party owed you a duty of care
  • The duty of care was breached
  • The breach of duty led to the pedestrian accident and your subsequent injuries
  • You suffered losses as a result

To get help building a strong pedestrian accident claim, contact the trusted Newton lawyers at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers today.

Can You Recover Compensation for Your Pedestrian Accident in Newton?

Being injured in a pedestrian accident is not only traumatizing and physically taxing, but it is also financially daunting as you take on extensive expenses as a result. However, we believe that our clients should never have to pay out of their own pocket for an accident they did not cause. That is why it is crucial you retain the help of one of our skilled Newton pedestrian accident attorneys to help you build a strong claim and pursue the fair compensation you are owed for your losses. 

The damages you may be eligible to recover for your Newton pedestrian accident case are as follows:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning potential
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium
  • Wrongful death

When filing your claim, it is not unlikely for insurance companies to try and get you to accept a lowball offer. However, when you work with our team of knowledgeable Newton pedestrian accident lawyers, we will negotiate with the insurance providers to ensure you are able to recover the best possible settlement for your losses.

Build a Strong Pedestrian Accident Claim With Our Newton Lawyers Today

At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, our trusted Newton attorneys understand the ins and outs of Massachusetts personal injury law and are ready to apply their wealth of experience and skills to your pedestrian accident case. When you work with our law firm, you will be able to retain legal counsel of skilled attorneys like Jessica M. Gray and Erin E. McHugh. Attorneys Gray and McHugh have a proven track record of recovering millions of dollars in damages for their clients who have suffered harm due to another’s actions. 

To schedule a free consultation with one of our Newton pedestrian accident attorneys, call us today at (617) 391-9001 or complete our contact form.

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