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Waltham Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

A Brief Summary of the Following Article

  • Pedestrian accidents can happen due to driver negligence, leading to injuries and potential legal claims.
  • Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers offers 45 years of experience to help victims pursue damages.
  • Liability in a pedestrian accident is determined by demonstrating negligence, even if the pedestrian shares some fault.
  • The legal process includes gathering evidence, filing claims, and fighting for a suitable settlement, with the option to go to court if necessary.

When walking around town and across streets, you unfortunately run the risk of being involved in an accident with a motor vehicle. Pedestrian accidents can occur even when you look both ways and adhere to the rules of the road. When a driver is not adhering to their expected standard of care, they are putting themselves and others at risk of an accident.

If you have fallen victim to a pedestrian accident due to a driver or other reckless party’s negligence, you are owed damages for your injuries. The team of knowledgeable and compassionate attorneys at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers is ready to offer our 45 years of experience and documented successes and steer your claim toward victory. To get the process started today, please feel free to use our contact form or call us at (617) 391-9001.

Determining Liability After a Pedestrian Accident

After you have been involved in a pedestrian accident, your Waltham pedestrian accident lawyer can help you establish a liable party to file a personal injury claim. This will be by demonstrating they acted negligently and that this breach of their duty of care directly caused an accident and your injuries. For example, if you are utilizing a crosswalk and are given the signal to proceed, the drivers on the road will have a red light and the responsibility to allow all pedestrians to safely cross. If they are distracted or intoxicated, they may fail to stop on time, resulting in a collision.

Your attorney will gather the necessary information to establish this has occurred and then help you file a personal injury claim with their insurance company. It is important to note that Massachusetts currently adheres to comparative negligence laws, meaning you can recover damages even if you are found to be partially responsible for the accident. As long as your percentage of fault is not found to be over 50%, you can recover adjusted damages.

How a Lawyer Can Help Your Unique Case

Don’t try to navigate the aftermath of your pedestrian accident without a Waltham pedestrian accident lawyer by your side. While you focus on recovering from your injuries, our team will help with the following pivotal aspects of your case:

Gather Evidence

To demonstrate negligence and identify a liable party, your Waltham pedestrian accident attorney will immediately begin an investigation into the circumstances surrounding your accident. This will primarily include the collection and analysis of evidence related to the accident. For example, traffic camera footage or eyewitness accounts would both be good supporting evidence to demonstrate the course of events.

Other information will be collected as well, such as detailed medical records, police reports, expert testimony or opinions, and video footage or photographs from your phone of the aftermath.

File Your Claim

Under Massachusetts’ statute of limitations, you have three years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim with the liable party’s insurance company. Our Waltham pedestrian accident lawyers will handle all aspects of the claim process for you, including any scheduling or communications with the insurance company. This includes the negotiation period, where your losses will be evaluated and your settlement will be discussed.

The insurance company is not your friend and will do everything in its power to offer as little money as possible. It is not uncommon for them to try to offer you a settlement amount immediately after the accident, which can be appealing but will not likely cover the actual extent of your losses. Without a professional evaluation from a trusted doctor, it can be difficult to gauge the cost of your future expenses, which will fight to have covered.

Fight for a Worthy Settlement

In a pedestrian accident, you are entitled to recover both economic and non-economic damages. This covers both tangible and intangible losses such as lost wages, medical bills, pain, discomfort, any property damage, and scarring and disfigurement. We understand how important financial compensation and justice can be after a major accident, which is why we fight as hard as we do.

If a worthy settlement agreement cannot be agreed upon during the negotiation phase with the insurance company, we are willing and prepared to take your case to court.

Injured in a Pedestrian Accident? Schedule Your Free Consultation Today

Taking action after a pedestrian accident is crucial to ensure your rights are protected and justice is served. The team of attorneys at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers is dedicated to assisting victims of pedestrian accidents in our local community. No one should have to suffer due to someone else’s negligence. When you partner with us, you gain access to an experienced Waltham pedestrian accident attorney like co-founding partner Peter M. Merrigan, who has a proven track record and has been recognized for his outstanding legal work by major outlets such as Rising Lawyers.

Begin the process today by scheduling a free case evaluation and consultation through our contact form or by calling our Waltham office at (617) 391-9001. Your journey towards rightful compensation and a brighter future starts with this call. Don’t delay; reach out now.

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