You should never have to worry about whether or not you will be safe when you are in an area designated for pedestrians. Unfortunately, there are times when the careless actions of other drivers, or even government agencies, can lead to serious pedestrian accident cases. At Colucci, Colucci, Marcus & Flavin, P.C., our Boston pedestrian accident attorneys are here to help if you or a loved one had been injured in a crash. We will investigate what happened and work to secure the compensation you deserve. Today, we want to discuss a recent tragedy that has led to a lawsuit being filed against the city of Boston.
What is going on with this case?
The city of Boston has been put on notice about legal action being taken on behalf of a man, Warren Cheng, who was seriously injured in a crash on September 11. The incident, which also took the life of his girlfriend, happened as the couple crossed at the intersection of Melcher and Summer Streets. The two were on their way to meet friends for dinner in the Fort Point neighborhood. The lawsuit claims that residents in that area have complained for months about a traffic light that turns green for vehicles while pedestrians are still allowed to be in the crosswalk.
An attorney for Cheng says that “The city was on repeated notice from citizens and a multitude of people to do something before someone gets killed.”
Cheng’s girlfriend, Diane Ly, was killed in the incident. He was going to propose to her in a matter of days, according to his attorney.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says that the city has been looking to make changes at the intersection as part of a comprehensive, city-wide safety plan.
Pedestrian accidents are often devastating
Pedestrians are vulnerable to serious injuries in a collision with a vehicle. It is not uncommon for our Boston pedestrian accident attorneys to help clients who are suffering from the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries/head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries/paralysis
- Internal organ damage/internal bleeding
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations or amputations
The human body cannot withstand an impact from a vehicle that weighs thousands of pounds without sustaining damage. Victims of pedestrian accidents, those who survive, often incur major medical expenses and other hidden costs associated with their injuries.
Let us get to work on your behalf
If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a pedestrian accident that was caused by another person’s negligence, seek legal assistance immediately. At Colucci, Colucci, Marcus & Flavin, P.C., our qualified and experienced team is ready to investigate what happened and work to secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:
- Compensation for your medical bills related to the pedestrian crash
- Lost wages if you are unable to work while you recover
- General household expenses
- Possible physical therapy expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
- Possible punitive damages against the negligent party