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How Safe Are Boston’s Roads for Pedestrians?

How Safe Are Boston’s Roads for Pedestrians?

Being a pedestrian is increasingly hazardous in Massachusetts. Boston, especially, is a crowded city where many pedestrians and motor vehicles share the road. Unfortunately, driver negligence poses a serious threat to everyone who chooses to walk. When a pedestrian and car collide, the car usually wins.

People choose to walk for all sorts of reasons. People are getting off the bus, walking to and from work, school, or a parking lot a few blocks away. Maybe you decided to be more fit and walk more places. Perhaps you are more environmentally conscious and want to cut down on your carbon footprint. Whatever the reason, you are entitled to walk safely on the streets of Boston. If you or someone you love has been injured in a pedestrian accident, you need the premier personal injury attorneys in Boston, Massachusetts. You need Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, PC. Call today.

A Massachusetts Woman Dies After Being Struck by SUV

The identity of the Massachusetts woman has not been released. According to reports, an 86-year-old woman was walking down the street near Salem Street in Malden. An SUV crashed out of an auto shop. It sped across the street, running over the woman, and found itself atop a brick wall. The driver was later taken to the hospital.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention;

  • 5,977 pedestrians were killed in motor vehicle accidents in the last reporting year
  • Another 137,000 pedestrians were injured and taken to the emergency room
  • When it comes to car versus pedestrian, a person is 1.5 times more likely to die

Whether it is infrastructure, crowded streets, or the driver of a motor vehicle was not paying attention; a pedestrian dies every 88 minutes.

Why Do You Need a Boston Pedestrian Accident Attorney?

In a perfect world, insurance companies would do the right thing and cover medical expenses for the injured pedestrian. Unfortunately, insurance companies put their bottom line first and foremost.

Were you looking both ways when you crossed the street? Were you talking on the phone, texting, or reading an email? Were you jaywalking? Did you use the crosswalk appropriately and get across the street before it changed?

These are just some of the questions the insurance company will ask to wipe their hands of liability and leave you with a mountain of medical bills.

An attorney will fight to recover the damages you deserve.

  • Lost wages if you are unable to work
  • Medical costs and physical therapy
  • Pain and suffering

Do not leave yourself vulnerable to an insurance company. Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C. have the expertise and experience you need. Call today.

Why Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, PC.?

Walking down the streets of Massachusetts should be safe. However, many motorists refuse to share the road, are distracted, or drive aggressively around a pedestrian and cause serious and fatal accidents. Our pedestrian accident attorneys in Boston, Massachusetts will work to secure the compensation you deserve. Contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling 617-917-3917.