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Fall River Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

Fall River Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

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Fall River is a lovely place to traverse on foot, but danger can also be lurking around every corner for pedestrians. Although Fall River does not see a lot of pedestrian accidents, when they do happen, serious injuries can result, including injuries that leave the victim disabled for months, years, or even for life. Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C., and our Fall River pedestrian accident lawyers are ready to help pedestrians preserve their right to recover compensation if they are injured due to the negligent actions or wrongdoing of another party.

Causes of Pedestrian Injuries and Deaths

According to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), 49 pedestrians lost their lives on Massachusetts’ roadways in the 18 months ending in June of 2020. Hundreds of others were left with serious injuries that often require months or years of grueling physical therapy and multiple surgeries just to regain functionality and perform basic living activities. Pedestrian accidents can occur in a split second. Some of the most common reasons that pedestrian versus vehicle accidents occur include:

  • Inattentive drivers: Cellphone use and texting are big distractions on the roadway, drawing drivers’ attention away from what is going on around them and often leading to devastating accidents.
  • Drunk or drugged drivers: It is never a good idea to drink and drive or do drugs and drive, but it happens all the time. Pedestrians are often innocent bystanders who are unfortunate enough to be in the wrong place when a drunk driver happens.
  • Sleepy, tired, and fatigued drivers: Drivers who need rest are almost as dangerous as those who are drunk or high.
  • Drivers who speed: When a driver goes faster than the recommended speed limit, horrible accidents can occur.
  • Drivers who make errors on the road: From not checking blind spots to cutting motorcycles off in traffic, driver errors often provide the causation for serious pedestrian accidents.

Liability in a pedestrian accident case generally falls on drivers of standard passenger autos, but this is not always the case. For instance, pedestrians who fall on poorly maintained sidewalks may seek damages from whatever entity oversees sidewalk maintenance. Similarly, a pedestrian in Fall River who trips and falls on construction debris that has spilled out into the street may be able to hold the construction company doing the work at that job site responsible for damages. Damages may include medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering, among other types of compensable costs.

Do You Have a Case? Discuss With a Fall River Pedestrian Accident Attorney

The compassionate and caring Fall River pedestrian accident lawyers with Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C., understand how frustrating it can be to be seriously injured. Our team also knows how difficult life can become in the aftermath of a pedestrian accident. Bills are piling up at a time when you are least able to earn a living. Allow our attorneys to review your case to see if there is a potential for you to recover your damages from the at-fault party and/or their insurance carrier. Set up a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling 617-917-3917.