Pedestrian Accident Lawyers in Rhode Island and Massachusetts
Over 100,000 pedestrians are injured every year in the United States and almost 60,000 pedestrians are killed.
A few of the most common factors contributing to driver negligence in pedestrian accidents are:
- Pre-occupied driver
- A driver’s failure to observe posted speed limits
- A driver’s failure to yield for pedestrians at marked cross walks
- A driver negligently turning at an intersection
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
It is imperative that you contact an attorney immediately as many cases require the use of accident re- constructionists or bio-mechanists to determine liability and the cause of the injuries suffered by the victim. This investigation often requires that the motor vehicle be examined as well as the site of the accident before there are any modifications of the site or repair of the vehicle.
Pedestrians who are hit by motor vehicles may have a claim against the driver but they must prove that the driver was negligent and that his or her negligence caused the accident. If you need a pedestrian accident attorney in Rhode Island or Massachusetts the lawyers at Brian Cunha & Associates can help. Contact Us Today!