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Our Attorneys Recover for Connecticut Pedestrians Injured in Accidents

Advocates for walkers, runners and bikers in Stamford, Norwalk, Bridgeport, Greenwich, Darien, Stratford and throughout the state of Connecticut

Walking and biking are enjoyable forms of exercise and can be healthy ways to run errands, to commute to work and to visit with friends. However, pedestrians and bikers are put in serious danger because of motorists’ negligence. The Connecticut Department of Transportation reports that 398 pedestrians were killed and 11,806 were injured in 2008 (the latest statistics available).

The Pickel Law Firm, LLC supports pedestrian’s rights. During the past 20 years, we have seen Connecticut roadways become more congested and more difficult to traverse. This has created more dangerous conditions for pedestrians, even on seemingly safer country and suburban roads. If you have been injured in a car accident or your loved one has suffered a tragic wrongful death, our lawyers hold the negligent motorists responsible and we doggedly pursue your rightful compensation.

Negligent actions of motorists cause pedestrian injuries

When motorists are involved in a crash, airbags deploy, anti-crush mechanisms hold the car frame sturdy and seatbelts restrain the occupants from being thrown. For pedestrians, who have no protections, even slow-speed, low-impact collisions are extremely serious. Drivers put you in danger when they engage in inappropriate activities while on the road such as:

  • Texting
  • Talking on handheld phones
  • Consuming alcohol
  • Eating and drinking
  • Disciplining and entertaining kids
  • Watching videos
  • Reviewing their GPS for directions
  • Putting on makeup, shaving or brushing their hair

Insurance claims for pedestrian accidents

The driver’s liability insurance is responsible for paying damages arising out of a car accident — including a crash involving a pedestrian. Your auto accident policy may also cover damages that you personally sustain.

Our managing partner ,Alan Scott Pickel, is a former insurance defense attorney. His previous position gives us tremendous insight into the strategies and protocols of the insurance industry. He is familiar with such common defenses as wrongly blaming the victim, denying the policy covers the accident and lowballing the plaintiff. With this information in mind, our lawyers recover your rightful compensation through negotiation or verdict.

For recovery of damages you sustained in a car accident, you can count on our experienced CT PI firm

For more information about pedestrian accident recovery, call The Pickel Law Firm, LLC at 888.246.5128 or contact us online to schedule your initial consultation. Our Stamford law firm handles your case on contingency. We represent injured pedestrians in Stamford, Greenwich, Norwalk, Bridgeport, Fairfield County and throughout the state of Connecticut. Hablamos español.

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