Back-over car accidents are often some of the most devastating events for victims and their families, often causing serious injuries and deaths. Sadly, back-over car accidents typically involve young children, who are not easily visible to drivers and accidentally wander behind vehicles traveling in reverse. Nonetheless, there is no excuse for a motorist to not ensure there is a clear path before backing up and victims and their families should receive fair compensation for any medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering caused from this particularly injurious type of car accident. Most often, back over car accidents occur when a car is backing out of a parking space or driveway, where drivers are often rushing and have numerous blind spots. This leaves joggers, walkers, bicyclists, and other vehicles in their path in distinct risk of serious injury, including broken bones, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, neck and back strain, and others.
For decades, the experienced Boston car accident lawyers at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. have helped victims and their families obtain compensation for their injuries and wrongful deaths caused by negligent backover car accidents. We understand the great pain victims and their families endure, particularly in back-over accidents involving children. We have lawyers who specialize in injuries to children, who have young families themselves, and understand the unique challenges families face. Contact our Boston, Cambridge, or Quincy office today at 617-225-2100.Driveways And Parking Lots Are Especially Dangerous
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently reported that in off-road back-up accidents alone, there are around 221 deaths and 14,000 injuries per year and an additional 71 deaths and 4,000 injuries attributed to public road back-over car accidents. Further, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that most back over accidents, nearly 2/3 of those causing injuries, occur in our own driveways or parking lots. Even more alarming, nearly 40% of fatalities attributed to backover car accidents happen in driveways and parking lots.Children And Elderly Have Highest Risk
According to the NHTSA, of all the fatalities caused by back-over car accidents, 35% were children under age five and more than 40% were elderly people over age 70. The Boston car accident attorneys at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. have expertise in accidents involving both children and elderly individuals, successfully handling numerous backover car accidents over the years. Moreover, many of our attorneys are raising families of their own, understanding the many nuances and potentially devastating effects an accident can have emotionally, physically, mentally, financially—across the board.
Contact the Boston car accident lawyers at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. today at our Boston, Cambridge, or Quincy location at 617-225-2100. It is imperative to call us before speaking with an insurance agent, as your may unknowingly and accidentally accept a less than substantial offer or damage your claim and ability to receive fair compensation for future medical bills, recovery costs, and lost wages. We have successfully coordinated settlements with numerous insurance companies and medical care facilities and know their tactics well.