Back-Over Car Accidents

Back-Over Car Accident

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.

Client Reviews
I just want to thank Attorneys Peter Bellotti and Karen Nadeau. I was injured in a car accident in 2011 and really appreciate the care and attention they gave my case. I highly recommend anyone who has been injured to contact Peter and Karen at Bellotti Law Group. Honestly, the whole law firm goes above and beyond… You won’t be disappointed by calling Peter and Karen at Bellotti Law Group.
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I’ve known the attorneys at Bellotti Law Group for over 10 years… I have highly recommended them to family and friends for many years and everyone was exceptionally pleased with the firm… A few years ago, I was facing my own injury after a serious car accident on Route 495 in my SUV and didn’t hesitate to call Attorneys Peter Bellotti and Karen Nadeau at Bellotti Law Group… The settlement was very substantial and my wife and I were very grateful we went with Bellotti Law Group. Charlie Ryan
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My experience with Attorney Karen Nadeau (a fantastic attorney) and her colleagues at the Bellotti Law Group was exceptional and greatly exceeded my expectations. After I was injured on an amusement park ride while on vacation with my husband and children, I felt overwhelmed… In the end, the final settlement was much larger than I anticipated. The peace of mind and security that Karen provided meant a lot to me. I highly recommend her firm for their professional, compassionate, and proactive standards. Mary Mack
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We went to Bellotti Law for help with a car injury to a pedestrian in a hospital parking garage. Peter and Karen are very low-key and calm, but know well how the system works and got us an excellent setlement through persistence, and helping us to track the effects of the injury and its future potential effects. They made a very strong case, and held out for a great settlement… I highly recommend them for their calm persistence, intelligence and experience in personal injury cases. Paul Farrell
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