Car-Pedestrian Car Accidents

Car-Pedestrian Car Accidents

According to statistics provided by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), nearly 50 pedestrians are fatally injured each year after being struck by vehicles in Massachusetts alone. Nationwide, more than 4,000 individuals are killed following a car-pedestrian accident. Pedestrian accidents are unfortunately becoming more and more common in the Commonwealth, where busy streets are congested with foot, vehicular, train, bus, and truck traffic. The area is also constantly buzzing with college students and people from all walks of life enjoying the Greater Boston area. This hectic atmosphere, where distractions run abound, combine to create a high risk for car-pedestrian accidents.

High Percentage Of Car-Pedestrian Injuries And Fatalities

According to the Massachusetts Office of Public Safety and Security, nearly 25% of all car crash related deaths in the state involve pedestrians. Further, serious injuries, which are often debilitating to victims and their families, are very prevalent. These include broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, burns, scars, severe soft-tissue injuries, neck and back injuries, and many others. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), a pedestrian injury occurs once every 8 minutes.

The Boston car accident lawyers at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. have successfully handled countless pedestrian accident cases. Our Boston, Cambridge and Quincy attorneys work with insurance companies and hospitals to get your medical bills paid, lost wages recovered, compensation for pain and suffering, and all of the damages you have sustained. Call us today at 617-225-2100 to set up a FREE consultation. You can also contact us here.

Greater Boston Is Particularly Risky

In a study recently launched by the Boston Public Health Commission, titled "Walk This Way," it was determined that there are around 2 million pedestrians walking around Boston daily. The high volume of vehicular and pedestrian traffic creates an increased risk of pedestrian accidents. Incredibly, according to the BPHC, there are 3 pedestrian accidents each day in metro Boston. These accidents are often fatal and/or cause severe personal injuries, where medical bills pile up quickly, wages are lost for an extended period of time, you are left suffering in pain, and you can no longer enjoy daily activities. Further, your family can be left with little income and staggering bills if the insurance companies do not give you your deserved compensation.

Most Pedestrian Accidents Are Caused By Driver's Negligence

The vast majority of car-pedestrian accidents are the result of a driver's negligence. There are numerous factors that can point to a driver's negligence, but some common problems include:

  • Ignoring traffic laws and disregarding road signs, traffic lights, crosswalks, "walk" signals, pedestrian right-of-ways, and others
  • Texting and/or talking on a cellphone while driving
  • Speeding, failing to yield to pedestrians, or simply not paying attention to the road
  • Driving while overly fatigued or dozing off
We Know The Insurance Company Tactics, Medical Provider Settlement Negotiation Nuances And How To Win You Fair Compensation

Sadly, following a car-pedestrian accident, insurance companies often try to avoid payment by claiming the person on foot was at-fault. The experienced Boston car accident attorneys at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. work swiftly to investigate your accident and will engage in skilled negotiations with insurance companies and settlement talks with medical providers to obtain full and fair compensation for your damages. We will fully investigate your case and hold all liable parties accountable. We can be reached locally at 617-225-2100. You can also use our contact form.

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. Connie Talley
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
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
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
I found this law firm by doing a Google search for personal injury. I spoke to them and they took my case, they were very attentive and accomadating. As my case was winding down there was constant communication I never felt that I had to call and check on anything. I had a wonderful experience. Charisse Moore