Boston Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Helping Injured Pedestrians in Massachusetts
When a pedestrian is hit by a car, the injuries are often severe – or, in the most serious cases, fatal. If you or someone you love was hit by a car or other motor vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
At Georges Cote Law, we are committed to helping injured pedestrians and their families fight for the justice and recovery they are owed. Our Boston pedestrian accident attorneys have a proven track record of success and are prepared to advocate for you.
Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
Most pedestrian accidents are caused by driver negligence. When drivers fail to exercise reasonable care behind the wheel, they can and do cause serious accidents.
Some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Failure to yield the right-of-way
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Reckless driving
- Poorly designed or maintained roads
- Defective auto parts
At Georges Cote Law, we have extensive experience handling all types of pedestrian accident cases. We know how to investigate these claims and gather evidence to prove liability. Our attorneys are prepared to fight for you in settlement negotiations and, if necessary, in the courtroom.
Common Injuries in Pedestrian Accidents
When a pedestrian is hit by a car, the injuries are often catastrophic. Even when a pedestrian survives a collision with a motor vehicle, they are likely to suffer serious injuries that require extensive medical treatment and time off work.
Some of the most common injuries in pedestrian accidents include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
- Broken bones
- Soft tissue injuries
- Road rash
These injuries often require extensive medical treatment, including surgery, physical therapy, and rehabilitation. In some cases, the victim may be left with a permanent disability that prevents them from returning to work or enjoying the same quality of life they had before the accident.
Who Is Liable for a Pedestrian Accident?
Liability for a pedestrian accident will depend on the specific circumstances of the case.
In some cases, the driver of the vehicle that hit the pedestrian will be liable. In other cases, the driver’s employer may be responsible. If the accident was caused by a defective auto part, the manufacturer of the part may be liable. If the accident was caused by a poorly designed or maintained road, the government entity responsible for the road may be liable.
At Georges Cote Law, our pedestrian accident lawyers in Boston can help you determine who was at fault for your accident and hold them accountable.
Compensation for Pedestrian Accident Victims
If you were hit by a car, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. At Georges Cote Law, we can help you understand what your case may be worth and fight for the maximum compensation you are owed.
We can help you recover compensation for:
- Emergency medical care
- Hospital stays
- Physical therapy
- Medical equipment
- Home modifications
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced quality of life
Our attorneys can help you gather evidence to prove the value of your damages. We can also help you understand what types of damages you may be entitled to recover. For example, if you were partially at fault for the accident, you may still be able to recover compensation under Massachusetts’ modified comparative negligence rule.
How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?
In Massachusetts, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is three years from the date of the accident. If you do not file a lawsuit within this time frame, you will likely lose your right to recover compensation.
However, there are exceptions to this rule.
It is important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible after a pedestrian accident. An attorney can help you understand how the statute of limitations applies to your case and make sure you do not miss any important deadlines.
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Georges Cote Law obtained $230,000 on behalf of a client who was injured in a premises accident.
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Steps to Take After a Pedestrian Accident
After a pedestrian accident, it is important to take the right steps to protect your health and your rights. If you were hit by a car, our Boston pedestrian accident lawyers can help you understand what to do next.
Here are some steps to take after a pedestrian accident:
- Call 911: If you were hit by a car, call 911 right away. The police will come to the scene and write a report, which can be used as evidence in your case. The police will also make sure that you and the driver of the vehicle receive any necessary medical attention.
- Get medical attention: Even if you do not think you were seriously injured, it is important to see a doctor as soon as possible after a pedestrian accident. Some injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries and internal bleeding, may not be immediately apparent. A doctor can evaluate your condition and make sure you receive the appropriate treatment.
- Document the scene: If you are able, take pictures of the scene of the accident. This can include pictures of the vehicle that hit you, the intersection, and any traffic signs or signals. You should also get the contact information of anyone who witnessed the accident.
- Do not admit fault: After a pedestrian accident, the driver’s insurance company may try to get you to admit fault. They may call you and ask you to give a recorded statement. You should never give a recorded statement to the insurance company without first talking to a lawyer. Anything you say can be used against you and may hurt your chances of recovering compensation.
- Call a lawyer: After a pedestrian accident, it is important to call a lawyer as soon as possible. An attorney can help you understand your rights and options and help you navigate the claims process. At Georges Cote Law, we can help you gather evidence, negotiate with the insurance company, and, if necessary, file a lawsuit on your behalf.
How Georges Cote Law Can Help You
After a pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to compensation. However, recovering this compensation is not always easy. The insurance company may try to deny your claim or offer you a settlement that does not fully cover your damages. At Georges Cote Law, we can help you fight for the maximum compensation you are owed.
When you choose our firm, you can expect:
- Compassionate counsel: We understand how difficult this time is for you and your family. Our attorneys are here to provide the compassionate counsel you deserve and the aggressive advocacy you need.
- Personalized attention: We are a small firm that is able to provide each and every client with the personalized attention they deserve. When you work with us, you will work directly with an attorney who will take the time to get to know you and your case.
- Aggressive representation: Our attorneys are skilled negotiators and litigators. We are not afraid to take on large insurance companies and will fight for you at every stage of the process.
- Proven results: We have a proven track record of success. Our attorneys have recovered millions of dollars for injured clients and are prepared to put our experience to work for you.
Contact Our Boston Pedestrian Accident Attorneys Today
At Georges Cote Law, we are committed to helping injured pedestrians and their families fight for the justice and recovery they are owed. Our Boston pedestrian accident attorneys have a proven track record of success and are prepared to aggressively advocate for you.
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