Connecticut Pedestrian Injury Attorneys
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Connecticut drivers take on the responsibility of sharing the roadways with pedestrians. Connecticut law goes a long way to protect pedestrians on the roadways. Even so, pedestrian injuries occur in cross walks, parking lots and shopping areas. When drivers become negligently inattentive or are driving recklessly, pedestrians become at great risk. Even low impact collisions between a person and a motor vehicle can do serious damage to the human body.
When a crosswalk is controlled by traffic signals or police officers, pedestrians must wait to be given the right of way. On almost all other roadways and crosswalks, Connecticut is a “yield-to-pedestrians” state. This means that once the pedestrian steps off the curb onto the roadway, all non-emergency vehicles must offer the pedestrian the right of way. Failure to yield the right of way to a pedestrian that causes injury to the pedestrian creates liability for the driver.
Inattentiveness to surroundings, speeding through high pedestrian traffic areas, and overtaking or passing another vehicle that is stopped at a crosswalk are common causes of motor vehicle on pedestrian accidents.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian accident due to the negligence or recklessness of a driver of a car, truck, motorcycle or other motor vehicle, seek medical attention immediately. Rely on us to handle the documentation and negotiations with insurance companies so that you can focus on a fast recovery. Contact us today for a FREE CONSULTATION by email at ontact@GRGLLP.com or by phone at 203-740-1400.