Crosswalk Accidents in Boston
Boston Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Many Americans use walking as their primary means of travel. This is especially true in heavily populated areas like Boston, where people walk to work and live in proximity to many necessities. However, with more people choosing to walk comes the danger of crosswalk accidents, which have become increasingly common.
Mitcheson & Lee LLP represents pedestrians who have been struck by a motor vehicle while in a crosswalk. If you or a loved one were hit by a car while crossing the street at a crosswalk, we can help you understand your legal rights and guide you through the claims process. If necessary, we’ll pursue a lawsuit against the driver of the vehicle responsible.
Learn more about your rights to compensation after a crosswalk injury in Boston from our experienced pedestrian accident lawyers. Call (617) 934-3207 to arrange a free consultation today.
Crosswalk Laws in Massachusetts
A crosswalk accident occurs when a motor vehicle collides with a pedestrian in a crosswalk. Unfortunately, injuries sustained as a result of these types of accidents could range from minor to serious injuries, such as:
Crosswalk accidents happen for numerous reasons. Often, the motorists are distracted while driving and fail to pay attention to the pedestrians in the crosswalk. Motorists are legally required to maintain a proper lookout for pedestrians and yield their right of way when driving. Pedestrians also have a duty to pay attention to the traffic laws and follow the “walk” and “don’t walk” signs.
Learn More About Your Right to Compensation
If a pedestrian is injured in a crosswalk accident, the pedestrian or his or her family may recover compensation for medical expenses, loss of past and future wages, loss of enjoyment of life, past and future physical or emotional pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and wrongful death and survival.
If you have been involved in a crosswalk accident in Boston, the pedestrian accident attorneys at Mitcheson & Lee LLP are available to analyze your legal claims and defend your interests. We offer a complimentary consultation for prospective clients.