The Tragic Prevalence Of Pedestrian Accidents

Cars strike pedestrians at an alarming rate. Across the country, cars kill pedestrians once every two hours on average, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Serious pedestrian accidents take place once every eight minutes.

Why do these accidents occur? They often boil down to negligence on the part of the driver. Perhaps the driver was distracted, driving drunk or speeding. Nighttime and poor weather conditions can make the situation even worse.

Intersections are particularly deadly. Surprisingly, many pedestrians in Connecticut get struck by cars in crosswalks. The victims are often physically vulnerable. Elderly pedestrians and children are far more likely to get struck by cars — and to suffer serious injuries as a result.

Experience, Understanding And Dedication

If you or someone you love was struck by a car, we encourage you to contact our legal team at Sheffy, Mazzaccaro, DePaolo & DeNigris, LLP. Our injury attorney, Tony Sheffy, has more than 25 years of experience handling significant cases throughout the Hartford area. He has recovered millions of dollars for injury victims in pedestrian accident cases. Attorney Sheffy also has insurance defense experience, which means he understands how the other side will approach your case.

We bring not only a wealth of legal experience to the table, but also a thorough understanding of serious injuries, especially traumatic brain injuries.

We know how difficult it can be to cope with catastrophic injuries or loss of a loved one after a senseless accident. By working one on one with you, our legal team will empower you to make informed choices about your rights. Here, you will find lawyers and staff members who truly care about your successful recovery.

Schedule A Free Initial Consultation

There is no charge to discuss your personal injury case with us, and we handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. Please call 860-384-6319 or toll free 800-221-5026 to get started.