HOW MUCH MONEY CAN A PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT ATTORNEY RECOVER IN A PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUIT?
As we will explain in more detail below, you are more likely to suffer serious injuries when you are a pedestrian. Your recovery from those injuries can seem overwhelming and difficult. Treatment may require extensive medical care and lengthy rehabilitation. This can often result in medical bills totaling tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Your injuries, treatment, and rehabilitation may limit your ability to continue working. With no income, the total financial costs of a pedestrian accident can be daunting. At Marin and Barret, Inc., we stand ready to help you recover the financial compensation to which you are entitled. Due to the high financial costs of a pedestrian accident, it is vitally important that you recover the money you deserve after an accident. At Marin and Barrett, Inc., our personal injury attorneys can help make sure you are fully and fairly compensated.
COMPENSATION FOR PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT INJURIES
- Medical Bills
- Permanent Injury or Disability
- Nursing Care
- Property Damage
- Lost Wages and Loss of Career Earning Potential
- Reduced Earning Capacity
- Pain and Suffering
- Anxiety and Depression
- Emotional Distress
- Scarring and Disfigurement
- Loss of a Limb
- Loss of Consortium, and
- Wrongful Death
CAN I RECOVER IF I WAS ALSO AT FAULT IN MY PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT?
Were you partially at fault in causing your pedestrian accident or injury? If so, don’t worry. You are still entitled to a financial recovery as long as someone else also shares blame in causing the accident. According to Rhode Island General Law Section 9-20-4, the amount of your recovery will be reduced by your proportional share in the fault.
WHAT ARE COMMON PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT INJURIES IN RHODE ISLAND?
Unlike passengers in large vehicles who get the benefit of the steel structure, pedestrians have little protections from serious injury in the event of an accident. This lack of protection from serious injury is why pedestrians involved in a car crash are 1.5 times more likely to be killed than passenger vehicle occupants.
Fortunately, most pedestrian accidents are not fatal accidents. Some of the most commonly reported pedestrian accident injuries include the following:
- Broken Bones
- Soft Tissue Injury
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Spine Injury
- Thoracic Injury
- Herniated Disc
- Eye Injury
Contact the pedestrian accident attorneys at Marin and Barrett, Inc. if you have suffered injuries after a pedestrian accident in Rhode Island. We can help you recover the compensation you are entitled to.
TYPES OF PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS OUR RHODE ISLAND PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS HANDLE
The Rhode Island roadways are only safe if all involved obey the traffic laws and walk signals. They become dangerous when individuals break the rules, fail to pay proper attention to the road, or fail to properly yield the right-of-way. Far and away the number one cause of serious pedestrian accidents in Rhode Island is negligence. The most common causes of these accidents include:
- Distracted driving accidents involving pedestrians
- Accidents involving drivers who were speeding
- Injuries to pedestrians who were jaywalking
- Parking lot accidents involving pedestrians
- Injuries to child pedestrians
- Aggressive drivers injuring pedestrians
- Alcohol-related pedestrian accidents
- Failure to yield the right-of-way accidents
- Pedestrian accidents involving 18-wheelers, scooters, and government vehicles
- Pedestrian accidents resulting in catastrophic Injury
- Pedestrian accident wrongful death claims
- Poorly designed intersections resulting in pedestrian accidents
- Large cars and SUV pedestrian accidents
A skilled Rhode Island personal injury lawyer can investigate your pedestrian accident and find out its probable cause and identify the at-fault party or parties. Even if you feel you were partly responsible, do not give up hope. Rhode Island law follows a pure comparative fault system. This means that if you were the victim in a pedestrian accident, you can recover a certain amount of compensation for your injuries even though you were negligent in some way.
Rhode Island Pedestrian Accident Statistics
Rhode Island has done an admirable job of reducing pedestrian accident deaths over the past ten years. However, each year anywhere between 5 and 20 individuals are killed in pedestrian accidents throughout the State.
According to a report from the Governors Highway Safety Association, Rhode Island has one of the lowest pedestrian traffic fatality rates in the nation. However, nationwide pedestrian deaths continue to increase at an estimated rate of 4 percent, fatal pedestrian crashes have been dropping substantially in Rhode Island in recent years.
2016 – 14 Pedestrian Fatalities
2017 – 21 Pedestrian Fatalities
2018 – 7 Pedestrian Fatalities
2019 – 5 Pedestrian Fatalities
Although the number of pedestrian fatalities in Rhode Island continues to drop, even one fatality is tragic. If you have had a loved one killed in a Rhode Island pedestrian accident, call the attorneys at Marin and Barrett, Inc. for outstanding legal representation.
Rhode Island is Home to Some of New England’s Most Dangerous Intersections
According to recent statistics, intersections are involved in approximately 40 percent of all motor vehicle accidents. This percentage increases substantially when accidents involve pedestrians. A recent report by GoLocalProv found that Rhode Island was home to 10 of New England’s most dangerous intersections. These intersections are:
- Exit 9 on I-295 and Route 146 in Lincoln, RI
- Route 37 and US Route 1 (Post Road) in Warwick, RI
- Route 146 and Sayles Hill Road in North Smithfield, RI
- I-95 at Exit 14 and Route 37 in Warwick, RI
- I-295 at Exit 6 and US Route 6 in Johnston, RI
- RI 2 (Reservoir Ave) and RI 12 (Park Ave) in Cranston, RI
- RI 138 (Spring Street) and Wincheck Pond Road to Soap House Lane in Hopkinton, RI
- US Post Road and Kings Factor Road to RI 216 (Ross Hill Rd) in Charlestown, RI
- I-95 at Exit 18 (Thurbers Avenue Curve) in Providence, RI
- I-95 at Exit 29 (US 1 / Broadway / Cottage Street) in Pawtucket, RI
HOW CAN YOU AVOID A PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT?
Pedestrians who commute in areas without proper sidewalks are at an increased risk of death or injury. When sidewalks are not available, pedestrians should stay on the shoulder and should walk facing or against traffic, rather than with the flow of traffic. This allows the pedestrian better visibility and the ability to see oncoming cars and traffic conditions so that they can move out of the way, if necessary. Pedestrians should practice safe habits by always:
- Wearing bright or reflective clothing, especially at night
- Using only designated crosswalks
- Staying on the sidewalk when possible
- Carrying a flashlight
- Following all applicable traffic signs and signals
RHODE ISLAND PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS: CALL US FOR LEGAL ADVICE AND REPRESENTATION ON YOUR PERSONAL INJURY CASE
Hundreds of pedestrians are injured in Rhode Island every year. If you or a loved one has been injured as a pedestrian due to the negligence or recklessness of another, you have the right to file a personal injury claim for damages. The money you recover can help to cover expensive medical bills, make up for lost income while you recover from your injuries, and compensate you for the emotional stress of the accident and your injuries.
Drivers responsible for causing injuries to pedestrians will likely have to provide payment under their auto insurance policies. Additionally, injured pedestrians may be able to obtain additional compensation under their own auto insurance policies. Even if the driver that hit you or your loved one has been cited with a moving violation or drunk driving charges, you may be able to take additional legal action against them. Our team of R.I. pedestrian accident lawyers can help.
At Marin and Barrett, Inc., our team of Rhode Island pedestrian accident lawyers have seen first-hand how an accident can turn your life upside-down. We’re here to help you assert your legal rights and recover the money you deserve. Call us 24/7 at 401-228-8271 for a free, no obligation case review and consultation from skilled Providence pedestrian accident attorneys.
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