New Haven pedestrian accidents occur often and everywhere often leaving the injured with a wide range of injuries. Below is the most common places pedestrian accidents occur.
- Crosswalks. Occurs when a pedestrian is legally in a crosswalk at the time of the accident and a vehicle fails to give pedestrians the right-of-way, striking them within the crosswalk.
- Parking Lot/Backover. When a vehicle is backing up, such as pulling into or out of a parking space, and strikes a pedestrian while in reverse. Back-over accidents are common in parking lots when cars may be blocking a driver’s view to the left or right and shoppers are quickly and consistently crossing the path of parked vehicles.
- Loss of Control. This type of accident includes sideswiping a pedestrian on a sidewalk or hitting a pedestrian after the loss of control of a vehicle. Many times such accidents can result in a pedestrian being “run-over” and trapped under the vehicle or crushed between the vehicle and another unmoving object, such as another vehicle or a building. These accidents are some of the most dangerous to the life and health of pedestrians.
If you or a loved one was injured in an accident, the New Haven personal injury lawyers at The LoRicco Law Firm can help you protect your long term interests. Call us today to schedule your free consultation.