Although any type of car accident is a devastating and painful experience for the victims, some crashes lead to catastrophic injuries. This is especially true in situations where the victim is far more vulnerable than the person who caused the crash, such as a truck accident involving a small passenger vehicle and an 18-wheeler. Pedestrian accidents also lead to serious injuries because pedestrians are so exposed to the elements. If a vehicle strikes a pedestrian, the outcome can be lifelong injuries, disabilities, and even death. At Mass Injury Group, we assist Boston pedestrian accident victims with asserting their right to financial compensation. Contact us as soon as possible to learn more about your rights.
In a devastating recent event, a pedestrian was struck in the area near Chelsea and North Washington Streets in Charlestown, according to local news reports. Around midday, police received a report that a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle and that the body was located near the I-93 on-ramp. Unfortunately, the collision happened at another intersection near the on-ramp. The police stated that the individual who was killed was dragged down the road for a substantial distance. The driver of the vehicle who caused the fatal pedestrian accident fled the scene. The person responsible for a crash who does not take responsibility for that crash can make a situation that is already a nightmare into something far worse.
Fortunately, you can work with a lawyer to attempt to locate the driver who fled the scene. Also, your insurance policy may still provide coverage for your injuries and expenses, even if the other driver is never located. Massachusetts drivers are required to carry an auto insurance policy that provides some uninsured motorist coverage, which can sometimes be used in hit-and-run situations.
If you know the identity of the driver who caused the accident, you can bring a civil lawsuit against them to recover compensation. In this case, you will need to show that the other driver failed to use reasonable care and skill behind the wheel and that this was the direct cause of your injuries. Many pedestrian accidents happen due to distracted driving. This includes things like texting while driving, adjusting the radio, talking to passengers, engaging with pets or kids in the car, or reading a map. Drunk and drugged driving also contribute to pedestrian accidents because the impaired driver is unable to react quickly enough when there is a pedestrian in the road.
At Mass Injury Group, we have seen firsthand how devastating an injury accident can be for the victim and the family. We provide a free and private consultation so you can learn more about whether you may have a case against the person who caused your crash. Although it can seem overwhelming or intimidating to pursue legal action when you are coping with catastrophic injuries, you should not be required to deal with the financial burden of someone else’s carelessness. Call our Boston pedestrian accident lawyers now to start pursuing the justice that you deserve. Call 617-263-0060 or contact us online to get started.