Fairfield County Pedestrian Accident FAQs
At Vishno Law Firm, we understand how difficult life can become after a pedestrian accident. That's why Attorney Jeremy Vishno and his legal staff are committed to protecting the rights of injury victims and families who have lost loved ones. Pedestrian accidents are rarely minor. It's not uncommon for accident victims and families who are dealing with the wrongful death of a loved one to be left with more questions than answers. If you're looking for more information on what to do after a Fairfield County pedestrian accident, please read the answers to the following frequently asked questions. If you don't see your question listed, contact us today. Call 888-222-1688 to schedule a free case consultation at our Fairfield or New Haven office locations.
- What are my legal rights after a pedestrian accident in Fairfield County?
- What can I do if I was partially at fault for my accident?
- What damages can I collect if I've been hurt in a pedestrian accident?
- How much does a Fairfield County pedestrian accident attorney cost?
If it can be established that the driver of a car or truck was partially or fully at fault for a pedestrian accident, you could have grounds to take legal action against that negligent party. Connecticut laws allow injury victims to pursue compensation from individuals who cause accidents due to recklessness. Knowing how and why your accident happened is critical. Was the driver who hit you under the influence of drugs or alcohol? Was he or she texting while driving, ignoring traffic signals or speeding? If you suspect driver negligence contributed to your accident, you could be entitled to compensation with the help of an experienced attorney.
Connecticut state law allows injured pedestrians to pursue compensation for their accident even when ruled partially at fault for the accident. As a modified comparative fault state, a pedestrian accident victim's right to collect compensation is reduced, but not diminished, by his or her own fault in the accident. However, pedestrians ruled more than 50 percent at fault for an accident could be barred from recovery without a Fairfield County pedestrian lawyer on their side, fighting vigorously to make things right.
After a serious pedestrian accident, victims may have to deal with physical, emotional and financial hardship for years after the accident. Depending on the cause and circumstances of the accident, a variety of damages may be recoverable in pedestrian accident cases. These include compensation for medical bills, cost of future medical care, lost wages, and loss of future earning capacity. In addition, accident victims may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering and punitive damages designed to punish drivers who acted with gross negligence or malicious intent.
Pedestrian accident victims in Connecticut may be wary of contacting an attorney for fear of how much it'll cost. At Vishno Law Firm, we know you already have enough stress related to your injury. You shouldn't have to worry about paying for quality legal representation. We offer all clients a free case evaluation. We work on a contingency fee basis. That means from the moment you contact our office until we obtain a favorable verdict or settlement on your behalf, you owe us nothing. Discover the difference Attorney Vishno can make. Contact us today.