Worcester Attorneys Representing Victims of Pedestrian Accidents
In Massachusetts, pedestrians, bikers, and drivers share the road. But drivers, motorcyclists, and even bicyclists don’t always give pedestrians the right of way that they deserve. When a negligent or reckless driver hits an innocent pedestrian, there can be severe injuries and damages. If you were hurt by a careless driver in a pedestrian accident, you need Eden Rafferty to represent your interests in a court of law.
Pedestrians can be injured by:
- Drunk drivers
- Distracted drivers
- Drivers who do not heed crosswalks or red lights
- When cars or motorcycles collide with people, injuries can be severe and catastrophic. Eden Rafferty can get you compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and more as a result of your pedestrian accident.
Who Can Be Sued In A Pedestrian Accident?
It depends on whose fault it is. It most cases, the driver is sued for negligence or recklessness. If you have been injured and the driver is more than half at blame, then the pedestrian can also sue the driver’s insurance company in a third-party lawsuit.
How Long Do I Have To Sue For A Pedestrian Accident?
In Massachusetts, pedestrian accidents are considered personal injury, which means you have three years to file a claim in court. For most cases, you have three years from the date of the accident to file. But if you have an injury or problem that was dormant for some time after the accident, you have three years from the date of discovery of the issue.
If you plan on suing a city, country, or state government agency then you have two years to file a claim and three years to bring forward a suit.
How Much Are The Lawyer’s Fees For A Pedestrian Accident Case?
Pedestrian Accidents are considered a part of personal injury law. For personal injury cases, Eden Rafferty works based on a contingency fee. That means you don’t pay us anything unless your case is settled or a verdict is rendered. Your consultation is free, and we only charge you after you are awarded compensation. Our fee is the accepted ? of the settlement or awarded damages plus expenses incurred during the case.