Many people choose to walk as a form of exercise or free transportation. Pedestrians may have an expectation of safety thanks to crosswalks, stop signs and traffic signals. However, motorists who speed, ignore traffic rules or engage in other forms of unsafe driving can hit vulnerable pedestrians, often with tragic results. Pedestrians hit by vehicles have a higher rate of injury than other individuals involved in auto accidents. The dedicated attorneys at Law Offices of Brian J. DeLima in Hilo provide aggressive legal representation to pedestrians hurt in such accidents, winning fair compensation for them and their families.
When people on foot are hit by vehicles, the accident usually involves driver negligence coupled with circumstances that adversely impact driving safety. When a driver is speeding, eating or drinking, talking on the phone or focusing on an electronic device, they are not paying full attention to the road, and even a split-second diversion can lead to an accident. The risk to pedestrians may be amplified by:
Even where other factors contribute to a pedestrian accident, including jaywalking or other negligence by the victim, our firm works to hold drivers accountable for their dangerous behavior and pursues claims against all available insurance coverage.
Our attorneys aggressively seek recovery of damages for pedestrians who have suffered such injuries as:
We also pursue wrongful death lawsuits for families who have lost loved ones in pedestrian accidents, claiming damages in behalf of the survivors as well as the deceased’s estate.
At the Law Offices of Brian J. DeLima, we provide vigorous and persuasive representation to injured pedestrians and to survivors of victims of fatal accidents. We handle all aspects of insurance claims and go to court if necessary to winning fair compensation. Call us at 833-664-6245 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.