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Pedestrian Accidents

Fighting for the Justice & Recovery You Deserve

Accidents involving pedestrians are among the most serious auto accidents that can occur. Even a low impact auto accident can cause serious bodily injury to an unprotected pedestrian. The National Highway Traffic Association reports that over 64,000 pedestrians are injured in auto accidents each year and over 5,000 pedestrians are killed by motor vehicles.

If you were injured or your loved one was killed in a pedestrian accident, our firm can help. At The Law Office of Joseph Lamy, we aggressively advocate for the rights of injured individuals and their families throughout Rhode Island. No matter how complex or difficult your case may be, our Cranston pedestrian accident attorney is prepared to help you navigate the legal process from start to finish.

Contact our office at (401) 228-7470 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation today.

How do Driver Mistakes Lead to Pedestrian Accidents?

In many ways, pedestrians can avoid their own injuries by taking due care. This means looking both directions before crossing, using crosswalks, and obeying traffic controls. Too often, however, even a careful pedestrian can be struck by a motor vehicle.

Drivers make many mistakes on the road that can cause danger to passing pedestrians, including:

  • Disregarding a traffic device: When drivers ignore or fail to see a red light or stop sign they may strike a pedestrian crossing with the right of way.

  • Passing a school bus: If a driver illegally passes a school bus, it can result in a serious accident and extensive injury.

  • Disregarding or failing to acknowledge a crosswalk: Drivers may fail to recognize crosswalks, especially in heavily trafficked areas or shopping centers.

  • Driving under the influence: Intoxicated drivers are less likely to notice pedestrians, or may fail to stop in time to avoid a collision.

  • Ignoring or failing to see a pedestrian already in the roadway: Pedestrians always have the right of way, yet often, drivers fail to yield to individuals on foot.

  • Passing another vehicle: State law allows drivers to pass another vehicle only in limited circumstances, and a driver may be at fault if he tries to pass another vehicle when it is unsafe to do so.

Injuries That Result from Pedestrian Accidents

Because of the force of impact, pedestrian-motor vehicle accidents result in very serious injury.

Common injuries that occur include:

  • Fractures
  • Head injuries
  • Scarring
  • Sprains/strains
  • Death

A pedestrian-motor vehicle accident is a traumatic and potentially life-altering event which can result in serious personal injury. Insurance companies recognize the distinction between pedestrian cases and ordinary auto accidents; make sure that you hire a pedestrian accident attorney in Cranston who also recognizes this distinction.

Trust Your Case to the Law Office of Joseph Lamy

Our office has a great deal of experience handling pedestrian-auto accidents. We are available 24/7 to assist you—our Cranston pedestrian accident attorney even provides his clients with his personal cell phone number so that they can always get in touch with him with any questions or concerns they may have. We understand what a difficult time this is, which is why we offer compassionate, personalized legal counsel and unwavering support.

Schedule your complimentary case evaluation with The Law Office of Joseph Lamy today. Call (401) 228-7470 to get started.

Client Reviews
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"I am so grateful to you Joe. Not only was I thrilled with the amount of money that I received in my settlement but I never thought that I would receive it so quick and without filing a lawsuit! You're the best!" Adam G.
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"Joe asked me what I wanted in settlement during one of our meetings. I told him I wanted my medical bills paid (about $12,000) and I wanted $10,000 in my pocket. We just settled for $100,000! I never thought my case was worth that much. Thank you so much Joe." Justine D.
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"Joseph is an excellent attorney that has been handling everything for the accident I was involved in. Joe has a great understanding of the auto accident process and he was able to explain it to me in a way that I understood. To this point, everything that Joe explained to me has happened according to plan. I have found Joe to be extremely knowledgeable and honest, and would highly recommend him to anyone." Steve C.
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"Attorney Lamy answered my initial inquiry personally. He was very attentive and made himself available throughout the course of my case. He kept me informed and up to date and made sure I understood the whole process. I would certainly recommend Attorney Lamy to anyone I know who was in need of legal counsel." Alex D.
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"I've never dealt with lawyers before, until I was involved in an accident. I wasn't sure if I even had a case, but I'll tell you what, Joe was there for me every step of the way. He was open, honest and caring. He answered all my questions and was always there for me when I needed him. He ensured me he would take care of everything and not to worry, and he did! I couldn't have asked for a better settlement or lawyer. He went above and beyond!!!!" Danny S.