Cars have become so commonplace that people sometimes forget that they are capable of inflicting tremendous harm and injury. Each motorist is responsible for his or her own actions. Drivers are expected to operate their motor vehicles in a safe and responsible manner that does not pose a threat of harm to themselves or anyone else on the road. This protection extends not only to other drivers, but also to pedestrians who frequently walk across or along public roadways. When, through no individual fault, a pedestrian sustains serious physical injuries from the negligence of a motorist, the responsible party should and can be held accountable.
That is precisely what happened to one Massachusetts driver after he struck a seventy-four-year-old retired man while driving one day. The driver struck the pedestrian, who ultimately died as a result of the collision. The pedestrian’s estate filed a wrongful death claim and his wife filed a loss of consortium claim against the driver. By the time of his death, the pedestrian had accrued over $180,000 in medical bills and lost approximately $200,000 in future income as a result of the driver’s negligence. The pedestrian’s attorneys, Terrence Kennedy and Scott Gediman, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver and settled the lawsuit for $1.2 million.
Have you been injured by a passing vehicle or otherwise injured in a car crash? If so, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your physical injuries, as well as any emotional trauma and financial hardship caused by the accident. Please contact one of our expert personal injury lawyers, 24/7, including our automotive attorney specialists, who will work tirelessly on your case to see that you are justly compensated. Call us at 617-787-3700, 24/7, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!