PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS

SKILLED LEGAL REPRESENTATION FOR INJURED PEDESTRIANS

With so many beautiful beaches, trails and villages to enjoy, East Bay hosts a large number of walkers, joggers, cyclists and skaters.

With the 14-mile East Bay Bike Path running through Barrington, our attorneys at Figliola and Romano know exactly how popular the region is when it comes to enjoying the great outdoors.

Unfortunately for some of our clients, these enjoyable experiences can be cut short by negligent or reckless drivers. We will do what is necessary to obtain the compensation you need to once again make you whole.

HOLDING RHODE ISLAND NEGLIGENT DRIVERS ACCOUNTABLE

If you have been hit by a car while walking or cycling to work or school, it is possible to hold the guilty party responsible for the accident. Drivers are supposed to be cautious in their use of the road. When a driver is acting recklessly or negligently and it results in an accident, sometimes recompense is necessary.

It is especially important in pedestrian and bicycle accidents that the injured people, or their families, seek the counsel of a lawyer as soon as possible. Motorists are well-protected by their vehicles in an accident. Conversely, cyclists and pedestrians are completely exposed and prone to severe and catastrophic injuries.

When these types of accidents take place, it is not uncommon for brain injuries, broken bones and spinal cord damage to occur. Although you cannot protect yourself or your loved one from the accident, you can safeguard yourself against further financial hardship by seeking legal representation.

DISCOVERING WHO WAS AT FAULT

In Rhode Island, personal injury cases operate under the premise of comparative negligence. This means that even if you or your loved one was partially at fault for the incident, you can still collect damages. If the injured party was distracted by a cellphone, listening to music or neglected to use a designated crosswalk, he or she may be considered partially at fault. The degree to which each party is responsible is determined on a case-by-case basis, and our firm is committed to seeking the best possible result for your personal injury case.

COVER YOUR EXPENSES

If you have had a cycling or pedestrian accident, we will fully investigate the incident in order to calculate the best possible reward. Please call our office at 401-289-0404 to discuss your options, or contact us online.