Hyannis, MA (June 28, 2018) – A man was struck by a car outside a grocery store in Hyannis, Massachusetts on Thursday. The incident took place just after 4:00 pm at BJ’s Wholesale Club according to Barnstable Fire Captain Richard Ogonowsky. Police and fire officials arrived on scene and found the man in the parking lot. He was transported to Cape Cod Hospital. There is no word on his condition but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
Police did not immediately release additional information. The cause of the accident is under review. No charges were filed against the driver in the aftermath of the crash but police have not said whether they intend to issue charges at a later date.
Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
This even is a reminder that pedestrian accident can occur anywhere. They do not happen just on streets or highways. They can happen in parking lots, driveways and anywhere vehicles are found. This is a reminder of the dangers we face every day simply from going about our regular business. We must be alert at all times, as drivers or pedestrians, for the risk of danger.
If a pedestrian is injured due to the negligence another, the pedestrian may have claim for personal injuries suffered as a result. These cases are complicated, however. In Massachusetts, we have a negligence law known as comparative negligence. Comparative negligence means that if the injured person was partially responsible for causing their own injuries, then their recovery will be reduced or eliminated depending on their role in the accident. For instance, if the pedestrian in this case was deemed to be 20% responsible for the crash, then their total money settlement would be reduced by 20% due to their own negligence. Negligence is a key factor in every Massachusetts personal injury cases and it is often disputed by drivers and insurance companies in an effort to lower to value of personal injury claims made by pedestrians.
If you find yourself in this situation, you need an experienced personal injury attorney to help walk you through your case. At the Law Office of Jeffrey S. Glassman, we can help. We have the skill and experience to help get you the results you deserve. We offer free consultations. To discuss your case with one of our attorneys, please call us today at 617-367-2900.
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