A pedestrian suffered injuries after being struck by a vehicle in Boston at around 3:30 pm Friday afternoon. The pedestrian was walking on Opera Place when they were hit by a car traveling in the area. Boston police officer Peter Papasso responded to Opera Place and conducted an investigation on site.
Officer Papasso interviewed both the pedestrian and the vehicle operator in an effort to determine responsibility for the crash. As of now, Boston police have not revealed whether the driver was charged in the pedestrian accident. The pedestrian’s accident required medical treatment and emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene. Police have not provided further information regarding the injuries suffered by this pedestrian.
Pedestrian accidents are an unfortunate fact of life in our state. Especially in large cities, such as Boston, where pedestrians are all around, these accidents occur frequently. In heavily congested areas, it is extremely important for drivers to use due caution when approaching an area frequented by pedestrians. Similarly, pedestrians must make sure that they are always following all traffic laws and ordinances for their own safety.
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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