Tragically, pedestrian deaths have become an increasing problem in Massachusetts. 2022 was a record year for the Bay State with 101 pedestrian deaths, a 20% increase over the previous recorded high of 83 in 2012. There were also over 300 pedestrians seriously injured.
Reports by MassDOT indicates some alarming trends:
- 96% of pedestrian-involved crashes are occurring in urban areas.
- There appears to a correlation between bus stops and pedestrian collisions. Between 2016 and 2022, 50% of them happened within 300 feet of a bus stop.
- 41% of pedestrian crashes happened at traffic light intersections, even though they make up fewer than 10% of all intersections.
Sheff & Cook is the leader in prosecuting cases of pedestrian accidents caused by the negligence of others. In our decades of experience as pedestrian accident lawyers in Boston, we’ve seen numerous wrongful deaths and catastrophic injuries caused by distracted driving, failure to yield, excessive speed, and DUI. Surviving victims’ Injuries are often serious and life-altering, ranging from amputations and traumatic brain injuries to emotional trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
While you grieve and deal with injuries, insurance companies are building their case against you. We move quickly to secure evidence that is critical in pedestrian accident cases so you can focus on your health. We look beyond the usual insurance company settlement to determine the full circumstances that led to an accident, including potential third-party liability. Our unique team approach leverages the expertise of each of our attorneys to deliver exceptional results.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured as a pedestrian in Massachusetts, contact our team to discuss your options.