Our region of New Hampshire is a beautiful place to walk, jog, and run. The scenery is idyllic and there are many paths to travel to parks, picnics, skating rinks, and generally get around town. Unfortunately, like any town in America, Lyme and the surrounding areas do have tragic pedestrian accidents resulting in serious injuries and deaths.
As responsible motorists, we can and should all do our part to prevent pedestrian injuries while sharing the road. Some of the main causes of these tragedies include:
- Texting while driving
- Distracted driving
- Driving while intoxicated
- Driving under the influence of certain medications
- Driving under the influence of illegal drugs
- Failing to yield at a crosswalk
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Failing to drive safely for the given weather conditions (i.e. driving too fast for how much ice is on the road)
- Reckless or careless driving
- Aggressive driving
Even if the motorist didn’t intend to cause harm to the pedestrian, the motorist should be held to account for negligence that leads to injury or death. Negligence is carelessness, and a moment of inattention or carelessness behind the wheel can easily cause a serious crash. We all have a responsibility as motorists to pay attention and drive according to traffic laws. When a motorist violates these duties and injures a pedestrian, then the injury victim deserves maximum compensation. Mr. David Cole is personally committed to obtaining the best possible results on your behalf.
If you aren’t sure whether the cause of the crash that injured you has the elements of an injury claim, please contact Mr. Cole. He will assess the cause of the pedestrian accident to determine if it can be linked to the motorist’s negligence.
Learn More About Pedestrian Claims
If you or a loved one was injured in a pedestrian accident in Lyme or the surrounding areas of New Hampshire, please call experienced accident attorney David N. Cole at 603-643-4500. Mr. Cole is passionate about representing people in the Upper Valley who have been seriously injured because of someone else’s negligence. He also handles wrongful death claims, in which someone else’s negligence ultimately leads to a fatality.