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Hilo Attorneys Stand Up for Injured Pedestrians

Hawaii accident lawyers win damages for those hit by cars and other vehicles

Many people choose to walk as a form of exercise or free transportation. Pedestrians may have an expectation of safety thanks to crosswalks, stop signs and traffic signals. However, motorists who speed, ignore traffic rules or engage in other forms of unsafe driving can hit vulnerable pedestrians, often with tragic results. Pedestrians hit by vehicles have a higher rate of injury than other individuals involved in auto accidents. The dedicated attorneys at Law Offices of Brian J. DeLima in Hilo provide aggressive legal representation to pedestrians hurt in such accidents, winning fair compensation for them and their families.

Causes of pedestrian accidents in Hawaii

When people on foot are hit by vehicles, the accident usually involves driver negligence coupled with circumstances that adversely impact driving safety. When a driver is speeding, eating or drinking, talking on the phone or focusing on an electronic device, they are not paying full attention to the road, and even a split-second diversion can lead to an accident. The risk to pedestrians may be amplified by:

  • Faulty traffic lights — Traffic lights may not work properly and may cause motorists to enter an intersection where there are pedestrians present.
  • Unsafe crosswalks —Inadequate signage and/or faded pavement markings can make crosswalks less visible, and roadway grades and bends may limit drivers’ lines of sight.
  • Poor weather conditions — Rain, sleet, snow or fog can reduce drivers’ vision, putting pedestrians at greater risk.

Even where other factors contribute to a pedestrian accident, including jaywalking or other negligence by the victim, our firm works to hold drivers accountable for their dangerous behavior and pursues claims against all available insurance coverage.

Helping victims of pedestrian accidents recover for the full extent of their claims

Our attorneys aggressively seek recovery of damages for pedestrians who have suffered such injuries as:

  • Broken limbs
  • Amputations
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Injured extremities
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Emotional trauma

We also pursue wrongful death lawsuits for families who have lost loved ones in pedestrian accidents, claiming damages in behalf of the survivors as well as the deceased’s estate.

Contact a compassionate Hilo lawyer for help with your pedestrian accident claim

At the Law Offices of Brian J. DeLima, we provide vigorous and persuasive representation to injured pedestrians and to survivors of victims of fatal accidents. We handle all aspects of insurance claims and go to court if necessary to winning fair compensation. Call us at 833-664-6245 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

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    101 Aupuni St
    # 133
    Hilo, Hawaii 96720
    Phone: 808-969-7707