Pedestrian/Bicycle Accidents

When a car or another motor vehicle strikes a pedestrian or bicyclist, the force of impact and the lack of protection can cause very serious injuries. The Law Offices of Wesley M. Malowitz is dedicated to helping injured clients overcome this trauma and the challenges following an accident. With over 20 years of experience, I know what it takes to advocate for accident victims and their families.

If you have been involved in a bicycle accident or pedestrian accident, contact my Stamford office to schedule a free case evaluation.

Pedestrians Have Rights Too

Many bicyclists, joggers and pedestrians choose not to pursue an injury claim for fear that they will be told the accident was their fault. While Connecticut laws mandate that drivers must stop for pedestrians in crosswalks, drivers are also obligated to see and be aware of the pedestrian — even those not within a crosswalk. Under Connecticut’s comparative negligence law, pedestrians may be considered up to 50 percent at fault for the accident and still recover compensation.

I handle all types of pedestrian and bicycle accidents, including accidents involving:

  • Pedestrians or bicycles hit by cars
  • Pedestrians or bicycles hit by trucks
  • Pedestrians or bicycles hit by vans, SUVs or other vehicles
  • Hit-and-run accidents

I Utilize Every Possible Resource For You

As an experienced car accident attorney, I recognize the need to thoroughly investigate the accident. However, there is often far more investigation necessary in cases involving a bike accident or pedestrian injury. I move quickly to recover evidence before it disappears.

I secure witness statements, obtain scene photographs and maps, and analyze traffic patterns and lighting sequences to prove your case. I work with experts to determine if other factors, such as weather, high traffic, faulty traffic lights or defective road design may have contributed to the accident. I will take all necessary steps to fully develop your case so that I am prepared to negotiate with the insurance company or proceed to trial.

Experienced Pedestrian Injury Lawyer

If you were injured as a result of being struck by a car or another vehicle, you have a right to be compensated for your injuries. For a free consultation with an experienced lawyer, contact me by calling 866-539-5781 or 203-517-0110, or through email.

I meet clients in the hospital or their homes.

Verdicts & Settlements

36-year-old laborer for landscaping company fractured wrist when fellow employee hit him with truck. Claimant received in excess of $30,000 in workers’ compensation benefits for total disability and medical expenses and settled with automobile insurance company for fellow employee for $95,000.

1989 workers’ compensation claim settled for $125,000. Claimant originally sustained a low back injury when she slipped and fell at local grocery store resulting in low back surgery in 1989. Several years later, claimant exacerbated her low back injury. Claim was reopened and settled with carrier for $125,000 in 2006.

47-year-old deli clerk sustained low back injuries at work for local supermarket. Carrier originally denied claim on the grounds that the injury was pre-existing. After formal workers’ compensation hearing carrier accepted claim and paid all total disability benefits and medical expenses in excess of $100,000. Case then settled for an additional $100,000 after injured person received a permanent disability rating.

34-year-old male roofer sustained multiple injuries to his shoulder, neck, back and hip when he fell from roof during work. Claimant was provided workers’ compensation benefits in excess of $100,000 and settled remaining claims for an additional $55,000.

40-year-old male working for cleaning company sustained neck and low back injuries when he fell on defective staircase while cleaning local museum. Claimant recovered over $95,000 in workers’ compensation benefits and resolved claim against museum for $85,000.

26-year-old laborer sustained fractured foot when a cast iron pipe was dropped on his foot. Employer and workers’ compensation carrier denied claim on basis that injured worker was an independent contractor. After a series of informal and formal workers’ compensation hearings, carrier conceded that claimant was an employee and settled case for $85,000.

24-year-old waitress sustained back injury while working at Outback Steak House. Workers’ compensation insurance company initially denied the claim. After a series of informal hearings, carrier accepted claim paying medical expenses and total disability benefits. In addition to those benefits paid, claim settled for an additional $75,000.

Delivery truck driver sustained right wrist fracture in rear-end motor vehicle accident while in the course of his employment. Claimant recovered in excess of $40,000 in workers’ compensation benefits for medical expenses and total disability benefits. Claimant settled case against at-fault driver for $105,000.

22-year-old male working as stocking clerk at “big box” retailer sustained herniated disc in low back. Workers’ compensation carrier refused to accept the claim. After formal workers’ compensation, hearing commissioner ordered carrier to pay over $35,000 in past total disability benefits and pay for surgery and all related medical expenses. Case settled for an additional $35,000 for a total recovery in excess of $100,000.

Rear-end collision on entrance ramp to Merritt Parkway resulting in 49-year-old woman sustaining mid-back injury. Case settled at mediation after filing suit for $300,000.

28-year-old passenger sustained multiple herniated discs in automobile accident in New York state. New York no-fault carrier paid for extended period of disability from work and medical expenses, including expenses for surgery. Case settled against driver of vehicle for $300,000 policy limits shortly after filing suit.

54-year-old man sustains shoulder injury when hit from behind by uninsured motorist on New Jersey Turnpike. Case settled for $135,000 prior to trial.

CT Transit bus driver sustained torn meniscus in collision with another vehicle. Claims made against at-fault driver, workers’ compensation carrier and client’s underinsured motorist policy. All claims settle for a recovery in excess of $100,000.

68-year-old woman sustained neck and back injuries in rear-end collision and required extended course physical therapy, but was not a surgical candidate. Case settled for $100,000 prior to filing suit.

34-year-old woman sustained concussion and neck and back injuries in hit-and-run accident on a New York highway. Claimant settled uninsured motorist claim for her $100,000 policy limits.

80-year-old woman sustained right foot fracture when her foot was run over in a parking lot. Case settled for at-fault driver’s policy limit of $100,000 prior to filing suit.

38-year-old nanny sustained right femur fracture when she fell down defective stairs in home of her employer’s neighbor. All medical expenses and lost wages reimbursed and case settled for an additional $150,000.

Claim against landlord for defective staircase in multi-family rental house. Claimant sustained a right femur fracture. Case settled for $125,000 prior to filing suit.

$95,000 judgment obtained against bar and nightclub for assault by one of its patrons against another patron.

47-year-old woman sustained a broken left wrist when she fell from porch stairs at house she was renting. Case settled for $95,000 shortly before trial.

26-year-old male bitten on leg by German shepherd. Claim against dog owner settled for $65,000 plus payment of all medical expenses.