Pedestrian crossing street on crosswalk with a car turning into pedestrian

Pedestrian Accidents


Securing full compensation for pedestrian accident victims in Maine, New Hampshire, and beyond

Maine Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

A mother and her child being struck by a driver while walking across a street in their hometown. A distracted driver runs over a construction worker who is placing cones on the highway. A teenager is hit by a driver in a shopping center parking lot.

Every year in the U.S. nearly 5,000 pedestrians are killed, and 70,000 injured, after being struck by motor vehicles according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That translates into one pedestrian injury every 8 minutes. We also know these figures are likely underestimated because only a fraction of pedestrian crashes that cause injury are ever recorded by police.

Pedestrians should feel safe while walking near and across our roadways. One way to improve safety is to hold drivers accountable when their negligence causes injury to others. Our lawyers are experts in the laws that protect pedestrians, we support your right to share the road, and we would be honored to serve as your legal advocate.

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For the best results, you need the best Maine pedestrian accident, lawyers

If you or a loved one has been injured because of someone else’s negligence, contact us and speak with one of our experienced attorneys. We handle all types of injury claims resulting from pedestrian accidents, with a particular focus on serious injury and wrongful death cases.

Having won many of the largest jury verdicts and settlements ever obtained for injured people in Maine. We have recovered $1 billion for our injured clients.

You focus on recovery. We take care of the rest.

After a pedestrian accident, your attention can be pulled away from one place where it should be on your health and recovery. Instead, you face the pressure of creditors, employers, and insurance companies that often try to place the blame on you, the victim.

We have helped countless victims who have been harmed in accidents and we understand the challenges you face. We realize that beyond the physical struggles, the emotional and financial impacts can be overwhelming.

We can turn the tables in your favor. While our lawyers aggressively work to maximize your financial award, our caring, responsive staff can help reduce stress in your recovery process. We take the time to listen to you, understand your concerns, and come up with solutions that can make your life better including obtaining payment for or deferral of your debts until your case is resolved.

Pedestrian Accident Tips and Tools: What compensation am I entitled to as an accident victim?

Under Maine law, pedestrian victims of car accidents have the right to recover financial damages for various categories of loss, including:

  • Pain, suffering, and emotional distress, past and future
  • Interference with your enjoyment of life
  • Medical expenses, past and future
  • Time lost from work
  • Loss of future earnings

A Law Firm That Listens

Berman & Simmons is widely recognized as the best personal injury lawyers in Maine and among the best in the U.S., having won many of the largest jury verdicts and settlements ever obtained for injured people in Maine.

Our trial lawyers have won thousands of claims on behalf of those injured in a car accident, and each year we build on that successful track record.

Our attorneys and staff members will take the time to listen to you, work to understand your concerns, and come up with solutions that can make your life better, including obtaining payment for or deferral of your debts until your case is resolved. We help you recover and make sure you receive full compensation for your injuries and loss.

We'll Take Care of the Heavy Lifting

A Team Approach for Our Clients

Get Peace of Mind

It never hurts to consult an attorney regardless of whether you decide to move forward.

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    Many states have strict deadlines for filing personal injury claims.

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    The other insurance company is likely already building their client’s case against you.

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    Witnesses may become unavailable and evidence may be lost or degraded with time.

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    You’ll need help navigating your medical care and dealing with financial pressures.

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    You need peace of mind to focus on your recovery.