Pedestrian Accident Liability
Were you injured as a pedestrian? You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Watch this video to learn about pedestrian accident liability.
To find out who has to pay damages in a pedestrian accident, we need to know who is at fault. There are a lot of factors to consider. Did you dart out in front of the car? Did you go against the crosswalk? Maybe it’s your fault. In that case, you might not be entitled to anything, regardless of how badly you were hurt.
Maybe you are crossing in the crosswalk. You have the right of way. A driver looks to their left, looks straight ahead, but doesn’t turn to look to their right, turns and runs you over. That person is responsible. Their insurance company is responsible. They will have to pay for your damages. These are very fact-specific cases. Oftentimes, immediate investigation is required to protect and preserve the evidence that’s going to be necessary to build your case. It’s quite frequent that no matter what happened, the insurance company is going to say that it was your fault, and they’re going to deny your claim.
You need to get an attorney who knows what they’re doing, is going to get in on this right away. They need to get out and get the evidence, talk to the witnesses, find out what happened and build your case from the beginning. You have to have a solid foundation. If you don’t have a solid foundation for your case, it’s going to be weak from the get-go. You’ve got to have somebody who knows what they’re doing.
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