There is opportunity for both drivers and pedestrians to be negligent while they make their way to their respective destinations. While the pedestrian has much more to lose in the event of an accident causing serious injury such as broken bones, skin lacerations, fractures, neurological problems and in some cases death, the person responsible for the accident may not always be the driver. Drivers can also suffer from serious injury as well as damage to their motor vehicle as a result of unavoidable circumstance.
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WHY DO PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS HAPPEN?
During your daily commute have you ever witnessed a negligent motorist coming to a rolling stop at a pedestrian walkway or an impatient motorist making a turn before all pedestrians have safely crossed the street? On the other hand, as a driver have you ever had to slam on your breaks because a pedestrian has crossed the street without looking both ways, without having the right of way, or came out onto the street through parked vehicles? These scenarios happen every day and are just a few examples of how both pedestrians and motorists can be held responsible when collisions occur. Unqualified drivers, carelessness, negligence, driving under the influence, blind spots, failure to comply with safety regulations and failure to obey traffic laws are a few of the more serious in risks for pedestrians.
A PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT CAN LEND TO CLAIMS FOR SUCH THINGS AS:
- PERSONAL INJURIES
- BICYCLE DAMAGE
- LOSS OF EARNINGS
- PROPERTY DAMAGE
- TRAVEL COSTS
HOW PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS MAY OCCUR:
- Texting and walking/driving
- Distracted walking including wearing headphones
- Eating and driving
- Adjusting the radio
- Impaired driving
- Careless driving
- Pedestrians not crossing at designated cross walks
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
Pedestrian-vehicle collisions always involve an investigation by law enforcement to determine who was at fault and what factors provoked the collision. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident contact the injury lawyers at Bezaire & Associates for a free consultation with our injury benefits specialists – experienced representation is key to receiving your full compensation.