As a pedestrian, you face dangers every time you step into the street. Drivers may not see you or be in too much of a hurry to slow down at a crosswalk. This blog post will discuss the dangers of pedestrian accidents and how to avoid them. We will also look at liability issues and the different types of pedestrian accidents.
Pedestrian accidents can be caused by driver error, such as distracted driving or speeding. They can also be caused by poor visibility due to weather conditions or road construction. Pedestrian accidents can result in serious injuries, including broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries. In some cases, pedestrian accidents can even be fatal.
If you are involved in a pedestrian accident, there are a few things you should do. First, seek medical attention if you are injured. Then, collect evidence from the scene of the accident, such as photos of the scene and witness statements. You will also need to file a police report. Once you have gathered all this information, you should contact an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer to discuss your case and determine what legal options are available.
There are several types of pedestrian accidents, including hit-and-run, crosswalk, and jaywalking accidents. Hit-and-runs are especially dangerous because the driver does not stop to render aid or exchange information. If you are involved in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident, it is important to get the vehicle’s license plate number if possible. Crosswalk accidents often occur when drivers fail to yield to pedestrians who are crossing the street. Jaywalking accidents occur when pedestrians cross the street outside a crosswalk or in an area without pedestrian crossing.
The liability issues in pedestrian accidents can be complex. In some cases, the driver may be held liable for the accident. In other cases, the pedestrian may be held liable. It is important to speak to an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer to discuss the specific facts of your case and determine who may be held liable.
At Saladino & Schaaf, our personal injury attorneys have years of experience helping accident victims get the compensation they deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation if you have been involved in a pedestrian accident. We can review your case and help you understand your legal options. Call us now at 270-444-0406 (Paducah, KY) / 270-753-1529 (Murray, KY) or contact us online to get started.
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