You have heard it said that “pedestrians have the right of way,” but pedestrians can be held liable for car accidents just as drivers can. Both pedestrians and drivers of motor vehicles have to obey the rules of the road. When these rules are not followed, serious accidents can occur.
If you were driving and hit a pedestrian, then consider the following:
If you were walking/running and were hit by a car, consider the following:
These are questions that we might ask our potential clients when evaluating their case. If we discover that you or someone you love was injured in an accident because a driver or pedestrian was not adhering to the rules of the road, then you might have a claim. In some cases, both parties could be held partially at-fault for the accident. To learn more, call and speak with Shook & Stone directly.