Involved in a Pedestrian Accident?
When vehicles and pedestrians interact on streets and highways pedestrians are vulnerable to serious injury when drivers fail to see them.
Although there are laws that govern the interaction of motor vehicles and pedestrians, both drivers and pedestrians have rights and responsibilities.
For example, the pedestrian has the right of way and the driver must yield in a marked or unmarked crosswalk, while pedestrian must yield to motor vehicles when crossing a road where no crosswalk exists.
The driver of a vehicle must drive with proper due care and attention, and is required to reduce his or her speed or yield to a pedestrian if it is clear that to do otherwise would present a risk of danger to the pedestrian. So even if the pedestrian has not complied with the rules of the road, a careless driver can be held responsible for injuries and losses caused to a pedestrian if an accident occurs.
If you’ve been injured as a pedestrian, you may have a claim against the owner of the vehicle and the driver who hit you, even if you may not have been properly following the rules of the road as they apply to pedestrians. Buckley and Company have successfully represented pedestrians who have suffered injuries ranging from soft tissue and fractured limbs to severe brain injuries.