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According to reports by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association- NHTSA- each year, almost 5,000 pedestrians lose their lives from motor vehicle accidents. In 2012, 76,000 pedestrians sustained injuries from car accidents. These accidents mostly take place when pedestrians are crossing highways. Apart from pedestrian-vehicle accidents, the NHTSA reports show that thousands of pedestrian accidents that do not involve vehicles take place annually. The cause of these accidents includes parking lot defects, poor maintenance and construction or debris on walkways.

How to Find the One Responsible for the Accident

Whether the cause of the accident is a property defect or a vehicle, pedestrians can get compensated for their injuries. The basis for claiming damages is if the negligence of another person caused the accident. Negligence refers to failing to act the way a reasonable person would have acted if faced by the same situation. To determine negligence, a pedestrian has to prove that the one at fault:

  • Owed him/her a legal duty
  • Breached their legal duty
  • Is responsible for the accident
  • Injured him/her due to the breach of their legal duty

In a pedestrian accident, there could be more than one person liable for the accident. Potential liable persons include:

  • The driver of the automobile that hit the pedestrian
  • The person charged with maintaining the road, sidewalk or parking lot
  • The pedestrian

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Accidents involving pedestrians and vehicles are determined based on the duty of care. Both pedestrians and drivers should have the legal duty of exercising reasonable care. In some cases, it is easy to determine who acted negligently. However, courts determine the liable party based on the following factors:

  • Duty of Care

Drivers are required to be reasonably cautious. Failure to exercise caution amounts to negligence. Some of the factors that contribute to the negligence of a driver are:

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Disobeying traffic signals and signs
  • Failing to signal when turning
  • Failing to yield right of way at crosswalks
  • Disregarding traffic or weather conditions
  • Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs

Driver’s Duty of Care To Children

Children aged 5-9 years stand a high risk of getting hit by an automobile. Children are small and cannot be easily spotted by drivers. The law requires drivers to exercise a high duty of care where children are involved. Thus, drivers should exercise a high degree of caution when driving in areas where children may be around like schools, residential areas and parks.

Pedestrian’s Duty of Care

The law requires a pedestrian to exercise reasonable caution for their own safety. A pedestrian should exercise care that is proportional to the danger being avoided and the anticipated consequences. Contributory negligence can be charged against a pedestrian who fails to exercise reasonable care and caused an accident.

Some of the factors that amount to pedestrian negligence include:

  • Failure to walk on marked crosswalks
  • Ignoring a “walk” signal
  • Entering traffic
  • Darting in front of an automobile

Compensation in a Pedestrian Accident Incident

Damages compensate the injured party for all the injuries they have suffered. Damages are supposed to make a victim whole again. There are several categories of damages such as:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Medical expenses
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

How a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Can Help You

  • Follow the Right Steps: Filing a claim in court requires you to follow certain procedures. There are some pieces of evidence that may not be admissible in court. Furthermore, you may not be allowed to make certain claims after a certain period of time has lapsed. Rules on hearsay and admissible evidence also apply. An experienced pedestrian accident lawyer can easily navigate the legal waters of your case and ensure you successfully file your claim.
  • Negotiation: Trials can be quite lengthy, complicated and expensive. Before you allow your case to go to trial, you need to determine whether your chances of getting a better settlement are high or not. A pedestrian accident lawyer is keen on matters that will ensure a particular case tilts in your favor. When it comes to negotiation, the presence of an attorney will ensure you get the best possible settlement.
  • Deadlines: When it comes to filing claims, there are certain statutory limitations involved that you may not be aware of. Hiring a lawyer ensures that you file claims on time and present all the necessary documentation for your case within the required period of time.
  • Removal: In many cases, the defendant’s lawyer will normally push for the case to be moved from a state court to a federal court. Federal courts are known to be more sympathetic to the defendant than state courts. In order for you to get a good compensation award, your lawyer will ensure that the case remains in the state court unless moving it to the federal court will benefit you.

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