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Legal protections for pedestrian accident victims

On Behalf of | Jun 22, 2020 | Firm News

Pedestrian accidents can leave a lifelong impact on the victim’s health and their ability to do the things they enjoy. Fortunately, the civil justice system can help injured pedestrians recover compensation for the harm suffered in an accident.

Drivers owe a duty of care to pedestrians on the roadways to help keep them safe. When a driver violates that duty, they may be considered negligent and liable for the harm suffered by the victim. Drivers may be considered negligent for failing to yield the right of way to pedestrians in crosswalks; disobeying traffic signs or signals; speeding; failing to signal when turning; disregarding weather, traffic or roadway conditions; driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol; or driving while distracted.

personal injury claim for damages brought against a negligent driver can hold the driver accountable and compensate the injured victim. Pedestrian accident victims may be able to recover compensation through a personal injury claim for damages they have suffered including medical expenses, future medical care costs, lost wages, lost earning capacity, and pain and suffering.

Pedestrian accident victims can suffer serious injuries that will affect them for years into the future. As a result, they need to know about the legal resources and remedies available to help them with the damages they have suffered.