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Pedestrian Accident Attorney

As defined by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a pedestrian accident includes any injury caused by a motor vehcile to a person while on foot, walking, running or jogging, hiking or bicycling. The NHTSA defines a traffic crash is an incident that involves one or more vehicles where at least one vehicle is in-transport and the crash originates on a public traffic way. Crashes that occurred exclusively on private property, including parking lots and driveways, were excluded in the following statistics relating to pedestrian accidents.

Negligence and Determining Cause of Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents ofter result in catestrophic injuries such as multiple fractures involving surgical repair, head injuries, various back & neck injuries, and death in some cases. The law of negligence states that if a motorist fails to exercise this standard and negligently operates a vehicle in such a manner as to inflict damage to another person or property, then the person guilty of negligence must make restitution for this or her act of negligence. An act of negligence can be due to a multitude of factors, including:

  • Failing to yield for pedestrians in crosswalks;
  • Backing out of parking spaces in parking lots;
  • Speeding in residential areas where there are children playing;
  • Turning right on a red light, and not looking for pedestrians in the crosswalk;

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