Walking along the street can be just as convenient to get from one place to another. When pedestrians travel on foot, they can still face dangers. Pedestrians must follow the laws of the road to ensure that they are crossing at marked crosswalks and doing so when streetlights guide them to. They should make sure to cross the road only when it is safe for them to do so.
Drivers must be aware of the presence of pedestrians on the roads and in crosswalks. If drivers are not paying attention to pedestrians, they may strike one. Accidents can happen due to a variety of reasons whether the driver is distracted by their phone or road conditions have aided an accident. Any type of distraction for even a second could cause bad consequences. Pedestrians are not protected from motor vehicle so they can be badly harmed. If an individual has driven in a negligent manner, a pedestrian can recover damages for their injuries and the accident that has occurred.
What can contribute to a pedestrian accident?
Human error can contribute to many accidents. Drivers may be distracted by their cell phones or something else in their car. They may not be paying attention to pedestrians or they may have their view obstructed. Sometimes weather and road conditions can contribute to an unsafe environment. When roads are filled with potholes, drivers often swerve to avoid them or hit the pothole and lose control of the vehicle, which can cause them to strike a pedestrian. Other conditions that may lead to an accident involving a pedestrian include debris and spills, uneven surfaces, sidewalk closures and weather conditions. While weather conditions are out of our control, they can lead to disastrous consequences since they can affect the roads that are driven on.
How do I continue with a case?
When the driver is held responsible for the accident, you can receive compensation in the form of damages. The driver’s negligence can show that they are responsible for the accident that occurred. If damages are collected, it can provide money for medical bills and lost wages. You may also receive a monetary value for your pain and suffering relating to emotional trauma from the accident and its impact on your future quality of life.
The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.