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Pedestrian Accidents

The National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) reports that each year nearly 60,000 pedestrians are killed and over 110,000 pedestrians are injured every year in the United States. In addition to pedestrian-vehicle incidents, thousands of non-vehicular pedestrian accidents also occur annually. Poor property maintenance, sidewalk or parking lot defects and/or construction or other debris on walkways cause or contribute to these accidents.

People of all ages are affected by these staggering statistics, but school age children and the elderly are most vulnerable. In fact, 41% of pedestrian fatalities nationwide occur between 3:00 and 4:00 in the afternoon.

Whether a vehicle or property defect causes an accident or injury, a pedestrian may recover damages for the injuries suffered if someone else's negligence caused or contributed to the incident. Negligence is the legal term for the failure to do (or not do) something that a reasonable person would, in a similar situation, in order to protect others from foreseeable risks. In order to establish negligence in a pedestrian accident, the injured person (the "plaintiff") must prove that the person at fault (the "defendant"):

Owed a legal duty to the plaintiff under the circumstances; and

Failed to fulfill ("breached") that legal duty through conduct or action (or through a failure to act); and

Caused an accident or injury involving the plaintiff; and

Harmed or injured the plaintiff as a result.

The outcome of each case will depend upon a careful analysis of the facts of each accident as they relate to each of these essential elements. When a pedestrian injury occurs, there may be more than one party with legal responsibility for the accident.

Depending on the circumstances of the accident, those with potential liability include:

The driver of a vehicle that strikes a pedestrian;

The party responsible for maintaining the sidewalk, roadway or parking lot where the accident occurred;

The pedestrian himself or herself.

The early involvement of a personal injury attorney with experience helping injured pedestrians is the best way to assess and protect any potential legal claim.

Personal Injuries Attorneys USA is a contingency-based law firm, which brings your legal cost to FREE! Our goal is to help you in your case. Time is valuable, and when in need, nothing is more valuable than finding the right legal advice pertaining to your case. We are a law firm. We help you, the consumer, understand your case, and most importantly know your rights. Please call me on my cell phone right now at 800 933-6529 or fill out the form and I will contact you promptly.

 
 
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