Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian Accidents Law Firm in Harlingen TX

Serving Clients in the Brownsville Area

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Pedestrian accident laws govern the legal rights and responsibilities of both pedestrians and drivers involved in accidents where a pedestrian is injured or killed. so it is essential to consult with a qualified attorney familiar with the laws in your area. Here is some general information about pedestrian accident laws:

  1. Duty of Care: Both pedestrians and drivers have a duty of care to exercise reasonable caution and follow traffic laws to prevent accidents. Drivers must be attentive and yield to pedestrians at crosswalks and intersections, while pedestrians must use crosswalks when available and obey traffic signals.
  2. Right of Way: Pedestrians usually have the right of way at marked crosswalks and intersections, particularly when they have a walk signal. However, this may vary depending on local traffic laws and circumstances.
  3. Comparative Negligence: Some jurisdictions follow the concept of comparative negligence, where both the pedestrian and the driver can be found partially at fault for an accident. In such cases, the compensation may be reduced based on the percentage of fault attributed to each party.
  4. Hit-and-Run Laws: Hit-and-run accidents involve a driver leaving the scene of an accident without stopping to provide assistance or exchanging information. Hit-and-run laws are stringent, and severe penalties are imposed on drivers who flee the scene of a pedestrian accident.
  5. No-Fault Insurance: In some areas, there may be no-fault insurance laws, which means that injured pedestrians may first seek compensation from their own insurance policy regardless of who was at fault. However, these laws vary significantly, and there may be exceptions for severe injuries or cases involving significant negligence.
  6. Statute of Limitations: There is a limited time frame during which a pedestrian accident claim must be filed. The statute of limitations varies by jurisdiction, and if the claim is not filed within the prescribed time, the right to sue is usually lost.
  7. Damages: If a pedestrian is injured in an accident caused by a driver’s negligence, they may be entitled to compensation for various damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain & suffering.
  8. Wrongful Death: If a pedestrian is killed in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, the family members or beneficiaries may have the right to file a wrongful death claim to seek compensation for their loss.

If you are involved in a pedestrian accident or have lost a loved one in such an incident, it is crucial to seek legal counsel from a personal injury attorney who specializes in pedestrian accidents. They can help you understand your rights, navigate the legal process, and advocate on your behalf to seek fair compensation for your injuries or loss.

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