Get help finding the Right Jaywalking Accident Victim Lawyer for your case
Pedestrian accidents are very common, as any automobile, motorcycle, bus or other vehicle may easily hit someone crossing the street. Pedestrians generally have the right of way, especially if they are crossing the street in any marked or unmarked crosswalk. However, when jaywalking (crossing the street unlawfully, not in a crosswalk and without regard to oncoming traffic), the rights of the pedestrian may not be as clear. Still, if a person is injured in a jaywalking accident, they may be entitled to recover damages and compensation from the driver that struck them.
Jaywalking accidents can occur if a driver is driving recklessly, speeding, not paying attention to the road, on drugs or alcohol; or if the pedestrian is not paying attention to traffic or vehicles in the near vicinity, or crosses/runs out in front of oncoming traffic without leaving them enough time to stop. Jaywalking accidents can easily cause severe personal injury to the pedestrian and may even cause wrongful death. Some such injuries may include, but are not limited to: spine or neck injuries, paralysis, dismemberment, broken bones, brain injuries and neurological trauma, emotional distress, etc.
Jaywalking is particularly forbidden in high traffic places like many cities in California. Because of the strict laws about jaywalking, a pedestrian involved in a jaywalking accident may assume the fault of the accident. However, liability can still fall to the motorist if he or she was negligent in anyway, such as driving drunk, being distracted, texting while driving, speeding, etc. A personal injury lawyer can help you establish who was at fault for the jaywalking accident, as they will carefully examine all circumstances and evidence surrounding your accident. An experienced attorney will defend you in any litigation and can be your best change in receiving compensation for your injuries or losses.
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