Pedestrians are the most vulnerable segment of any traffic. Just like other traffic accidents, the liability for pedestrian accidents too is completely based on negligence. As per the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, pedestrians include people who walk along the road.
When pedestrians are injured by passenger cars, motorcycles, or trucks, they can file lawsuits against the wrongdoer. However, it’s important for a pedestrian to prove the other party’s negligence. All automobile drivers owe a duty to pedestrians. Therefore, it’s crucial for them to exercise reasonable care in order to avoid accidents on road. If a driver is found distracted, drunk, or fatigued, they may be held liable for pedestrian injury.
What Happens After a Pedestrian Accident?
When there is an accident, the police take statements from the driver, the pedestrian, and witnesses to determine who exactly is at fault.
After a thorough analysis, the police will determine which party is liable. Insurance companies, however, may find some dispute in their finding. As there are multiple complicacies involved in a pedestrian accident, hiring the services of a personal injury lawyer is always beneficial.
Ways to Avoid Pedestrian Accidents
The perfect way to prevent pedestrian accidents is to understand the meaning of defensive driving. While driving a car, it’s important to be wary of people who use a bicycle, operate a wheelchair, roller skate, rollerblade, ride a scooter, and play on the road. It’s equally important to pay attention to children and elderly people on the road.
If you’ve become a victim of a road accident, reach out to our Louisiana pedestrian accident attorneys at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess.
Parties Represented by Personal Injury Lawyer Receive Nearly 3.5 Times More Money in a Settlement Than Those Without an Attorney.
– Insurance Research Council Study 2004
Why Seek the Assistance of a Lawyer?
When it comes to car insurance schemes, state laws may vary considerably. However, each scheme has its limitations and exclusions. Our professionals have years of hands-on experience in handling pedestrian accident cases. Only accomplished attorneys have an in-depth understanding of all the nuances of state laws and this helps them get you the perfect claim amount that you are entitled to.
Local Louisiana Firm with Experience
The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess has a team of experienced and knowledgeable attorneys who have an impressive history of resolving complicated pedestrian accident cases throughout Louisiana. Our aggressive lawyers will fight on your behalf and ensure that you get the perfect settlement amount.
We offer a FREE initial consultation and with us, you don’t have to worry about the huge legal charges. Our lawyers need to be paid for their services only if there’s a recovery of funds or client is given a monetary award.
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