Dear Reader,

Every day, somewhere across this country, a pedestrian is struck and killed by a motor vehicle. When auto collisions involving pedestrians occur, understanding the legal rights and options available is crucial for seeking justice and compensation.

In today’s blog, let’s explore the legal landscape surrounding pedestrian accidents, including liability, the actions to take, and the importance of seeking legal representation.

In cases involving auto collisions with pedestrians, liability often hinges on the actions of both parties. While drivers are generally expected to exercise caution and yield to pedestrians, pedestrians also have a duty to obey traffic laws and exercise reasonable care for their own safety.

Determining fault in a pedestrian-auto collision requires careful examination of the circumstances surrounding the accident. Factors such as pedestrian visibility, crosswalk usage, traffic signals, and driver negligence play crucial roles in assigning liability. In some cases, both parties may share fault to varying degrees.

Pedestrians have legal rights afforded to them under the law. If a pedestrian is injured in an auto collision caused by a driver’s negligence, they may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. It’s important for pedestrians to understand and assert their rights in the aftermath of an accident.

If you’re ever involved in an auto collision as a pedestrian, it’s essential to take certain steps to protect your well-being and legal rights:

  1. Seek Medical Attention: Your health and safety should be your top priority. Seek medical attention immediately, even if your injuries seem minor.
  2. Document the Scene: If possible, gather evidence at the scene of the accident, such as photos of the vehicles involved, witness statements, and contact information for the driver and any witnesses.
  3. Report the Accident: Contact law enforcement to report the accident and ensure that an official report is filed.
  4. Do Not Admit Fault: Refrain from making any statements that could be construed as an admission of fault. Let the authorities and insurance companies conduct their investigations.
  5. Call My Office: You need an experienced personal injury attorney on your side. I, along with my team, can review your case, protect your rights, and advocate on your behalf to ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries.

In the event of a pedestrian-auto collision, I am here to provide expert legal guidance and representation. With 44 years of experience and a dedication to serving clients with compassion and integrity, I am committed to fighting for the rights of those who have been wrongfully injured.

Pedestrian-auto collisions can have devastating consequences, but understanding your legal rights and options can help you receive the justice and compensation you deserve. Remember, you don’t have to face this challenge alone—help is available to protect your rights and advocate for your best interests.

If you or someone you know has been seriously injured in a pedestrian-auto collision, don’t hesitate to contact me. As a Personal Injury Attorney, I am here to provide support and guidance. Call me at 301-949-1515 (Maryland) or 703-761-4343 (Virginia).

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Until next time, be safe, and NEVER text while driving!

Paul Samakow

Attorney Paul Samakow

703-761-4343 or 301-949-1515

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