Pedestrian Accident Personal Attorneys

Demanding Justice for Clients Harmed by Recklessness

Law mandates that drivers yield the right-of-way to pedestrians. However, studies by state departments of motor vehicles and highway safety offices reveal that a significant number of pedestrians are struck by cars annually, with a portion of these incidents resulting in fatalities. 

If you have suffered injuries because of a driver’s carelessness, don’t sit idly by. Instead, hire Breit Biniazan’s team of pedestrian accident attorneys. Our expert lawyers can help you demand that the negligent party pay for physical, emotional, and financial damages.

Were you involved in a pedestrian accident? If so, call 855-212-8200 to receive a free, confidential case evaluation.

Liability for Pedestrian Accidents

If you were hit by a car as a pedestrian, you might be entitled to compensation for damages, but the viability of your case often hinges on right-of-way laws. These laws determine who must yield in specific situations.

Drivers are required to yield to pedestrians at:

  • Any crosswalk
  • Any pedestrian crossing
  • Any intersection where the maximum speed is less than 35 miles per hour

Vehicles must also yield to pedestrians when turning right on red, as traffic making such turns is required to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians lawfully within an adjacent crosswalk and to other traffic using the intersection.

Like drivers, pedestrians also have a duty to exercise reasonable care while traversing roads. If a pedestrian disobeys traffic laws and contributes to a collision, they cannot pursue compensation. In fact, depending on the circumstances, the driver might have grounds to sue the pedestrian for negligence.

Common Injuries Suffered in Pedestrian Accidents

Unsurprisingly, pedestrians can suffer severe injuries after being hit by a car. Even after recovery, these catastrophic injuries sustained may cause permanent damage. 

Some of the most common pedestrian injuries include:

  • Shoulder displacement
  • Vertebrae injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Jaw fractures
  • Skull damage
  • Brain injury
  • Lacerations
  • Concussions
  • Nerve damage
  • Hemorrhaging
  • Internal organ damage 
  • Partial or complete paralysis

Pedestrians may pursue compensation for both economic damages, such as medical bills and lost income, and non-economic damages, including pain and suffering. However, it’s common for insurance companies to offer minimal settlements in an effort to minimize their payouts.

To avoid being low-balled, hire the pedestrian accident attorneys at Breit Biniazan today.

Safety Tips for Pedestrians

Just because pedestrian accidents happen doesn’t mean you should give up walking altogether. Instead, protect yourself by adopting smart habits to avoid car and truck accidents that injure you. 

Here are some safety tips suggested by the Department of Motor Vehicles:

  • Obey traffic signs and signals
  • Plan a route with safe crossings
  • Avoid distractions like texting 
  • Be alert; avoid alcohol and drugs
  • Wear reflective clothing and carry a flashlight at night
  • Walk on sidewalks facing traffic
  • Watch for cars backing up, especially on the premises of a business
  • Remind children and older adults to be safe pedestrians

At Breit Biniazan, we understand that sometimes no amount of forethought can protect a pedestrian. That’s why our team of pedestrian accident attorneys provides compassionate support and relentless representation to innocent people harmed by negligence.

Choose Breit Biniazan for Your Pedestrian Accident Case

Insurance companies have developed cunning tactics. After a pedestrian accident, they may try to deny negligence or shift blame to the pedestrian. While other law firms are intimidated by these dishonest maneuvers, Breit Biniazan never backs down. 

When a client comes to us with a pedestrian accident case, we conduct a thorough investigation. We comb through police reports, review witness testimony, and even hire accident reconstructionists to recreate the scene. In short, we do everything in our power to help clients claim what’s rightfully theirs.

Are you ready for retribution? If so, call our team of personal injury lawyers at 855-212-8200 today.

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