Pedestrian Accident Personal Attorneys

Demanding Justice for Clients Harmed by Recklessness

Virginia law states that drivers must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians. Despite this, research conducted by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and the Virginia Highway Safety Office shows that 1,623 pedestrians were hit by cars in 2019. Unfortunately, 123 of these accidents were fatal. 

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 in Virginia, you may be entitled to compensation for damages. However, the viability of your case depends on right-of-way laws. These laws identify who must yield in a given situation.

In Virginia, drivers must 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. According to Virginia law, “such turning traffic shall 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

In the state of Virginia, pedestrians may pursue compensation for economic damages like medical bills and lost income as well as non-economic damages like pain and suffering. Despite this, profit-minded insurance companies typically offer meager settlements. 

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 Virginia 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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